Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New lossless data compression system with quick operation and high compression efficiencyA joint UB/UPC team has developed a new lossless data compression system excellent for applications requiring at the same time high compression ratios and quick operation with low CPU load. The system under the named FAPEC (Fully Adaptive Prediction Error Coder) is an algorithm that combines low processing requirements with high compression efficiency under almost any scenario. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish license agreements with technical cooperation are sought.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:System of intelligent probes of monitoring applied to objects of daily use, for the detection of neurodegenerative diseases or deviations in the typical development of a person.The Group of Engineering in Telematics Systems of the University of Alcalá in collaboration with researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the Autonomous University of Madrid, present a device to monitor the activity of people with objects of daily use, to detect difficulties in the manipulation that can indicate the existence of a disease with cognitive deterioration or, in the case of children, some deviation in its development. The group seeks to reach licensing agreements, collaboration agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with companies from the toy sector, health sector and medical diagnosis, and education sector.
DIT Hothouse posted this:UPQC: A Device for Power Quality EnhancementUPQC (Universal Power Quality Conditioner) allows optimal control of a power electronics-based conditioner. Comprising both shunt and series elements (inverters), UPQC compensates for sags and swells, unbalance and distortion (harmonics)in the supply current and supply voltage respectively. UPQC delivers cost savings, increased reliability and enhanced electrical power network functionality. It also employs modular control software and novel techniques for load side short circuit protection of series inverters.
Universitat de València posted this:HyLED optospintronics devicesThe most innovative aspect of this innovation is that provides new optospintronic devices with low emission threshold voltages. Also, the new devices have the following advantages: Efficiency: light emission threshold voltages from 2 V. Stability: use of air-stable electrodes, with high work function. Spin valve properties (magnetoresistance): control of electrical properties by means of magnetic fields, for example light intensity and colour. Low cost: manufacture with commercial and readily available materials, using soluble deposition methods, much cheaper, and viable on a large scale, that evaporative deposition methods.
Universitat de València posted this:Nitrogen removal control system based on low-cost sensorsThis control system allows optimization of the activated sludge process since maintains effluent nitrogen concentration under limit values with minimum energy consumption. The most remarkable advantages provided by this technology are: Cost reduction of initial investment and maintenance Easier operation than nutrient analysers Lower time response Lower aireation energy consumption Lower pumping energy consumption
Universitat de València posted this:Passive sampler for monitoring atmospheric pollutants (VERAM)The most remarkable advantages provided by this technology are: o Versatility, it is possible to sample a big number of pollutants using a single device containing a combination of solid phases. o Greater adsorption capacity and high analytic sensitivity with smaller sampling time than market available devices. o Rapidity and low cost of pollutant analysis. Thermal desorption and head space injection minimize sample handling, do not require the use of solvents and reduce the time of analysis. o Cheap passive samplers with a fast and simple fabrication procedure. o VERAM permits a multidirectional sampling differing from radial or one-way sampling devices with encapsulated solid phases.
xrqtc posted this:Modeling of silica supported catalyst as an additional tool for catalyst characterization and optimizationThe technology is able to perform enough accurate solid state IR and NMR modelling resulting in more reliable structures than M-L distances obtained by Extended X-ray absorption fine structure. the group has developed small scaled but still reliable models suitable for the exploration of the full reaction mechanism including, if necessary, the most relevant deactivation pathways.
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Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Intelligent system for autonomous control in robotics cooperationOver the last decade, there has been a strong scientific and industrial concern in robotic cooperation. From problems of surveillance in industrial, commercial or domestic environments, or rescue and help in catastrophic areas, till problems of efficient package delivery in companies like Amazon or DHL, require mathematical optimization algorithms that solve these problems optimally and efficiently through the deployment of cooperative robot teams. The cooperatTive ExploRation Routing Algorithm (TERRA) is a planning system that, using artificial intelligence techniques, allows a team of robots to combine their capabilities to complete more complex tasks. For this, TERRA implements a novel robotic cooperation paradigm that offers a solution to the problems mentioned in the previous paragraph. This exploration paradigm uses a ground vehicle to reach terrestrial targets and, a drone team to reach the aerial targets. Unlike other route planners, TERRA coordinates and plans efficient routes that meet the objectives set in the shortest time with the greatest cost savings.