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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.
PhotonDelta posted this:Method and arrangement for microwave signals transmission through a multimode fiberThe invention provides a solution for the direct transportation of analog electrical signals, in particular radio signals, via a multi-mode optical fiber, so that it will be possible to transmit the transferred radio signal without any further signal processing at the base stations. Especially if a large number of base stations are used, as in the case of wireless networks as explained in the foregoing, it will be advantageous to keep the base stations as simple as possible. Not only does this provide a direct financial benefit as regards the cost of the base station itself, but it also enables a considerable saving on maintenance and repair costs of the network.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:A propulsion/drive system of aquatic vessels.Both proposed side fins drive systems have similar features which are realized by slightly different mechanisms dependant on the room inside vehicles hull. Those features are as follows: - multi-functionality, - ability to generate an extra driving force, - significant increase of swimming speed, - reduction of robot unwanted hull movements during swimming with side fins enabling proper work of onboard equipment and sensors etc. (for solutions in robots imitating fish); - increasing the dynamic of swimming depth changes; - wide range of change of direction of thrust force (also reverse thrust). - unlimited range of change of thrust around axis of rotation of side fins, - ability to dynamically stabilize heel movement of the hull - no change in the direction of rotation of the main engine transferred into oscillatory motion of lateral fins, - less energy consumption, - frequency of oscillation at a level of several Hz
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Data Intensive Computing Lab at Cracow University of TechnologyOur Mission: • To conduct international quality research on exploring, development and study of data intensive scalable, reliable and intelligent complex systems and models, future generation technologies in artificial intelligence and bilogically inspired data intensive computing, large-scale, parallel and distributed computing, Big Data related areas, cognitive sciences and allied disciplines. • To support comprehensive evaluation, grassroots incubation, and seamless adoption of computational Intelligence technologies for educational, commercial, and research purposes. • To collect together the expertise and resources needed to help students experience the excitement of research. • To promote group visibility and dissemination of the research results of the group members and students in the relevant international forums.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Laboratory of energy efficient buildingThe Laboratory is the first place in Poland to do such large-scale research on energy efficient technologies and the comfort of the occupants of low-energy buildings. This interesting project gives the University the leading position in the sector of energy efficient building.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Low energy building design and thermal refurbishment of existing buildingsOUR MAIN GOALS Tools and good practice procedures for low energy building design, enabling to reduce demand on heating and prevent cooling demand while maintaining high indoor air quality. Because of the big volume of poor quality prefabricated apartment buildings, that still exist in Poland, one of our goals is also to elaborate a scenario of holistic revitalisation of those buildings in accordance with the requirements of sustainable development.