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Peñarroya Rodriguez, Pelayo (author)
This thesis aims to assess how different convex penalty functions can be used in orbit determination methods and to design an algorithm to test them under different conditions.
Most traditional Precise Orbit Determination (POD) algorithms use the Least-Squares (LSQ) method to minimise the misfit between a set of modelled and actual...
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Noordermeer, Bob (author)
The cable between Vlieland and Terschelling needs to be replaced. The thesis focusses on the replacement of this cable. Because of the sensitive environmental situation some additional hurdles will need to be taken in order to come up with a decent placement plan.
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Beemster, Diana (author)
Throughout this report a logistic design for the floriculture supply chain from the growers to the buyers of the flower auction is developed to be feasible around the year 2025. Trends and developments in and around the floriculture market as consolidation of transport, shift in customer demand and the Internet of Things are plotted on a hype...
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Bak, Jasper (author)
Sea level rise poses challenges to the tidal inlet systems of the Wadden Sea, including the barrier islands. If no measures are taken, the shorelines of the islands will retreat and the basins may drown. In the Ameland Inlet, the Boschplaat at the eastern tip of Ameland and Bornrif at the western tip of Terschelling are currently shrinking.
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van Dommelen, Ryan (author)
The structuring of polymers on the micro and nanoscale is performed largely by lithographic techniques, which require complex steps and suffer from geometrical and scaling limits. Techniques such as Nanoimprint Lithography and Hot Embossing are attractive alternatives as they can produce high quality nanoscale structures with a high throughput....
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Hageman, Tim (author)
Heat transfer is important in many applications. For instance, due to the decrease in size of electronics, it
becomes more necessary to have efficient and smaller cooling systems. In order to increase the effect of the
cooling liquids used, it might be interesting to add extra solid particles with a high conductivity, to possibly
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Boersema, Lisanne (author)
This master thesis provides a feasibility study of a door-to-door (d2d) baggage service with standardized bag. Many stakeholders are involved in the aviation industry and in order to implement such a service the consequences and requirements for the industry must be clear. One of these stakeholders is Vanderlande, global market leader for...
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Bolder, Robin (author)
Two-phase thermal control systems are used for payloads that require temperature stability under high and fluctuating heat output. However, the complex interaction between the two phases in a flow makes it hard to predict the performance of such a system. The goal was to develop a numerical model able to predict the transient behaviour of such a...
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van der Lugt, Marlies (author)
Waves in coastal waters play a role in forecasting storm conditions, as boundary conditions for the assessment of coastal risk and in coastal structure design. Assessment of their impact can be made through numerical modeling. In a forecasting context, the CPU time of the wave model is decisive in its suitability. Recent years wave model...
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Burger, Steven (author)
This project’s research question is: How is society able to organize a mental healthcare system, that serves people’s individual care needs and is collectively economically viable? This research question regards a business model on a system level and the hybridity is reflected in the tension between the individual interest of fulfilling a care...
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Horstink, Thomas (author)
A fundamental prerequisite for many robot-tasks is the availability of an environment model. The ability of a robot to create such a model itself is crucial to having truly autonomous robots around in our daily lives. For basic robot-tasks, a two-dimensional grid-map that describes a distinction between inhabitable and uninhabitable space is a...
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Karageorgos, Dimitrios (author)
A major societal challenge in occidental countries nowadays is the continuously increasing ageing population. Due to this ageing society, solutions are needed to alleviate the limited care personnel and the ever increasing healthcare costs. To this end, service robots are proposed to meet this demand by assisting the elderly with their daily...
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Lous, Marieke (author)
The aim of this project was to design a product that helps implement a newly developed algorithm to aid in the diagnosis of allergies.

Interviews with allergy patients, allergists, and other specialists were conducted to gain information on their experiences. Literature research was done on recent discoveries on allergy diagnosis.
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Xu, Meng (author)
An exhibition in a company museum, Océ museum, is designed in this graduation project.

Océ is a global leader in digital imaging, industrial printing, and collaborative business services. The Océ museum was founded since 1983 to show the company history to its customers, fellow workers, and the interested public. In 2015, Océ opened...
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Braber, Titus (author)
On-board stabilization of quadrotors is often done using an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), aided by additional sensors to combat the IMU drift. For example, GPS readings can aid when flying outdoors, or when flying in GPS denied environments, such as indoors, visual information from one or more camera modules can be used.
A single...
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Hameeteman, Kevin (author)
Flight testing is an activity that exists since the beginning of flight, and is still seen as an essential part of
the aircraft development process. While numerical simulation has been improved significantly over the last
decade, flight testing remains attractive in the exploration and evaluation of the flight envelope, especially
in...
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Liu, Tsz Kit (author)
Inadequate treatment of wastewater effluent is one of the major point sources of pollution of organic micropollutants (OMPs) into aquatic environments. Wastewater treatment plants need to be upgraded to reduce OMP contamination. Recently, the combination of pre-ozonation and granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration has been proposed as a...
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Pang, Lin (author)
How important is the loss of a companion animal? The nub of the question is, how we understand the meaning of a companion animal in our life. Therefore, we could step in the situation of how the owners cope with the grief over losing their companion animals. This thesis concerned the most cruel but inevitable life event people would experience...
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de Waal, Jan-Wouter (author)
A System Dynamics study towards the potential effects of interventions on the food waste produced by households. Households are a major contributor to the waste of food within the Netherlands. There are negative consequences regarding the waste of food. A causal relation diagram is created, a set of interventions is defined, and based upon a...
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Hayde, Zsolt (author)
This graduation project is based on the design brief where Microsoft identifies durability issues with its Xbox One controller. During the project a modular controller was developed. The design of the modular controller consists of 4 interchangeable parts, each sliding into one of the four designated areas located on the top side of the Modular...
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