Geintra

Departamento de electronica Universidad de Alcala

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    Research lines

    The structure of the GEINTRA research activity is shown in the following figure:

    Research lines

    Our application areas are related to intelligent spaces and intelligent transport systems and are organized around 8 main research lines:

    • Sensors, sensor networks and sensor fusion
    • Localization and positioning systems
    • Mobile robotics
    • Human-Machine interfaces
    • e-health, indenpendent living and assistive technology
    • Intelligent transport and infrastructure systems
    • Distributed control and automation
    • Embedded digital systems, SOC, codesign.

    To face these reseach lines, the Group has a solid experience in the following support technologies:

    • Computational vision
    • Ultrasounds
    • Infrarred systems
    • Radiofrequency,
    • Speech and language processing technologies
    • Brain interface technologies
    • Technologies for the handicapped
    • Electronic control and communication systems
    • Design, implementation and test of electronic systems

    From an organizative point of view, the Group is structured in 7 activity areas, dealing with the resarch lines mentioned above, according to the structure shown in the following figure:

    Research areas

    Next, we include a more detailed list of the research lines for every activity area:

    • Audio-visual sensor systems (AV):
      • 1.Detection, localization, tracking and identification of objects and people in intelligent spaces by audio-visual fusion
      • 2.Autonomous robot navigation in intelligent spaces
      • 3.Audio-visual human-machine interaction in intelligent spaces
      • 4.Audio-visual techniques applied to monitorization, security and assitance in intelligent spaces
      • 5.Information processing in smart meeting-rooms. Telepresence systems applied to 3D video-conferencing and virtual spaces ("Inmerse reality")
      • 8.Security, monitoring and control of railway infraestructures
      • Industrial applications of computational vision. Quality control and inspection
    • Ultrasonic and radiofrequency sensor systems (US&RF)
      • Local positioning systems (LPS) and relative positioning systems
      • Propagation and channel identification modelling
      • Advance sensor systems for mobile robotics
      • Monitoring and assistance in intelligent spaces
      • Ultrasonic transducers: characterization and speci
      • Use of ultrasounds in underwater environments
    • Infrarred sensor systems (IR):
      • Infrarred sensor systems for metrology and positioning of mobile elements in intelligent spaces
      • Image building and transmision systems based on fiber optics
    • Network control systems (NCS):
      • 1.Network control systems –NCS- in real time. Application to ITS (Intelligent Transportation Systems)
      • Cooperative guiding in ITS. Intelligent decision of alternative routes
      • 3.Minimization of multisensor systems in ITS
      • 4.Study of electromagnetic effects in ITS (hybrid, electric)
      • 5.Optimization of high current/voltage sensors in railway environments
      • 6.Fault diagnostic and prevention systems in railway electric substations
    • Systems and products for the handicapped (AT):
      • 1.Human-machine interfaces in assistive and personal robotis applications
      • 2.Localization systems in assistive and personal robotics applications
      • 3.Mobility systems in assistive and personal robotics applications
      • Domotics and assistence
      • 5.e-health + independent living
      • Network sensors and services in assistive and personal robotics applications
    • Design, implementatio and test of electronic systems (ED):
      • Tools and methodologies for SoC design automation and SoC development
      • High computational power scalable architectures based in clusters for parallel processing, based on commercial platforms.
      • Platforms and sensor systems based on FPGAs for image and signal processing
    • Electronic and communication systems in intelligent spaces and transportation systems (EC):
      • Sensor and communication networks in intelligent spaces
      • Train-station communications
      • Monitoring and control in the railway infraestructure and on board material
      • Energy telecontrol
      • Auxiliary systems in High Speech Railway lines
      • Track circuits and security systems