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  • Complexity reduction of neural network model for local motion detection in motion stereo vision 

    Akima, Hisanao; Kawakami, S.; Madrenas Boadas, Jordi; Moriya, S.; Yano, Masafumi; Nakajima, Koji; Sakuraba, Masao; Sato, Shigeo (Springer, 2017)
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    Spatial perception, in which objects’ motion and positional relationship are recognized, is necessary for applications such as a walking robot and an autonomous car. One of the demanding features of spatial perception in ...
  • Study of PV systems for self-consumption at the UPC 

    Silvestre Bergés, Santiago; Fontanilles, Daniel (WIP Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co. Planungs-KG, 2019)
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    The goal of this work was to develop a sustainability study in five campuses of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) around Catalunya, i.e. Campus Nord and Campus Sud in Barcelona city, Campus Baix Llobregat, ...
  • Sizing Factor Considerations of Grid-Connected Photovoltaics Systems 

    Velasco Quesada, Guillermo; Martínez García, Herminio (Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2019-09-03)
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    This chapter deals with the so-called sizing ratio (Rs) of grid-connected photovoltaic (GCPV) systems and the relationship of this parameter with the maximum available power at the output of the PV generator subsystem. ...
  • A self-branched lamination of hierarchical patronite nanoarchitectures on carbon fiber cloth as novel electrode for ionic liquid electrolyte-based high energy density supercapacitors 

    Manikandan, Ramu; Justin Raj, Chellan; Nagaraju, Goli; Puigdollers i González, Joaquim; Voz Sánchez, Cristóbal (2019-11-14)
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    The developments of rationally designed binder-free metal chalcogenides decorated flexible electrodes are of paramount importance for advanced energy storage devices. Herein, binder-free patronite (VS4) flower-like ...
  • Novel condition monitoring approach based on hybrid feature extraction and neural network for assessing multiple faults in electromechanical systems 

    Saucedo Dorantes, Juan Jose; Osornio Rios, Roque A.; Romero Troncoso, René; Delgado Prieto, Miquel; Arellano Espitia, Francisco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    New challenges involve the development of new condition monitoring approaches to avoid unexpected downtimes and to ensure the availability of machines during operating working conditions. The feature calculation from ...
  • Experimental characterization of off-the-shelf LEDs as photodetectors for waking up microcontrollers 

    Ripoll Vercellone, Edgar; Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran; Ferrandiz, Vicent; Gasulla Forner, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    The use of LEDs as photodetectors has been subject of study for a long time. However, LEDs manufacturers do not provide information about the response of LEDs to the light. It is essential for the designers of electronic ...
  • Differential inductive sensor-to-microcontroller interface circuit 

    Kokolanski, Zivko; Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    This paper proposes a low-cost interface circuit for differential inductive sensors where the sensor is directly connected to a microcontroller unit (MCU) without any active intermediate electronics in between. The timer ...
  • Experimental characterization of the energy consumption of ADC embedded into microcontrollers operating in low power 

    Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran; Gasulla Forner, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    This work aims to experimentally characterize the energy consumption of analog-to-digital converters (ADC) embedded into microcontroller units (MCU) operating in low power for autonomous sensor applications. The study ...
  • Timer-based Demodulator for AM Square Signals coming from Sensor Circuits 

    Reverter Cubarsí, Ferran; Gasulla Forner, Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    This work evaluates the performance of a timerbased demodulator applied to low-frequency amplitudemodulated (AM) square signals coming from sensor circuits. The demodulator extracts the amplitude of the AM square signal ...
  • Micrometeoroid events in LISA Pathfinder 

    Thorpe, J. I.; Slutsky, J.; Baker, John G.; Ramos Castro, Juan José (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019-09-20)
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    The zodiacal dust complex, a population of dust and small particles that pervades the solar system, provides important insight into the formation and dynamics of planets, comets, asteroids, and other bodies. We present a ...
  • Sliding mode control of a differential-drive mobile robot following a path 

    Dòria Cerezo, Arnau; Biel Solé, Domingo; Olm Miras, Josep Maria; Repecho del Corral, Víctor (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    This paper presents a control algorithm for a differential-drive robot following a path. The main contributions are: a new control formulation that does not require the robot global position, and a nonlinear controller ...
  • A photoplethysmography smartphone-based method for heart rate variability assessment: device model and breathing influences 

    Guede Fernández, Federico; Ferrer Mileo, Víctor; Mateu Mateus, Marc; Ramos Castro, Juan José; García González, Miguel Ángel; Fernández Chimeno, Mireya (2020-03)
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    A measurement method of heart rate and heart rate variability (HRV) based on smartphone has been developed and validated. The method is based on photoplethysmography (PPG) acquired with the smartphone camera (SPPG). SPPG ...

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