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Aerospace Science and Technology

The main aim of the programme is to provide students with training in the sciences and technologies that are most widely applied and useful in the aerospace field. The programme covers the fundamentals of theory and practice, as well as methodology, and provides general training in research techniques, all with the aim of producing original, high-quality research papers (doctoral theses) in the fields indicated. Students learn about the most relevant scientific and technical advances in these fields, the scientific and technical methods used by research teams to achieve them, and technological and industrial applications related to these developments. Students gain advanced knowledge and skills in aerospace science and technology and the preparation required to undertake research, development and innovation activities in this area.

The doctoral programme in Aerospace Science and Technology cuts across several research areas recognised as priorities at the UPC: science, civil engineering, ICT engineering and industrial engineering. Aerospace research and development generates high added value, and research in this area has a wide range of applications in other fields. In a knowledge society, a doctoral programme in aerospace science and technology is therefore a tool for continuous development. Companies in the aerospace sector are increasingly seeking to recruit staff with doctoral level training to sustain the continuous innovation needed in this highly competitive sector. Graduates of the UPC doctoral programme in Aerospace Science and Technology have an essential role to play as drivers of innovation and in supporting socio-economic development.

COORDINATOR

Prats Menendez, Xavier

CONTACT

UPC (North Campus)
C/ Jordi Girona, 1-3
Building B4-003
08034 Barcelona
Tel.: 93 413 78 36
doctorat.aero@upc.edu

General information

Access profile

There are a wide range of degrees that qualify students for admission to the doctoral programme in Aerospace Science and Technology. The applicants considered most suitable for admission are those who have completed a master's degree in Aerospace Science and Technology, or a master's degree related to the scientific field of the programme. Master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering or in the area of space physics are considered particularly suitable.

University graduates who have significant research experience or a specialisation in one of the scientific fields of the programme and a basic knowledge of aspects of air navigation may also be considered for admission. (Students who do not possess this knowledge can be oriented so that they complete the minimum number of bridging courses necessary to acquire it.)

In addition to this academic background, it is considered important that applicants have certain personal characteristics – namely, an interest in the research projects carried out within the framework of the programme; critical and analytical skills; initiative and perseverance; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Foreign non-Spanish speaking students must have an advanced level of English that enables them to conduct research work, participate in presentations, follow courses, and write their doctoral thesis and associated reports in correct English.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Physics (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Department of Computer Architecture
  • Department of Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Signal Theory and Communications
  • Department of Strength of Materials and Structural Engineering
Specific URL of the doctoral program:


CONTACT:
UPC (North Campus)
C/ Jordi Girona, 1-3
Building B4-003
08034 Barcelona
Tel.: 93 413 78 36
doctorat.aero@upc.edu

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

There are a wide range of degrees that qualify students for admission to the doctoral programme in Aerospace Science and Technology. The applicants considered most suitable for admission are those who have completed a master's degree in Aerospace Science and Technology, or a master's degree related to the scientific field of the programme. Master’s degrees in aeronautical engineering or in the area of space physics are considered particularly suitable.

University graduates who have significant research experience or a specialisation in one of the scientific fields of the programme and a basic knowledge of aspects of air navigation may also be considered for admission. (Students who do not possess this knowledge can be oriented so that they complete the minimum number of bridging courses necessary to acquire it.)

In addition to this academic background, it is considered important that applicants have certain personal characteristics – namely, an interest in the research projects carried out within the framework of the programme; critical and analytical skills; initiative and perseverance; the ability to work in a team; and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Foreign non-Spanish speaking students must have an advanced level of English that enables them to conduct research work, participate in presentations, follow courses, and write their doctoral thesis and associated reports in correct English.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

• Academic record (weighting: 50%)
• Motivation (weighting: 30-40%)
• Knowledge of languages (weighting: 10-20%). For applicants who do not speak Spanish, a good level of English is essential (a prerequisite) and will not be considered an additional merit.

Other points that are not requirements but will be taken into consideration in the context of the weighted requirements listed above:
• Research experience.
• Personal contact by e-mail or in face-to-face interviews.
• Grants or scholarships from the applicant’s country of origin (for foreign students).
• Whether or not the student will work exclusively on preparing their thesis.

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In such cases, the committee will keep track of the bridging courses completed and establish appropriate criteria to limit their duration.

Bridging courses will provide research training. In no case may doctoral students be required to enrol for 60 or more ECTS credits. (The academic regulations for doctoral courses state that bridging courses may also provide cross-disciplinary training, but it is anticipated that this point will be changed so that bridging courses are associated only with research training credits, particularly in the case of students admitted to a doctoral programme with a bachelor’s degree that carries 300 ECTS credits.)

Taking into account the doctoral student activity report, the academic committee for the programme may propose measures that complement those specified in the regulations and which result in doctoral students who do not meet the specified requirements being excluded from the programme.

Students admitted to the programme will be required to take bridging courses on general subjects related to air navigation if their academic background does not include studies in this area. This knowledge is the bedrock of the programme. It is therefore absolutely essential that all graduates of the programme have this general and specific knowledge. An example of this would be students whose thesis focuses on a topic related to aircraft (e.g. materials used in avionics or subsystems), for whom a partial knowledge would be sufficient. This partial knowledge should be complemented by other more general knowledge of the fundamentals of aeronautics.

Exceptional students admitted with a notable background in research, and those who have not completed a master's degree in aeronautics (or a similar degree) but hold an entrance qualification that is closely aligned with the content of the programme, may be exempted from this requirement provided that their thesis is clearly focused on a topic in the field of aeronautics or aerospace science and technology (on the understanding that in the course of producing such a thesis they will acquire the minimum knowledge of general content required.)

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

Students enrolling in the doctoral programme for the first time must do so by the deadline specified in the admission decision.
Unless otherwise expressly indicated, enrolments corresponding to admission decisions issued from the second half of April on must be completed within the ordinary enrolment period for the current academic year.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

Ordinary period for second and successive enrolments: first half of October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

  • Activity: Tutorial.

Hours: 288

Type: compulsory

  • Activity: Publications.

Hours: 300

Type: optional


  • Activity: Mobility

Hours: 480

Type: optional


  • Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.

Hours: 4

Type: compulsory


  • Activity: Training in information skills

Hours: 1.5

Type: optional


  • Activity: Research methodology

Hours: 12.

Type: optional


  • Activity: Innovation and creativity

Hours: 8

Type: optional

  • Activity: Language and communication skills

Hours: 18

Type: optional


  • Activity: Courses and seminars


Hours: 50

Type: optional



  • Activity: Workshops

Hours: 50

Type: optional

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

In addition to the library and internet access, the Castelldefels School of Telecommunications and Aerospace Engineering (EETAC) also offers laboratories and equipment, as well as other facilities and support staff for experimental work. EETAC’s laboratories and other educational facilities related to aeronautics (and by extension all of the School's computer, electronics and communications laboratories) can be used for the testing of theories in the preparation of doctoral theses.

In addition, EETAC’s formal contacts with national and international institutions, companies and other training centres with facilities for studying and doing experimental work on aerospace components and systems can be made available to doctoral students for both experimental verifications and to align their doctoral theses more closely with the vision of companies.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

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Last update: 06/10/2022 04:45:23.

List of lodged theses

  • LIU, XIAO: Contributions to high accuracy snapshot GNSS positioning
    Author: LIU, XIAO
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Department: Department of Physics (FIS)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 29/09/2022
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: SANZ SUBIRANA, JAIME | ROVIRA GARCIA, ADRIÀ
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: DOVIS, FABIO
         SECRETARI: GONZÁLEZ CASADO, GUILLERMO
         VOCAL: KUUSNIEMI, HEIDI CAMILLA
         VOCAL NO PRESENCIAL: ANTREICH, FELIX
    Thesis abstract: Snapshot positioning is the technique to determine the position of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver using only a very brief interval of the received satellite signal. In recent years, this technique has received a great amount of attention thanks to its unique advantages in power efficiency, Time To First Fix (TTFF) and economic costs for deployment. However, the state of the art algorithms regarding snapshot positioning were based on code measurements only, which unavoidably limited the positioning accuracy to meter level. The present PhD research aims at achieving high-accuracy (centimetre level) snapshot positioning by properly utilizing carrier phase measurements. Two technical challenges should be tackled before such level of accuracy can be achieved, namely, satellite transmission time inaccuracy and the so-called Data Bit Ambiguity (DBA) issue. The first challenge is essentially originated from the lack of absolute timing accuracy in the receiver, as only the coarse time information is available from an external assistance module and its error can be up to a few seconds. Applying a conventional Coarse Time Filter (CTF) can increase this timing accuracy to millisecond level. However, this is still not enough for carrier-phase based positioning since the satellite position errors introduced by such timing errors range up to one meter, which certainly impedes the carrier phase Integer Ambiguity Resolution (IAR). A method is proposed to set a global time tag and correspondingly construct the pseudoranges with full period corrections. The second challenge is caused by the fact that snapshot measurements are generated based on the results of the correlation between the received signal and the local replicas. Multiple replicas are typically produced in snapshot positioning following the Multi Hypothesis (MH) acquisition architecture. It may happen that more than one local replica (i.e. hypothesis) result in the maximum correlation energy. Hence, we need to identify the actual secondary codes or data bit symbols encoded in the received signal, i.e. to resolve the DBA. Particularly, when the local replica is generated with exactly opposite symbols to the actual ones, the resulting carrier phase measurement contains a Half Cycle Error (HCE) and impedes also the IAR step. A method has been proposed in this PhD to resolve the DBA issue for pilot signals with encoded secondary codes. This method attempts to form a consensus among all satellites regarding their secondary codes under the assistance of their flight time differences. A different approach has been developed for data signals. It amends the carrier phase HCEs one after another by an iterative satellite inclusion procedure. This approach uses the Real Time Kinematics (RTK) LAMBDA Ratio Factor (LRF) as an indicator to evaluate the potential existence of the HCEs. The present PhD focuses on implementing the so-called Snapshot RTK (SRTK) technique. As in the classic RTK technique, SRTK cancels most of the measurement errors through the Double-Differenced (DD) process. The workflow details of SRTK are explained incorporating the aforementioned new algorithms. Several experiments were performed based on real world signal recordings and the results confirm the feasibility of obtaining SRTK fix solutions. The performance of SRTK is numerically demonstrated under different parameters of signal bandwidth, integration time and baseline distance. The SRTK fix rates can reach more than 90% in most of the scenarios, with centimetre-level positioning errors observed in the fixed solutions. It can be concluded that upon the implementation of the global time tag method, high accuracy snapshot positioning becomes feasible with the SRTK technique and its performance varies depending on the SRTK configuration. The algorithms developed for the DBA issue and carrier phase HCEs also prove to effectively improve the performance of SRTK.
  • MATEOS VILLAR, MANUEL: Machine learning for aircraft trajectory prediction: a solution for pre-tactical air traffic flow management
    Author: MATEOS VILLAR, MANUEL
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Department: Department of Physics (FIS)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 29/09/2022
    Reading date: pending
    Reading time: pending
    Reading place: pending
    Thesis director: PRATS MENENDEZ, XAVIER | GARCIA CANTU ROS, OLIVA
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: CASTELLI, LORENZO
         SECRETARI: DALMAU CODINA, RAMON
         VOCAL: OLIVE, XAVIER
    Thesis abstract: The goal of air traffic flow and capacity management (ATFCM) is to ensure that airport and airspace capacity meet traffic demand while optimising traffic flows to avoid exceeding the available capacity when it cannot be further increased. In Europe, ATFCM is handled by EUROCONTROL, in its role of Network Manager (NM), and comprises three phases: strategic, pre-tactical, and tactical. This thesis is focused on the pre-tactical phase, which covers the six days prior to the day of operations.During the pre-tactical phase, few or no flight plans (FPLs) have been filed by airspace users (AUs) and the only flight information available to the NM are the so-called flight intentions (FIs), consisting mainly of flight schedules. Trajectory information becomes available only when the AUs send their FPLs. This information is required to ensure a correct allocation of resources in coordination with air navigation service providers (ANSPs). To forecast FPLs before they are filed by the AUs, the NM relies on the PREDICT tool, which generates traffic forecasts for the whole European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) area according to the trajectories chosen by the same or similar flights in the recent past, without taking advantage of the information on AU choices encoded in historical data. The goal of the present PhD thesis is to develop a solution for pre-tactical traffic forecast that improves the predictive performance of the PREDICT tool while being able to cope with the entire set of flights in the ECAC network in a computationally efficient manner. To this end, trajectory forecasting approaches based on machine learning models trained on historical data have been explored, evaluating their predictive performance.In the application of machine learning techniques to trajectory prediction, three fundamental methodological choices have to be made: (i) approach to trajectory clustering, which is used to group similar trajectories in order to simplify the trajectory prediction problem; (ii) model formulation; and (iii) model training approach. The contribution of this PhD thesis to the state of the-art lies in the first two areas. First, we have developed a novel route clustering technique based on the area comprised between two routes that reduces the required computational time and increases the scalability with respect to other clustering techniques described in the literature. Second, we have developed, tested and evaluated two new modelling approaches for route prediction. The first approach consists in building and training an independent machine learning model for each origin destination (OD) pair in the network, taking as inputs different variables available from FIs plus other variables related to weather and to the number of regulations. This approach improves the performance of the PREDICT model, but it also has an important limitation: it does not consider changes in the airspace structure, thus being unable to predict routes not available in the training data and sometimes predicting routes that are not compatible with the airspace structure. The second approach is an airline-based approach, which consists in building and training a model for each airline. The limitations of the first model are overcome by considering as input variables not only the variables available from the FIs and the weather, but also airspace restrictions and route characteristics (e.g., route cost, length, etc.).The airline-based approach yields a significant improvement with respect to PREDICT and to the OD pair-based model, achieving a route prediction accuracy of 0.896 (versus PREDICT¿s accuracy of 0.828), while being able to deal with the full ECAC network within reasonable computational time. These promising results encourage us to be optimistic about the future implementation of the proposed system.

Last update: 06/10/2022 04:30:28.

List of defended theses by year

  • AYATS LÓPEZ, ROGER: Exact coherent structures in the transitional regime of shear and centrifugal flows
    Author: AYATS LÓPEZ, ROGER
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674410
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Department: Department of Physics (FIS)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 22/04/2022
    Thesis director: MESEGUER SERRANO, ALVARO | MELLIBOVSKY ELSTEIN, FERNANDO PABLO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: AVILA CAÑELLAS, MARC
         SECRETARI: ALONSO MALETA, MARIA ARANZAZU
         VOCAL: ORTÍN RULL, JORDI
    Thesis abstract: Turbulence is one of the major concerns for most technological problems involving fluid motion. Specially in aeronautics, a turbulent boundary layer results in structural stresses, vibrations and higheraircraft drag, leading to a significant increase in fuelconsumption. Therefore, trying to comprehend the origin of turbulence by studying its most common transition routes is a crucial first step towards its effective control.Transition to turbulence of an homogeneous flow is frequently mediated by transient visits to highly nonlinear laminar coherent structures that usually are at the threshold between laminarity and turbulence. From a dynamical systems point of view, these structures are invariant sets in the infinite-dimensional Navier-Stokes phase space that here we aim to identify in different canonical flows. With the use of direct numerical simulations together with Newton-Krylov solvers and Arnoldi iteration method for the linear stability analysis, invariant sets such as equilibria, relative equilibria or periodic orbits are accurately computed and tracked along the parameter space to understand the transition mechanisms. From a mathematical perspective, dynamical systems and bifurcation theory provide the suitable framework to understand the hydrodynamic instabilities and transition to turbulence from a deterministic pointof view. In addition, the use of spectral methods for the spatial discretisation is particularly convenient due to the exponential convergence of the numerical solutions.In the first work, the onset of transition in two-dimensional Plane Poiseuille flow is analysed. A new family of Tollmien-Schlichting waves, breaking the usual half-shift and reflect symmetry of theclassical ones, has been identified and tracked across parameter space. In addition, the role of another classical travelling wave family that did not participate in the localisation mechanisms has been clarified.We continue by analysing the nonlinear mode competition in purely hydrodynamic and also magnetised Taylor-Couette flow. Finite-amplitudemixed-mode solution branches, arising from both purely hydrodynamic and magneto-rotational instabilities, are identified. These nonlinearmode interactions are efficiently computed in suitable skewed computational domains instead of the classical orthogonal ones, allowing for a significant reduction of the required computationalresources.Finally, the generalisation of extensional flows between biorthogonally stretching-shrinking parallel plates is analysed.Under the assumption of the self-similar ansatz, three-dimensional steady equilibria of the Navier-Stokes equations are identified and systematically tracked in parameter space, to cover all possibleconfigurations of the acceleration rates and thus unfold all occurring bifurcations. After the explorations, up to seven different families of steady solutions have been identified, some of them related in pairs with symmetries. When increasing wall acceleration rates, the solution branches interact by means of fold and codimension-2 cusp bifurcations, increasing the complexity of the topology of equilibria.Besides the specific interest attached to each one of the threeproblems we have addressed, these have further served as a proof-of-concept for the applicability and suitability of the methods and tools developed in the course of this thesis, which may assist intackling a vast range of problems across a huge variety of physics and engineering disciplines.

  • CAAMAÑO ALBUERNE, MARÍA: Network-based ionospheric gradient monitoring to support ground based augmentation systems
    Author: CAAMAÑO ALBUERNE, MARÍA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674794
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Department: Department of Physics (FIS)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 12/07/2022
    Thesis director: SANZ SUBIRANA, JAIME | JUAN ZORNOZA, JOSE MIGUEL

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: PULLEN, SAMUEL PHILLIP
         SECRETARI: ROVIRA GARCIA, ADRIÀ
         VOCAL: SOKOLOVA, NADEZDA
    Thesis abstract: The Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) is a local-area, airport-based augmentation of Global Navigation SatelliteSystems (GNSSs) that provides precision approach guidance for aircraft. It enhances GNSS performance in terms of integrity,continuity, accuracy, and availability by providing differential corrections and integrity information to aircraft users. Differentialcorrections enable the aircraft to correct spatially correlated errors, improving its position estimation. Integrity parameters enable it to bound the residual position errors, ensuring safety of the operation. Additionally, a GBAS ground station continuously monitors and excludes the satellites affected by any system failure to guarantee the system integrity and safety.Among the error sources of GNSS positioning, the ionosphere is the largest and most unpredictable. Under abnormalionospheric conditions, large ionospheric gradients may produce a significant difference between the ionospheric delayobserved by the GBAS reference station and the aircraft on approach. Such a spatially decorrelated ionosphere could lead tohazardous unbounded position errors if undetected. Conventional GBAS solutions to mitigate this threat assume that the ¿worstcase" ionospheric gradient ever observed in the relevant region is always present, which is a very conservative assumption. This approach, which relies on the conservative ionospheric threat models derived for GBAS, maximizes integrity, often at the expense of availability and continuity, especially in geographic areas with highly active ionosphere.As opposed to assuming a permanent ¿worst-case¿ gradient, I propose the Network GBAS concept, in which several reference stations collaborate to monitor for actual ionospheric gradients. This concept consists of two main steps. First, the network detects the anomalous ionospheric gradients, estimates the gradient parameters, and transmits this information to the GBAS stations installed in its coverage area. Then, the GBAS stations replace the ¿worst-case¿ gradient used to mitigate the ionospheric threat in current algorithms with the gradient information provided by the network. This approach reducesconservatism and leads to an improvement of the system availability without compromising user integrity.This thesis validated the performance of the detection and estimation algorithms with simulated and real ionospheric gradients from two different locations known for their high levels of ionospheric activity. One location was Alaska, where the analyzed real anomalous gradients were small in size but fast-moving; the other location was Brazil, dominated by large-but-slow anomalous gradients. This analysis led to the adaptation of the algorithms to work in challenging scenarios.The evaluation of the Network-GBAS concept compared in simulations the availability of a Category I (CAT I) GBAS station atthe Brazil location in two cases: assuming the conservative ionospheric threat model, and using the gradient informationprovided by the network. On a selected nominal day (i.e., with no significant ionospheric activity), availability improved from79.5% to 94.6% during the nighttime. On a selected active day, availability improved from 68.7% to 89.5% during the nighttime. During daytime, availability achieved 100% on both days.Results demonstrate that the Network-GBAS concept can significantly enhance CAT I GBAS availability in active ionosphericregions without compromising user integrity. Furthermore, by incorporating the information provided by the network into existing solutions, the Network-GBAS is compatible with existing algorithms and hardware, and thus should be certifiable if adapted to the characteristics of each region where GBAS is fielded.

  • COMA COMPANY, MARTÍ: Optimization on industrial problems focussing on multi-player strategies
    Author: COMA COMPANY, MARTÍ
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/675067
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Department: Department of Physics (FIS)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 26/07/2022
    Thesis director: BUGEDA CASTELLTORT, GABRIEL | PONS PRATS, JORDI

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: VALERO, EUSEBIO
         SECRETARI: PRATS MENENDEZ, XAVIER
         VOCAL: GREINER SÁNCHEZ, DAVID
    Thesis abstract: Algorithms (EA) are useful optimization methods for exploration of the search space, but they usually have slowness problems to exploit and converge to the minimum with accuracy. On the other hand, gradient based methods converge faster to local minimums, although are not so robust (e.g., flat areas and discontinuities can cause problems) and they lack exploration capabilities. This thesis presents and analyze four versions of a hybrid optimization method trying to combine the virtues of Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) and gradient based algorithms, and to overcome their corresponding drawbacks. The proposed Hybrid Methods enables working with N optimization algorithms (called players), multiple objective functions and design variables, and define them differently for each player. The performance of the Hybrid Methods are compared against a gradient based method, two Genetic Algorithms (GA) and a Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO). Tests have been conducted with mathematical benchmark problems (synthetic tests designed to specifically test optimization methods) and an engineering application with high demanding computational resources, a Synthetic Jet actuator for Active Flow Control (AFC) over a 2D Selig-Donovan 7003 (SD7003) airfoil at Reynolds number 6 x 10^4 and a 14 degree angle of attack. The Active Flow control problem has been used in a single optimization problem and in a two objective optimization problem

  • GAO, CHEN: Dynamics and control for continuous low-thrust spacecraft near collinear libration points
    Author: GAO, CHEN
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674387
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Department: Department of Physics (FIS)
    Mode: Change of supervisor
    Reading date: 18/05/2022
    Thesis director: MASDEMONT SOLER, JOSEP JOAQUIM | GOMEZ MUNTANÉ, GERARD | YUAN, JIANPING

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: BAOYIN, HEXI
         SECRETARI: DAI, HONGHUA
         VOCAL: YUE, XIAOKUI
         VOCAL: LI, HENGNIAN
         VOCAL: YU, XIAOZHOU
    Thesis abstract: Due to the rich dynamic properties of the equilibria of the Restricted Three Body Problem (RTBP), the libration point orbits (LPOs) around them are ideal locations for scientific missions. Fortunately, these invariant dynamical objects persist when adding an appropriate low-thrust propulsion, which opens additional opportunities for observation or communication missions. Moreover, the low-thrust propulsion can help to achieve active orbit control which are of great importance for advanced space missions. Focusing on the realm of collinear libration points, the main results of the dissertation are the following:Determination and analysis of displaced orbits of a hybrid-sail spacecraft around the L2 point in the Earth-Moon Elliptic RTBP. This dynamical model includes the eccentricities of the Earth-Moon and Sun-Earth/Moon systems, as well as the solar radiation pressure (SRP) acceleration. Using first-order approximations, the problem of generating displaced orbits is transformed into that of computing the particular solutions of some algebraic equations. The approximate analytical solutions are essentially quasi-periodic displaced orbits. Due to model errors and the inherent instability of the orbits, a backstepping station-keeping controller is proposed, while the reflectivity rate and orientation of the hybrid-sail spacecraft are optimized in such a way that the overall propellant consumption of the solar electric propulsion (SEP) system is minimized.Computation and station-keeping of resonant LPOs in the Earth-Moon Circular RTBP. The orbit and attitude dynamics of a high-fidelity hybrid-sail spacecraft are established, where the reflectivity control devices are taken as actuators. By using a parallel shooting method, combined with a continuation on the SRP acceleration, the families of resonant Lyapunov and halo orbits are investigated. To achieve high-precision station keeping and to minimize propellant consumption, a coupled orbit-attitude control strategy scheme is proposed. It is composed of three parts: an optimal periodic orbital controller, a SEP acceleration optimization and a robust backstepping attitude controller. In particular, nonlinear disturbance observers are incorporated into the orbit and the attitude control to enhance the robustness of the procedures in front of force and torque perturbations. Study of the influence of the SRP on the dynamics around the L1 and L2 dynamical substitutes in the Earth-Moon Quasi-Bicircular Problem (QBCP). Starting from the simplest invariant objects in the QBCP, i.e. the L1 and L2 dynamical substitutes, as well as the low order resonant orbits with the synodic period of the Sun, the evolution of the families of resonant periodic orbits is investigated when two sail parameters, defining its orientation and efficiency, are varied. The study shows an intricate web of connections between the families. As an important remark, it has been found that for some particular values of the parameters there exists periodic orbits that become stable under the influence of the SRP acceleration.Station-keeping of LPOs using low-thrust propulsion. Based on the dynamical properties of the phase space near LPOs, families of limit impulsive and dynamical reshaping control laws are derived. Despite following different approaches, the geometrical analysis shows that both strategies can reshape the dynamical structures about the LPOs. With the help of the Jet Transport technique, the control laws can be explicitly written as polynomials in terms of the deviation between the state of the spacecraft and the one of a nominal point, which opens the possibility of compact on-board implementation. The proposed control laws are geometrically intuitive, suitable to be implemented using a low-thrust propulsion device, and the fuel requirements of the laws are reasonable. The numerical results prove the robustness of the controls in front of measurement uncertainties.

  • KRISHNAKUMAR, VRINDA: Sentinel-1 data exploitation for terrain deformation monitoring
    Author: KRISHNAKUMAR, VRINDA
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/675576
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Department: Department of Physics (FIS)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 29/09/2022
    Thesis director: MONSERRAT HERNANDEZ, ORIOL

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: GALVE ARNEDO, JORGE PEDRO
         SECRETARI: NUÑEZ ANDRES, MARIA AMPARO
         VOCAL: TOMÁS JOVER, ROBERTO
    Thesis abstract: KRISHNAKUMARPersistent Scatterer interferometry (PSI) is a group of advanced differential interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) techniques used to measure and monitor terrain deformation. Sentinel-1 has improved the data acquisition throughout and, compared to previous sensors, increased considerably the Differential Interferometric SAR (DInSAR) and PSI deformation monitoring potential. The effect of the refractive atmosphere on the interferometric phase and phase unwrapping ambiguity are two critical issues of InSAR. The low density of Persistent Scatterer (PS) in non-urban areas, another critical issue, has inspired the development of alternative approaches and refinement of the PS chains. Along with the efforts to develop methods to mitigate the three above-mentioned problems, the work presented in this thesis also deals with the presence of a new signal in multilooked interferograms which cannot be explained by noise, atmospheric or earth surface topography changes. This paper describes a method for atmospheric phase screen estimation using rain station weather data and three different data driven procedures to obtain terrain deformation maps. These approaches aim to exploit Sentinel-1 highly coherent interferograms and their short revisit time. The first method called the splitting makes uses of the power spectrum of the interferograms to split the signals into high and low frequency, and following a mutually exclusive consecutive processing chain for the two sets. This approach has resulted in greater density of PSs with decreased phase unwrapping errors. The second approach, called Direct Integration (DI), aims at providing a very fast and straightforward approach to screen wide areas and easily detect active areas. This approach fully exploits the coherent interferograms from the consecutive images provided by Sentinel-1 resulting in a very high sampling density. However, it lacks robustness and its usability lays on the operator experience. The third method, called PSIG (Persistent Scatterer Interferometry Geomatics) short temporal baseline, provides a constrained application of the PSIG chain, the CTTC approach to the PSI. It uses short temporal baseline interferograms and do not assume any deformation model for point selection. It is also quite a straightforward approach and a perfect complement to the direct integration approach. It improves the performances of the standard PSIG approach, increasing the PS density and providing robust measurements. The effectiveness of the approaches is illustrated through analyses performed on different test sites.

  • LIU, QI: GNSS-based Global Ionospheric Maps: real-time combination, time resolution and applications on space weather monitoring
    Author: LIU, QI
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/674222
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
    Department: Department of Physics (FIS)
    Mode: Article-based thesis
    Reading date: 14/04/2022
    Thesis director: HERNANDEZ PAJARES, MANUEL

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: BELEHAKI, ANNA
         SECRETARI: NUÑEZ ANDRES, MARIA AMPARO
         VOCAL: LI, ZISHEN
    Thesis abstract: The research of this paper-based dissertation is focused on the Global Ionospheric Maps (GIMs) based on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) including real-time combination, validation, time resolution and applications. The novelty of these works can be summarized as follows:The first contribution is to connect GIM assessment methods in post-processing and real-time mode including Jason-altimeter Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) assessment, GNSS differences of Slant Total Electron Content (dSTEC) assessment and real-time dSTEC (RT-dSTEC) assessment. With the RT-dSTEC assessment, we can assess the accuracy and calculate the weight of different real-time GIMs for combination in real-time mode. The Jason-altimeter VTEC assessment and dSTEC assessment can be used for evaluating GIMs over oceans and continental regions, respectively. In addition, the accurate GIMs shown in the GIM assessment methods can be regarded as reliable representations of global VTEC.The second contribution is to apply the RT-dSTEC assessment in real-time mode for the combination of different International GNSS Service (IGS) real-time GIMs. The IGS combined real-time GIM is generated to provide robust ionospheric corrections for real-time GNSS positioning and reliable global VTEC distribution for earth observations. The current status of IGS real-time GIMs from different centers is summarized and compared. The Jason-altimeter VTEC assessment and dSTEC assessment in post-processing mode are used for the validation of IGS real-time GIMs. The sensibility of real-time weighting technique by RT-dSTEC assessment is also verified.The third contribution is to investigate the influence of temporal resolution on the performance of GIMs. The variation of ionosphere is typically assumed as linear between two consecutive GIM TEC maps in a sun-fixed reference frame for up to few hours. However, the variation of ionospheric TEC is irregular due to the occurrence of space weather events. One and a half solar cycle of the IGS GIM with higher time resolution and accuracy (the UPC-IonSAT Quarter-of-an-hour time resolution Rapid GIM, UQRG) has been taken as a baseline to downsample them to all possible sub-daily temporal resolutions. The performance of the resulting GIMs has been evaluated taking into account the geographical position, solar and geomagnetic activity by Jason-altimeter VTEC assessment and dSTEC assessment. The fourth contribution is to propose a new way of estimating the spatial and temporal components of the VTEC gradient. The determination of ionospheric perturbation degrees can be helpful for guaranteeing the safety level of Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) and Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) services. In order to estimate the spatial and temporal components of the VTEC gradient on a global scale, the accurate UQRG is selected. The VTEC gradient indices derived from UQRG GIMs (VgUG) allow users to obtain full (non-relative) values ofTEC spatial gradients and temporal variations separately. The Regional VTEC spatial Gradient indices, based on UQRG (RVGU) and the Regional Ionospheric Disturbance index based on UQRG (RIDU), are proposed to estimate the regional ionospheric perturbation degree over selected regions. In addition, the spatial and temporal components of VTEC gradient at grid points of UQRG on a global scale are also introduced.The fifth contribution is to define a new ionospheric storm scale. The ionospheric response to high geomagnetic activity, ionospheric storm, can enlarge GNSS positioning errors by the increase of ionospheric electron density and disable high-frequency communications by the decrease of ionospheric electron density. To characterize the ionospheric state on a global scale, reliable global VTEC distribution is essential. According to previous studies, UQRG is one of the most accurate GIM. In this regard, the new Ionospheric storm Scale based on UQRG, IsUG, is proposed.

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Co-director:JUAN ZORNOZA, JOSE MIGUEL
Mention:International Mention
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Co-director:GOMEZ MUNTANÉ, GERARD
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Reading date:23/04/2021
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Mention:No mention
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Chen, J.; Masdemont, J.J.; Gomez Muntané, Gerard; Yuan, J.
Acta astronautica, ISSN: 0094-5765 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.83; Quartil: Q1)
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Chen, J.; Masdemont, J.J.; Gerard, G.; Jianping, Y.
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Chen, J.; Masdemont, J.J.; Gomez Muntané, Gerard; Yuan, J.
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AUTHOR:PARÉS CALAF, MARIA EULÀLIA
Title:A geodetic approach to precise, accurate, available and reliable navigation
Reading date:14/01/2021
Tutor/a:GILI RIPOLL, JOSE ANTONIO
Director:COLOMINA FOSCH, ISMAEL
Mention:No mention
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AUTHOR:LYU, HAIXIA
Title:Contributions to ionospheric modeling with GNSS in mapping function, tomography and polar electron
Reading date:17/11/2020
Director:HERNANDEZ PAJARES, MANUEL
Mention:No mention
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Electron density retrieval from truncated Radio Occultation GNSS data
Lyu, H.; Hernandez, M.; Monte, E.; Cardellach Galí, Estel
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Polar electron content from GPS data-based global ionospheric maps: assessment, case studies, and climatology
Lyu, H.; Hernandez, M.; Aragon-Angel, M.A.; Monte, E.; An, J.; Liu, J.
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A new way of improving global ionospheric maps by ionospheric tomography: consistent combination of multi-GNSS and multi-space geodetic dual-frequency measurements gathered from vessel-, LEO- and ground-based receivers
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Ionospheric tomographic common clock model of undifferenced uncombined GNSS measurements
Olivares, G.; Hernandez, M.; Lyu, H.; Gu, S.; Garcia-Rigo, A.; Graffigna, V.; Tomaszewski, D.; Wielgosz, P.; Rapinski, J.; Krypiak-Gregorczyk, A.; Kazmierczak, R.; Orús, R.
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Estimation of polar depletion regions by VTEC contrast and watershed enhancing
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AUTHOR:DALMAU CODINA, RAMON
Title:Optimal trajectory management for aircraft descent operations subject to time constraints
Reading date:25/06/2019
Director:PRATS MENENDEZ, XAVIER
Mention:International Mention
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Title:Global Ionospheric Maps: estimation and assessment in post-processing and real-time.
Reading date:09/04/2019
Director:HERNANDEZ PAJARES, MANUEL
Co-director:GÓMEZ CAMA, JOSÉ MARÍA
Mention:No mention
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02/05/202231/10/2023Real time worldwide monitoring of ionospheric scintillation using geodetic receivers: from high end to low cost receiversEUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) - ESTEC
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07/03/202230/09/2022L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte d’R+D consistent en estudiar el comportament a tracció i fatiga de mostres d’alumini amb recobriments projectats en fred. El treball es desglossFUNDACIO BOSCH I GIMPERA
09/02/202231/07/2022GLobal MonItoring of MicroPlastics using GNSS- Reflectometry (GLIMPS) Project: experiment carried out in the ‘Atlantic Basin’ at Deltares (NL), as well as to analyse the results obtained and deliver aDEIMOS SPACE UK LIMITED
15/12/202130/04/2022Collaboration contract for the development of a set of tasks for the computation of reference ionospheric productENAC
01/12/202130/11/2023BIBLIOTECA CREIBLE DE RUTINAS FUNDAMENTALES E INTERFACES PARA LA INDUSTRIAMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/12/202130/11/2023Biblioteca creíble de rutinas fundamentales e interfaces para la industriaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
24/11/202124/11/2021A Communication Device and Signal Processing Method
01/10/202130/09/2024Beca doctorat INPhINIT RetainingFUNDACIO LA CAIXA
23/09/202122/09/2024SARS-CoV-2 i altres virus respiratoris en la infància: diferents enfocaments per definir models predictius per al seu diagnòstic i evolució epidemiològicaLA FUNDACIÓ LA MARATÓ DE TV3
15/09/202131/05/2022Development and implementation of a CFR (crest factor reduction) algorithm aimed to reduce the PAPR (peak to average power ratio) of communications signalsSOFTWARE RADIO SYSTEMS LIMITED
01/09/202131/08/2024Vehículos autónomos urbanos: autobuses modulares y vehículos de mercancías. Diseño de nuevos servicios de movilidad e integración urbanaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Computación de Alto Rendimiento de Estructuras Hidrodinámicas CoherentesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202115/05/2022Preuve du concept d'un système acoustique pour la mesure de masse d'ergols sur un réservoir de taille intermédiaire (300L)CENTRE NATIONAL D'ÉTUDES SPATIALES
01/09/202131/08/2024Desorden como herramienta para el aprovechamiento de la energía.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Dispositivos asistidos por técnicas de deep y machine learning para transceptores de radiofrecuencia altamente eficientesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Supervisión de flota de drones y optimización de los planes de vuelo de operaciones comercialesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2025Dinámica de sistemas celulares contráctiles guiada por adhesión intercel·lularAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Ingeniería computacional basada en simulación de aprendizaje automáticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202130/08/2024INGENIERIA COMPUTACIONAL BASADA EN SIMULACION DE APRENDIZAJE AUTOMATICOMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/09/202131/07/2024L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte d’R+D consistents en desenvoluparsimulacions computacionals del comportament dels assaigs de resistència al foc de diferents materials i estructuAPPLUS CORPORATION
09/08/202108/11/2021Realització de cales i presa de mostres de l’estructura de les calderes de la Sala de Calederes de Fabra i CoatsINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
29/07/202129/07/2024Millora de la vida útil de les canonades dels sistemes de recollida pneumàtica de residus sòlids urbans a través de l'ús de nous materials.Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
20/07/202130/06/2022Desenvolupament de les actuacions en l'àmbit de la temàtica “Space Communications/'FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
19/07/202119/07/2024Robust positioning using hybridization of GNSS with other measurements of opportunityAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
19/07/202130/07/2023Subcontract with reference “68729/54.61/SWESNET-35+50-NOA-EIS+HESPERIA” signed between the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) and the National Observatory of Athens (NOA)National Observatory of Athens (SAR
01/06/202131/12/2022GNSS AstronomyESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
01/06/202131/12/2023Consultoria diseño y fabricación del radiómetro de microondas de la misión CIMR (Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer) y curso de formaciónThales Alenia Space
01/06/202131/12/2021UPC and CUMT will establish research cooperation on:(1)carrying out joint research projects;(2)exchange of faculty members depending on financial abilities of the partners;(3)exchange of sci publicChina University of Mining and Tech
14/05/202113/11/2022Drones against COVID-19 Propagation by Controlling Capacity in Public SpacesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
29/04/202131/07/2022GRAS Ionospheric Measurements for Ionospheric Model AssimilationDLR
01/04/202131/03/2024PLASMAPHERE IONOSPHERE THERMOSPHERE INTEGRATED RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT AND ACCESS SERVICES:A NETWORK OF RESEARCH FACILITIESCommission of European Communities
11/02/202128/02/2023ESA Space Weather Service Network (S2P-SWE)PATP No. 668549/54.61/PATP-UPC-IonSATL'INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIA
01/02/202131/01/2024Fatigue modelling and fast testing methodologies to optimize part design and to boost lightweight materials deployment in chassis partsCommission of European Communities
25/01/202124/08/2022desenvolupament d'algorismes d'integritat per la navegació autonoma GNSSESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
01/01/202131/12/2022Combining Simulation Models and Big Data Analytics for ATM Performance AnalysisCommission of European Communities
01/01/202131/12/2022CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS FOR EUROPEAN U-SPACE SERVICES - EXTENSION FOR URBAN AIR MOBILITYCommission of European Communities
01/01/202131/12/2021Treball de mostres de control dins del Pla de vigilància radiològica ambiental de la Central Nuclear d'Ascó.GENCAT-DEP TERRITORI I SOSTENIB
01/01/202131/12/2024Técnicas acústicas para la gestión de combustibles en el espacioAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/202131/12/2021Urban Mobility- 21257 Face to face courses and materialEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
23/12/202031/05/2021SERVICIO DE ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA PARA EL ESTUDIO SOBRE LA INCIDENCIA-CONTAGIOS COVID 19 Y VIAJES TRENES DE VIAJEROS AVE-LDRENFE OPERADORA.
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10/09/202010/12/2021Forecasting Space Weather Impacts on Navigation Systems in the Arctic (Greenland Area)University of Oslo
31/07/202030/04/2021Système acoustique pour la mesure directe de masse d#ergolsCENTRE NATIONAL D'ÉTUDES SPATIALES
20/07/202020/07/2020Un aparato para atar un haz de cables o elementos filiformes varios y formar un mazo
01/06/202001/06/2021Envelope Tracking PAsHUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD
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01/06/202030/11/2022Advanced Capacity and Demand Management for European Network Performance OptimizationCommission of European Communities
01/06/202030/11/2022Innovative Operations and Climate and Weather Models to Improve ATM Resilience and Reduce ImpactsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202030/11/2022Next-Generation Open-Source Tools for ATM Performance Modelling and OptimisationCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2023Integridad estructural a diferentes escalas dimensionales de nuevos materiales compuestos cerámica-metal procesados mediante rutas de fabricación aditivasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Avances en el análisis de la cuantificación del riesgo (QRA) por desprendimientos rocosos empleando avances en las técnicas geomáticasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Turbulencia y grandes estructuras coherentes de la capa límite atmosférica: Aspectos fundamentales para parametrizar formación de nubes y para aplicaciones de energía eólica.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Evolución y nucleosíntesis de estrellas primitivas de masa intemediaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/05/202031/10/2022A stable and resilient ATM by integrating Robust airline operations into the network - STARTCommission of European Communities
01/03/202001/07/2020IM-2020-1-0001 Optimization of five Active Flow Control parameters on a SD7003 wing profile at several angles of attack from 4 to 16 and at Reynolds number 60000 (second period)RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
02/02/202002/01/2023CONVENIO ENTRE EL CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR Y LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA, SOBRE UN PROGRAMA DE VIGILANCIA RADIOLÓGICA AMBIENTAL (RED DE ESTACIONES DE MUESTREO)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
22/01/202031/12/2021GNSS Reference Station Environment Monitoring Unit for ESAIndra Systems S.A.
01/01/202031/12/2022Assessment on alternative aviation fuels developmentEuropean Comission
01/01/202031/12/2022Nucleosynthetic signatures of convective-reactive events in starsAustralian National University
25/11/201930/06/2021ESA RealTime Ionospheric Continental Caster (e-RTICC) for High Precision ApplicationsESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
17/11/201928/02/2020Desenvolupament d'un model teòric del tipus Flexitransport que permeti parametritzar el comportament operatiu en funció de diversos escenaris (densitat) de la demanda en termes de viatges per unitatsAMTU - AG.MUNICIPIS TITULARS SERVEI
01/11/201931/01/2022A software engine for multi-criteria decision support in flight managementCommission of European Communities
01/11/201931/10/2022SafeNcy - the safe emergency trajectory generatorCommission of European Communities
01/11/201931/05/2022Prevención y gestión transfronteriza del riesgo asociado a deslizamientos de tierraCommission of European Communities
01/11/201930/04/2022Development of a new generation of cost-efficient polymeric fiber rebars and behaviour assessment in concrete matrices, using innovative computation proceduresSAUDI ARAMCO TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
01/11/201928/02/2022Evil waveform and ionospheric characterization monitoring network (Subcontract No. D/921/67277621 to ESA Contract No. 4000127903/19/NL/AS)DLR
01/11/201929/02/2020Optimization of five Active Flow Control parameters on a SD7003 wing profile at several angles of attack from 4 to 16 and at Reynolds number 60000RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/11/201931/10/2022University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission
23/10/201922/10/2022Galileo Information Centres in Latin America - Lot 1 - Brazil
01/10/201930/09/2022Beca de Doctorat INPhINITFUNDACIO LA CAIXA
28/06/201915/09/2022Desenvolupament de sistemes de dispersió col·loidal i granulacióAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
03/06/201902/10/2020SWARM+ Coupling: High-Low Atmosphere IntUniver. Warmia and Mazury in Olszt
29/05/201928/06/2020Identifying the requeriments of Space Weather users in Mediterranean RegionUNIVERSIDAD ALCALÀ DE HENARES
24/04/201923/04/2022EUROCONTROL -PHDEUROCONTROL
01/04/201931/03/2022PhD studentship with the support of the SESAR Engage Knowledge Transfer NetworkCommission of European Communities
01/04/201918/06/2022Robust GNSS Positioning Techniques for Autonomous Vehicles in Urban EnvironmentsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201930/06/2019FI-2019-1-0023 Square cylinder with a detached splitter plate in front of it and with several velocity ratiosRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/03/201930/06/2019FI-2019-1-0017 Evaluation of the feedback channels performance on fluidic oscillators compressible flow effects under subsonic conditions at high mach numbers. Extension.RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A011 uHandle: Adaptador d’utensilis per persones amb necessitats especials a les mansCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
11/02/201912/05/2021TECSpaW-TEC tools Space Weather ProjectEuropean Satellite Services Provide
01/01/201931/12/2022Desarrollo de un sistema integrado de navegación por satélite y navegación inercial para la navegación autónoma de vehículos a escala mundialAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Sensing with pioneering opportunistic techniquesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Mecánica Celeste: métodos analíticos y numéricos y aplicacionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2021Drone research laboratory for the integration of mobile communicationsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Master's Degree in Urban MobilityEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology
01/11/201828/02/2019Evaluation of the feedback channels performance on fluidic oscillators, compressible flow effects under subsonic conditions at high Mach numbersRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/11/201801/02/2020Contrôle acoustique des bulles dans des réservoirs cryogéniquesCNES
30/10/201830/04/2019POLarGIMs: Analysis and characterization of total electron content derived from global ionospheric maps in the polar regions.EUROPEAN COMMISSION
01/10/201801/09/2019Lunar ISRU Energy Storage and Electricity GenerationESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
01/10/201831/12/2019Validation Expertise in support to SESAR Exploratory Research COTTON projectINDRA BUSINESS CONSULTING S.L.U
07/09/201807/09/2018Method and system for signal processing
01/07/201830/06/2021High Accuracy Navigation under Scintillation ConditionsCommission of European Communities
31/05/201831/12/2020Bubble management by means of acousticsEuropean Space Agency
02/04/201802/04/2018Sistema y método para la detección y eliminación en tiempo real de interferencias de radiofrecuencia
12/03/201812/03/2020Suport a la European GNSS Agency (GSA) en activitats de navegació per satèl·lit.EVERIS AEROESPACIAL Y DEFENSA SL
01/03/201829/02/2020Continuing Building European Links toward South East Asia in the field of GNSS - PLUSCommission of European Communities
01/03/201830/06/2018FI-2018-1-0031 Post processing the 3D Ahmed body with Active Flow ControlRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/03/201829/02/2020Federated satellite system 6U tandem mission for sea ice and soil moisture monitoringDEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
01/03/201828/02/2022Industrial decision-making on complex production technologies supported by simulation-based engineering (ProTechTion)European Commission
19/02/201819/02/2020Suport a la European GNSS Agency (GSA) en activitats de navegació per satèl·lit2EVERIS AEROESPACIAL Y DEFENSA SL
22/01/201831/12/2020Peritació Tribunal Superior Justicia PPVAUTOBUSES CUADRA SA
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201830/09/2021Vidrios orgánicos y metálicos: dinámica, recristalización y propiedades vibracionalesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201830/09/2021Asimilación de datos para una simulación ingenieril creibleAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201830/09/2021Soluciones Avanzadas de Procesado Digital de Señal para Componentes y Sistemas de Nueva Radio 5G Energética yAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/201831/12/2018Assaigs de radioactivitat de mostres ambientals. Anàlisis de les activitats degudes a isòtops radiactius presents en mostres d'aigua.LABORATORI DR. OLIVER RODÉS, S.A.
01/01/201820/03/2021Avint: estratègies de mecanitzat i predicció de la rugositat per a una integritat supeficial óptimaAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/01/201831/12/2020Laboratorio de integración avanzada en bandas milimétricas para comunicaciones xG, biosensores y aplicaciones espacialesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2021Soil in MotionMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201830/11/2018Delivery routes optimizationUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
15/12/201730/06/2019ITERATE:digiTal prE-distortion foR multi-AnTenna wavEformsCTRE.TEC.DE TELECOMUNICACIONS CATAL
12/12/201731/01/2021DLR Subcontract D/954/67257887/'SSA-P2-SWE-I.4 Space weather expert services centres: P3-SWE-V (P3-SWE-110) - Ionospheric weather ESC extension/'DLR
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
20/11/201703/04/2019A tomographic ionospheric corrections testbed for Poland GNSS networks based on Wide Area Real Time KinematicLEICA GEOSYSTEMS SP Z O.O
13/11/201715/12/2017Development Real-Time Airline Performance AnalyticsBOEING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENT
06/11/201730/11/2018Testing general relativity with eccentric Galileo satellites (ESA contract nº 4000122402/17/NL/IB)ESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
06/11/201706/03/2019Testing General relativity with exccentric Galileo satellitesEuropean Space Agency
01/11/201731/05/2018Completing the atmospheric sounding system with GNSS and platform integrated sensorsROKUBUN, S.L.
01/11/201731/07/2020Warning and Mitigation Technologies for Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances EffectsCommission of European Communities
01/11/201728/02/2018FI-2017-3-0017 3D Ahmed body with Active Flow ControlMinisterio de Economia y Competitividad
01/09/201730/11/2019Concept of Operations for EuRopean UTM SystemsCommission of European Communities
01/09/201715/12/2017Support in stochastic trajectory prediction characterisation and validation of the in-house developed stochastic trajectory prediction to perform environmental assessments and cost benefit analysisBOEING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENT
21/07/201722/07/2019Front-End GNSS Interference eXcisorAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/07/201730/06/2021Unitat d'Excel·lència/'María de Maeztu/': Grup de recerca en Teledetecció, Antenes, Microones i SuperconductivitatMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/07/201731/10/2017Effects of fluidic actuation on cambered airfoil in pre and post-stall conditions at Re=5000RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/07/201731/10/2017Effects of time-periodic spanwise fluidic actuation on the flow around a cylinderRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/07/201731/10/2017FI-2017-2-0031 3D Ahmed body with Active Flow ControlRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/07/201730/09/2017Millora de les Apps ofertes al sector del taxi de l'AMBINSTITUT METROPOLITA DEL TAXI
29/06/201729/06/2017Dispositivo para ensayo de colapso de una columna de material pulverulento o granular
19/06/201718/09/2019Potencial od spaceborn GNSS-R for land applicationsUniversità di Roma La Sapienza
09/05/201731/12/2019Optimización del proceso de fusión directa por láser para la fabricación de alta productividad de estructuras y componentes de titanio de gran tamañoIK4-TEKNIKER
01/05/201731/12/2019Bubble control by means of a piezoelectric device at cryogenic conditionsMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
14/04/201731/01/2019CFR and DPD techniques for nonlinear broadband and efficient amplification architecturesHUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD
30/03/201730/04/2018GMV Scientific Support for passive microwawes- Instrument and level 1 processing modellingGMV Innovating Solutions
01/03/201701/06/2017Anàlisi del Bicing a partir dades obertes online, mitjançant la seva repres. temporal, anàli. cluster temp. i espac., càlculs de reposicionam. capacit. òptimes, comprovac. capacitat de cada estació...MARFINA, S.L.
01/03/201718/11/2020Establiment del comportament geomecànic del massís rocós de la Muntanya de Montserrat com a base per la gestió sostenible del risc de despreniments a la zona del Monestir i accessosAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201728/02/2019Radio climatology models of the ionosphere: status and way forwardONERA - 775 722 879 RCS Evry
17/02/201716/08/2017Estudi de la difusivitat del molidbè en matrius de cimentAMPHOS XX I CONSULTING, S.L.
01/02/201730/04/20183-D Inospheric total electron content (TEC) modellingUNIVERSITY BIRMINGHAM EDGABASTON
01/02/201730/09/2017Supervisió regular dels resultats progressius en simulació en relació a la tasca 1.1AQUA.ABIB WATER SOLUTIONS S.L.
05/01/201728/02/2019RPAS-CAFEEUROCONTROL AGENCY
05/01/201730/12/2017Empoderament de la dona a Burkina per la seva inserció laboralCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC; Associació per la cooperació Cat Sya
01/01/201701/07/2019GRC-Galileo Reference Centre Development, operations support and hostings servicesGMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, SA
01/01/201731/12/2018Administrative services agreement for IEEEINSTITUT FOR ELECTRIC AND
12/03/201531/10/2022Informe sobre el comportament del vent a la ciutat de Terrassa el 9 de desembre del 2014Ajuntament de Terrassa
01/07/201431/05/2023IPRESES - Ionospheric contribution to PRE-SEismic SignaturesErtha Space Technologies

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
02/05/202231/10/2023Real time worldwide monitoring of ionospheric scintillation using geodetic receivers: from high end to low cost receiversEUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA) - ESTEC
23/03/202222/05/2022Anàlisi i dictamen sobre l'afectació que ha tingut les rebaixes de tarifes promogudes des del Govern d'Andorra i la pandèmia de la Covid19 en l'equilibri econòmic-financer de l'operador d'autobusos UTUTE COOPAL SA
07/03/202230/09/2022L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte d’R+D consistent en estudiar el comportament a tracció i fatiga de mostres d’alumini amb recobriments projectats en fred. El treball es desglossFUNDACIO BOSCH I GIMPERA
09/02/202231/07/2022GLobal MonItoring of MicroPlastics using GNSS- Reflectometry (GLIMPS) Project: experiment carried out in the ‘Atlantic Basin’ at Deltares (NL), as well as to analyse the results obtained and deliver aDEIMOS SPACE UK LIMITED
15/12/202130/04/2022Collaboration contract for the development of a set of tasks for the computation of reference ionospheric productENAC
01/12/202130/11/2023BIBLIOTECA CREIBLE DE RUTINAS FUNDAMENTALES E INTERFACES PARA LA INDUSTRIAMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/12/202130/11/2023Biblioteca creíble de rutinas fundamentales e interfaces para la industriaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
24/11/202124/11/2021A Communication Device and Signal Processing Method
01/10/202130/09/2024Beca doctorat INPhINIT RetainingFUNDACIO LA CAIXA
23/09/202122/09/2024SARS-CoV-2 i altres virus respiratoris en la infància: diferents enfocaments per definir models predictius per al seu diagnòstic i evolució epidemiològicaLA FUNDACIÓ LA MARATÓ DE TV3
15/09/202131/05/2022Development and implementation of a CFR (crest factor reduction) algorithm aimed to reduce the PAPR (peak to average power ratio) of communications signalsSOFTWARE RADIO SYSTEMS LIMITED
01/09/202131/08/2024Vehículos autónomos urbanos: autobuses modulares y vehículos de mercancías. Diseño de nuevos servicios de movilidad e integración urbanaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Computación de Alto Rendimiento de Estructuras Hidrodinámicas CoherentesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202115/05/2022Preuve du concept d'un système acoustique pour la mesure de masse d'ergols sur un réservoir de taille intermédiaire (300L)CENTRE NATIONAL D'ÉTUDES SPATIALES
01/09/202131/08/2024Desorden como herramienta para el aprovechamiento de la energía.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Dispositivos asistidos por técnicas de deep y machine learning para transceptores de radiofrecuencia altamente eficientesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Supervisión de flota de drones y optimización de los planes de vuelo de operaciones comercialesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2025Dinámica de sistemas celulares contráctiles guiada por adhesión intercel·lularAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202131/08/2024Ingeniería computacional basada en simulación de aprendizaje automáticoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202130/08/2024INGENIERIA COMPUTACIONAL BASADA EN SIMULACION DE APRENDIZAJE AUTOMATICOMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/09/202131/07/2024L’objecte del contracte és la realització del projecte d’R+D consistents en desenvoluparsimulacions computacionals del comportament dels assaigs de resistència al foc de diferents materials i estructuAPPLUS CORPORATION
09/08/202108/11/2021Realització de cales i presa de mostres de l’estructura de les calderes de la Sala de Calederes de Fabra i CoatsINSTITUT DE CULTURA DE BARCELONA
29/07/202129/07/2024Millora de la vida útil de les canonades dels sistemes de recollida pneumàtica de residus sòlids urbans a través de l'ús de nous materials.Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
20/07/202130/06/2022Desenvolupament de les actuacions en l'àmbit de la temàtica “Space Communications/'FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
19/07/202119/07/2024Robust positioning using hybridization of GNSS with other measurements of opportunityAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
19/07/202130/07/2023Subcontract with reference “68729/54.61/SWESNET-35+50-NOA-EIS+HESPERIA” signed between the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) and the National Observatory of Athens (NOA)National Observatory of Athens (SAR
01/06/202131/12/2022GNSS AstronomyESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
01/06/202131/12/2023Consultoria diseño y fabricación del radiómetro de microondas de la misión CIMR (Copernicus Imaging Microwave Radiometer) y curso de formaciónThales Alenia Space
01/06/202131/12/2021UPC and CUMT will establish research cooperation on:(1)carrying out joint research projects;(2)exchange of faculty members depending on financial abilities of the partners;(3)exchange of sci publicChina University of Mining and Tech
14/05/202113/11/2022Drones against COVID-19 Propagation by Controlling Capacity in Public SpacesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
29/04/202131/07/2022GRAS Ionospheric Measurements for Ionospheric Model AssimilationDLR
01/04/202131/03/2024PLASMAPHERE IONOSPHERE THERMOSPHERE INTEGRATED RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT AND ACCESS SERVICES:A NETWORK OF RESEARCH FACILITIESCommission of European Communities
11/02/202128/02/2023ESA Space Weather Service Network (S2P-SWE)PATP No. 668549/54.61/PATP-UPC-IonSATL'INSTITUT ROYAL D'AERONOMIE SPATIA
01/02/202131/01/2024Fatigue modelling and fast testing methodologies to optimize part design and to boost lightweight materials deployment in chassis partsCommission of European Communities
25/01/202124/08/2022desenvolupament d'algorismes d'integritat per la navegació autonoma GNSSESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
01/01/202131/12/2022Combining Simulation Models and Big Data Analytics for ATM Performance AnalysisCommission of European Communities
01/01/202131/12/2022CONCEPT OF OPERATIONS FOR EUROPEAN U-SPACE SERVICES - EXTENSION FOR URBAN AIR MOBILITYCommission of European Communities
01/01/202131/12/2021Treball de mostres de control dins del Pla de vigilància radiològica ambiental de la Central Nuclear d'Ascó.GENCAT-DEP TERRITORI I SOSTENIB
01/01/202131/12/2024Técnicas acústicas para la gestión de combustibles en el espacioAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/202131/12/2021Urban Mobility- 21257 Face to face courses and materialEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
23/12/202031/05/2021SERVICIO DE ASISTENCIA TÉCNICA PARA EL ESTUDIO SOBRE LA INCIDENCIA-CONTAGIOS COVID 19 Y VIAJES TRENES DE VIAJEROS AVE-LDRENFE OPERADORA.
15/12/202031/12/2020Note n° 18 of 15/12/2020
12/11/202018/12/2020ICAO Space Weather service - GNSS scintillations (CLS-UPC)COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES (C
10/09/202010/12/2021Forecasting Space Weather Impacts on Navigation Systems in the Arctic (Greenland Area)University of Oslo
31/07/202030/04/2021Système acoustique pour la mesure directe de masse d#ergolsCENTRE NATIONAL D'ÉTUDES SPATIALES
20/07/202020/07/2020Un aparato para atar un haz de cables o elementos filiformes varios y formar un mazo
01/06/202001/06/2021Envelope Tracking PAsHUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD
01/06/202030/11/2022Innovative processing for flight practicesCommission of European Communities
01/06/202030/11/2022Advanced Capacity and Demand Management for European Network Performance OptimizationCommission of European Communities
01/06/202030/11/2022Innovative Operations and Climate and Weather Models to Improve ATM Resilience and Reduce ImpactsCommission of European Communities
01/06/202030/11/2022Next-Generation Open-Source Tools for ATM Performance Modelling and OptimisationCommission of European Communities
01/06/202031/05/2023Integridad estructural a diferentes escalas dimensionales de nuevos materiales compuestos cerámica-metal procesados mediante rutas de fabricación aditivasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Avances en el análisis de la cuantificación del riesgo (QRA) por desprendimientos rocosos empleando avances en las técnicas geomáticasAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Turbulencia y grandes estructuras coherentes de la capa límite atmosférica: Aspectos fundamentales para parametrizar formación de nubes y para aplicaciones de energía eólica.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/05/2023Evolución y nucleosíntesis de estrellas primitivas de masa intemediaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/05/202031/10/2022A stable and resilient ATM by integrating Robust airline operations into the network - STARTCommission of European Communities
01/03/202001/07/2020IM-2020-1-0001 Optimization of five Active Flow Control parameters on a SD7003 wing profile at several angles of attack from 4 to 16 and at Reynolds number 60000 (second period)RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
02/02/202002/01/2023CONVENIO ENTRE EL CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR Y LA UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA, SOBRE UN PROGRAMA DE VIGILANCIA RADIOLÓGICA AMBIENTAL (RED DE ESTACIONES DE MUESTREO)CONSEJO DE SEGURIDAD NUCLEAR
22/01/202031/12/2021GNSS Reference Station Environment Monitoring Unit for ESAIndra Systems S.A.
01/01/202031/12/2022Assessment on alternative aviation fuels developmentEuropean Comission
01/01/202031/12/2022Nucleosynthetic signatures of convective-reactive events in starsAustralian National University
25/11/201930/06/2021ESA RealTime Ionospheric Continental Caster (e-RTICC) for High Precision ApplicationsESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
17/11/201928/02/2020Desenvolupament d'un model teòric del tipus Flexitransport que permeti parametritzar el comportament operatiu en funció de diversos escenaris (densitat) de la demanda en termes de viatges per unitatsAMTU - AG.MUNICIPIS TITULARS SERVEI
01/11/201931/01/2022A software engine for multi-criteria decision support in flight managementCommission of European Communities
01/11/201931/10/2022SafeNcy - the safe emergency trajectory generatorCommission of European Communities
01/11/201931/05/2022Prevención y gestión transfronteriza del riesgo asociado a deslizamientos de tierraCommission of European Communities
01/11/201930/04/2022Development of a new generation of cost-efficient polymeric fiber rebars and behaviour assessment in concrete matrices, using innovative computation proceduresSAUDI ARAMCO TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY
01/11/201928/02/2022Evil waveform and ionospheric characterization monitoring network (Subcontract No. D/921/67277621 to ESA Contract No. 4000127903/19/NL/AS)DLR
01/11/201929/02/2020Optimization of five Active Flow Control parameters on a SD7003 wing profile at several angles of attack from 4 to 16 and at Reynolds number 60000RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/11/201931/10/2022University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission
23/10/201922/10/2022Galileo Information Centres in Latin America - Lot 1 - Brazil
01/10/201930/09/2022Beca de Doctorat INPhINITFUNDACIO LA CAIXA
28/06/201915/09/2022Desenvolupament de sistemes de dispersió col·loidal i granulacióAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
03/06/201902/10/2020SWARM+ Coupling: High-Low Atmosphere IntUniver. Warmia and Mazury in Olszt
29/05/201928/06/2020Identifying the requeriments of Space Weather users in Mediterranean RegionUNIVERSIDAD ALCALÀ DE HENARES
24/04/201923/04/2022EUROCONTROL -PHDEUROCONTROL
01/04/201931/03/2022PhD studentship with the support of the SESAR Engage Knowledge Transfer NetworkCommission of European Communities
01/04/201918/06/2022Robust GNSS Positioning Techniques for Autonomous Vehicles in Urban EnvironmentsAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201930/06/2019FI-2019-1-0023 Square cylinder with a detached splitter plate in front of it and with several velocity ratiosRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/03/201930/06/2019FI-2019-1-0017 Evaluation of the feedback channels performance on fluidic oscillators compressible flow effects under subsonic conditions at high mach numbers. Extension.RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A011 uHandle: Adaptador d’utensilis per persones amb necessitats especials a les mansCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
11/02/201912/05/2021TECSpaW-TEC tools Space Weather ProjectEuropean Satellite Services Provide
01/01/201931/12/2022Desarrollo de un sistema integrado de navegación por satélite y navegación inercial para la navegación autónoma de vehículos a escala mundialAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Sensing with pioneering opportunistic techniquesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Preparación mecanoquímica de catalizadores para aplicaciones energéticas: activación de metano y producción de hidrógenoAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Mecánica Celeste: métodos analíticos y numéricos y aplicacionesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2021Drone research laboratory for the integration of mobile communicationsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021Master's Degree in Urban MobilityEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology
01/11/201828/02/2019Evaluation of the feedback channels performance on fluidic oscillators, compressible flow effects under subsonic conditions at high Mach numbersRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/11/201801/02/2020Contrôle acoustique des bulles dans des réservoirs cryogéniquesCNES
30/10/201830/04/2019POLarGIMs: Analysis and characterization of total electron content derived from global ionospheric maps in the polar regions.EUROPEAN COMMISSION
01/10/201801/09/2019Lunar ISRU Energy Storage and Electricity GenerationESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
01/10/201831/12/2019Validation Expertise in support to SESAR Exploratory Research COTTON projectINDRA BUSINESS CONSULTING S.L.U
07/09/201807/09/2018Method and system for signal processing
01/07/201830/06/2021High Accuracy Navigation under Scintillation ConditionsCommission of European Communities
31/05/201831/12/2020Bubble management by means of acousticsEuropean Space Agency
02/04/201802/04/2018Sistema y método para la detección y eliminación en tiempo real de interferencias de radiofrecuencia
12/03/201812/03/2020Suport a la European GNSS Agency (GSA) en activitats de navegació per satèl·lit.EVERIS AEROESPACIAL Y DEFENSA SL
01/03/201829/02/2020Continuing Building European Links toward South East Asia in the field of GNSS - PLUSCommission of European Communities
01/03/201830/06/2018FI-2018-1-0031 Post processing the 3D Ahmed body with Active Flow ControlRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/03/201829/02/2020Federated satellite system 6U tandem mission for sea ice and soil moisture monitoringDEIMOS ENGENHARIA SA
01/03/201828/02/2022Industrial decision-making on complex production technologies supported by simulation-based engineering (ProTechTion)European Commission
19/02/201819/02/2020Suport a la European GNSS Agency (GSA) en activitats de navegació per satèl·lit2EVERIS AEROESPACIAL Y DEFENSA SL
22/01/201831/12/2020Peritació Tribunal Superior Justicia PPVAUTOBUSES CUADRA SA
01/01/201831/12/2020Profundització en el coneixement dels nivells radiactius d'aigües d'abastamentAIGÜES DE BARCELONA EMP M GEST CI
01/01/201830/09/2021Vidrios orgánicos y metálicos: dinámica, recristalización y propiedades vibracionalesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201830/09/2021Asimilación de datos para una simulación ingenieril creibleAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201830/09/2021Soluciones Avanzadas de Procesado Digital de Señal para Componentes y Sistemas de Nueva Radio 5G Energética yAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Realització d'analítiques de radioactiviat en aigües (SA1402)GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/201831/12/2018Assaigs de radioactivitat de mostres ambientals. Anàlisis de les activitats degudes a isòtops radiactius presents en mostres d'aigua.LABORATORI DR. OLIVER RODÉS, S.A.
01/01/201820/03/2021Avint: estratègies de mecanitzat i predicció de la rugositat per a una integritat supeficial óptimaAgència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa (ACCIÓ)
01/01/201831/12/2020Laboratorio de integración avanzada en bandas milimétricas para comunicaciones xG, biosensores y aplicaciones espacialesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2021Soil in MotionMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/01/201830/11/2018Delivery routes optimizationUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
15/12/201730/06/2019ITERATE:digiTal prE-distortion foR multi-AnTenna wavEformsCTRE.TEC.DE TELECOMUNICACIONS CATAL
12/12/201731/01/2021DLR Subcontract D/954/67257887/'SSA-P2-SWE-I.4 Space weather expert services centres: P3-SWE-V (P3-SWE-110) - Ionospheric weather ESC extension/'DLR
01/12/201731/12/2019Control de la exposición a fuentes naturales de radiaciónAGUAS DANONE
20/11/201703/04/2019A tomographic ionospheric corrections testbed for Poland GNSS networks based on Wide Area Real Time KinematicLEICA GEOSYSTEMS SP Z O.O
13/11/201715/12/2017Development Real-Time Airline Performance AnalyticsBOEING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENT
06/11/201730/11/2018Testing general relativity with eccentric Galileo satellites (ESA contract nº 4000122402/17/NL/IB)ESA (EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY)
06/11/201706/03/2019Testing General relativity with exccentric Galileo satellitesEuropean Space Agency
01/11/201731/05/2018Completing the atmospheric sounding system with GNSS and platform integrated sensorsROKUBUN, S.L.
01/11/201731/07/2020Warning and Mitigation Technologies for Travelling Ionospheric Disturbances EffectsCommission of European Communities
01/11/201728/02/2018FI-2017-3-0017 3D Ahmed body with Active Flow ControlMinisterio de Economia y Competitividad
01/09/201730/11/2019Concept of Operations for EuRopean UTM SystemsCommission of European Communities
01/09/201715/12/2017Support in stochastic trajectory prediction characterisation and validation of the in-house developed stochastic trajectory prediction to perform environmental assessments and cost benefit analysisBOEING RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY CENT
21/07/201722/07/2019Front-End GNSS Interference eXcisorAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/07/201730/06/2021Unitat d'Excel·lència/'María de Maeztu/': Grup de recerca en Teledetecció, Antenes, Microones i SuperconductivitatMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/07/201731/10/2017Effects of fluidic actuation on cambered airfoil in pre and post-stall conditions at Re=5000RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/07/201731/10/2017Effects of time-periodic spanwise fluidic actuation on the flow around a cylinderRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/07/201731/10/2017FI-2017-2-0031 3D Ahmed body with Active Flow ControlRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/07/201730/09/2017Millora de les Apps ofertes al sector del taxi de l'AMBINSTITUT METROPOLITA DEL TAXI
29/06/201729/06/2017Dispositivo para ensayo de colapso de una columna de material pulverulento o granular
19/06/201718/09/2019Potencial od spaceborn GNSS-R for land applicationsUniversità di Roma La Sapienza
09/05/201731/12/2019Optimización del proceso de fusión directa por láser para la fabricación de alta productividad de estructuras y componentes de titanio de gran tamañoIK4-TEKNIKER
01/05/201731/12/2019Bubble control by means of a piezoelectric device at cryogenic conditionsMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
14/04/201731/01/2019CFR and DPD techniques for nonlinear broadband and efficient amplification architecturesHUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD
30/03/201730/04/2018GMV Scientific Support for passive microwawes- Instrument and level 1 processing modellingGMV Innovating Solutions
01/03/201701/06/2017Anàlisi del Bicing a partir dades obertes online, mitjançant la seva repres. temporal, anàli. cluster temp. i espac., càlculs de reposicionam. capacit. òptimes, comprovac. capacitat de cada estació...MARFINA, S.L.
01/03/201718/11/2020Establiment del comportament geomecànic del massís rocós de la Muntanya de Montserrat com a base per la gestió sostenible del risc de despreniments a la zona del Monestir i accessosAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201728/02/2019Radio climatology models of the ionosphere: status and way forwardONERA - 775 722 879 RCS Evry
17/02/201716/08/2017Estudi de la difusivitat del molidbè en matrius de cimentAMPHOS XX I CONSULTING, S.L.
01/02/201730/04/20183-D Inospheric total electron content (TEC) modellingUNIVERSITY BIRMINGHAM EDGABASTON
01/02/201730/09/2017Supervisió regular dels resultats progressius en simulació en relació a la tasca 1.1AQUA.ABIB WATER SOLUTIONS S.L.
05/01/201728/02/2019RPAS-CAFEEUROCONTROL AGENCY
05/01/201730/12/2017Empoderament de la dona a Burkina per la seva inserció laboralCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC; Associació per la cooperació Cat Sya
01/01/201701/07/2019GRC-Galileo Reference Centre Development, operations support and hostings servicesGMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, SA
01/01/201731/12/2018Administrative services agreement for IEEEINSTITUT FOR ELECTRIC AND
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Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

Validation

Monitoring

Accreditation

    Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

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