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  • Development and analysis of novel mission scenarios based on Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion (ABEP) 

    Vaidya, Shreepali Sanjay; Traub, Constantin; Romano, Francesco; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; García Berenguer, Marina (2022-03-21)
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    Operating satellites in Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) benefit the already expanding New Space industry in applications including Earth Observation and beyond. However, long-term operations at such low altitudes require ...
  • Towards shock absorbing hyperelastic metamaterial design. (I) Macroscopic scale: computational shock-capturing 

    Núñez Labiella, Alejandro; Cante Terán, Juan Carlos; Huespe, Alfredo Edmundo; Oliver Olivella, Xavier (2022-04)
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    The work explores the computational modeling of propagating shocks in hyperelastic materials to be considered in the context of numerical analysis and design of mechanical energy absorbing materials. The computational ...
  • Young scientists under pressure: what the data show 

    Maher, Brendan; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (Macmillan Publishers, 2016-10-26)
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  • Intake design for an Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion system (ABEP) 

    Romano, Francesco; Espinosa-Orozco, J.; Pfeiffer, M.; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Holmes, Brandon E.A.; Edmonson, Steve; Haigh, Sarah J.; Livadiotti, Sabrina; Macario Rojas, Alejandro; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2021-10)
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    Challenging space missions include those at very low altitudes, where the atmosphere is source of aerodynamic drag on the spacecraft. To extend the lifetime of such missions, an efficient propulsion system is required. One ...
  • Design and Testing of a Helix Antenna Deployment System for a 1U CubeSat 

    Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Millán, Oriol; Aguilella, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-05)
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    CubeSats have revolutionized Earth Observation and space science, although their small size severely restricts satellite performance and payload. Antenna deployment from a stowed configuration in these small-satellites ...
  • Deployment mechanism for a L-band helix antenna in 1-Unit Cubesat 

    Fernandez Capon, Lara Pilar; Sobrino Hidalgo, Marco; Milian, Oriol; Aguilella, Andrea; Solanellas Bofarull, Arnau; Badia Ballús, Marc; Muñoz Martin, Joan Francesc; Ruiz De Azúa Ortega, Juan Adrián; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; Camps Carmona, Adriano José (2020-09-08)
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    Recently, there is a renewed interest in Earth Observation (EO) of the cryosphere as a proxy of global warming, soil moisture for agriculture and desertification studies, and biomass for carbon storage. Global Navigation ...
  • Analytic Stability Maps of Unknown Exoplanet Companions for Imaging Prioritization 

    Gascón Álvarez, Carlos; Savransky, Dmitry; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2020-08)
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    Identifying which systems are more likely to host an imageable planet can play an important role in the construction of an optimized target list for future direct imaging missions, such as the planned Coronagraph Instrument ...
  • A review of gas-surface interaction models for orbital aerodynamics applications 

    Livadiotti, Sabrina; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2020-11)
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    Renewed interest in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO) - i.e. altitudes below 450 km - has led to an increased demand for accurate environment characterisation and aerodynamic force prediction. While the former requires knowledge ...
  • In-orbit aerodynamic coefficient measurements using SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research) 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Livadiotti, Sabrina; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2021-03)
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    The Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) is a CubeSat mission, due to be launched in 2021, to investigate the interaction between different materials and the atmospheric flow regime in very low Earth orbits ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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