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Monechi, Guido (author)
Solar sailing is a flight-proven low-thrust propulsion technology with strong potential for innovative scientific missions. The heliogyro is promising sailcraft design that utilizes a set of long slender blades which are deployed and flattened by spin-induced tension and whose orientations can be individually controlled. The main advantages of...
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Maurer, Maarten (author)
Control of a helicopter with a deployed dipping sound navigation and ranging (SONAR) is no trivial task due to the complex dynamics of the suspension cable. The cable can change shape, which influences the effect of water, wind and the motion of the helicopter itself. To control such a system, a control method is needed that can cope with these...
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Brill, Patrick (author)
To improve the safety of commercial air transport, pilots are required to train on simulators to recognize the characteristics of an impeding stall and subsequently correctly recover from it. To prevent negative training, it is important that the accuracy of the used simulation models is high. A manner to model the nonlinear, unsteady...
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Mink, Raoul (author)
Decentralised drone swarms need real time collision avoidance, thus requiring efficient, real time relative localisation. This paper explores different data inputs for vision based relative localisation. It introduces a novel dataset generated in <i>Blender</i>, providing ground truth optic flow and depth. Comparisons to <i>MPI Sintel</i>, an...
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van Beurden, Xander (author)
Aerial platforms designed for water jet placement are gaining interest in the areas of fire-fighting, washing, and irrigation. A novel, lightweight, and simplistic design is proposed that reduces the number of actuators and limits ineffective water discharge. External camera feedback was used for position control as a first step towards...
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Vinskas, Žilvinas (author)
Highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide, known as high-test peroxide (HTP), is widely regarded as a greener and safer alternative to traditional hypergolic fuels. A recent development demonstrated the<br/>potential to manufacture HTP in-orbit, bypassing prolonged storage challenges associated with the substance. This sparked interest in...
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Hobijn, Christiaan (author)
The miniaturization of satellites throughout the decades is mostly contributed by the advancement in electronics and technology. Volume and mass of a satellite are factors of the launch costs. The Deployable Space Telescope (DST) program<br/>aims to reduce the stowed volume of the telescope and subsequently reduce the costs.<br/>Telescopes have...
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Makaveev, Momchil (author)
This project proposes and evaluates a novel concept for an airspeed instrument aimed at small hybrid unmanned aerial vehicles. The working principle is to relate the power spectra of the wall-pressure fluctuations beneath the turbulent boundary layer formed over the vehicle’s body to its airspeed. The instrument consists of two microphones,...
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Madabhushi, Pranav (author)
To survive on the surface of a near atmosphere-less Mars, humans must be able to provide thermal energy to buildings to sustain temperature changes from -73°C to 20°C. The goal of the thesis is to create a passively-working thermal battery using materials currently available to humans; it must be the sole heat source to the Martian buildings....
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Malfliet, Jari (author)
Wind estimation plays an important role in many aspects of our world, both for nowcasting and forecasting. This is also true for aircraft flight routes; where wind field knowledge can contribute to flight planning and safety. Aircraft can relay flight information back to ground-based receivers, from which local wind measurements can be derived....
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van Splunteren, Max (author)
Propeller propulsion systems combined with Boundary layer ingestion (BLI) have been proposed as a propulsive system to reduce the CO2 emissions of aircraft by 50% by 2050. BLI leads to increased disturbances at the propeller disk and causes more noise due to the fluctuating blade loading. Using the APPU project as a test case, unsteady inflow is...
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Meester, Ruben (author)
We present a computationally cheap 3D bug algorithm for drones, using stereo vision. Obstacle avoidance is important, but difficult for robots with limited resources, such as drones. Stereo vision requires less weight and power than active distance measurement sensors, but typically has a limited Field of View (FoV). In addition, the stereo...
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Elnily, Yasser (author)
The use of Grid-stiffened structures has been increasing in the space industry over the last decade. Thanks to it is high specific mechanical properties and excellent damage tolerance characteristics, researchers also started looking into the potential of using them for aeronautical applications. However, not much has been done to investigate...
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Beets, Simon (author)
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Helsdingen, Timothy (author)
This study investigates the problem of prioritising trucks at the export area of the KLM Cargo ground handler terminal while maintaining a continuous operation in the unloading area. Due to the uncoordinated nature of truck arrivals and space limitations at the ground handler, substantial waiting times may arise when<br/>trucks arrive...
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Vrijenhoek, Jasper (author)
The ever increasing number of space debris objects orbiting the Earth is becoming a larger threat to the present and future satellite operations and spaceflight. To ensure the safety of these missions, the orbits of these space debris objects need to be precisely known. At the moment this is not possible for small (1-10 cm) space debris objects...
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John Vaseekaran, Saran (author)
Leading Edge Erosion is a major concern for the wind energy industry as it affects the aerodynamic efficiency of wind turbine blades and, therefore, the power generated. Hail impact on the leading edge could significantly damage the protective layer and the composite substrate. The focus of this research study is to investigate the effect of...
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Baeta Campos da Rocha Fontes, Tomás (author)
This Master thesis consists in investigating the formation and behavior of vapor and ice plumes. These plumes can occur in icy moons of our solar system, such as Europa or Enceladus, which are widely believed to have a liquid water ocean beneath their crust. These plumes most likely consist of a sub- surface reservoir of liquid water fed by the...
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Martorelli, Luca (author)
The use of CFD-based optimizations is becoming a standard for turbomachinery design. Although the use of such optimizations can lead to great improvements of the machine performances, there are still several shortcomings in the common design procedure of turbomachines. In fact, this entails the optimization of the component shape, and only a...
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de Boer, Stefan (author)
The flight tests which are part of the certification procedure that prove that no flutter occurs within the flight envelope are fraught with risk. To reduce the risk, numerous numerical analyses, wind tunnel and ground tests are performed, which together with the flight tests result in a long and costly test programme.<br/><br/>To reduce the...
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