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Kalsbeek, Mark (author)
This paper presents the design of a lab-scale silicon nitride photonic crystal lightsail, demonstrating the LightSailSim software package. LightSailSim, an open-source analysis pipeline, integrates a custom mechanical solver based on a particle system model with optical simulation results. The resulting design balances dynamic and structural...
master thesis 2024
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Flierman, Jesse (author)
Offshore wind stands as a crucial contributor to generating clean, renewable energy, but the limited availability of shallow water locations restrains the potential of bottom-fixed wind. To unlock the vast wind energy potential in deeper waters, a substantial reduction in the Levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of floating wind technology is...
master thesis 2024
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Menor de Oñate, Adrian (author)
Exploring planetary bodies using robot swarms can potentially increase the value of the exploration missions; enabling the execution of novel measurements and explorations previously deemed impractical or unattainable. Despite its potential, the technology readiness level of planetary swarms is not very mature. This work uses multi-agent...
master thesis 2024
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Danny Tjokrosetio, Danny (author)
Advancements in the space sector have driven the democratization of planetary exploration. As a longstanding target of scientific interest, Mars will consequently witness an increasing demand for surface missions of various sizes. Its thin atmosphere, however, is a challenging environment for entry, descent, and landing (EDL). An incoming...
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van der Zant, Gino (author)
This study maps decision quality in the exploration phase of MIRT-structured projects. The analysis begins from a scientific perspective, starting with a literature review. This review consists of decision quality research and other relevant theories like good governance, public administration, and process management. These theories yield a set...
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Uppenkamp, Gijs (author)
Offshore wind farms are increasing in size and moving further from shore. Service operation vessels (SOVs) are used for offshore wind operation and maintenance (O&M) at these large far offshore sites. These large vessels typically have a smaller daughter craft (DC) on board that can assist them. This DC is however too small to provide the...
master thesis 2024
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Vellekoop, Joris (author)
Deep reinforcement learning presents a compelling approach for the exploration of cluttered 3D environments, offering a balance between fast computation and effective vision-based navigation. Yet, the use of 3D navigation for learning-based information gathering remains largely unexplored. Navigation in 3D space poses the challenge of having an...
master thesis 2024
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Ambagts, Janneke (author)
This master thesis addresses the challenge of project performance in the Civil Engineering (CE) sector, emphasizing the significance of collaboration, communication, and understanding among interdisciplinary project teams. Focusing on the role of empathy in contractor-client collaborations, the study investigates the potential impact of serious...
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Sterkman, Pam (author)
Water management is an integral part of Dutch history, driven by the continuous need to reduce flood risk. Because a large area of the country is located below Normaal Amsterdams Peil (NAP), there is an ongoing challenge to safely discharge all the water to the sea. Therefore, flood safety policy has become crucial to protect the Netherlands...
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Matar, Jalal (author), Sanjuan-Ferrer, Maria J. (author), Rodriguez-Cassola, Marc (author), Steele-Dunne, S.C. (author), De Zan, Francesco (author)
This paper introduces a SAR mission concept uniquely designed for sub-daily interferometric-compatible revisits, essential for the timely monitoring of ecosystem water status in regions of significant scientific, ecological, societal, and economic value. The key concept is based on the strategic deployment of a constellation of several small...
conference paper 2024
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Chang, J. (author), Ji, W. (author), Yao, X. (author), van Run, A.J. (author), Groeblacher, S. (author)
Highly ambitious initiatives aspire to propel a miniature spacecraft to a neighboring star within a human generation, leveraging the radiation pressure of lasers for propulsion. One major challenge for this enormous feat is to build a meter-scale, ultralow mass lightsail with broadband reflectivity. In this work, we present the design and...
journal article 2024
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Tan, Zhuowen (author)
Understanding how the end users, ordinary citizens, experience designed public spaces is fundamental in the field of urban design. Virtual Reality (VR) technologies significantly enhance the ease of evaluating public space designs by creating virtual simulations. This allows users to immerse themselves more deeply in the space compared to...
master thesis 2023
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van der Werff, Daan (author)
In the conceptual design phase, OEMs perform technology assessment to identify feasible solutions for their new aircraft. When the OEM is unable to assess a certain technology themselves, they consult Tier-1 suppliers to involve<br/>them in the design process. The suppliers have higher fidelity analysis tools that can help the OEM with their...
master thesis 2023
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Fanizza, Vincenzo (author)
Performing crucial activities for space exploration, e.g., debris removal and on-orbit servicing, systems for Rendezvous and Proximity Operations (RPO) are required to be autonomous and scalable. Within this context, learning-based relative navigation has gained significant traction due to the latest advancements in AI and the cost-effectiveness...
master thesis 2023
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de Ridder, Jesse (author)
The offshore wind market is rapidly growing, resulting in increasing wind turbine sizes, increasing distances to port, and a shift to deeper waters. A literature study in this thesis shows that existing wind turbine installation vessels, vessels under construction, and innovative concepts will not be able to install next-generation turbines or...
master thesis 2023
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Dieters, Sibren (author)
New mining and exploration projects have revived across Europe with an increasing demand for critical raw materials driven by the energy transition and unstable political conditions. Hyperspectral imaging proves to be an excellent tool for quick and efficient non-invasive mineral exploration. By mounting hyperspectral- and LiDAR sensors on...
master thesis 2023
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ATHREY, ARCHITH (author)
This thesis addresses the Learning-Based Control (LBC) of unknown partially observable systems in the Linear Quadratic (LQ) paradigm. In this setting of learning-based LQ control, the control action influences not only the control performance but also the rate at which the system is being learnt, causing a conflict between learning and control ...
master thesis 2023
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Dönszelmann, Jonathan (author)
Programmers spend significantly more time trying to comprehend existing code than writing new code. They gain an understanding of the code by navigating the code base in an IDE, by reading documentation online, and by browsing code repositories on websites such as GitHub. To create rich experiences for programming languages across those various...
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Kejriwal, Abhishek kumar (author)
Electrovibration offers potential to enrich virtual touch experiences with authentic tactile sensations on touchscreens. In controlled environments, responses to tactile stimuli may be anticipated, yet this predictability becomes uncertain in unconstrained settings due to dynamic factors like varied applied force, finger scanning speed, and...
master thesis 2023
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Hepsaydir, Leyla (author)
This research is rooted in defining the marginlands of Istanbul; comprised of the city’s backstages, cracks, and fissures. It proposes an intervention along the historic margins of the city’s Land Walls, now swallowed by urban sprawl and existing as an interstitial inner-city threshold. The lands of such margins harbour an air of latency, having...
master thesis 2023
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