R&D Projects

Industrial R&D Projects

METRO-LINK

Design and implementation of Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSAN) for subway trains and station platforms to facilitate the opening operation of automatic doors. The project includes a feasibility study of different radio technologies, hardware and firmware design of wireless nodes, and proof-of-concept testing under realistic conditions. Responsible for system design, wireless communications protocol design, hardware and firmware development, and project management.

MOTEC

Design and implementation of a low-cost flexible system (M2SMART System) that provides remote and secure access to Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) from maintenance computers. Responsible for the system design and project management.

CoupledETC (for European Space Agency)

Synchronization, demodulation, and coding techniques for deep-space missions. Responsible for the design and implementation of baseband digital signal processing algorithms on Field Programmable Gates Array (FPGA).

OpenMAC

Experimental platform for field testing and performance evaluation of MAC protocols. Responsible for the design and implementation of an embedded system based on MicroBlaze and hardware accelerators.

 SIDIO

Contactless 3D-scanner based on structured light for the generation of objects’ digitized surfaces. Responsible for the electronics and optics project management, design, manufacturing and test of the video projection and video acquisition subsystems.

MARES (Muscle Atrophy Research and Exercise System, for NASA and ESA)

Physiological facility for muscular characterization of astronauts in the International Space Station (ISS), for studying the effects of micro-gravity on the Human Being during long-term missions. Responsible for the design, manufacturing and test of the Supervisory, Controller and Power Electronics Subsystems.

EPU (Experiment Preparation Unit, for European Space Agency)

Equipment for the treatment, preparation and defrost of physiological and biological samples to be analyzed on board the ISS. Responsible for the design and implementation of the infra-red communications protocol, Rotor and Stator Electronics Subsystems.

Kit Digitalitzador (for Institut Cartogràfic de Catatalunya)

High Resolution Digital Still-Camera for Aerial Photography. Responsible for the design, manufacturing and test of the CCD-image acquisition electronics, and the optics and image acquisition controllers.

HAEMOSCAN

In-vivo tissue impedance analyzer for monitoring body fluid balances during dialysis, based on local bio-impedance spectroscopy. Responsible for the project research and development of the bio-impedance measurement instrumentation in collaboration with the Bio-Impedance Research Group at UPC (Electronics Department in north campus).

MULTIGEN (for European Space Agency)

Equipment for controlling and monitoring the growth of plants in micro-gravity conditions. Responsible for the design, manufacturing, test, and project management.

Public Funded Research Projects

CellFive: Virtual Small Cells for Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications in 5G

 Type of contract/Program: Plan Nacional de I+D, Excelencia Científica. Convocatoria 2014.
 Project contract/code: TEC2014-60130-P.
 Function: Senior Researcher.
 Duration: 3 years (January 2015 - December 2017).

P2P-Smartest

 Type of contract/Program: EC-H2020 Call LCE7.
 Project contract/code: H2020-646469.
 Function: Senior Researcher.
 Duration: 3 years (January 2015 - December 2017).

Consolidated Research Group (SGR)

 Type of contract/Program: Generalitat de Catalunya - AGAUR
 Project contract/code: 2014-SGR-1551. .
 Function: Senior Researcher.
 Duration: 3 years (January 2014 - December 2016).

CO2GREEN: Cooperative and Cognitive Techniques for Energy-Efficient Wireless Communications

 Type of contract/Program: Plan Nacional de I+D (Plan Avanza 2012).
 Project contract/code: TEC2010-20823.
 Function: Senior Researcher.
 Duration: 3 year (January 2011 - December 2013).

2009 SGR 940 Wireless Communications Networks and Access Technologies

 Type of contract/Program: Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (Catalan Government)
 Project contract/code: 2009-SGR-940.
 Function: Senior Researcher. 
 Duration: 5 years (2009-2015).
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