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  1. Building and Monitoring a Solar-Powered Web Server 

    Peter, Steven (2023)
    In this thesis we focus on building a solar-powered web server. We present existing websites which are fully or partially solar powered, introduce some background about battery state of charge estimation and how to determine the right solar panel and battery size. Reusing components from older projects, we host a static website on an exemplary setup, which is solely solar powered.
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  2. Eta Products 

    Rueger, Ryan (2023)
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  3. Servo-based mirror motor 

    Peters, Lisa (2023)
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  4. Optimization of solid waste collections in Blantyre, Malawi 

    Seemann-Ricard, Nicolas (2023)
    Project report for optimization of solid waste collections in Blantyre, Malawi. In this project, the waste generation at skips was estimated. Following this, an analytical optimization model is used to give weekly collection schedules and operation cost estimates. Several scenarios based on available equipment are compared. Finally, recommendations for further research are made.
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  5. Auto Trimming Longitudinal Control for Fixed Wing UAVs 

    Schlapbach, Julius (2022)
    Fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming increasingly popular over a large range of applications, especially due to their increased cruise efficiency compared to multicopters. To enable autonomous flight over large distances, reliable autopilots are a key feature. Until now, the required tuning of configuration parameters for those autopilots was mostly performed manually in an iterative process, consuming a lot of time and requiring ...
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  6. Enzian Firmware Resource Interface 

    Xu, Pengcheng (2023)
    We introduce the design and implementation of the Enzian Firmware Resource Interface (EFRI), an RPC-based protocol for flexible and exten sible enumeration and implementation of platform-level firmware services. We first formulate the requirements of a firmware-resource protocol on heterogeneous platforms. We then show the detailed design of EFRI against existing industrial standards. Finally, with the help of a few case studies, we ...
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  7. Design and Validation of a Thermal Disinfection Unit for Wastewater using Biogas in Humanitarian Crisis Situations 

    Luz, Ludwig (2022)
    Adequate wastewater treatment, especially in humanitarian crisis situations is an unsolved challenge globally. The difficulty thereby is often related to the availability of treatment technologies itself but the availability or rather absence of resources to run these system such as e.g. fuels or electricity. If wastewater is discharged untreated, the spread of pathogens and thus diseases increases rapidly through cross contamination ...
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  8. “I have just accepted it”: Hierarchies of Power and Healthcare Waste Management Practices in Blantyre, Malawi 

    Song, Sarah (2023)
    Medical waste management practices in the Majority World have gained traction in the academic sphere, catapulted by studies detailing the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of healthcare workers in resource-constrained systems. Yet, by restricting the analytical space to surface determinants such as ostensible staff conduct, and material factors involved in this conduct, broader socio-cultural structures associated with waste management ...
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  9. Designing a small-scale screw press for blackwater dewatering 

    Morath, Benjamin (2023)
    Over one third of the global population is not connected to a sewage system. Many low- and middle-income economy countries do not rely on infrastructure for centralised wastewater solutions. This results in blackwater being untreated, which leads to an increased public and environmental risk. As a solution in these often densely populated urban areas, cost-effective off-grid and decentralised systems seem to be an auspicious option. Most ...
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  10. Bin it - Design of an absorbent hygiene product waste collection model for informal settlements in South Africa 

    Stutz, Timo (2023)
    Until today, several low-income communities living in formal and informal settlements in South Africa don’t have access to municipal waste collection, leaving the residents behind with a huge amount of waste generated day by day. Parts of the solid household waste (SHW) accumulated are absorbent hygiene products (AHP). They are designed to absorb human fluids over various stages of life. Improperly disposed AHPs form a serious risk on ...
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  11. Land motion in the Alps imaged by GNSS 

    Hübner, Laura (2023)
    The densification of high-quality, permanent GNSS stations in Europe enables a large-scale investigation of deformation processes on the Earth’s surface. This project work aims to interpolate the horizontal and vertical GNSS station velocities and thus produce velocity fields showing the land motion for Switzerland, the Alps and Europe. The GNSS station velocities are provided by the EUREF Working Group on European Dense Velocities. The ...
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  12. Energy production of Black Soldier Fly Larvae: Measuring the temperature increase in air induced by Black Soldier Flies throughout their larval stages 

    Salvador Bergen, Raúl A. (2022)
    Black Soldier Flies are organisms that are of great interest for the future of animal feed, due to their high conversion rates of organic waste material into larval mass consisting of a high protein and fat content 1–3. However, in order to fully and more efficiently scale up Black Soldier Fly (BSF) mass production facilities, vital parameters like their thermal heat production, gas emission, and humidity buildup must first be assessed ...
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  13. Investigating the Optimization Potential of Brick Clamps in Malawi 

    Bossard, Anna Lea (2022)
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  14. Parkraummanagement im Agglomerationsverkehr 

    Hammer, Emanuel (2022)
    Agglomerationsprogramme (AP) haben zum Ziel die nachhaltige Entwicklung von Siedlung, Landschaft und Verkehr in der Schweiz zu fördern. Beim Thema Verkehr ist das wichtige Programm Agglomerationsverkehr (PAV) angesiedelt, mit welchem sich der Bund finanziell an Verkehrsprojekten von Städten und Agglomerationen beteiligt. Innerhalb des PAV hat das Thema «Parkraummanagement» (PRM) aus Sicht des Bundes eine wichtige Funktion. Das Ziel dieser ...
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  15. Zukunftsszenarien zur Bahnsicherungstechnik 

    Denstad, Espen (2022)
    Die Bahnsicherungstechnik steht in den nächsten Jahren vor einem Technologiewandel, dies dank Einführung von Zugsicherungssystemen vom Typ ETCS 3 oder höher, Automation und Kommunikation zwischen Fahrzeugen und fahrzeugseitige Sicherungselemente. Solche Systeme eröffnen den Betreibern zusätzliche betriebliche Möglichkeiten, unter anderem im Bereich kuppeln bei Fahrt (virtuell oder mechanisch). Mit Hilfe einer Simulation wurde dazu im ...
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  16. Rhätische Bahn: Neues Angebotskonzept auf der Strecke Landquart – Klosters Platz (Horizont 2028) 

    Constantin, Kilian (2022)
    Die Prättigau-Linie (Landquart - Klosters Platz) wird von den Rhätischen Bahnen ab Dezember 2023 nach einem Betriebskonzept betrieben, das auf "ein Zug, zwei Ziele" basiert, das heisst, dass die Züge in Klosters Platz geflügelt werden. Ein Zugteil fährt ab Klosters Platz weiter nach Davos, der andere Zugteil fährt weiter durch den Vereinatunnel ins Engadin In der anderen Richtung werden die Züge in Klosters Platz wiedervereinigt. Diese ...
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  17. Tramlinie 14 in Pratteln 

    Foletti, Francesca (2022)
    Nach der Ablehnung des Trams Salina Raurica Mitte 2021 durch die stimmberechtigte Bevölke- rung sollen Variantenüberlegungen in Bezug auf die Weiterentwicklung der Tramlinie 14 im Raum Pratteln getätigt werden. Eine denkbare Variante ist die Verlängerung der Linie 14 Richtung Buholz. Das Quartier Gehrenacker, welches zwischen der heutigen Tramendhaltestelle Schlossstrasse und dem Buholz liegt, stellt eines der einwohnermässig dichtesten ...
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  18. Simulation and analysis of the performance of a traffic network in Zurich 

    Sakkas, Athanasios (2022)
    Motorized individual transport in Zurich is expected to grow about 20% by 2030. Moreover, the expansion of the global self-driving vehicle industry is estimated at up to 16% each year and is expected to grow even more. The purpose of this study is to analyze the performance of a traffic network in the city of Zurich during morning rush hour and to evaluate the effects of a hypothetical increase of demand as well as the impact of autonomous ...
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