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Education:   2015 Ing. (=M.Sc.) in Informatics
Research Interest:   model predictive control, UAV, Cubesat
Publications:  
  1. T Baca, M Platkevic, J Jakubek, A Inneman, V Stehlikova, M Urban, O Nentvich, M Blazek, R McEntaffer and V Daniel. Miniaturized X-ray telescope for VZLUSAT-1 nanosatellite with Timepix detector. Journal of Instrumentation 11(10):C10007, 2016. URL PDF BibTeX

    @article{1748-0221-11-10-C10007,
    	author = "T. Baca and M. Platkevic and J. Jakubek and A. Inneman and V. Stehlikova and M. Urban and O. Nentvich and M. Blazek and R. McEntaffer and V. Daniel",
    	title = "Miniaturized X-ray telescope for VZLUSAT-1 nanosatellite with Timepix detector",
    	journal = "Journal of Instrumentation",
    	volume = 11,
    	number = 10,
    	pages = "C10007",
    	url = "http://stacks.iop.org/1748-0221/11/i=10/a=C10007",
    	year = 2016,
    	abstract = "We present the application of a Timepix detector on the VZLUSAT-1 nanosatellite. Timepix is a compact pixel detector (256×256 square pixels, 55×55 μm each) sensitive to hard X-ray radiation. It is suitable for detecting extraterrestrial X-rays due to its low noise characteristics, which enables measuring without special cooling. This project aims to verify the practicality of the detector in conjunction with 1-D Lobster-Eye optics to observe celestial sources between 5 and 20 keV. A modified USB interface (developed by IEAP at CTU in Prague) is used for low-level control of the Timepix. An additional 8-bit Atmel microcontroller is dedicated for commanding the detector and to process the data onboard the satellite. We present software methods for onboard post-processing of captured images, which are suitable for implementation under the constraints of the low-powered embedded hardware. Several measuring modes are prepared for different scenarios including single picture exposure, solar UV-light triggered exposure, and long-term all-sky monitoring. The work has been done within Medipix2 collaboration. The satellite is planned for launch in April 2017 as a part of the QB50 project with an end of life expectancy in 2019.",
    	pdf = "data/papers/iworid_2016_tomas_baca.pdf"
    }
    
  2. T Baca, G Loianno and M Saska. Embedded Model Predictive Control of Unmanned Micro Aerial Vehicles. In 2016 21st International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR). 2016. PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{baca2016embedded,
    	author = "Baca, T. and Loianno, G. and Saska, M.",
    	title = "Embedded Model Predictive Control of Unmanned Micro Aerial Vehicles",
    	booktitle = "2016 21st International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR)",
    	address = "Miedzyzdroje, Poland",
    	year = 2016,
    	language = "English",
    	pdf = "data/papers/tomas_baca_mmar_2016.pdf",
    	doi = "10.1109/MMAR.2016.7575273"
    }
    
  3. V Spurny, T Baca and M Saska. Complex manoeuvres of heterogeneous MAV-UGV formations using a model predictive control. In 2016 21st International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR). August 2016, 998-1003. URL PDF, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{spurny_mmar16,
    	author = "V. Spurny and T. Baca and M. Saska",
    	booktitle = "2016 21st International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR)",
    	title = "Complex manoeuvres of heterogeneous MAV-UGV formations using a model predictive control",
    	year = 2016,
    	pages = "998-1003",
    	keywords = "autonomous aerial vehicles;collision avoidance;microrobots;mobile robots;motion control;aerial robots;collision free motion;complex manoeuvres;ground robots;heterogeneous MAV-UGV formations;microaerial vehicles;model predictive control;motion planning;stabilization approach;unmanned aerial vehicles; vehicles;virtual-leader-follower approach;Planning;Robot kinematics;Shape;Switches;Trajectory",
    	doi = "10.1109/MMAR.2016.7575274",
    	month = "Aug",
    	url = "http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7575274/",
    	pdf = "data/papers/vojtech_spurny_mmar16.pdf"
    }
    
  4. V Daniel, L Pina, A Inneman, V Zadrazil, T Baca, M Platkevic, V Stehlikova, O Nentvich and M Urban. Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes monitor demonstrator on CubeSat. In SPIE: CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing. 2016. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{daniel2016gamma,
    	author = "Daniel, V. and Pina, L. and Inneman, A. and Zadrazil, V. and Baca, T. and Platkevic, M. and Stehlikova, V. and Nentvich, O. and Urban, M.",
    	title = "Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes monitor demonstrator on CubeSat",
    	booktitle = "{SPIE:} CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing",
    	year = 2016,
    	address = "San Diego, California, United States",
    	language = "English",
    	url = "http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=2555713",
    	doi = "10.1117/12.2240299"
    }
    
  5. L Pina, R Hudec, A Inneman, T Baca, M Blazek, M Platkevic, L Sieger, D Doubravova, R McEntaffer, T Schultz and V Daniel. Development and tests of x-ray multifoil optical system for 1D imaging. In SPIE: Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications V. 2016. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Pina2016multifoil,
    	author = "Pina, L. and Hudec, R. and Inneman, A. and Baca, T. and Blazek, M. and Platkevic, M. and Sieger, L. and Doubravova, D. and McEntaffer, R. and Schultz, T. and Daniel, V.",
    	title = "Development and tests of x-ray multifoil optical system for 1D imaging",
    	booktitle = "{SPIE:} Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications V",
    	year = 2016,
    	address = "San Diego, California, United States",
    	language = "English",
    	doi = "10.1117/12.2243055",
    	url = "http://proceedings.spiedigitallibrary.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=2580234"
    }
    
  6. M Saska, T Baca, J Thomas, J Chudoba, L Preucil, T Krajnik, J Faigl, G Loianno and V Kumar. System for deployment of groups of unmanned micro aerial vehicles in GPS-denied environments using onboard visual relative localization. Autonomous Robots. First online., 2016. PDF BibTeX

    @article{SaskaAURO16,
    	author = "Saska, M. and Baca, T. and Thomas, J. and Chudoba, J. and Preucil, L. and Krajnik, T. and Faigl, J. and Loianno, G. and Kumar, V.",
    	title = "{System for deployment of groups of unmanned micro aerial vehicles in GPS-denied environments using onboard visual relative localization}",
    	journal = "Autonomous Robots. First online.",
    	year = 2016,
    	pdf = "data/papers/AURO2016.pdf"
    }
    
  7. J Chudoba, M Kulich, M Saska, T Baca and L Preucil. Exploration and Mapping Technique Suited for Visual-features Based Localization of MAVs. Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, pages 1-19, 2016. URL BibTeX

    @article{chudoba2016exploration,
    	author = "Chudoba, J. and Kulich, M. and Saska, M. and Baca, T. and Preucil, L.",
    	title = "{Exploration and Mapping Technique Suited for Visual-features Based Localization of MAVs}",
    	journal = "Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems",
    	year = 2016,
    	pages = "1-19",
    	language = "English",
    	url = "http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10846-016-0358-8"
    }
    
  8. J Chudoba, M Saska, T Baca and L Preucil. Localization and stabilization of micro aerial vehicles based on visual features tracking. In Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) 1. 2014, 611–616. URL PDF BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Chudoba14:224905,
    	author = "Chudoba, J. and Saska, M. and Baca, T. and Preucil, L.",
    	title = "{Localization and stabilization of micro aerial vehicles based on visual features tracking}",
    	booktitle = "{Proceedings of 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)}",
    	publisher = "IEEE Computer society",
    	address = "Danvers",
    	year = 2014,
    	volume = 1,
    	pages = "611--616",
    	isbn = "978-1-4799-2376-2",
    	language = "English",
    	url = "http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=\&arnumber=6842304",
    	pdf = "data/papers/JCH_ICUAS2014.pdf"
    }
    
  9. M Saska, V Vonasek, T Baca and L Preucil. Ad-hoc Heterogeneous (MAV-UGV) Formations Stabilized Under a Top-View Relative Localization. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. 2013. BibTeX

    @inproceedings{Saska13:210720,
    	author = "Saska, M. and Vonasek, V. and Baca, T. and Preucil, L.",
    	title = "{Ad-hoc Heterogeneous (MAV-UGV) Formations Stabilized Under a Top-View Relative Localization}",
    	booktitle = "{Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems}",
    	publisher = "IEEE",
    	address = "Piscataway",
    	year = 2013,
    	language = "English"
    }