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  • Use of Grey-Box Modeling to Determine the Air Ventilation Flows in a Room 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (Springer, 2021)
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    To determine the air ventilation flows in a room deterministic approaches based on the CO2 tracer-gas mass balance equation are usually used. Those equations do not enable to introduce to the system uncertainties such as ...
  • Paradoxes Between Energy Labeling and Efficiency in Buildings 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Canals Casals, Lluc (Springer, 2021)
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    Buildings are responsible for 40% of the energy consumption and around 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union. Administrations are funding projects enhancing energy efficiency to achieve a zero-emission building. As a ...
  • Comparativa de sistemas regionales de innovación según los indicadores del regional innovation scoreboard 

    Artigas Barceló, Sergio; García Carrillo, Àgueda (2020)
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    Así como las industrias y las empresas pueden basar su competitividad en la innovación, a nivel territorial las regiones muestran un posicionamiento entre ellas que les caracteriza como más o menos innovadoras. El Regional ...
  • Distributed Optical Fiber for laboratory and field testing in concrete structures 

    Rodríguez Gutiérrez, Gerardo; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 2020)
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    This paper outlines the principal results of laboratory and field testing in concrete structures to show the capabilities of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) in their application to monitoring concrete structures. ...
  • 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 ...
  • El ABC de la transformación de las organizaciones a la filosofía 'agile' 

    Sala Acosta, María Trinidad; Amante García, Beatriz (2020)
    Conference report
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    En este artículo se ha realizado un estudio de las diferentes fases para la implantación de las metodologías ágiles. Si bien existen publicaciones de casos de éxito en gestión de proyectos de desarrollo software utilizando ...
  • Economía circular en el sector de los residuos de construcción y demolición: análisis de iniciativas en España 

    López Ruiz, Luis Alberto; Roca Ramon, Xavier; Gassó Domingo, Santiago (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2020)
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    La Economía Circular (EC) es un concepto recientemente desarrollado que ha ganado un importante reconocimiento en el ámbito político, de negocios y academia, debido a que es considerada una alternativa innovadora aplicable ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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)
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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 ...

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