Recent Submissions

  • UAS Navigation with EGNOS 

    Navarro Buendia, Raquel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-22)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    The Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAV) industry has grown at such an amazing rate, that it is almost impossible to count or describe all the applications that have become normal practice, not to mention the number of companies ...
  • Search, election and integration of a long range and high capacity data link 

    Del Corral Tercero, Gonzalo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-16)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    This Master’s Thesis is the result of almost one year working on the search, election and integration of a wireless communication data link able to handle high capacity information rates over long range distances between ...
  • Contribution to the application of near ground L-band radiometry 

    Burnham, Colin Jeffrey (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-16)
    Master thesis
    Open Access
    ARIEL is an L-band radiometer adapted from Earth Observation satellite technology for use in terrestrial, near to ground surveys of moisture. The key technical benefits are compact size, lightweight, mobility and high pixel ...
  • Integration of a Gas Leak Sensor on a Verical Take-Off and Landing UAV platform 

    Zaharachescu, Gavril-Iulian (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-11)
    Master thesis
    Restricted access - author's decision
    Covenantee:  Venturi Unmanned Technologies
    The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is becoming increasingly popular in many industrial fields like power utilities and oil and gas. The needs of such industries for reducing maintenance costs and increasing safety ...
  • 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 ...

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