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  • Deployable Fresnel Zone Plate antenna for CubeSats 

    Garcia Morilla, Alejandro; Márquez, A.; Contreras Benito, Luis Juan; Gràcia i Solà, Guillem; Garcín, D.; Blas, R.; Rodríguez Suárez, A.; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023)
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    Earth observation satellite missions are becoming increasingly important and have been also boosted by the appearance of small satellites, affordable to small companies and universities. Technology miniaturization and the ...
  • Assessment of noise of MEMS IMU sensors of different grades for GNSS/IMU navigation 

    Suvorkin, Vladimir; García Fernández, Miquel; González Casado, Guillermo; Li, Mowen; Rovira Garcia, Adrià (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-03-19)
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    Inertial measurement units (IMUs) are key components of various applications including navigation, robotics, aerospace, and automotive systems. IMU sensor characteristics have a significant impact on the accuracy and ...
  • Towards a second life for Zombie Satellites: Anomaly occurrence and potential recycling assessment 

    Buitrago Leiva, Jeimmy Nataly; El Khayati Ramouz, Mohamed; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián (2024-04)
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    Thousands of rockets, spaceships, and satellites have been launched, resulting in a steady increase in the number of space debris notably in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) and Geostationary Orbit (GEO). Among the objects comprising ...
  • SOD2D: A GPU-enabled spectral finite elements method for compressible scale-resolving simulations 

    Silva, Lucas Gasparino Ferreira da; Spiga, Filippo; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol (2024-04)
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    As new supercomputer architectures become more heavily focused on using hardware accelerators, in particular general-purpose graphical processors, it is therefore relevant that algorithms for computational fluid dynamics, ...
  • Fast urban flow predictions through Convolutional Neural Networks 

    Calafell Sandiumenge, Joan; Bustillo, Jaime; Gomez Gonzalez, Samuel; Ramírez Jávega, Francisco; Radhakrishnan, Sarath; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol (2023)
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    Having real-time and accurate numerical predictions of urban wind flow can be extremely useful for developing tools intended to improve citizens’ life quality and health. However, traditional methods such as Computational ...
  • Design, implementation and testing of a 24 GHz 5G band RFI detection payload for a PocketQube 

    Gràcia i Solà, Guillem; Podaru, Stefan; Alcántara Villaverde, Adrián; Garcia Morilla, Alejandro; Contreras Benito, Luis Juan; Perea Barbé, Alexandre; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023)
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    Due to the recent licensing of the 26 GHz 5G communications bands, the passive microeaves Remote Sensing community is concerned that spurious out-of-band emissions could interfere with the measurements acquired in the 23.8 ...
  • Description of the Rita payload aboard AlainSat-1, A 3U educational Cubesat 

    Gonga Siles, Amadeu; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Garcia Morilla, Alejandro; Gràcia i Solà, Guillem; Contreras Benito, Luis Juan; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Camps Carmona, Adriano José; Jallad, Abdul-Halim (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023)
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    The Remote sensing and Interference detector with radiome-Try and vegetation Analysis (RITA) payload was selected in 2019 the 2nd GRSS Student Grand Challenge to fly onboard AlainSat-1, a 3U CubeSat developed at the National ...
  • Characterization and verification of the Rita payload hyperspectral imager in Alainsat-1, as part of the 2nd IEEE GRSS student grand challenge 

    Contreras Benito, Luis Juan; Gonga i Siles, Amadeu; Crisan, Ieremia; Pérez Portero, Adrián; Garcia Morilla, Alejandro; Gràcia i Solà, Guillem; Ramos Castro, Juan José; Jallad, Abdul-Halim; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023)
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    The Remote sensing and Interference detector with radiome-Try and vegetation Analysis (RITA Payload) [1] is a development of the UPC NanoSat Lab, aimed at Earth Observation (EO). It is one of the winners of the Second IEEE ...
  • Numerical assessment of the effect of hydrogen enrichment of a technically premixed swirl-stabilized natural gas flame 

    Pachano Prieto, Leonardo; Surapaneni, Anurag; Both, Ambrus; Ax, Holger; Petry, Niklas; Boxx, Isaac; Mira Martínez, Daniel (American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2023)
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    High-fidelity large eddy simulations (LES) are conducted for lean natural gas flames with different levels of hydrogen enrichment in a technically premixed swirl-stabilized combustor (PRECCINSTA) operated at atmospheric ...
  • Large-scale coherent structures in an asymmetrically heated channel flow 

    García Berenguer, Marina; Silva, Lucas Gasparino Ferreira da; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María (European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence, and Conbustion (ERCOFTAC), 2023)
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    A compressible direct numerical simulation (DNS) has been conducted to analyze the behavior of low-speed flows submitted to a strong temperature gradient in a fully developed and asymmetrically heated turbulent channel ...
  • InSAR time series and LSTM model to support early warning detection tools of ground instabilities: mining site case studies 

    Mirmazloumi, Seyed Mohammad; Wassie, Yismaw; Nava, Lorenzo; Cuevas González, María; Crosetto, Michele; Montserrat, Oriol (2023-10)
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    Early alarm systems can activate vital precautions for saving lives and the economy threatened by natural hazards and human activities. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) products generate valuable ground ...
  • Fresh volcanic aerosols injected in the atmosphere during the volcano eruptive activity at the Cumbre Vieja area (La Palma, Canary Islands): Temporal evolution and vertical impact 

    Cordoba Jabonero, Carmen; Sicard, Michaël; Barreto Velasco, África; Toledano, Carlos; López Cayuela, María Ángeles; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; García Rodríguez, Omaira; Carvajal Pérez, Clara Violeta; Gil Díaz, Cristina; Ramos López, Ramón; Muñoz Porcar, Constantino; Rodríguez Gómez, Alejandro Antonio (Elsevier, 2023-05)
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    For the first time in fifty years, the Cumbre Vieja volcanic area (La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain) erupted on September 19, 2021, giving birth to a new volcano. Fresh volcanic aerosols were continuously injected into the ...

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