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Estancia de doctorado en el CONNECT – Centre for Future Networks and Communications

Como parte de su doctorado, nuestro compañero Ramiro Utrilla acaba de comenzar una estancia de investigación en el CONNECT – Centre for Future Networks and Communications. Este centro de investigación, financiado por la Science Foundation Ireland y el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER), está constituido por miembros de las principales universidades de Irlanda y centra su actividad en el desarrollo, innovación e investigación de las telecomunicaciones.

Durante los 3-4 meses que dure la estancia, Ramiro estará trabajando en el grupo del Prof. Luiz Da Silva. Una de las líneas principales de investigación de este grupo es la aplicación de Inteligencia Artificial y Machine Learning al ámbito de las comunicaciones.

El objetivo de esta colaboración consiste en abordar el problema de la saturación del espectro, y la coexistencia de los dispositivos que operan en él, desde el punto de vista de los nodos finales, aquellos con más bajos recursos computacionales y energéticos. Para ello, es necesario trasladar el paradigma de la Radio Cognitiva a las características específicas de este tipo de sistemas.

En concreto, la primera aproximación consistirá en adaptar y evaluar técnicas de sensado espectral basadas redes neuronales a MIGOU, la plataforma de Radio Definida por Software de bajo consumo desarrollada por Ramiro durante la primera etapa de su tesis.

Estamos muy ilusionados con esta colaboración entre el CONNECT y el B105 ya que consideramos que su conocimiento en Inteligencia Artificial junto con nuestras capacidades técnicas de implementación pueden dar resultados muy interesantes y novedosos.

¡Os seguiremos informando!

B105 wins the Defense and Security Innovation Brokerage

On May 30, 2019, the DSiB (Defense and Security Innovation Brokerage) was held within the FEINDEF (International Defense and Security Exhibition).

The B105 attended the brokerage with 3 presentations:

  • Remotely Deployable Cognitive WSN for RMBQ
  • Safety and secure communications on the body
  • C4W – Command, control, communications and computer for Wireless

At the end of the sessions, prizes were awarded to those that the organization considered to be the best projects, granting the B105 Electronic Systems Lab the first award for the project: “C4W – Command, Control, Communications and Computer for Wireless

Taller con Empresas “4”. Fuerza 2035 – Mando

El pasado martes 21 tuvo lugar el Taller con Empresas “4”. FUERZA 2035 – MANDO organizado por la Dirección de Adquisiciones (DIAD) del Mando de Apoyo Logístico del Ejército (MALE), junto a la Subdirección General de Planificación, Tecnología e Innovación (SDG PLATIN) de la Dirección General de Armamento y Material (DGAM) en la Base “El Goloso”.

Los objetivos de este Taller “4” centrado en los sistemas de mando y control eran:

  • Acercar las posibilidades del mercado a las necesidades de las unidades del ET identificadas en el S/GTFUERZA 2035 y en PLEX BRIEX, así como realizar prospectiva de necesidades futuras, en lo que respecta a medios, tecnologías y procedimientos relacionados con la función de combate “Mando”: sistemas de información para C2, sistemas de telecomunicaciones, soluciones de interoperabilidad y herramientas de ciberdefensa aplicables a C2.
  • Identificar actividades futuras (principalmente demostraciones prácticas y experimentaciones) a realizar por empresas en el marco del desarrollo del concepto Fuerza 35.
  • Fomentar la interacción e intercambio de información entre empresas, universidades y centros y asociaciones tecnológicas. 

El B105 participó en la jornada a través de la ponencia “Puesto de Mando Inalámbrico en el nivel Brigada diseñado utilizando metodologías “Human Centered Design”” impartida por Octavio Nieto-Taladriz. En esta ponencia presentamos un ejemplo de diseño de un puesto de mando de despliegue rápido utilizando tecnologías ágiles de diseño, en concreto SCUM, y basado en el “triángulo de oro” formado por Universidad, Ejército e Industria.

Los participantes en este proyecto, además del B105 fueron la Brigada Guadarrama XII como usuarios finales, la empresa Teldat como socio industrial y el Colegio Universitario de la Defensa de Zaragoza y la Escuela Politécnica Superior del Ejército de Tierra como observadores.

Tras la exposición y en los tiempos dedicados a “networking” pudimos comprobar el gran impacto que había tenido esta presentación.

III Jornada sobre Daño Cerebral Adquirido

El pasado sábado tuvo lugar una jornada sobre Daño Cerebral Adquirido (DCA) en A Coruña, organizada por ADACECO y la Fundación Maria José Jove.  En esta jornada se profundizó en el conocimiento del DCA y su aspecto multidisciplinar. Se trataron las últimás novedades médico-sanitarias, tecnológicas, implicaciones legales, así como el aspecto emocional y social de los afectados.

Responsables de ADACECO, Fundación María José Jove, FEDACE y Conselleira de Política Social.

El B105 participó en la jornada a través de la ponencia “Robótica y Daño Cerebral Adquirido” impartida por Alvaro Araujo. En esta ponencia presentamos la línea de investigación que estamos desarrollando para la implementación de una red neuronal inalámbrica que permita ayudar a usuarios con problemas neurológicos. Pudimos comprobar el interés de los asistentes en la investigación y el apoyo para seguir desarrollando la misma.

Pudimos comprender mejor a los afectados por DCA y sus familiares, así como compartir diferentes experiencias con todos los profesionales involucrados que nos ayudarán a mejorar en nuestra labor.

Alvaro Araujo presentando la ponencia “Robótica y Daño Cerebral Adquirido”

Becas Cátedra BQ 2018/2019 2o Cuatrimestre

Fruto de la colaboración del B105 con BQ se lanza esta nueva convocatoria de becas para el segundo semestre del curso académico 2018/2019 (ver documento adjunto).

Los interesados en alguna de las becas deberán enviar un correo electrónico a la dirección  catedra.bq.upm@bq.com con la siguiente información:

  • Asunto: [Becas Cátedra  BQ].
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Beca/s en las que estás interesado y la motivación.
  • Situación actual del candidato: curso, asignaturas pendientes, limitaciones de horarios, interés en realizar PFC, TFG, TFM, Prácticas en Empresa, etc.

Información de interés:

  • Fecha límite de recepción de CV: 24 de Febrero de 2019
  • Fecha de inicio de las becas: Preferiblemente 1 de Marzo de 2019.

Os esperamos!

Desarrollo e integración de nuevos servicios para sistemas IoT de recolección y gestión de grandes datos

At the present time a massive amount of data is being generated by many kinds of devices such as wearables, mobile phones, temperature or humidity sensors and many others. Data could be treated and represented in order to understand and analyse the information the carry within it. The aim of this project is to carry out the software development needed to bring new utilities to the data management and representation platform deployed in the B105 Electronic Systems Lab. Data used by the platform is generated on an IoT environment by different type of sensors. There are many tools developed by third parties in charge of data management and representation, but this project pretends to extend the system developed in the B105 Electronic Systems Lab based on an own web service.

In other to achieve the objectives of this project, some new utilities are going to be developed and the bugs of the previous versions of the platform will be corrected. These include the implementation, among others, of: an authentication mechanism to the platform, a system to export and import data in a simple way or a system to calculate some data statistics. To do so, JavaScript will be used in addition to client-server and server-databases communications.

TFM: Development of a protocol for the wireless communication of monitoring data for real- time representation

With the development of the IoT, the number of devices of different nature and size
that are distributed throughout the environment has increased enormously, generating data
continuously. These data can often be processed where we generate them. However
sometimes we can not have enough computing power to do it or we want to access them
remotely to see the correct functioning of a system or for example to store them in a
database.
With this background it makes necessary to develop an electronic system that can be
conected in an easy way to the place where we are generating the information and transport it
to our central node. For our particular case, we aspire to establish a real time stream in order
to represent the data in a graphic, in order to give to the user a proper view of the
performance of his sensor node.
We have developed a WIFI gateway that allows this automation that we have
explained. We have used the Zentri AMW 106, an ultralow consumption WIFI module who fits
perfect in our requirements. We can attach via serial (using UART) to our electronic system to
the module where we generate the data and creating a TCP-IP client send to our server
wirelessly.
We have also made an effort in develop an user friendly application in the server side.

This application has the ability of representing the data we are sending in real time and at the
same time to store in a file having a register. This register can be accessed to consult the
values obtained in a certain time.

PFC: Analysis and Design of a Control and Management System of the Integrity and Load of Trains in the Underground Work based on a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)

Building or remodelling large underground areas, such as tunnels, are very complex
projects where there are some very specific needs and dangers.
Historically it has been considered that tunnels were dangerous places and therefore it
was inevitable that fatal accidents took place during construction works. In fact, there
have been many casualties in tunnels under construction. However, nowadays, tunnel
safety is an essential aspect all over the European countries and particularly, in Spain.
Also, it is equally important the construction work management during construction
phase: effective management of resources (workers, raw materials, tools, etc.) within
the tunnel and the machinery involved, with the ultimate goal to improve the
effectiveness and efficiency of the construction site. Most of the mentioned resources
are moved by trains, due to their great ability to transport huge amount of materials
using less time/effort.

 

Many of the measures taken in tunnels, and particularly on trains dedicated to this kind of works, are done manually and with the constant intervention of operators and maintenance personnel which may, in some cases, lead to errors, planning delays and as a result, to increase the final cost of the work. In the case of traffic control and railway equipment inside tunnels, mechanisms for monitoring and management are scarce and usually insufficient for proper operation; these environmental, structural and traffic control mechanisms, become critical during indoors construction work.

Therefore it is necessary the development of a system able to: firstly, immediately detect any problem in the train or in the tunnel infrastructure, react quickly and mitigate effectively the possible consequences; and secondly, able to manage train traffic, detecting at all times the position of each train or other machinery(such as trucks) accurately and safely. The system shall manage and act effectively and quickly with all those measures, parameters and location coordinates.

The first objective of this project was to provide key solutions for wireless seamless connectivity and interoperability in rail tunnel infrastructures by considering everyday physical environments of trains which will significantly contribute to decrease incidents and accidents at work, as well as to the optimization of the works of the rail machinery in terms of time, project costs and operation and maintenance of the equipment and facilities.

As a result of the project, it was implemented a prototype capable of managing freight trains at construction work sites, able to prevent disasters and accidents at building (or refurbishment) stage in large underground areas such as tunnels.

The solution designed and developed is able to reduce the effort and time required for integrating WSN solutions and services into tunnel works, railway safety-related and multipurpose systems, and to reduce maintenance costs of on-board WSN services by providing a single general integration indoor platform for wireless sensors and wireless communication services, with centralized and standard interfaces for existing systems.