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Benayas Penas, Miguel (author)
The Kuiper Belt is considered to be formed by remnants of the original Solar System, that is why exploration missions to that region are susceptible of having an enormous scientific impact. Nonetheless, it is far away from Earth, missions to KBO targets a significant challenge. Additionally, current methods to identify trajectories that...
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Gevaert, Joost (author)
Backward erosion piping is a dike failure mechanism. It is the internal erosion process by which sand is eroded away from underneath a dike or levee by seepage flow. This erosion process progresses in the direction opposite to the direction of seepage flow and forms a small pipe directly beneath the dike. As erosion continues, this process can...
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van der Heijden, Bas (author)
Three bias estimation frameworks are presented that mitigate position-dependent ranging errors often present in ultra-wideband localization systems. State estimation and control are integrated, such that the positioning accuracy improves over iterations. The frameworks are experimentally evaluated on a quadcopter platform. Two state augmentation...
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van der Kort, Hugo (author)
Pathological tremor is currently not adequately treated with medication; it is effective in only 50% of cases and often does not supress tremor more than 60% at the cost of mild to severe side effects. In recent years, mechanical tremor suppression concepts have been developed, but none have thus far been implemented as replacements for current...
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Mooren, Maurits (author)
With the increasing amount of information sent in control systems, data is more often communicated through a communication network. These networked control systems use the network to exchange control and feedback signals among the system’s components. Data sent over a network attracts adversaries that try to read and modify this data. These...
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Epke, Michael Ray (author)
Communication between pedestrians and drivers partially relies on nonverbal communication methods such as eye-contact and gestures. With the transition from manually driven vehicles to automated vehicles (AVs), pedestrians could lose the ability to communicate their intention to the driver. This study investigated the use of hand gestures as a...
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Offerman, Rochus (author)
In the last decade, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity steadily enlarged, where global deal making continues to rise. While the M&A activity is increasing, it is the technology sector with the fastest growing number of transitions. Even though M&A are widely used for financial research purposes, there is plenty yet to be...
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Demkowicz, Patryk (author)
Thorough understanding of flexible wing structural and aerodynamic properties is crucial to reduce uncertainties in the design process of energy generating kite systems. A flexible leading edge inflatable (LEI) tethered kite connected to a drum-generator module is currently being developed by the Airborne Wind Energy research group at TU Delft...
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Vermeulen, Arjan (author)
At DCSC, research is conducted in the field of multi-agent systems. While this research often takes a theoretical approach, there is a growing need to verify the research on an experimental platform. In this way, the newly developed methods can be experimentally validated. For this purpose, a compact system is developed for localization and pose...
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Peshave, Kalyani (author)
Excessive consumption of non - renewable resources in the recent times has negative effects on the environment, one of the important of which include global warming. This suggests an urgent need for adaption to the sustainable use of the resources, for which the thermal technologies show a lot of scope. Absorption heat pump is a type of heat...
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Karthaus, Zoë (author)
Although a wide variety of upper limb prostheses is available, a large number of prostheses include wrist joints providing an insufficient amount of functionality. Compensatory movements have to be made in order to execute activities of daily living, causing fatigue and discomfort. This dissatisfaction amongst prosthetic users, which can result...
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Houriet, Caroline (author)
Recent findings have highlighted the potential of a 3D-printable high-strength Liquid Crystal Polymer, whose anisotropy can be fostered for topology optimization intents. The mesostructure of a 3D-printed liquid crystal polymer is studied: the observation of interlayer features under the form of regular notches or spiraling patterns swirls is...
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Sprong, Geert (author)
The bulbous bow is a common feature for large displacement vessels. The purpose of the bulbous bow is to reduce the bow wave, hereby making use of wave cancellation theory. The main drawback of these type of bows is that the drag reduction effect is only present for a limited range of sailing speeds. If the transit velocity is altered, the...
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Versteeg Conlledo, Ana (author)
The construction sector has been the world’s largest consumer of raw materials since years. Construction and building activities together account for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide (World Green Building Council, 2017). Considering the built environment puts major pressure on the natural environment, a change in...
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Gamez Losada, Fernando (author)
The propellantless nature of solar-sail propulsion allows researchers to design completely new sets of orbits unreachable or not-maintainable by means of conventional propulsion. The advantage of this somewhat new type of low-thrust propulsion system becomes more evident for long-duration missions where chemical or electrical rocket engines...
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Jansen, Johan (author)
When designing a construction pit adjacent to a navigation channel, the event of a ship colliding with the structure is something to take into account in the design of the pit. However, several aspects regarding ship collisions, i.e. the probability of occurrence of a collision, the magnitude of the collision force and the influence on the...
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Ruijgrok, Reinier (author)
The demand for a substantial increase in renewable energy causes the need for more and bigger wind turbines. To counter the problem of available space, windfarms will move into deeper water. The challenge of deeper water in combination with higher turbines, require new developments in the wind industry. The often used monopiles make way for a...
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Charisi, Nicole (author)
This thesis aims in the development of a parametric modelling method for the preliminary ship design based on Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE). The research work was conducted in cooperation with C-Job Naval Architects. Nowadays, parametric models can be seen as the core of the design practice since they facilitate the exploration of the...
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Holland, Noor (author)
Water is an important resource in many industries in the world. Due to emerging regulatory framework, change in consumer’s perspective and increasing costs for water, industries are forced to move towards sustainable water use. Nowadays, improvements in the brewery industry are focussed on increasing the efficiency of the processes or treating...
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van Veen, Simone (author)
In the past years, society has become increasingly more reliant on the Internet. Consequently, the security of the Internet became of critical importance. This thesis focusses on the security of one of the Internet's main protocols. This protocol, called the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), is used to exchange information that allows Internet...
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