Recent Submissions

  • Imaging and discrete modelling of sand shape 

    Rorato, Riccardo (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-08)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The shape of particles is known to play an important role in soil behaviour, with significant effects of engineering responses. Investigating how the shape of particles can be measured and quantified is therefore considered ...
  • Nuevo método de detección espectral para sistemas multiportadoras basado en la radio cognitiva 

    Rojas Hernández, Miguel Ángel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-20)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Nowadays, the growing demand for frequency-free bands for new emerging wireless technologies and fixed frequency allocation policies in the use of the radio spectrum have resulted in a saturation of the radio frequency ...
  • Resource allocation and management techniques for network slicing in WiFi networks 

    Richart, Matías (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-01)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Network slicing has recently been proposed as one of the main enablers for 5G networks; it is bound to cope with the increasing and heterogeneous performance requirements of these systems. To "slice'' a network is to ...
  • The role of community-based tourism in sustainable rural development : case studies from Ecuador 

    Rey Bolaños, María Antonieta (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-12)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The global environmental change affects rural communities in an unprecedented way and brings transformations in the livelihoods in rural households. Rural households have a growing vulnerability to climate and non-climate ...
  • La cultura como estrategia de regeneración urbana : diagnosis y análisis de caso del centro de Monterrey, México 

    Garza Rodríguez, Fabiola Rosamaría (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-11-26)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Culture is the engine of development in the city, hence its presence is increasingly used and justified in the urban planning and regeneration discourses. However, one special question arises: How does cultural sustainability ...
  • Sustainable business model perspectives for the electric vehicle industry : the case of battery second use 

    Reinhardt, Robert, 1989- (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-08)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The purpose of this doctoral research dissertation is to examine sustainable business model (SBM) perspectives for the rapidly developing Battery Second Use (B2U) market within the emerging electric vehicle (EV) industry. ...
  • Knowledge aggregation in people recommender systems : matching skills to tasks 

    Nguyen, Jennifer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-08)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    People recommender systems (PRS) are a special type of RS. They are often adopted to identify people capable of performing a task. Recommending people poses several challenges not exhibited in traditional RS. Elements such ...
  • Smart hybrid nanomaterials for biomimetic membranes 

    Lopes Rodrigues, Maximilien (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-11)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    This thesis focuses on the preparation of nanomaterials made of proteins and polymers. Even though the technology has advanced in the last decades to design new devices at the atomic scale, researchers are still inspired ...
  • Sigma-Delta control of charge trapping in heterogeneous devices 

    Bheesayagari, Chenna Reddy (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-04)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Dielectric charging represents a major reliability issue in a variety of semiconductor devices. The accumulation of charge in dielectric layers of a device often alters its performance, affecting its circuital features and ...
  • Patrimonio urbano y centro moderno de Montreal : un caso norte-americano relevante 

    García, Sylvain (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2001-11-15)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Esta investigación estudia la progresiva valoración del patrimonio urbano en los proyectos de transformación de la ciudad norte-americana a lo largo del siglo XX. Para ello nos hemos centrado en la creación del centro ...
  • Security architecture for Fog-To-Cloud continuum system 

    Kahvazadeh, Sarang (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-12)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    Nowadays, by increasing the number of connected devices to Internet rapidly, cloud computing cannot handle the real-time processing. Therefore, fog computing was emerged for providing data processing, filtering, aggregating, ...
  • ConOps for a safe integration of multi-RPAS operations in civil airspace 

    Fas Millán, Miguel Ángel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-22)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    The gradual integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in civil airspace, sharing airways with commercial flights, is expected to be completed once the legal issues and those regarding the unmanned traffic ...

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