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Graduation YearNázev praceThesis TitleThehis typeStudent NameAffiliation of the studentAbstract of the thesis
2019Excavator Arm Position Reconstruction – Image ProcessingWinterProjectPedro Emanuel Saraiva Parahyba
2018Embeded systems and Evaluation of aTimeOfFlight cameraSummerProjectIlgaz Onur TasTurkey, Abdulah Gul University
2018Embeded systems and Evaluation of aTimeOfFlight cameraSummerProjectHüseyin BaydarTurkey, Anadolu University
2018Improvement of the tool being used for illustration
of navigation sensors data processing and fusion
SummerProjectYann Machado da SilvaUFRJ - Universidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroMr. Silva helped with upgrade of the communication interface on a set of wireless sensors that are used to illustrate principles of inertial data processing. The data includes acceleration, angular rates, magnetometer, pressure and temperature data. These data are processed through navigationalgorithms to get information about position of a vehicle. He was able to understand the technology and its problems.
2018Development of the Electronics Flight Instrument System for UL39 airplaneSummerProjectMarina Prado LenzaUniversity of Brasília - UnBMs. Lenza helped with project connected with development of the university jet plane UL39 where she particularly interfaced the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with our Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS).
Ms. Lenza task was to get familiar with Fairchield FMT1030 IMU and especially with its digital interface. The unit allows for collection of acceleration and angular rates data that are processed into orientation angles measurements, and subsequently these data are available on the digital interface of the unit. She was able to understand the technology and its problems. She programmed the interface between the IMU unit and a flight computer that is used for data visualization.
2018Position tracking of an ultra small aircraftSummerProjectGustavo Vechin de MatosState University of Campinas (UNICAMP),
Campinas, São Paulo,
This article deals with cameras and image processing for attitude determination to be used to measure altitudes, distance and orientation. We are describing principles of optical technologies from simple cameras, multiple spectrum images data processing and Time-of-Flight technologies. The principles of international space station distance measurement, horizon detection methods and object tracking are described. The article finally aims at the passive principles of measurements of an ultra small airplane in space in order to determine its position, speed and orientation angles in time for evaluation of the airplane profile at low Reynolds numbers. The ultra small airplanes can not be measured in wind tunnels due to the insufficient precision of the measurement system built in the wind tunnel. The current state of the art uses measurement of the flight time of the ultra small plane with different settings of the air surfaces. This approach allows for determination of multiple parameters from the recording acquired during a test flight which is unique.
2018Elektronická část malé satelitní platformyElectronics of Small Satellite PlatformBachelor ThesisJan StepanCTU in Prague, CzechRepCílem bakalářské práce bylo přepracovat existující zapojení komponent malé satelitní platformy, které jsou na několika vývojových deskách plošných spojů propojených velkým množstvím vodičů. Student měl za úkol navrhnout takové uspořádání součástek, aby se vešly na dva plošné spoje a tím byl redukován počet vodičů nutných pro propojení desek mezi sebou.
2017Full flight simulator control and cockpit electronicsFull flight simulator control and cockpit electronicsSummerProjectGeorges AwonoEcole Polytechnique of Nantes’ university, FranceThe project deals with simulator movement algorithms and cockpit instruments interaction with the simulator. The aim of the project is to develop a control algorithm for a Steward platform and interconnect the real controls with simulated environment.
2017Moblní komunikační bránaMobile Communication GateMaster ThesisMartin PoláčekCTU in Prague, CzechRepCílem projektu je návrh elektronické jednotky, která bude obsahovat komunikační moduly WiFi a GSM a přijímač GPS signálu. Jednotka bude umožnovat předávat data přijatá pomocí GPS a rozhraní CAN přes WiFi a GSM. Servisní informace bude možné předávat pomocí rozhraní RS232. V rámci práce se předpokládá propojení komunikační jednotky s existujícím aerometrickým modulem a zobrazovačem EFIS s pohyblivou mapou.
2016Magnetometr pro urcovani orientace v prostoruMagnetometer for Orientation DeterminationMaster ThesisLalovic GoranCTU in Prague, CzechRepCilem prace je navrh a realizace elektroniky sberu dat ze skupiny magnetometru sestavenych tak, aby bylo mozne automaticky korigovat lokalni distorze magnetickeho pole (hard and soft iron distortions). V praci bude navrzena elektronika a SW pro sber dat ze senzoru. Zpracovani dat bude provadeno v prostredi Matlab nebo Scilab. Ovladaci SW bude umoznovat nastavovat parametry merici hlavy a vycitat merene hodnoty. Vysledna data budou vhodnym zpusobem slucovana s vysledky poskytovanymi systemem pro urcovani naklonu pomoci mereni rozdilu tlaku.
2016Research fellow, writer, for sensor signal processing for aerospace applicationsSummerProjectJames Evan Bowen-GaddyUniversity of Pittsburgh, USAThe aim of the internship is to gain experience about sensors and signal processing for aerospace applications and help non-native English speakers with publication in a scientific journal. The work includes proofreading and corrections on the ongoing articles related to improvement of sun sensor performance, mainly linearity. Another part of the work will be focused on Small Satellite Platform tool which illustrates principles of inertial sensors used in navigation for aerospace and space application. The platform represents a system, such as Hubble Space Telescope, or International Space Station, where students are responsible to maintain orientation of the platform in horizontal plane. The required tasks involves sensor data acquisition, data distortion correction, fusion algorithms and control theory. We would like to publish single tasks with results in a IEEE Transaction on Education Journal. The last part of the internship can be devoted to our Full Motion Simulator and tests which we perform on pilots in area of Human Factors. It is expected the internship will end with at least one submission to an impacted journal such as: IEEE Sensors, IEEE ToE, IEEE ToIE, etc.
The details about our previous work can be found at:
2016Excavator Arm Position Reconstruction – Image ProcessingWinterProjectSaulo NegriUniversity of Sao Paulo, BrazilAbstract: The aim of the project is to digitize position (coordinates) of an excavator arm from a web camera using a set of bright points (LED lights) with existing camera and image acquisition toolbox. Requirements: basic experience with Matlab and orthogonal coordinate systems. Expected steps: Get familiar with the image acquisition toolbox; Prepare a simulator of the excavator arm - three components - LED lights; Acquire and compute data by one camera; Propose extension of the computation engine to multiple cameras - three cameras, propose a method to alight coordination frames of multiple cameras; Evaluate the approach with three cameras; Describe the proposed solution.
2016Small Satellite Platform - Electronic Module RedesignSummerProjectLucas Yugo TANIOState University of Campinas (UNICAMP),
Campinas, São Paulo,
Mr. Tanio worked on the project titled “Small Satellite Platform - Electronic Module Redesign” which dealt with a complete redesign of the electronics used to acquire data from sensors, control actuators and communicate through a wireless interface. The electronic circuit is intended to control a model of a satellite named Small Satellite Platform.

During his stay, Lucas managed to learn how to use a completely new electronic circuit design tool – Cadence. He was able to use the available electronic parts, merge them together into one schematics and then design a PCB. The standalone parts included the CPU board which is the central core of the entire SSP, switching power source for the fly wheels, fly wheels speed measurement extension, the Wi-Fi module used for wireless communication with a ground station, LEDs for the Star Tracker System and a sensor board with accelerometers, angular speed sensors, a magnetometer, and a pressure sensor.
2015Komunikacni rozhrani modulu ST iNemo-M1ST iNemo-M1 Communication InterfaceBachelor ThesisDibelka JakubCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete desku plosnych spoju a zakladni SW vybaveni umoznujici vyuziti modulu iNemo-M1 ve vyukove platforme SSP a v systemu snimani pohybu cloveka 3D Motion Capture. Modul bude umoznovat pripojeni k bezdratovemu rozhrani WiFi nebo Bluetooth a bude umet prenaset zakladni data do osobniho pocitace. Soucasti prace je i navrh zapouzdreni modulu, ktery bude nasledne vytisten na 3D tiskarne.
2015Realizace pilotazne/navigacniho displeje EFIS s rozsirenymi funkcemi pro podporu rozhodovani pilotaDesign of an EFIS Display Extended by Functions Supporting Decision Making ProcessMaster ThesisMazurek PetrCTU in Prague, CzechRepVytvorte SW zobrazovace letovych a navigacnich informaci spolecne s plastickou mapou terenu. Prace predpoklada analyzu dostupnosti datovych zdroju pro 3D vizualizaci terenu (vyskovy model), vyznamnych staveb (veze, elektricka vedeni, silnicni sit, ) a vyznamnych prirodnich objektu (vodni toky, zalesnene oblasti, ). SW vybaveni bude v zakladnim modu umoznovat zobrazeni 3D terenu, letovych a navigacnich udaju a vyznamnych prekazek. SW bude zobrazovat data jak z leteckeho simulatoru, tak z externi INS jednotky a take z externiho modulu pro planovani trajektorii. Mezi dalsi zobrazovane informace patri oblasti omezenych prostoru, letistni koncove zony a navigacni tunel. System bude mozne menit nastavenim parametru zobrazovanych informaci, zvyraznenim nebezpecnych objektu a takovych artefaktu, ktere budou usnadnovat srovnavaci navigaci. Vysledny system bude otestovan s pomoci leteckeho simulatoru, overen s pomoci externich specialistu a bude proveden letovy test.
2015Simulovane rozhrani testovaci stanice avionikySimulated Interface of an Avionics Test-benchMaster ThesisFrank JanCTU in Prague, CzechRepCilem je vyvinout softwarove reseni umoznujici simulovat realne ovladaci prvky pro zadavani pilotazne navigacnich dat, a to bud ze vzdalene pripojeneho pocitace, nebo skriptem pro automatizaci. Zakladnimi ukoly jsou:
• Nakonfigurovat TIU server pro letouny Dassault a Agusta. Vytvorit konfiguracni soubor, ktery nastavi vsechny potrebne signaly. Zapojit PC a HW ovladace tak, aby se mezi nimi dalo prepinat elektronickymi prepinaci.
• Vytvorit SW, ktery umozni zapis a vycitani dat k SW generovanym ovladacum. SW zapisuje data na sbernici a jako zpetnou vazbu cte hodnoty znaku, ktere se zobrazuji na displeji. Soucasti prace je vytvorit grafickou nadstavbu klienta pro uzivatelsky snadne ovladani.
• Vyvinout procedury pro testovani vybranych scenaru ovladani bez zasahu uzivatele. Procedury budou realizovany ve forme davkovych prikazu (skriptu).
2015Small Satellite Platform Matlab ControllersSummerProjectVinícius de Paulo Souza RIBEIROSchool of Electrical and Computing Engineering (FEEC),
State University of Campinas (Unicamp),
Mr. Ribeiro worked on a project titled „Small Satellite Platform Matlab Controllers” where his task was to create a set of scripts in Matlab environment which illustrate different controller concepts of Small Satellite Platform, such as P, PD, PI, PID, fuzzy, etc. Student was supposed to evaluate performance of different control approaches and prepare explanation materials and documentation for other students with limited knowledge about control theory. Another required output was a publication about the educational capabilities of the platform in an educational journal (like IEEE Transaction on Education).
During his stay, Vinícius measured response characteristics of given controllers and he extended the existing scripts by adding measurements of the derivative control component from an angular rate sensor and introduced an integral component to improve precision of the stabilization. At the end, he was able to compare the different solutions.
His work included tests of different control approaches, Matlab programing to receive, process and visualize the acquired data, and creation of a summary describing results of different approaches in an article intended for IEEE Transaction on Education.
2014Digitalni ovladac elektronickeho zobrazovace letovych dat EFISDigital Controller for Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS)Bachelor ThesisSuchy JakubCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte rozhrani mezi modulem univerzalniho digitalniho ovladace (napr. BMW iDrive controller) a systemem elektronickeho zobrazovace letovych dat EFIS. Jedna se o elektronicky modul, ktery bude umoznovat prijem dat z rozhrani ovladace a prevadet ovladaci povely na signaly sbernice CANaerospace. Dale navrhnete metodu integrace dat generovanych ovladacem pro ovladani systemu EFIS (napr. zadavani barometricke reference), kterou implementujte do existujiciho SW EFISu a navrhnete zpusob ovladani nekolika elektronickych zobrazovaci EFIS jednim kontrolerem typu iDrive.
2014Modul rizeni navijaku kalibracni vlecne sondyControl Module of a Trailing Probe WinchMaster ThesisSchinkmann BrunoCTU in Prague, CzechRepCilem projektu je vyvoj ovladaci elektroniky navijaku letecke zavesne sondy pomoci predem vytipovanych soucastek. Vysledkem bude navrh elektroniky, plosneho spoje a SW vybaveni obvodu pro kontrolu navijaku, ktery bude umoznovat ovladani obousmerneho navijeni zavesneho lana, kontrolu odvinute delky, snimani smeru odvinuteho lana, kontrolu napajeci LiPo baterie a spravu jejiho nabijeni. Komunikace s ridicim modulem bude pomoci bezdratoveho pojitka. Vysledkem prace bude funkcni modul umoznujici ovladani a mereni predepsanych parametru. Funkcnost modulu bude otestovana v rozsirenem teplotnim rozsahu a funkce odvijeni bude vyzkousena ve vetrnem tunelu.
2014System pro sledovani zasilek v prubehu prepravy na dlouhe vzdalenostiLong-distance Freight Tracking SystemMaster ThesisSotola MichalCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte elektronicky modul zaznamniku urceneho pro sledovani zasilek v prubehu prepravy na dlouhe vzdalenosti. Realizujte SW vybaveni umoznujici ukladani dat ze senzoru (3 x zrychleni, 3 x uhlovych rychlosti, 3 x magnetickeho pole, 1x teploty, 1x tlaku, stavu baterie a externi seriove linky). Programove vybaveni musi umoznovat automaticke zapnuti a vypnuti zaznamu a take uzivatelske nastaveni (zapnuti a vypnuti zaznamu, nastaveni frekvence ukladani dat, precteni informaci o zaznamovem mediu, zobrazeni aktualnich dat ze senzoru, atd.). Soucasti zarizeni ma byt i vybaveni pro ridici pocitac typu PC, ze ktereho bude mozne system ovladat a analyzovat data ze senzoru. Zarizeni je mozne realizovat s pomoci jednotky iNemo firmy ST microelectronics. Soucasti prace ma byt ohodnoceni vlastnosti senzoru navrzeneho systemu na zaznamu o delce min 24 hodin, pricemz pro ohodnoceni senzoru je mozne pouzit napr. algoritmus Allan Variance.
2014Position Determination by Magnetic Field Detection
SummerProjectYoan LEFEVREEngineering School ENSEIRB-MATMECA
(Bordeaux, France)
The involvement of Earth’s Magnetic Field in Mapping Localisation Detection is used since few years now for several embedded system as mobile phone for example. The main purpose of this project is to use the information earned from the Magnetic Field to identify the 3D position of an embedded system regards to his initial position, on his own coordinate system.
This paper will give you the outlines and the main ideas about the conception of this project, from the communication for the magnetic field sensor used with a CPU until the data processing and fusion in Matlab, all of this by describing the main parts of the code programmed.
2014Improvement of the Reaction Wheel Feedback System of a Small Satellite PlatformSummerProjectYunus GEZGENKaradeniz Technical University,
Mr. Gezgen worked on a project titled „Improvement of the Reaction Wheel Feedback System of a Small Satellite Platform” which dealt with data acquisition and processing of a reaction wheel speed measurement. A specially arranged sensor was used on an educational platform and Mr. Gezgen interfaced this sensor with the rest of the electronics and processing modules.
  During his stay, Yunus measured parameters of the sensor and identified possible ways of its interconnection with the rest of the system. He managed to get the data from the sensor, adjust levels of the signals, connected them to the internal CPU, and evaluated the data. His work included mechanical arrangement of the sensor and related PCB, electrical interconnection of all components with an internal embedded system, Matlab programing to receive, process and visualize the acquired data.
2013Elektronika navijaku kalibracni vlecne sondyControl System of a Trailing Probe WinchBachelor ThesisSchinkmann BrunoCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete reseni ovladaci elektroniky navijaku letecke zavesne sondy. Jedna se o volbu vhodneho napajeni a implementaci rizeni a ovladani DC motoru, pricemz system ma umoznovat ovladani obousmerneho navijeni zavesneho lana pomoci bezdratoveho pojitka. Dale navrhnete, do systemu implementujte a otestujte senzory potrebne pro detekci rychlosti navijeni a odvijeni lana a uhlu, ktery lano svira s referencni rovni navijaku.
Vysledkem prace ma byt funkcni modul umoznujici ovladani a mereni predepsanych parametru.
2013Softwarova platforma urcena pro ohodnoceni prubehu letu letadlaA Software Platform for an Airplane Flight EvaluationMaster ThesisHruska MilanCTU in Prague, CzechRepZadani prace je zamereno na vyvoj a otestovani softwarove knihovny, ktera umozni ohodnotit prubeh letu letadla na zaklade zaznamu zaznamenaneho z logovaciho pristroje. Student by mel v praci navrhnout mnozinu dat, kterou bude behem letu nutne zaznamenavat a na zaklade ktere bude mozne ohodnotit prubeh letu a vznik potencialne nebezpecnych situaci. Knihovni funkce budou muset umet rozpoznat jednotlive faze letu jako je start, vydrz, stoupani, let, priblizeni k letisti, jednotlive faze priblizeni. Prubeh letu bude porovnan s povolenymi vykony na danem stroji, ktere musi byt mozne zmenit, a na zaklade toho bude vygenerovan seznam mist s casovymi znackami chyb, kterych se pilot dopustil.
2013Univerzalni analyzator letadlovych sbernicUniversal analyzer of aircraft busesBachelor ThesisMaska MarekCTU in Prague, CzechRep1. Navrhnete a otestujte hardware prevodniku paketu sbernice ARINC429 na USB.
2. Pri navrhu pouzijte procesor LPC1759FBD80551, pro rozhrani ARINC429 pouzijte produkty firmy Holt, napajeni prevodniku bude z letadlove site 27 VDC a pro pripojeni k pocitaci typu PC pomoci USB rozhrani vyuzije prevodniku firmy FTDI.
3. Navrhnete zarizeni vcetne programoveho vybaveni, ktere umozni odeslat a prijmout jeden paket a bude vybavene nejmene jednim vysilacim a prijimacim kanalem s moznosti nezavisleho nastaveni prenosove rychlosti.
Satellite Platform
Gasparetto Farris
Mr. Farris worked on a project titled “Small Satellite Platform” which dealt with sensor data acquisition, processing and control of a satellite platform intended to illustrate sensor processing and spacecraft stabilization principles. He assembled one stabilized platform where he completed interconnection of internal electronics circuits and designed one new circuit for optical speed sensor data processing. The electronic sub-system includes a CPU board, a 9DOF sensor board, a WiFi communication module, and an engine driver connected through wire harnesses. Additionally, he prepared one extra task description for our students which will be used for laboratory exercises. The task illustrates principles of pressure measurement for altitude determination in aerospace technology. Lucas spent a lot of time working on Matlab scripts and documentation of his work which we hope will be published in Transaction on Education journal. Results related to automatic magnetometer calibration in order to get data for successful 2D navigation of the platform which are used for spacecraft stabilization will be published in the article together with comparison of different control algorithm outputs. The control algorithms we measured on the existing platforms and also on the one which Lucas assembled.
Satellite Platform Control
SummerProjectLuca MatroneUniversità di Napoli
Federico II”, Faculty of Electronic Engineering,
Mr. Matrone worked on the project titled “Small Satellite Platform Control” which deals with data acquisition, processing and control of a satellite platform intended to illustrate spacecraft stabilization principles. His main task was to improve the existing electronic system and platform controller design. At the beginning of Mr. Matrone’s work, the platform was in a development phase, it was necessary to finalize different PCBs for interconnection of sensors and actuators. The existing controller lacked its expected performance and so the second part of the task was supposed to be aimed on the platform stabilization in one axe with help of magnetometer, camera and angular rate sensors.
2013Visualization of 3D Motion Capture Sensor NetworkSummerProjectJose
Mango Mendes Filho
École Nationale des Techniques Avancées
– ENSTA ParisTech,
Mr. Filho worked on a project titled “Visualization of 3D Motion Capture Sensor Network” which dealt with data acquisition, filtering and processing of a set of remote controlled units containing inertial reference sensors arranged as a system capable to record human body motion. During the time he spent with us, he assembled four measurement units containing a central CPU board, the Wi-Fi module for data exchange, LED lights for optical position tracking and a sensor board with accelerometers, angular rate sensors, a magnetometer, and a pressure sensor. He wirelessly connected the units to the computer and designed a software layer which transfers data from all of the sensors to a user application which visualizes them by OpenGL 3D graphical library. The graphical frontend of the application shows a 3D skeleton which repeats the human body movements captured by the set of the designed units. The raw data from the sensors flows through a special software layer which calibrates them and then the raw data are used for determination of the orientation angles (pitch, roll, and heading) of the each unit. To perform this task, Jose performed intensive literature research about sensor parameters, calibration, data processing, inertial data fusion algorithms, Kalman filtering, etc. and after then he was able to use the knowledge in his programs. José also wrote an Android application which allows to connect an Android phone into the motion capture system and to extend the set of sensor units by its data. Finally, he tested all the data acquisition, calibration and filtering software by visualization of human body movements using the virtual 3D skeleton.
2013Small Satellite Platform ControlWinterProjectAriela
Pizzol Busato
Ms. Busato worked on the project titled “Small Satellite Platform Control” which deals with data acquisition, processing and control of a satellite platform intended to illustrate spacecraft stabilization principles. During the time she spent with us, she assembled three simplified platforms containing the important electronic components of the Small Satellite Platform (SSP). They include the CPU board which is the central core of the entire SSP, the Wi-Fi module used for communication with a ground station, LEDs for the Star Tracker System and a sensor board with accelerometers, angular speed sensors, a magnetometer, and a pressure sensor. The simplified models are used to introduce the SSP’s main features, communication, and data processing to students and allow us to increase the number of students participating in the course. She performed calibration of magnetometers of all simplified models and also all the SSPs using a Matlab script that she wrote to automate the process. With the knowledge gained about performance of magnetometers and the SSP Star Tracker System, the student was able to track the position of the SSP while it was hanged on a tether. With help of the SSP actuators, Ariela identified the mathematical model of the system based on the step response characteristics. She used the model to design a digital controller which was able to stabilize the platform in one dimension - heading. Ariela tested multiple approaches for controller design including Discrete-time Root Locus and she implemented the final controller in a Matlab script. The controller works with either the Star Tracker System or the magnetometer data on its input and it was tested on all of the platforms available. As the speed of the wheel used to control the heading could eventually increase or decrease too much, outside of the useful range, she also developed a speed compensator maintaining a proper working point (reaction wheel offloading algorithm) using the second wheel. Finally, she designed a task for students attending the university course that summarizes the procedure of controller design and leads students to a proper SSP heading digital control implementation.
2012Variometr celkove energieTotal Energy VariometerMaster ThesisBattek TomasCTU in Prague, CzechRepCilem prace je navrhnout a realizovat system variometru celkove energie, ktery je na bezmotorovych letadlech pouzivan jako indikator letu v termice.
V uvodni casti prace prozkoumejte a popiste v soucasne dobe pouzivane systemy propojeni Pitot-statickych a Venturiho trubic. Dale navrhnete model systemu, ktery pozadovany udaj vypocitava pomoci standardne pouzivanych aerometrickych systemu, a to za pouziti absolutnich i relativnich senzoru tlaku. Navrzene reseni overte v prostredi Matlab/Simulink za pomoci zname definice chovani atmosfery, dale na datech letoveho modelu FlightGear a pripravte testovaci system, ktery bude mozne vyzkouset na realnem vetroni.
Vyslednou funkci implementujte do existujiciho aerometrickeho systemu [1].
2012Evaluation of Analogue
and Digital Sun Sensor Parameters
WinterProjectJuan Alberto Cabrera
Mr. Cabrera worked on the project titled “Evaluation of Analogue and Digital Sun Sensor Parameters”. During the time he spent with us he assembled about five prototypes of an analogue sun-sensor which is based on mechanical arrangement of two solar cells differentially connected and lighted by a sunbeam crossing a mechanical slit. The mechanical composition was especially difficult because the student used solar cells which were difficult to connect with the rest of the system. Mr. Cabrera destroyed a lot of solar cells but at the end he invented a method how to repeatedly assemble the sun-sensor elements. He designed a mechanical shutter which was used to measure performance of the sun sensors with different shutter setting. The student was able to learn and use remotely controlled laboratory instruments with which he designed an Automated Test Setup that was used to measure characteristics of the proposed sensors. Finally, Juan measured multiple sets of characteristics of three sensor elements with proposed improved linearity of the transfer characteristics. These measurements differed in slit width, slit distance from the sensor element and shape of the solar cell correction cover in comparison with commonly used triangle shape. All of the measurements were acquired from Matlab environment and all the sensor characterization was performed by MS Excell. While dealing with this comprehensive task, Juan was also preparing his master thesis that summarizes his accomplishments.
2012Master ThesisEmidio MarchittoUniversità di Napoli
Federico II”, Faculty of Electronic Engineering,
Mr. Marchitto worked on the project “Small Satellite Platform for illustrating principles of spacecraft stabilization”. During the time he was with us he has assembled two educational platforms, measured their characteristics, evaluated their performance and prepared basis for laboratory exercises. Each platform is composed by a CPU, switching power supply, engine driver, IMU, Wi-Fi interface, speed measurement interface and star field generator electronic modules, mechanical construction and a battery pack for standalone operation of the platform with wireless data exchange. While dealing with this comprehensive task, he was also preparing his master thesis that summarizes his accomplishments. Among others, he prepared multiple conditioning circuits, including different electronics components such as operational amplifiers, helping to interface different electronic parts of the SSP and different sensors including voltage and current sensing, speed of rotation measurement based on optical sensors and SSP orientation measurement system based a remote controlled camera. With particular importance the camera based orientation measurement subsystem illustrate principle of a star tracker which was used to control angle of rotation of the platform. He also implemented a multiple electronics controllers for the reaction wheel speed control and for the SSP heading stabilization that were based on a three axes magnetometer or the star tracker system output. All the measurements were acquired from Matlab environment and also all the sensor characterization and precision of the control loops evaluation was performed by Matlab with help of various remotely controlled laboratory instruments.
2011Komunikace senzoru pomoci standardu IEEE1451IEEE1451 Standard Smart Sensor CommunicationMaster ThesisPopelka JanCTU in Prague, CzechRepDefinujte inteligentni senzor, provedte rozbor rodiny standardu IEEE1451, kde vyzdvihnete jejich nejvyznamnejsi rozdily, uvedte priklady definice datovych struktur TEDS informaci. Realizujte simulator ridiciho a senzoroveho modulu podle standardu IEEE1451. Na zaklade standardu implementujte algoritmus vymeny TEDS informaci mezi moduly NCAP a TIM v simulovanem propojeni bod-bod. System realizujte jako dva programy komunikujici pomoci TCP/IP. Pote realizujte a otestujte knihovnu funkci zajistujicich funkcionalitu podle standardu IEEE1451 pro vestaveny system s procesorem Freescale HC12.
2011Parametrizace letu letadla na zaklade udaju avionickeho systemuAirplane Flight Parameterization Based on Avionic System DataBachelor ThesisHruska MilanCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte soubor programovych skriptu v prostredi Mathworks Matlab, ktere umozni parametrizovat let letadla. Mimo ustaleneho letu, zatacky, stoupani, klesani a jejich kombinaci praci rozsirte o odhad budouci polohy letadla a mozne kolize s prekazkami a terenem. Parametrizaci letu navrhnete na zaklade rozboru obvyklych rezimu letu letadla, ktere v praci detailne vyobrazte a popiste. System otestujte pomoci existujiciho vybaveni, kdy pro kazdou rozebiranou situaci provedte testovaci let, zaznamenejte odpovidajici datovou mnozinu a vypoctene parametry porovnejte se teoretickymi predpoklady.
2011Pokrocile zobrazovaci technologie na palubach malych letadelAdvanced Display Technologies for Small AirplanesMaster ThesisHajny JanCTU in Prague, CzechRepCilem prace je navrzeni systemu promitani informaci na sklo kabiny maleho letadla tzv. HeadUp displej. V prubehu reseni prace se predpoklada, ze student prostuduje soucasne technologie, ktere klasifikuje na zaklade jejich dostupnosti, a nasledne vybere nejvyhodnejsi variantu, kterou detailne popise.
V prakticke casti prace je ukolem studenta realizovat promitac zalozeny na komponentech dodanych vedoucim prace, ktery bude obsahovat elektronickou jednotku zpracovani informaci. Jednotku bude mozno pripojit k testovacimu SW vybaveni a dale k sbernicovemu systemu komunikujicim protokolem CANaerospace k bloku distribuce dat z letoveho modelu simulatoru FlightGear. HW reseni musi byt navrzeno tak, aby je bylo mozne zabudovat do uzavrene kabiny pohybliveho simulatoru, tj. je nutne resit intenzitu zareni.
2011System monitorovani smiseneho provozu malych letadel a bezpilotnich prostredkuMonitoring System for Joint Air Traffic Control of Small Airplanes and Unmanned AirplanesMaster ThesisValova IvetaCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete vhodne medium a algoritmus pro prenos udaju potrebnych pro funkci autopilota na malem letadle nebo bezpilotnim prostredku. Na zaklade doporucene literatury navrhnete systemy pro zpracovani letovych a navigacnich zdroju informace, jejich prenos v palubni siti letadla a na pozemni ridici stanoviste. Informace prenasene na pozemni stanoviste musi zahrnovat: polohu letadla, letove veliciny, stav letounu a signalizaci poruchy. Datove spojeni musi umoznovat obousmerny prenos udaju tykajicich se monitorovani i rizeni letounu. V navrhu zpracujte moznost vyuziti systemu ADS-B pro dynamicke rizeni aktualni situace ve smisenem provozu malych letadel a bezpilotnich prostredku. Navrh overte simulaci a prenosem zvolenych signalu.
2011Zdokonaleni systemu pro rychly vyvoj grafickych aplikaci v letectviImprovement of Rapid Graphic Application Development Platform for Aerospace Applications

Master ThesisLevora TomasCTU in Prague, CzechRepCilem prace je uprava existujiciho software pro simulaci vestavnych zarizeni. Upravy stavajiciho SW spocivaji v podrobne dokumentaci stavajiciho kodu, uprave dokumentace existujici graficke knihovny a porovnani stavajiciho systemu s existujicimi simulatory.
Prostudujte chovani existujiciho simulatoru vestavneho systemu a navrhnete jeho mozna vylepseni a pokrocilejsi zpusob jeho implementace, napr. vyuziti prime podpory graficke karty. Pro vytvoreni dokumentace je doporucovan dokumentacni nastroj Doxygen. V praci je pozadovana implementace funkce, ktera umozni nahrani nastaveni programu z externiho XML souboru po startu simulatoru. Dale je pozadovana implementace souboroveho systemu FAT32 v pameti pocitace PC za vyuziti nejlepsi volne dostupne knihovny. Je pozadovana implementace virtualniho adresoveho prostoru, ktery bude dynamicky pridelovan za pomoci upravenych knihovnich funkci pro spravu pameti (Maloc, Free, atd.). Dale by bylo vhodne navrhnout a realizovat protokol ...
2010Algoritmus navedeni letounu na bezpecne priblizeni k zemi pri mimoradnych udalostechAlgorithm for Safe Airplane Guidance during Emergency IncidentsMaster ThesisNekvasil VladimirCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte algoritmus umoznujici navedeni letadla na bezpecne misto k pristani na zaklade informace o poruse, zakladnich avionickych pristroju a znalosti reliefu terenu. V diplomove praci navrhnete metodiku ohodnoceni vhodnosti terenu k pristani a integraci ohodnoceni s mapou reliefu krajiny. Algoritmus implementujte v prostredi Matlab, kde zvolte jak vhodny zpusob vizualizace prace algoritmu, tak navrhnete i vhodny palubni pristroj a jeho integraci na palubni desku letadla. Pro overeni algoritmu vyuzijte letecky simulator jako zdroj navigacnich a letovych dat, k nemuz pripojite vypocetni algoritmus a navrzeny zobrazovaci pristroj.
2010Jednotka mereni GPS signalu s rozhranim CANaerospaceGPS Measurement Unit with Ethernet InterfaceBachelor ThesisKostka LukasCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte desku plosnych spoju umoznujici propojeni GPS modulu V23993-A1029-C s pocitacem typu PC pomoci spojeni RS232, CAN a ethernet. Pro prvni realizaci vyuzijte existujici vestavny system s procesorem Freescale HC12 a nasledne navrhnete obdobnou desku plosnych spoju s variantou procesoru HC12 NE64. Provedte rozbor moznosti vyuziti operacniho systemu pro tento modul a vhodne implementujte funkce modulu tak, aby vyhovoval standardu CANaerospace.
2010Vyuziti prostredi Simulink/Matlab pro generovani aplikaci vestavnych systemuSimulink/Matlab Environment for Embedded System DevelopmentMaster ThesisVesely MilanCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte HW rozhrani mezi doporucenym vestavnym ridicim pocitacem a rotacnim setrvacnikem, ktery bude tvorit system stabilizacniho reakcniho kola. Dale navrhnete a realizujte propojeni reakcniho kola, inercialni jednotky AHRS M3 (Inalabs) nebo 3DM-GX2 (MicroStrain) se simulacnim prostredim Simulink a realizujte jednoduchou kontrolni aplikaci, ktera bude na zaklade dat z inercialnich jednotek ovladat orientaci zaveseneho objektu -mikrosatelitu.
2009Aerometricky system pro mala letadlaSmall Aircraft Aerometrical SystemMaster ThesisNedved JanCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte aerometricky system se senzory Memscap SP82. System ma umoznovat mereni vysky, vertikalni rychlosti, prave vzdusne rychlosti a teploty okolniho prostredi. Predpoklada se rozsah pro mereni vysky od 0 do 7 km, rozsah mereni rychlosti od 0 do 350 km/h a teploty v rozsahu od -40 do +90?C. Vsechny merene veliciny budou odesilany v digitalni forme protokolu CANAerospace po sbernici CAN. Navrhnete a implementujte metody korekce teplotni zavislosti a nelinearity prevodni charakteristiky pouzitych snimacu. Nejistoty mereni jednotlivych udaju musi odpovidat stavajicim leteckym predpisum.
2009Realizace jednotky stavovych hlaseniStatus Message System RealizationMaster ThesisZeman VaclavCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte system hlaseni provoznich a havarijnich stavu ultralehkeho letadla. Jedna se o hlaseni upozornujici napr. na prekroceni dovolenych hodnot motorovych parametru, naklonu, rychlosti letadla atd. Predpoklada se realizace zarizeni, ktere umozni nahrat a ulozit zvukove vzorky na vhodne pametove medium, bude s ridici jednotkou spojeno sbernici CAN, bude disponovat hlasovym vystupem a podle pozadavku prichazejicich po sbernici CAN bude generovat jednotliva zvukova hlaseni s moznosti prioritniho rizeni prichazejicich pozadavku. Overte moznosti integrace zarizeni do informacni palubni site letounu a vyberte vhodny zpusob realizace zarizeni.
2009Realizace online systemu sledovani letadel v prubehu plachtarskych zavoduOnline Aircraft Tracking System for Glider ContestsMaster ThesisMlejnek JiriCTU in Prague, CzechRepProvedte rozbor moznosti online prenosu telemetrickych informaci mezi pozemni stanici a bezmotorovymi letadly. Vyberte vhodny prenosovy system pro prenos udaju o poloze, vysce a rychlosti. Navrhnete zpusob zpracovani telemetrickych informaci a jejich zobrazeni na pozemni stanici, vcetne moznosti prezentace pomoci internetu. Predpoklada se rozsah vysek od 0 do 3 km MSA, rychlosti od 0 do 350 km/h a dosah do vzdalenosti 350 km od pozemni stanice.
2008Navrh a realizace systemu pohyblive mapyMoving Map System Design and ImplementationBachelor ThesisVrtel VaclavCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte system umoznujici navigaci podle zobrazovane pohyblive mapy. Cilem prace je vyvinout programove vybaveni pro zobrazovani pohyblive mapy na existujicim systemu IngeniaDUET s procesorem PowerPC. Mapa bude nacitana z pametove karty typu CompactFlash. Pro nahravani mapy pouzijte volne dostupnou implementaci systemu FAT32. Pro zobrazovani mapy pouzijte grafickou knihovnu OpenGL, pripadne jeji derivaty. Provedte rozvahu na tema spojeni obrazovych a navigacnich udaju. Vyberte vhodne reseni, ktere implementujte. Dale provedte rozvahu o pouziti operacniho systemu pro zobrazovani mapy.
2008Visualisation of ARINC 429
WinterProjectRubén Soler EscodaUniversidad Politechnica de ValenciaConsists of some theory about the most used avionic bus ARINC429. The data words are coded into a 32 bit word and the program visualisation ARINC429 datagram allows the configuration of each bit. Work up the following items to fulfil the assignment:
1. Create one dialog and implement this version of the MsgSendRec.exe, which will cooperate
with the MsgSendRec.exe through a button, in the same functionality. Use CSpy++.
2. Use a CPen class to set up a drawing pen. Then use this pen to draw a wave, limits and parts of the word. Create a font structure.
3. Create a EditBox to enter the number and one button to sent it. It will repainted the wave according to new number converting it by StrToInt. Make you dialog resizable and adjust you painting class to the actual size of main dialog.
4. Introduce press detection in the picture to change directly the wave pressing.
5. Visualisation the number of the wave sent in the correct position and divided in each part. It has to allow choose between Binary or BCD format with a ratio button.
2008IEEE 1451 FAMILYWinterProjectVíctor Manuel Aracil CanalejoUniversidad Politechnica de ValenciaThe main objective of this project is study and resume the IEEE Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuators.
2007Umely horizont pro male letounyArtificial Horizon for Small AirplanesMaster ThesisBernatzik JanCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte zarizeni pro mereni podelneho a pricneho sklonu v kategorii ultralehkych letadel. Pro zobrazeni namerenych udaju pouzijte existujici univerzalni LCD displej. Komunikace mezi jednotkou mereni a zobrazeni udaju realizujte pomoci sbernice CAN. V praci se predpoklada vyuziti "levnych" snimacu.
2007Vizualizace dat z experimentalni jednotky inercialni navigaceData Visualization of an Experimental Inertial Navigation UnitBachelor ThesisLivanec PetrCTU in Prague, CzechRepProvedte rozbor dostupnych knihoven pro vykreslovani 3D objektu na pocitacich PC a na takzvanych "embedded" systemech. Navrhnete a realizujte programove vybaveni, ktere na obrazovce nazornou formou zobrazi chovani letounu podle dat namerenych jednotkou inercialni navigace vyvinutou na katedre mereni. Pozadavkem je plna volnost nastaveni polohy vztazneho bodu, z nehoz bude chovani letounu pozorovano.
2006Aerometricky system pro mala letadlaThe Small Aircraft Aerometric SystemBachelor ThesisNedved JanCTU in Prague, CzechRepProvedte rozbor reseni aerometrickeho systemu pro ultralehka a mala letadla s ohledem na vyuziti levnych snimacu merenych velicin. Soucasti reseni je i stanoveni rozsahu merenych velicin a povolenych nejistot jejich udaje podle platnych predpisu.
2006Pocitacovy model a rizeni modelarskeho turbinoveho motoruManagement of a Modeller Turbine Engine and its Mathematical ModelMaster ThesisFibich OndrejCTU in Prague, CzechRepNavrhnete a realizujte zarizeni pro rizeni modelarskeho turbinoveho motoru. Pro realizaci vyuzijte poznatku z prace [2]. Analyzujte chyby v navrhu a realizujte novou jednotku s ohledem na opravy nalezenych zavad.
Nova jednotka musi umoznit zmeny regulacnich algoritmu. Dale navrhnete pocitacovy model modelarske turbiny.
S novou ridici jednotkou a pocitacovym modelem realizujte demonstracni ulohu. Uloha bude umoznovat vizualizaci turbinoveho motoru, zobrazeni a porovnani vlastnosti ruznych typu regulatoru. Ridici jednotka bude realizovana pomoci mikroprocesoru a bude umoznovat komunikaci s pripojenym externim PC a vizualizacnim programem. Doporucene prostredi pro vizualizaci a realizaci modelu je Matlab. Pro akcni vystupy modelu pouzijte pristroje pripojene pres rozhrani GPIB.