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Single Tree Detection from Airborne Laser Scanning Data: A Stochastic Approach
Characterizing and monitoring forests are of great scientific and managerial interests, such as understanding the global carbon circle, biodiversity conservation and management of natural resources. As an alternative or ...
Applications for FPGA's on Nanosatellites
This thesis examines the feasibility of using a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) based design on-board a CubeSat-sized nanosatellite. FPGAs are programmable logic devices that allow for the implementation of custom ...
FPGA-Based Software GNSS Receiver Design for Satellite Applications
Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver technology has tremendous scope for satellite applications such as radio occultation, precise orbit determination and reflectometry. Spaceborne GNSS receivers are characterised ...
Precise Point Positioning Augmentation for Various Grades of Global Navigation Satellite System Hardware
The next generation of low-cost, dual-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS receivers, boards, chips and antennas are now quickly entering the market, offering to disrupt portions of the precise GNSS positioning industry ...
Multibody Dynamics and Control of Tethered Spacecraft Systems
This doctoral research conducts high-fidelity multiphysics modeling for tethered spacecraft systems, such as electrodynamic tether systems, electric solar wind sail systems, and tether transportation systems with climbers. ...