University of Huelva posted this:Power supply system controlled from internet for devices connected to a lanNowadays there are devices that allow the control of devices connected to a network from the own network. The classical method to access them from a different network is the redirection of the corresponding TCP or UDP connections to local networks from the border router. The redirection requires a high level of expertise in communications to be performed. Another strategy that is often used is the creation of VPN (virtual private network). This technique allows the control of access but does not allow connections to be discriminated or the management of power supply. The proposed system allows you to control the person and the moment to access as well as the free access. The modification of these constrains can be performed in the course of an access session. In addition, the system allows the control of power supply of the device you want access to. The interface is very friendly and does not require continuous changes in the configuration of the router. The system has a local database access control and validation can be delegated to other servers using protocol validation like LDAP, IMAP, POP3, etc.
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.
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.
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
University of Vigo posted this:Automated thickness measurement system for pantograph contact stripsUVIGO researchers have developed an accurate and reliable system for monitoring the durability of pantograph components preventing manual operator inspection. Based on artificial vision, this system measures the remaining thickness of the graphite layers of the collector strips. Automatic processing of collected data generates a 3D model of the strips, analyzing it to detect cracks and wear, which is crucial for pantograph maintenance.
University of Vigo posted this:Suppression of Impulsive Noise for Power Line CommunicationsPower Line Communications (PLC) is an emerging field that enables to carry data on a conductor that is also used simultaneously for AC electric power transmission or electric power distribution to consumers. The widespread use of these technologies is however, compromised by the presence of impulsive noise that arises from interferences generated by devices connected to the power line. Therefore removal of impulsive noise is critical to get a high performance of PLC systems. UVIGO researchers have developed a novel methodology to mitigate impulsive noise by monitoring those carriers of the radiofrequency spectrum that are free of transmission in PLC systems. The identification of the noise signals allows its selective removal keeping the quality of the overall PLC signal.
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Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia posted this:Method for the preparation of linear polyacenes and building blocks of organic electronic components.A new synthetic method to access precursors of linear polyacenes has been developed. The method allows for the preparation of hydrogenated polyacenes which are readily converted into the corresponding polyacene. Prepared materials are useful starting materials in the preparation of organic field effect transistors (OFETs), used in organic electronics. The method paves the way to the preparation of more efficient OFET components.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Interactive plant cell : Educational robotics projectResearchers at the Alcalá University (UAH) have developed a didactic and interactive model in 3D that when it is completed constitutes a robotic plant cell. It comprises several pieces, that when pressed an audio is played and activate the corresponding led. This model can be applied in primary and secondary education. Researchers are looking for education-oriented technology development companies as well as textbook and school material publishers, in order to reach licensing, commercial or collaboration agreements.
Fundació URV posted this:Self-oscillating electronic ballast with dimming control for lamps and system that includes it.This invention describes a self-oscillating electronic ballast with dimming control for fluorescent lamps such as induction electrodeless lights (IEFL). The proposed ballast is able to carry out dimming control and self-start with no need of auxiliary circuits and with a minimum number of external components.
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Compressive Sensing in Radar DetectionAn efficient method for radar detection of sparse targets using compressive sensing. Compressive sensing allows transmission of a single radar pulse for velocity determination and Doppler detection of targets Project ID : 7-2011-192
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:Cancellation of Non-linear Interference in Optical Fiber CommunicationCancellation of Non-linear Interference in Optical Fiber Communication Project ID : 7-2013-675
UATEC - Unidade de Transferência de Tecnologia posted this:Device for chromatic counting and quantification of organisms or particles in a suspensionThe execution of ecotoxicological tests with organisms in liquid medium, eg. Daphnia sp., requires its counting and characterization to evaluate several parameters. Currently the score is performed by technicians by direct observation (“naked eye”) of exposed organisms. This process is slow, tiring and subject to human error, and it can have adverse effects on visual acuity of the technical staff involved in the count. This patent, developed in a Portuguese university, solves the problem by counting and automating this process with gains in runtime and accuracy and enabling quick and efficient recount. It follows the optimization of the process of assessing the exposure to contaminants in tests that require the use of small-sized organizations. The university is looking for companies interested in the production and commercialization of this industrial equipment.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:LARES Robotic Solutions for telecareThe research group in Intelligent Systems GSI, from the Automatic Department of Alcalá University, proposes a solution for telecare and telemedicine based on a network of sensors, an autonomous robot and a health database, designed to prevent accidents of dependent people in an efficient way and offering solutions to different needs still not covered in the market. This service focuses on dependent patients and their caregivers to improve their quality of life. The system also proposes e- health databases for new medical applications with large data volumes.