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  • New era of lightning detection from space: application to electric power systems 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; López Trujillo, Jesús Alberto; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Solà de las Fuentes, Glòria; Romero Durán, David; Morales Rodríguez, Carlos Augusto; Visacro, Silverio; Goodman, Steven J.; Williams, Earle Rolfe; Peterson, Michael J.; Pineda Rüegg, Nicolau; Sousa Arcanjo, Marcelo Augusto; Aranguren Fino, Harby Daniel (2021)
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    Information about lightning activity and its parameters is necessary to design and evaluate the lightning protection of an electrical power system. This information can be obtained from ground-based lightning detection ...
  • Winter lightning triggered by wind-turbines: the case of snowstorm Filomena 

    Pineda Rüegg, Nicolau; Fabró Tapia, Ferran; Montañá Puig, Juan; López Trujillo, Jesús Alberto; Solà de las Fuentes, Glòria; Rodríguez Ballester, Oriol (2022)
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    Winter storm Filomena battered the Iberian Peninsula on the 9-10th January 2021, covering the eastern half of Spain with a huge amount of snow. Apart from the historical snowfall, lightning activity was observed during ...
  • Experimental study of the charge saturation levels of an aircraft with an active electrostatic charge control system 

    Fontanes Molina, Pol; Martell, Benjamin C.; Candela Rubio, Héctor; Guerra García, Carmen; Montañá Puig, Juan (2022)
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    Artificially charging an aircraft might reduce the risk of triggered-lightning. In this study, we explore the charging limits of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle charged using an artificial electrostatic charge control system ...
  • Small scale simulation of lightning using vertical wires deployed by drones: on the land and sea peak current asymetry 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; Fontanes Molina, Pol; Arcanjo, Marcelo; Urbani, Michele; Williams, Earle Rolfe; Romero Durán, David; Horta Bernús, Ricard; López Trujillo, Jesús Alberto; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; Pineda Rüegg, Nicolau (2022)
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    In this work we simulate lightning by means of vertical wires deployed by a multirotor drone under fair weather conditions. These wires, when isolated from ground, acquire an electric potential by virtue of electrostatic ...
  • Synchronization in real time of two Stewart platforms 

    Rossell Garriga, Josep Maria; Vicente Rodrigo, Jesús; Barcons Xixons, Víctor (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, 2020)
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    This paper presents two mechanisms that have been designed, built and put into operation by our research team at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona (Spain) which have many practical applications in ...
  • Corona discharges from grounded rods under high ambient electric field and lightning activity 

    Sousa Arcanjo, Marcelo Augusto; Montanya Puig, Joan; Urbani, Michele; Fontanes Molina, Pol; Lorenzo, Victor; Pons Montserrat, Enric (2021)
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    We assess results of corona pulses detected under high background electric field in the laboratory and in the field in two different experimental sites. The first location is on the roof of a regular building, and the ...
  • Experiments with a tethered drone to investigate induced charges on a vertically arranged conductor during fair weather 

    Sousa Arcanjo, Marcelo Augusto; Fontanes Molina, Pol; Urbani, Michele; Montanya Puig, Joan (2021)
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    To better understand the phenomena associated with electrostatic charges and potential distribution over vertical conductors, this work describes preliminary results obtained with a tethered drone that is used to lay ...
  • Comparación de la siniestralidad minera en España. Análisis de varios períodos 

    Freijo Álvarez, Modesto; Sanmiquel Pera, Lluís; Montañá Puig, Juan; Romero Durán, David; Bergas Jané, Joan Gabriel (2021)
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    Este estudio tiene como objetivo evaluar el comportamiento de seguridad de los trabajadores de las minas en España y analizar los parámetros que inciden en la siniestralidad laboral. Se ha explorado la relación entre ...
  • Measurement of electric potential of isolated vertical conductive wires pulled by a drone under fair weather conditions 

    Montañá Puig, Juan; March Nomen, Víctor; Van der Velde, Oscar Arnoud; López Trujillo, Jesús Alberto; Romero Durán, David; Fontanes Molina, Pol; Urbani, Michele (2018)
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    The popularization of multicopter drones opens new possibilities for investigations of the atmospheric potential. The method of directly measuring of the electric potential drop of the lower part of the atmosphere has been ...
  • Distributed cooperative control for stepper motors synchronization 

    Yague, Sauro J.; Reyes Carmenaty, Guillermo; Rolán Blanco, Alejandro; Garcia Cerrada, Aurelio (2018)
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    This paper describes the design and simulation of a distributed cooperative control algorithm based on multi-agents to synchronize a group of stepper motors. Modeling of the two-phase hybrid stepper motor in closed loop ...
  • Active learning based laboratory towards engineering education 4.0 

    Delgado Prieto, Miquel; Fernández Sobrino, Ángel; Ruiz Soto, Lucía; Romero Durán, David; Fibla Biosca, Pere; Romeral Martínez, José Luis (2019)
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    Universities have a relevant and essential key role to ensure knowledge and development of competencies in the current fourth industrial revolution called Industry 4.0. The Industry 4.0 promotes a set of digital technologies ...
  • Análisis de un accidente del sector minero mediante el método del árbol de causas y el método de Feyer & Williamson 

    Sanmiquel Pera, Lluís; Bascompta Massanes, Marc; Felipe Blanch, José Juan de; Vintró Sanchez, Carla; Anticoi Sudzuki, Hernán Francisco; Freijo Álvarez, Modesto (2019)
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    Fundamento y Métodos: En esta investigación se presenta el caso del análisis de un accidente del sector minero a través de 2 métodos distintos: 1) árbol de causas, 2) Feyer & Williamson. En el método del árbol de causas ...

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