Advanced Materials for Ocean Energy Converter The ocean energy sector incorporates a number of different technologies such as Wave, Tidal Range and Ocean Currents, although others such as Salinity Gradient and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion are also in development. All of these technologies have at... Read More


GREENPATROL – Galileo Enhanced Solution for Pest Detection and Control in Greenhouse Fields with Autonomous Service Robots GreenPatrol aims at developing an innovative and efficient robotic solution for Integrated Pest Management in crops, which has the ability to navigate inside greenhouses while performing pest detection... Read More


SAFE – System to Access Floating ocean Energy devices The main aim of the SAFE project is to develop a prototype of an offshore access system able to provide safe transfer of people and goods from a ship to a floating platform by compensating ship... Read More


Extremely low profile Ku-band pointing, acquisition and tracking antenna system for terrestrial vehicles. The terminal integrated 4 motorizations (elevation, azimuth, tx-phase adjustment and tx-polarisation tracking) while rx-phase and rx-polarization were electronically performed. Partially financed through ARTES 4 for the European Space Agency.


MARE WINT: New Materials and Reliability in Offshore Wind Turbines technology One of the strategic objectives of the industrial initiative of the SET Plan on wind energy is to reduce cost of energy by improving reliability of wind turbines and their components and optimizing operation... Read More


The aims of GRAFENTEX project are the development of graphene and graphene oxide production processes more efficient and theirs industrial scaled, and, to apply these materials in technical textiles. The GRAFENTEX project intended to develop new industrial synthesis processes more environmentally and economically efficient, lowering... Read More


NanoPaint – Development of high performance paints through the nanotechnology Paints with tailored electrical properties has been developed using carbon nanostructures in low content. New paints with higher electrical conductivity (up to 8 order magnitude higher than pristine paint) and better behavior against environmental degradation... Read More


TIM: Development of an intelligent mooring system specific for a floating intelligent meteorological tower for the characterization of wind and marine environment resources  The principal objective of this project is to develop a floating meteorological tower to measure and characterize wind resources in deep water... Read More


CoMARE – Corrosion of Metallic components in Marine Renewable Energy devices Los objetivos del proyecto son la evaluación de los fenómenos de corrosión marina sobre los componentes metálicos de los dispositivos de producción de energía marina desde un punto de vista práctico y el análisis y... Read More


REMO (Online Remote Condition Monitoring of Tidal Stream Generators) The objective of this project is to develop a remote monitoring system to control the structural integrity of all rotational components of a tidal stream generator. If a structural failure occurs the information will be known... Read More


ACORN – Advanced Coatings for Offshore Renewable Energy Call: FP7-SME-2013 – Research for SMEs In spite of the considerable development in the field of marine protective coatings, there is still significant room for improvement. Very long lasting (20+ yrs) coating systems that offer reliable protection against... Read More


ECOFRIOP.Development of a system based in PCM for energy savings in big food cooling chambers. The aim of the project was to define, analyze, design, and build a PCM system for big food cooling chambers.


THERMIO: Mortero autonivelante de altas prestaciones térmicas para suelos radiantes CTC ha llevado a cabo un proyecto de I+D para la empresa cántabra Derivados del Flúor, donde se ha desarrollado y validado un mortero autonivelante para suelos con alta conductividad térmica que mejora las propiedades de... Read More


PCMat. Advanced processes to develop PCM in metallic matrices.  PLAN NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA, DESARROLLO E INNOVACIÓN TECNOLÓGICA 2008-2011. ID: PID-600200-2009-22. Subprograma Investigación Aplicada Centros Tecnológicos. The aim of this project was to develop metallic materials with PCM. These new materials arise from the need... Read More


GAGPS – Attitude Determination System based on non-dedicated GPS receivers and aided by low-cost MEMS Inertial Sensors The main aim of thi project is the development of a high-accuracy low-cost navigation system prototype. The system consists of 4 low-cost GPS receivers and MEMS inertial sensors for... Read More


SINTONIA – Unmanned Systems with Zero Environmental Impact SINTONIA is a CENIT project whose main aim is scientific research to acquire new knowledge and develop key enabling technologies to reduce the environmental impact and to increase the efficiency of Unmanned Aircraft by the introduction of improvements... Read More


LOGAM (Low cost GNSS attitude and navigation system with inertial MEMS aiding) The LOGAM Project pursues the development of an ultra-low cost navigation system, which is mainly based on mass market GNSS receivers and aided by MEMS inertial sensors. The system has been designed to provide accurate... Read More


ANTEIA The ANTEIA Project started in 2013 with the aim of developing a compact, versatile, low cost and easy deployable instrumented buoy, which is capable of measuring the main marine parameters. CTC’s work consists mainly in the development of mathematical algorithms for the estimation of... Read More


SALITRE The Aerospace Unit has participated in the development of the SALITRE project for the Cantabrian Company ACORDE Technologies. The objective of the stabilized platform is to provide with satellite communications to a vehicle in movement. These are mainly used in high performance applications. In... Read More


TEMOSAT The objective of this project is the development of a dynamic pointing system for a “phased array” technology antenna intended to provide broadband satellite communication in high speed trains. The designed terminal has an extremely low profile and implements electronic pointing for 2 of its... Read More


ESTIIC-RFID4SME PROJECT Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called tags. RFIDs are broadly similar to bar codes; however they do not have to be scanned visually since they rely on Radio Frequency for... Read More

Graphene oxide and graphene production by chemical methods

The aim of this study was to prepare graphene oxide nanoplatelets and reduced graphene oxide from highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) and from graphite waste powder, by a top-down methodology based in chemical reactions. And to characterize their composition, morphology and structure using spectroscopic and... Read More

Fly Away

Fly Away Project Design and development of a Modular manpack Ka-band Fly-Away satellite communications antenna positioner, with completely automated pointing and tracking features. The system was intended for harsh environmental conditions (ie. Extended temperature range, IP65, 75 km/h wind gusts), had a modular design, is... Read More