Recent Submissions

  • Comparison of various guidance strategies to achieve time constraints in optimal descents 

    Dalmau Codina, Ramon; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Verhoeven, Ronald; Bussink, Frank; Heesbeen, Bart (2019-01-01)
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    Open Access
    Continuous Descent Operations (CDOs) have been subject of extensive research in the last decades. Even if proving successful in reducing the environmental impact [1], such operations suffer from a well-known drawback: the ...
  • Fuel-efficient trajectories traffic synchronization 

    Pawelek, Adrian; Lichota, Piotr; Dalmau Codina, Ramon; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (2019-03)
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    Open Access
    Continuous descent operations (CDOs) with required times of arrival (RTA) have been identified as a potential solution for reducing the environmental footprint of aviation in the terminal maneuvering area without compromising ...
  • Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications Display oriented to multiple Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems pilots 

    Fas Millán, Miguel Ángel; Pastor Llorens, Enric (2019-02)
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    Open Access
    A Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) interface oriented to Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) pilots was implemented as part of a synthetic task environment aimed to test the NtoM concept of operations ...
  • NtoM: a concept of operations for pilots of multiple remotely piloted aircraft 

    Fas Millán, Miguel Ángel; Pastor Llorens, Enric (2019-02)
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    Open Access
    The concept of operations proposed here pursues the feasibility, from a human factors perspective, of having a single pilot/aircrew controlling several remotely piloted aircraft systems at once in non-segregated airspace. ...
  • On-the-fly olive tree counting using a UAS and cloud services 

    Salamí San Juan, Esther; Gallardo Gómez, Antonia; Skorobogatov, G.; Barrado Muxí, Cristina (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-02-01)
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    Open Access
    Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are becoming a common tool for aerial sensing applications. Nevertheless, sensed data need further processing before becoming useful information. This processing requires large computing power ...
  • The ARCHADE: ubiquitous supercomputing for robotics. Part I: philosophy 

    Camargo Forero, Leonardo; Royo Chic, Pablo; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (2019-04-01)
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    In this work, we introduce Ubiquitous Supercomputing for robotics with the objective of opening our imagination to the development of new powerful heterogeneous multi-robot systems able to perform all kind of missions. ...
  • Linear holding for airspace flow programs: a case study on delay absorption and recovery 

    Xu, Yan; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (2018-08-07)
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    Open Access
    This paper presents a method to introduce linear holding to flights affected by Airspace Flow Program (AFP) initiatives. Trajectories are optimized at their planning stage in such a way that the program performance is ...
  • Conflict-free trajectory optimization with target tracking and conformance monitoring 

    Vilardaga García-Cascón, Santi; Prats Menéndez, Xavier; Duan, Pengfei; Uijt de Haag, Maarten (2018-05-01)
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    Open Access
    This paper proposes an optimization framework that computes conflict-free optimal trajectories in dense terminal airspace, while continuously monitoring trajectory conformance in an effort to improve predictability. The ...
  • An unmanned aircraft system to detect a radiological point source using RIMA software architecture 

    Royo Chic, Pablo; Pastor Llorens, Enric; Macias López, Miquel; Cuadrado, Raul; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-10-30)
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    Open Access
    Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), together with the miniaturisation of computers, sensors, and electronics, offer new remote sensing applications. However, there is a lack of hardware and software support to effectively ...
  • Assessment of the North European free route airspace deployment 

    Nava Gaxiola, Cesar Antonio; Barrado Muxí, Cristina; Royo Chic, Pablo; Pastor Llorens, Enric (2018-09-07)
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    Free Route Airspace is an operational concept for the modernization of the airspace, addressed to improving the efficiency of the flights. It also aims at the environmental friendly performance area by reducing the emissions ...
  • Towards high performance robotic computing 

    Camargo Forero, Leonardo; Royo Chic, Pablo; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (2018-09-01)
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    Embedding a robot with a companion computer is becoming a common practice nowadays. Such computer is installed with an operatingsystem, often a Linux distribution. Moreover, Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) can be embedded ...
  • Including linear holding in air traffic flow management for flexible delay handling 

    Xu, Yan; Prats Menéndez, Xavier (2017-10)
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    Open Access
    This paper introduces a strategy to include linear holding into air traffic flow management initiatives, together with the commonly used ground holding and airborne holding measures. In this way, flow management performance ...

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