1) Desenvolupar activitats de recerca i transferència de tecnologia i obtenir resultats que aportin un progrés en els àmbits de les enginyeries aeronàutica i industrial. Aquest objectiu es basa en el fet del potencial multidisciplinari que, tant en recursos humans com materials, té l'ETSEIT, així com en el potencial aeronàutic que, com a conseqüència de la impartició de la nova titulació d'Enginyeria Aeronàutica, està assolint. Aquest grup de recerca permetrà alhora que tot el nou personal docent i d'investigació de l'àrea de coneixement d'Enginyeria Aeroespacial que s'incorpori a l'Escola (aquest PDI tindrà adscripció orgànica i funcional a l'Escola) pugui tenir el marc i la infraestructura adequats per a la recerca. 2) Facilitar la recerca al personal docent i d'investigació de l'ETSEIT. L'existència d'aquest grup, dirigit i tutelat per l'Escola, permet que ningú que vulgui estar integrat en un grup de recerca no quedi marginat, ja que es tracta d'un grup obert a tot el PDI de l'ETSEIT. 3) Establir col·labo

The group's aims are the following: 1) To carry out research and technology transfer activities. To achieve results that contribute to the progress of the fields of aeronautical and industrial engineering. These objectives are supported by the multidisciplinary potential, both in terms of human resources and material, of the ETSEIT, as well as the expertise in aeronautics that has been made available by the introduction of the new degree in this field. The research group will ensure that all of the School?s new academic and research staff in the field of aeronautical engineering will have an adequate framework and infrastructure in which to carry out their research. 2) To promote and facilitate the academic and research staff?s work. The group, which is directed and supervised by the School, is open to all staff members who wish to participate. 3) To collaborate with other research groups at the ETSEIT and at UPC in general. The ETSEIT holds a privileged position that enables it to unite forces, particularly

The group's aims are the following: 1) To carry out research and technology transfer activities. To achieve results that contribute to the progress of the fields of aeronautical and industrial engineering. These objectives are supported by the multidisciplinary potential, both in terms of human resources and material, of the ETSEIT, as well as the expertise in aeronautics that has been made available by the introduction of the new degree in this field. The research group will ensure that all of the School?s new academic and research staff in the field of aeronautical engineering will have an adequate framework and infrastructure in which to carry out their research. 2) To promote and facilitate the academic and research staff?s work. The group, which is directed and supervised by the School, is open to all staff members who wish to participate. 3) To collaborate with other research groups at the ETSEIT and at UPC in general. The ETSEIT holds a privileged position that enables it to unite forces, particularly

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  • Aerodynamic Technologies for Earth Observation Missions in Very Low earth Orbit 

    Becedas, Jonathan; González, Gerardo; Domínguez, Rosa María; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2018)
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    Flying at VLEO has several advantages such as the increase of the resolution of images recorded by optical instruments, the increase of geospatial position accuracy, the improvement of the signal to noise ratio and the ...
  • The benefits of very low earth orbit for earth observation missions 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Livadiotti, Sabrina; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2020-08)
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    Very low Earth orbits (VLEO), typically classified as orbits below approximately 450 km in altitude, have the potential to provide significant benefits to spacecraft over those that operate in higher altitude orbits. This ...
  • RF Helicon-based Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) Design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System (ABEP) 

    Romano, Francesco; Chan, Y. A.; Herdrich, Georg; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2020-11)
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    Challenging space missions include those at very low altitudes, where the atmosphere is source of aerodynamicdrag on the spacecraft. To extend such missions lifetime, an efficient propulsion system is required. Onesolution ...
  • Design and development of a hyper-thermal atomic oxygen wind tunnel facility 

    Oiko, Vitor; Roberts, Peter C.E; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES), 2018)
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    A hyper-thermal orbital aerodynamics test facility is described. The Rarefied Orbital Aerodynamics Research facility(ROAR)is a dedicated apparatus designedto simulate the atmospheric flow in very low Earth orbits(VLEO) to ...
  • Attitude control for satellites flying in VLEO using aerodynamic surfaces 

    Cañas Muñoz, Valentin; González, David; Becedas, Jonathan; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Nieto, Miriam; Muñoz, Candia (British Interplanetary Society, 2020)
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    This paper analyses the use of aerodynamic control surfaces, whether passive or active, in order to carry out very low Earth orbit (VLEO) attitude maneuver operations. Flying a satellite in a very low Earth orbit with an ...
  • Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System: design and set in operation 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrich, Georg; Roberts, Peter C.E; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2019)
    Conference report
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    Challenging space missions include those at very low orbits, where the atmosphere is source of significant drag on a satellite. Therefore, an efficient dragcompensation propulsion system is required to extend the mission ...
  • Earth Observation Technologies: Low-End-Market Disruptive Innovation 

    Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sierra, Eloi (IntechOpen, 2020-07)
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    After decades of traditional space businesses, the space paradigm is changing. New approaches to more efficient missions in terms of costs, design, and manufacturing processes are fostered. For instance, placing big ...
  • RF Helicon-based Plasma Thruster (IPT): Design, Set-up, and First Ignition 

    Romano, Francesco; Chan, Y. A.; Herdrich, Georg; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; García Berenguer, Marina (International Astronautical Federation, 2019)
    Conference report
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    To extend missions lifetime at very low altitudes, an efficient propulsion system is requiredto compensate for aerodynamic drag. One solution is Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion (ABEP). It collects atmospheric ...
  • Ground-based experimental facility for orbital aerodynamics research: design, construction and characterisation 

    Oiko, Vitor; Roberts, Peter C.E; Macario Rojas, Alejandro; García-Almiñana, Daniel; García Berenguer, Marina; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2020)
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    In very low Earth orbits (VLEO), below 450 km altitude, the aerodynamic properties of satellites are primarily determined by the flow regime, free molecular flow, and the interaction of atomic oxygen with the surfacesof ...
  • DISCOVERER: Developing Technologies to Enable Commercial Satellite Operations in Very Low Earth Orbit 

    Roberts, Peter C.E; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; García Berenguer, Marina; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2020)
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    The DISCOVERER project is developing technologies to enable commercially-viablesustained-operation of satellites in very low Earth orbitsfor communications and remote sensing applications. Operatingcloser to the surface ...
  • Investigation of Novel Drag-Reducing and Atomic Oxygen Resistant Materials in Very Low Earth Orbit using SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research) 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Macario Rojas, Alejandro; Roberts, Peter C.E; García-Almiñana, Daniel; García Berenguer, Marina; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2020)
    Conference report
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    Interest in operating spacecraft in very low Earth orbits (VLEO), those below approximately 450 km, is growing due to the numerous benefits offered by reducing altitude. For remote sensing and Earth observation applications, ...
  • Inductive Plasma Thruster (IPT) design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion System (ABEP) 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrich, Georg; Roberts, Peter C.E; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2019)
    Conference report
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    Challenging space missions include those at very low altitudes, where the atmosphere is source of aerodynamic drag on the spacecraft, therefore an efficient propulsion system is required to extend the mission lifetime. One ...

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