Start you End of Degree Project or Master Thesis




This section exhibits the available projects where you can start the End of Degree Project, or your Master Thesis

The covered areas are the ones involved by all the cited departments.

AERO – Development and integration of a Space Environment Simulator (Assigned)

This work is related to the development of a Space Simulator where orbit propagation and other relevant information, such radiation exposure, air density and velocity for certain range of altitude… regarding the interested environment, the space, is extracted in an iterative manner, in order to facilitate simulations for spacecraft operation. The traslational and rotational effects experimented by a spacecraft on the space is simulated with this work in progress software tool, a must have information for the following work.

This project is a continuation of the current one; some parts of the Simulator still require researching, and implementation.

AERO – Communications device and its Real-Time software for Onboard Computer (Assigned)

This work is related to the hardware selection and software implementation / debugging for a suitable Communications device, for use in the Martín-Lara mission.

Compression algorithms such Kosinski or LZSS would be desirable.

Experimental testing is intended to be performed, in collaboration, with the atmospheric ballon project.

AERO - Attitude and Orbit Control System, operational modes and actuators (OPEN)

Design, develop and implement the operational modes of an AOCS system.

As well, the work involves software and hardware selection and control. Due to AOCS operation requires actuators, such reaction wheels and magnetorquers.

AERO – Development of an atmospheric balloon (OPEN)

This work is related to the development of an entire platform that consists on an atmospheric ballon for research purposes, as well it represents an interesting academic platform where algorithm and sensor devices training can be performed, as well communication links can be tested using this platform.

AERO - Convex trajectory optimization. Applied to spacecraft attitude and lunar based landing (Assigned)

S/C and missions will benefit from an increased ability of planning autonomously maneuvers, be it for attitude or trajectory guidance.

Convex optimization includes a set of techniques to obtain the maximum or minimum point of a convex function taking into account dynamics and constraints, ensuring the existence of a feasible solution.

The TFM aims at:

Investigating Convex Optimization techniques

Reviewing existing Convex Optimization solvers

Investigating Convexification techniques, to render a non-convex problem actually convex

Apply convex optimization to a simplified scenario for attitude guidance or Moon landing

Define the problem

Convexify the problem

Implement the convexified problem

Select a solver and use it to solve the problem

GCOM - Algorithms for satellital transmit and reception of data (Assigned)
GCOM - Conversion to fixed-point of current Telecommands development (Assigned)
GCOM - Conversion to fixed-point of current Telemetry developments (Assigned)
ARCOS - Analysis of the XTRATUM platform on the ZedBoard zynq-7000 (Assigned)
ARCOS - Analysis of the NOS3platform (Assigned)
ARCOS - Integration RTEMS – CFE - COSMOS on an ARM based architecture (Assigned)
GREMA - Up converter radiometer for advanced millimeter-wave radiometers enabling next generation earth observation instruments (Up-Millirad) (Assigned)

The main objective of milliRAD is to develop passive multifrequency mm-wave remote sensing radi-ometers for application in earth observation and weather monitoring. They are meant to introduce technological advances in this area, so that they will help to overcome some of the current technologi-cal and economical roadblocks in both applications.

The project overall objective, to develop novel hyperspectral millimeter-wave remote sensing radiome-ters requires a wide combination of technologies and know-how, especially since two approaches have been proposed to reduce the risks: a heterodyne approach (with a traditional structure and novel LO scheme based on photonics) and a photonic-based approach (based on photonic resonators).

The overall objective of this thesis will be to develop sub-mm radiometers for Earth observation and radiastronomy purposes such as observing CMB.

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