Recent Submissions

  • Drone for interventions of security forces 

    Ramos Pages, Cristina (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-12-11)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - confidentiality agreement
    Covenantee:  AIRK Drones
    Drones has become more and more popular during the last decade. Those devices have left aside its original military purposes to join the civilian applications. The regional regulations have helped in its progressive ...
  • Canopy characteritzation using a LiDAR sensor 

    Salas Barenys, Bernat (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-10-31)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    This document explains the tools, algorithms and basically the whole process for the physical canopy characterization of a vineyard during three different stages of the vine growth. The main device used to scan the vegetation ...
  • Drone based control of pine processionary moth outbreaks in Mediterranean woodlands. 

    Sasse, Fabian Christopher (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-13)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    The objective of this thesis was to research, if a drone based system for the control of Pine Processionary Moth (PPM) outbreaks in the Mediterranean woodlands is a feasible concept. The insect builds silken nests in the ...
  • ILS inspection by drone 

    Sadeghi Isfahani, Sina (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-13)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:  Hemav
    This paper describes the design, process, and preliminary results, of using a drone for ILS calibrations. The project was carried out at HEMAV, headquartered at the UPC in Castelldefels, and focused mainly on the aircraft ...
  • Power system optimization for a fixed-wing UAV with VTOL capability 

    Aldroubi, Amr (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-14)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Venturi Unmanned Technologies
    This thesis is focused on optimising a power system for a fixed wing aircraft with VTOL (Vertical takeoff and landing) capability. This aircraft is meant to be used in various industrial sectors such as (such as agriculture, ...
  • Underground inspection drone - case study in Barcelona sewage system 

    Tran, Viet Vu (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-14)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Sewage system plays an important role in the infrastructure of cities like Barcelona and needs to be inspected and maintained on a regular basis in order to assure its good operation. The current walkthrough inspection ...
  • Payload bay design and manufacturing for a fixed wing UAV with VTOL capability 

    Mateu Civera, Antoni (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-14)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    Covenantee:  Venturi Unmanned Technologies
    The company Venturi is designing a drone for inspection, and it has to be able to carry some different payloads as a LiDAR, electro-optical and thermal sensors and a gas sensor to methane leakages. All these payloads need ...
  • Development and testing of processing software for an airborne soil moisture mapper 

    Jou Barrancos, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-07-20)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:  Balam Ingeniería de Sistemas
    Remote sensing is a useful way of obtaining data of a given target without being in physical contact. One of the means of remote sensing is through the use of microwaves. Using passive sensors like radiometers, it is ...
  • STAMP project 

    Hoyas Ester, Isaac (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-07-20)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    During the historical evolution of aerial photogrammetry all the production processes involved in its workflow have, in one way or another, been improved or optimized by the contemporaneous technological breakthroughs. ...
  • Real-time targeting and geolocation system based on UAS thermal imagery 

    Milán Muñoz, Mónica (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-07-20)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Nowadays the use of unmanned aerial vehicles is becoming increasingly popular, even in critical situations like emergencies, fire brigades are starting to use drones as a source of information. After a deep research process ...
  • Analysis of the UAS regulatory frame for Mapkite, a new drone-based concept for geo-data adquisition 

    Rabella Sueiras, Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-07-20)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    This document contains, on the one hand, an exhaustive study of the drones' legal framework with a focus on the GeoNumerics' project named mapKITE. mapKITE is a patented application with some special characteristics in ...

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