University of Vigo posted this:New wheel slip reset controller for brake systemsThe main motivation for using reset control is the overcoming of fundamental limitations or trade-offs of conventional controllers: with the conventional controllers if we want a fast braking response, the system is fragile and sensitive to uncertainties; and if we want a robust system, this requires slower braking actions. Reset control is a novel technique that achieves more robust and fester braking responses in a way that no other conventional controller is able to produce.
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Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Procedure for measuring the speed of motor vehicles in the short section, with minimum error geometry, using 2 cameras and artificial vision algorithms.The research group in Intelligent Vehicles and Traffic Technologies of the Automation Department of the University of Alcalá has developed a procedure for the punctual measurement of the speed of motor vehicles, through the use of at least two cameras, pointing to two different regions of the track, calculating the relative distances of the vehicle from the cameras by detecting the license plate and its internal elements, storing timestamps, calculating the speed for all possible combinations of distances between cameras that are at the optimum distance that generates minimum error in the calculation of the speed and calculating the average speed of all the speed measurements obtained for optimal distances of minimum error. The group seeks for licensing agreements, technical cooperation agreements, manufacturing agreements and commercial agreements with technical assistance with companies that perform maintenance and commercialization of precision kinemometers and companies that produce intelligent systems of transport.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:DriveSafe: App that monitors and scores your driving, generating alerts when it is not safe.The RobeSafe group of the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá has developed the application DriveSafe that monitors and evaluates the driving profiles of the drivers generating alerts in real time when they are considered to be unsafe. Placing the mobile device on the vehicle's windshield, the application uses the smartphone's sensors (accelerometers, GPS, rear camera) to get a complete assessment of the driving and create a driver profile that can be checked either on real time during the trip, or reviewed in detail once the route is over. The system requires only a slight calibration. The application has a dual functionality. On the one hand, it provides real-time Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) services, improving the safety of drivers in all types of vehicles (mainly low-end), which otherwise would only be available in premium vehicles high-end. On the other hand, it generates a history of the driver behavior that may be useful to the driver himself or to insurance, logistics or other companies in order to mitigate potential risks and reduce operational costs. The group is looking for companies from the Transport, Insurance or Apps sector to sign technical collaboration agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance and license agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Intelligent Transport System for the optimzation of indoor shared resources: routes, communication channels and sensor networks.GEINTRA is a research group from the Electronics Department of the University of Alcala. The group offers solutions for route selection and digital control with adaptive sampling. It is an useful system for transport optimization and functionality of indoor mobile units. With competitive advantages such as travel time optimization, selective use of the wireless communication channel and energy cost reduction for sensors distributed in the environment. The group is looking for industrial automation companies to achieve technical cooperation agreements and licensing agreements.
Fundació URV posted this:New Smart Method of contactless payment in HOV lanes (High Ocuppancy Vehicles)The whole method is embedded into an smartphone App. The method considers two options: Computing the total cost independently of the entry point and computing the total cost depending of the entry point. The method allows user authentification into a certification authority. Pre-paid cards can be used to buy credit.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Blind spot assitance device to exit maneuver in perpendicular and angled parking.Innovative Sensing and Intelligent System is a Spanish research group from the Department of Automatic of the University of Alcala has developed a technology which describes an assistance device for exit maneuvers when the car is parked in perpendicular or angled parking. The invention consists of one or two cameras one settled up on the right lateral back and/or another one on the previous part. The system provides automatically an audible or visual alarm to inform the driver that some vehicles are approaching the exit lane. The group seeks automotive companies to achieve license, commercial or collaborative agreements with technical assistance.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Portable device to measure the displacement maps on surfaces in the three spatial directionsA Spanish research group from the Department of Signal Theory and Communications of the University of Alcalá along with a Spanish research group from the Department of Mechanical and Mining Engineering of the University of Jaén has developed a portable optoelectronic device to measure the displacement of each surface element in an object when is subjected to deformation. In particular, the device allows obtaining maps of long range displacement (greater than mm) in dynamic regime (in real time). Thus this system is very useful in the experimental study of the materials’ mechanical properties, especially if they suffer large deformations at high speed. It is a computationally simpler alternative and more inexpensive than the digital mapping technique for 3D images which is currently the only one allowing such measures. The group seeks licensing agreements, collaborative and commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Autonomous vehicles for transport of materials in warehousesBased on current SLAM techniques, researchers have developed new algorithms with important improvements in the map creation, association and location processes. In this way, the vehicle reaches a better adaptation to the space and organization of the warehouse. In other words, the vehicle can be adapted to the place and it is not necessary to adapt the place to the vehicle. The main innovative aspects are: • The vehicles have a high level of autonomy, due to the dynamic planning of paths. • Avoid collisions because the system can modify the path in real time. • The definition of new paths without modification of the environment avoids costly investments.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:Noble metal-free ceria-based diesel soot combustion catalyst, suitable for gas purification in Diesel engine exhaustsThe developed catalyst does not use Pt, which leads to a cheaper product. The resulting catalyst shows equal or even better performance as Pt catalysts. Following the patented procedure of synthesis, the catalyst produced has a lower particle size. This leads to higher surface per particle and therefore, a better ratio yield when interacting in oxidation reactions, leading to a higher oxygen production rate.
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:New nanostructured catalyzers without noble metals and with low content in lanthanidesSince the 1990's, the mixed oxides of cerium and zirconium have replaced cerium oxide in the composition of the three-way catalyzers used in the automotive industry. The fundamental reason for this is the improved textural behaviour of the oxides of Ce/Zr, compared with the effectiveness of cerium oxide. These mixed oxides are also more effective in the exchange of oxygen with the medium. The Oxygen Storage Capacity (OSC) of the compound is therefore the key property for its application as a component in catalyzers. However, the rare earth metals which are the critical component of these catalyzers have currently increased considerably in price, due to greater demand and limited supply from the few exporting countries. The research group working in this field has been able to obtain nanostructured oxides of Ce/Zr and Ce/Zr/Y with low content in Ce that present very good oxygen storage properties. In addition, costly noble metals are not employed in their formulation, which represents an important economic advantage.
Universidad de Alicante posted this:New process for the stereoselective synthesis of acetylenic compounds used as additives in galvanic bathsRegarding the existing state of the technique, the electrochemical processes have characteristics which make them very adequate to be applied for the synthesis of organic compounds with industrial application. Here, oxidation processes occurs upon electrodes named anodes where the substance which must be oxidized loses its electrons on the anode without needing conventional oxidising agents. Therefore, contaminants derived from the use of conventional oxidising agents are not generated and hence, no need for the management of hazardous residues is applicable. On the other hand, the electrochemical processes are developed under soft conditions (atmospheric pressure and room temperature) and clearly facilitate further processes of separation of one of the compounds of the reaction mixture.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Embedded electronic system for the supervision of vehiclesA similar opened electronic system allows to implement different intelligent services for transport. It is a positioning system of high precision, possibilities of communication for long distance(movable telephony) and short distance (radio frequency). The detection of vehicles speeding depending on maximum authorized speed and the implementation of the idea of " pay as you drive " in order to invoice the vehicle assurance.