Recent Submissions

  • On-line measurement of water quality at Bes òs estuary: effect s of storm and heavy rain episodes 

    Martí Gregorio, Vicenç; Toma, Daniel; Cadena Muñoz, Francisco Javier; Gomáriz Castro, Spartacus; de Pablo, Joan; Cortina Pallás, José Luís; Gibert Agulló, Oriol; Florido Pérez, Antonio; Auge, Xavier; Valderrama, Cesar A. (2021)
    Conference report
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    Only 40 % of European Union surface waters (rivers, lakes and transitional and coastal waters) are in good ecological status and only 38 % are in good chemical status (EEA, 2018). Ecological status is based on biological ...
  • Impact on the wave parameters estimation of a kinetic energy harvester embedded into a drifter 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Pinto, José P.; Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference lecture
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    The effect of a Kinetic Energy Harvester (KEH) on the wave parameters estimation at a WAVY Ocean (WO) drifter is being studied. An algorithm has been developed to calculate the wave parameters from the Inertial Measuring ...
  • OBSEA: an acoustic-enabled observatory for underwater noise monitoring, sound source localization and tracking 

    Martínez Padró, Enoc; Masmitjà Rusiñol, Ivan; Garcia Benadí, Albert; Toma, Daniel; Gomáriz Castro, Spartacus; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    OBSEA is an underwater cabled observatory located 4 km off the coast of Vilanova i la Geltru, Barcelona, Spain at 20m depth. It has been continuously operating since 2009 providing multi-parametric data from a wide range ...
  • Optimum MPPT strategy for low-power pendulum-type wave energy converters 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Gasulla Forner, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference lecture
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    Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) techniques for low-power pendulum-type Wave Energy Converters were evaluated. A Kinetic Energy Harvester previously designed, together with a Power Management Unit, were tested on a ...
  • Creel fishing and acoustic tracking trials in the No-Take zone off Palamós-Roses (Northwester Mediterranean Sea) at 350-420 m depth 

    Aguzzi, Jacopo; Navarro, Joan; Bahamón Rivera, Nixon; García del Arco, José Antonio; Rotllant Estelrich, Guiomar; Gomáriz Castro, Spartacus; Masmitjà Rusiñol, Ivan; Carreras, Marc; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Company Claret, Joan Baptista (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), 2019)
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  • Experimental validation of a kinetic energy harvester device for oceanic drifter applications 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (2019)
    Conference lecture
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    A Kinetic Energy Harvester (KEH) device under design for drifter applications has been tested at real sea conditions in a controlled area. The KEH consists on a pendulum system capable to transform the oscillations of the ...
  • Observatorio Obsea y vehículo submarino Guanay II: Descripción de los proyectos y actividades de investigación actuales 

    Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Gomáriz Castro, Spartacus (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    El grupo de investigación SARTI de la UPC opera desde el 2009 el observatorio submarino cableado Obsea que ofrece la posibilidad de realizar actividades de investigación y desarrollo de equipos y sensores submarinos. ...
  • Underwater multi-target tracking with particle filters 

    Masmitjà Rusiñol, Ivan; Gomáriz Castro, Spartacus; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Bouvet, Pierre-Jean; Aguzzi, Jacopo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Robotic platforms communication and interoperability is of relevance for marine science and industrial monitoring. We present results of a particle filter study based on underwater Multi-Target Tracking (MTT) using Autonomous ...
  • Sensor metadata for automated integration of sensor resources into research data infrastructures 

    Martínez Padró, Enoc; Toma, Daniel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (2018)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
  • Experimental validation and modelling of electromagnetic kinetic harvester for oceans drifters 

    Toma, Daniel; Jané, Quim; Carbonell Ventura, Montserrat; Massana Hugas, Immaculada; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Harvesting the mechanical energy of ocean motion are finding different applications for offshore exploration and ocean monitoring. Because of the very low and varying frequency, from 0.1Hz to 2Hz, harvesting this energy ...
  • Underwater mobile target tracking with particle filter using an autonomous vehicle 

    Masmitjà Rusiñol, Ivan; Bouvet, Pierre-Jean; Gomáriz Castro, Spartacus; Aguzzi, Jacopo; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper describes an underwater mobile target localization and tracking by using an autonomous surface vehicle for which the successive ranges between the target and the reference are the only information. In a dynamic ...