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UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Distributed interference cancelation based on outdated channel gain informationA group of researchers from a Portuguese university has developed a technology for distributed communication systems where several pairs of transmitters/receivers communicate simultaneously using the same resources. The invention aims to increase the throughput of current cellular communication systems. The advantages of this technology in relation to existing solutions are: 1) the throughput is enhanced and proportional to the square root of the number of transmitter/receiver pairs. 2) the interference is canceled using only outdated channel gain information and the interference removal procedure is distributed. The university is looking for companies on the wireless communications arena interested in improving the capacity of their communication systems.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:New method of transmission and estimation of the arrival time of acoustic signals for localization systemsThe Research Group of Electronic Engineering Applied to Intelligent Spaces and Transportation (GEINTRA) of Alcalá University has developed a procedure to estimate the arrival instant of acoustic signals for localization systems based on a non-coherent and capable DFT-S-DMT * modulation to compensate the Doppler effect, for its application in acoustic localization systems. GEINTRA seeks companies from the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sector to sign technical cooperation agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance and patent licensing agreements. * Discrete multi-tone modulation, widening by discrete Fourier transform
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:System and method of distributed characterization of dispersion profile of an optical fiberThe Photonic Engineering research group of the University of Alcalá, in collaboration with the Institute of Optics of the CSIC and FOCUS S.L. presents a system and method of distributed characterization of optical fibers that provides an absolute measurement of the dispersion profile of the fiber. The group looks for telecommunications companies specialized in the industrial area of sensing and distributed fiber optic characterization, for patent licensing agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Northeastern University's Center for Research Innovation posted this:Automatic Tool for Scouring the Internet and Generating Names Linked to Illegal Activities to Facilitate Detection and Reporting of Suspicious ActivitiesFinancial institutions are actively required to track clients engaged in illegal/suspicious activities in order to understand their overall risk exposure. Such activities are currently performed manually. Moreover, there is a lack of suitable product(s)/technique(s) in the market for real time, adverse media scanning. Additionally, the currently used products/techniques are associated with many possible limitations such as limited name matching parameters, imprecise transaction filtering rules, presence of false positives, significant human interventions, and absence of appropriate platforms for information sharing. The invention discloses a novel system/method to facilitate detection and reporting of suspicious/illegal activities over the internet.
Northeastern University's Center for Research Innovation posted this:REAL-TIME ANOMALY DETECTION OF LARGE, DENSE CROWD BEHAVIOR, FROM VIDEO AND MULTI-SENSOR INFORMATIONCurrent methods for detection of crowd behavior are based on tracking individuals or virtual particles. Such assessments are highly prohibitive, preventing the real time and efficient analysis. Other approaches use comparisons of individual behaviors with normal patterns. However, these approaches are tedious and unreliable. This novel procedure allows for the use of a sensing system (comprising video and multi-sensor information) for real-time detection of the behavior of a large, dense crowd.
Northeastern University's Center for Research Innovation posted this:A New E-Field Writable Magnetic Random Access Memory Based on MultiferroicsCurrently, magnetic random access memories (MRAMs) use a magnetic field to control corresponding magnetic states. Such systems are comparatively bulkier and are associated with high-power consumption. With ever changing life-style; the demand for faster, smaller and ultra-low power memory systems is significantly increasing. This approach allows for the development and use of a novel electric field (E-Field) controllable MRAMs based on multi-ferroics.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Mode-Locked pulsed Laser using Saturable AbsorberThe research group in Photonic Engineering from Alcalá University, in collaboration with CSIC, offers a mode-locked pulsed laser whose optical resonator comprises a saturable absorber based on nitrides of group III. The use of this type of materials as saturable absorber allows to achieve a high stability and emission energy without increasing the complexity of the system. Its applications cover areas as diverse as medicine, industry, optical communications and scientific research. The group seeks for companies in these sectors to sign technical cooperation agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance or patent licensing agreements.
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:Vestibular prosthesis with micro-electric-mechanical sensorsA vestibular prosthesis includes micro-electric-mechanical (MEMS) sensors, gyroscopes in each sensitivity axis (X, Y, Z), accelerometers in each sensitivity axis (X, Y, Z) to detect an angular and linear movement providing displacement measurements, gyroscopes in each one of the spatial axes (X, Y, Z), a microprocessor connected to the MEMS sensors and producing an electric pulse pattern or a continuous galvanic current pattern, a conditioning unit that amplifies and conditions the microprocessor output to apply current to the stimulation electrodes, the microcontroller being configured to determine the displacement of the cupula and the otolithic mass, determine a membrane potential as a result of a displacement detected by the MEMS sensors by means of determining a transduction current, and determine an action potential discharge pattern for the primary afferent neuron,; which synapses with the hair cell by means of a mathematical model of the informative process of the vestibular mechanoreceptor.
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla posted this:DETECTING NUDITY IN DIGITAL IMAGESThe present invention provides a process for detecting nudity in digital images, applied to the filtration of digital images with pornographic content in the Internet and digital images with pornographic content in standard computer equipments. This process applies techniques of the digital image processing such as pixel segmentation, recognition and selection of regions, as well as operations in the regions found within digital images with the purpose of detecting nudity. The segmentation under the colour HSV model is used for locating and separating the pixels corresponding to human skin, as well as the algorithm RSOR for recognising and separating the region with the highest number of skin pixels within the segmented image (highest region) and evaluating the digital images.
University of Huelva posted this:Possibility of identifying nautical headlights at the distance that reaches the light if the headlights.An instrument is proposed for the automatic identification of nautical lights in river or maritime navigation, also applicable on mainland. The invention must address a specific problem consisting of optimizing the adjustment of the optical system for the different incoming light intensities.
University of Huelva posted this:DC-DC CONVERTER WITH BIPOLAR OUTPUT AND ITS USE FOR CONNECTION OF A DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SYSTEM TO A BIPOLAR DC GRIDThe converter has an input for connecting a monopolar DC source and a bipolar DC output, with the same voltage but with opposite polarities. It is useful for the connection of a distributed generation system to a bipolar DC grid. For these applications, the proposed topology is a solution with sufficient guarantees of reliability, quality and performance. The converter circuit is very simple, it includes three inductors, four capacitors, two diodes and a power switch as a switching device.
University of Huelva posted this:AUTONOMOUS DETECTION AND SIGNALING CROSSWALK SYSTEMAutonomous device and system for vehicle detection and crosswalk signaling oriented to form a visual warning barrier especially applicable to the field of road safety. The system has several innovative features: 1) low cost, which makes possible real deployment on roads; 2) small size, which entails a minimal impact for both users and environment; 3) placed over the track, which does not require public works; 4) autonomous, so it does not require electrical wiring; 5) smart, so it interacts with pedestrians and vehicles.
PhotonDelta posted this:Two-dimensional optical beam steering moduleAn interference-free communication system having a central communication controller (CCC) with a wavelength-tunable light source that emits a tunable wavelength optical data signal, and controls the wavelength-tunable light source by conditioning, modulation and wavelength-tuning, the CCC includes a signal-transparent optical cross connect and fiber optic network, a pencil-radiating anten-na (PRA) that is a passive 2-dimensional diffractive module is coupled to the wavelength-tunable light source via the fiber optic network, the cross connect routes the optical data signal to the PRA, the optical data signal is transmitted through a confined optical pencil beam, the PRA deflects the pencil beam in 2 angular dimensions as a function of a wavelength of the pencil beam, the deflected pencil beam is disposed for communication with an opto-electronic communication device,; and a radio return channel that provides upstream communication from the communication device to the CCC includes a lack-of-connection communication between the communication device and the CCC.