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ASSOCIATION OF RESEARCH AND INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION OF ANDALUSIA. ENGINEERING SCHOOL. UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE


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Association OF RESEARCH and Industrial Cooperation OF Andalusia. Engineering School. University of Seville


25th Anniversary. By D. Javier Aracil, Councillor for 25th Anniversary Amongst all the activities that have taken place during the last year a very special one stands out, the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Association. In the course of this time, the institution has proved its maturity, its solid administration, and its capacity to adapt to changes. All of this has been evident in the celebrations held over the year which the entire school celebrated as if its own. The events celebrated were presided by a desire for quality rather than quantity. There has been an Exhibition, Technical workshops, a commemorative book has been edited and a well known sculptor has created a statue with which to honour those firms, institutions and people who have dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to the Association over its lifetime. The Commemorative functions took place in October, starting on the 2nd when the book “Industrial Engineering in Andalusia”, which will later be dealt with, was presented in the Main Hall of Seville University in a ceremony presided over by the Principal. Following this, on the 8th, an exhibition was inaugurated lasting until the 18th which was well attended by the public. The exhibition organiser was Professor José María Gallardo who worked in close collaboration with the various team leaders. The exhibition was set up in part of the interior patio of the Engineering School and all the work groups of AICIA were represented in the form of exhibits, posters, images or videos of their most important projects. Special mention should be made to the following two exhibits: > The original internal structure of the Giraldillo, taken down from the Giralda Tower in the 90s and replaced by a substitute made in a series of projects in which various AICIA work groups played an important role, which was graciously loaned to the exhibition by the Seville Cathedral Chapter. > The blade of the A320 aero-generator, representative of the works on renewable energy carried out by various AICIA work groups. Both exhibits, moved by the wind, are fine examples of engineering in the 19th and 20th centuries respectively and are proof of AICIA commitment to modern times and innovation which is in harmony with respect for culture and history. It is worth mentioning that these two exhibits are on permanent display in the Engineering School Hall. Of special eminence were a cycle of Technical Workshops which dealt with the main areas of activity of the Association. Important personalities from the world of business and academia took part. > 10th October. Energy and Environment. Organised by Professor Luis Salvador. > 15th October. Andalusia in the present and the future of Aeronautical Engineering. Organised by Professor Federico París. > 16th October. Control and Robotics. Organised by Professor Aníbal Ollero. > 17th October. University-Business Cooperation. Organised by Professor Luis Onieva. > 18th October. Electronics and Communications. Organised by Professor Leopoldo García. The Conferences were celebrated in the Main Hall of the Engineering School. The Technical Workshops closed with a Central Act held on Thursday 17th in the main Hall which was jointly presided by the Councillor for Innovation, Science and Enterprise, D. Francisco Vallejo and the Principal of Seville University, D. Miguel Florencio. The function was attended by Professor Enrique Alarcón, the first president of the Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering who >

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> spoke on “Agustín de Betancourt, the beginning of Engineering in Spain”. At this function, three of the statues created by Nicomedes Diez Piquero were presented to three institutions representative of each of the sectors which have supported the Association over the 25 years of its existence. > D. José Antonio Moreno, Technical General Secretary of Abengoa, representing Enterprise. > D. Miguel Florencio, Principal, representing the University. > D. Francisco Vallejo, Councillor of Innovation, Science and Enterprise, representing Management. A plaque in gratitude for services to AICIA was also presented at this function to the first president of the Association, the late D. Valentín de Madariaga the prior director of the ETSI of Seville (accepted by his wife), D. Antonio Quijada and D. Enrique Navarrete, founding member of AICIA and enthusiastic promoter of the Association over the last 25 years. The Commission charged with these 25thAnniversary Celebrations thought it worthwhile to consider in depth the role of the Association as a privileged centre of activities for innovation and development of engineering in Andalusia. To this end, contact was established with Professor Antonio Miguel Bernal, Professor of History and Economic Institutions of Seville University, who amongst his many awards includes the recent National History Prize. He was commissioned to write a book reflecting the brief but profoundly important History of the Association in relation to the industrialization of Andalusia. To help him in this task, he formed a solid team including professors Antonio Florencio Puntas, Manuel Rufino Madrid-Calzada and José Ignacio Martínez Ruíz. The resulting book investigates the importance of the human factor in the development of engineering in Andalusia and was published in September 2007 under the title Industrial Engineering in Andalusia. The Work of AICIA (1982-2007). The text reveals the key factors that caused our region, a forerunner of industrialisation in Spain, to be finally relegated. Chapter 6 describes the history of AICIA in depth and makes an economic study of the intermediary role of the Association in the relationship between the University and Enterprise.

Javier Aracil 25th Anniversary Councillor

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Presentation. AICIA President D. Manuel テ]gel Martテュn In 2007 The Francisco de Paula Rojas Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation of Andalusia (AICIA) celebrated its 25th Anniversary with various events that, on the one hand, reflected its achievements up to date and, on the other, recognised the support given by so many institutions and persons in so many ways towards fulfilling its founding objectives. Today, in 2008, AICIA continues its established path in the service of research and industrial development in Andalusia. However, in spite of being an anniversary year, 2007 was also yet another year of effort and activities, as can be seen in this report. 203 works were carried out (16% more than in the previous year). Of these, 128 were engineering works, 42 investigations and consultancies and 22 international projects. Income reached over 12.7 million euros, an increase of 22.41% over 2006. Amongst AICIA clients can be found both private and public firms and institutions. Of those clients invoicing more than 3000 Euros, 64% come from Andalusia and 36% from the rest of Spain. The first 8 clients account for more than 33% of the total turnover. It is worth noting that two spin-off firms from AICIA, resulting from years of works carried out through AICIA, are in the 2nd and 12th position amongst its current clients. In this way, the link forged in University and Enterprise collaboration in investigation, innovation and cooperation now moves on to the creation of firms from ideas and projects generated by the academic world which maintain a strong relationship with AICIA. In 2007 there were 624 grant holders and the amount in grants reached 1.58 million euros. Collaboration in training the new generation of engineers in their profession and in research is one of the most important objectives of AICIA. Other important spill-overs of AICIA activities are the inventory material and the monetary transfer to Seville University. The first of these reached the sum of 130,974 euros, its accumulated value on the 31st December 2007 being 6.96 million euros. The funds transferred to Seville University according to the agreement in force were to the amount of 583,000 euros and their accumulated value is 11.6 million euros. The economic and financial aspects of AICIA activities are well dealt with in the annual accounts that, as prescribed, include all relevant and dependable information. To reflect even more clearly a true picture, the necessary complementary notes are included in the report. 82% of the 12.1 million euro working revenue (an 26.31% increase in respect to 2006) came from private funds, the remainder being public funds of which 30% were international. In regards to working expenses, approximately 46% were destined to personnel, the next outgoing being the variance in funding that passes from 3.6 million to 5.6 million euros due to the increase in the debt in favour of the work teams for amounts invoiced and still not settled. These originate both from the increase in invoicing and from late payment of certain clients. When AICIA applies its percentage for administrative expenses to the actual money paid in, the increase and the deferments have adverse affect on the relationship between income and expenditure that is imputable to management and administration. AICIA proceeds in 2007 are once more positive following the slight loss in 2006, the cause of which was explained in the 2006 Report. The Assets of the Association reach 14.6 million euros, 94.8% of this total being working assets divided in equal parts between debit accounts and transitory financial investments. In the liabilities, the private funds reach 364,096 euros coming almost entirely from the previous years. >

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> AICIA administration costs are only 3.1% of its working income, to these must be added amounts transferred to the University and the Engineering School as well as amortizations to obtain the total expenditure amount of 1,364,050 euros. Deducted from the income this leaves a benefit of 7,412 euros before taxation. As always, the balance sheet has been carefully audited, and the data available on the current year (2008) show the feasibility of fulfilling the foreseen objectives. The Association is recognised as being a Centre of Innovation and Technology (CIT) at a National level and in Andalusia, and in 2006 was granted the Management System Credential (I+D+i) according to the UNE 166002 EX Standard, at present under renewal. Furthermore, it is inscribed in the Registry of Bodies carrying out I+D activities of the Ministry of Science and Innovation since February 2007. Recently, AICIA has received awards and special mentions from the Council for Innovation, Science and Enterprise of the Andalusian Government, from the University-Enterprise Foundation Network, and from the Forum of Social Councils of Andalusian Public Universities. The institutional participation of AICIA is now renowned. In 2007, to the participation that it already took in prestigious associations and institutions in the realm of research, innovation and industry, were added those carried out in the Foundation for Aerospace Development of Andalusia, the Foundation of Friends of the Engineering School, and the Digital Video Broadcasting Organization. It can be asserted that AICIA, alter its first 25 years, continues its way with vigour and stability alone the path set out by its founding statutes. Once again we must attribute the merit for this to many people and institutions, each with a mission and a viewpoint: the Engineering School, the University of Seville, the teaching staff, researchers, and administration. Allow me to highlight the role of the work teams, the true protagonists of AICIA activities, and the fine work carried out by the team in charge of administration, efficiently and generously lead by the managing Director Dr. D. Antonio Jesús Torralba Silgado in a commendable example of public service. As ever, it gives me great satisfaction to present this report, only darkened by the loss of Fernando Haya Prats, a driving force in the history of AICIA. The legal advice of Fernando was vital at critical moments, he was always wise and caring. To all –and I especially include myself– he was a dear colleague, maybe the most permanent individual memory I have of AICIA. Wherever he may be, we remember him with affection and his memory inspires us to go on.

Manuel Ángel Martín AICIA President

Saturday 26th of July 2008

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Article 25th anniversary. Javier Aracil, Councillor for 25th Anniversary

Presentation Manuel テ]gel Martテュn, President

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Evolution of the Association in 2007 Evolution of the Association

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Constitution

AICIA began as the initiative of a group of professors at the Seville Industrial Engineering School (ESII) who were aware, on the one hand, of the professors’ need to acquire firsthand experience in industrial companies to better transmit this reality to their students, and on the other hand, of the value of the engineering school’s human potential and potential for serving industry and society. The Official Engineering Association and several industrial firms supported this original idea to encourage professors and upperclassmen to participate in theoretical and applied research projects in collaboration with industry. The Association’s statutes were approved by the Internal Policy Committee in November 1980. The Association’s statutes were approved by the Internal Policy Committee in November 1980. In November 1981, the Association’s executive committee signed a draft agreement with the University of Seville during the rectorship of professor Guillermo Jiménez Sánchez. The agreement allowed AICIA to use the school’s human and material resources to pursue the association’s statutory objectives. The agreement between AICIA and the university meant putting the spirit of the University Organic Law (LOU) into practice several years ahead of time, supplying the means for an effective development of what was later provided by article 83 of this law. Finally, at the general board meeting held in February 1982, the association’s executive committee was dissolved and its bodies of government were constituted providing the definitive organization.

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Association Goals

The F. de Paula Rojas Andalusian Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation (AICIA) is a non-profit public-interest association. Its objectives are to encourage, guide, and promote industrial research, with an emphasis on publication and dissemination of results, to promote technological progress in Spain and to help improve the professional training of engineers and, in general, of other professionals involved in the different industrial branches. As stated in the fourth article of the Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rules, the AICIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals are the following: 1. Contributing to the improvement of firms in general and Andalusian firms in particular with innovation and technological development. 2. To carry out research projects, studies, and laboratory tests of interest to industry in general and to its associates in particular. 3. To establish co-operative relationships with public or private entities or with individuals to render services and to carry out research projects. 4. To actively participate in the protection of the industrial environment, through pollution level measurement, technical advice on cleaner industrial processes, and facility modification. 5. To teach technical training courses and advanced courses for postgraduates, as well as conferences and seminars on technological matters. 6. To establish awards for research projects and to grant technical research assistantships to postgraduates or students. Although most of the Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities are in Andalusia, its participation in national and international projects is growing as Spain becomes more integrated into supranational European Institutions.

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Organization

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

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The Association’s main body of government is the general board, composed of the full members. These members appoint from amongst themselves a president and an executive manager. The president is the association’s legal representative. The main duties of the general board are approving the accounts, the budget, and the management report, appointing the executive manager, admitting new full members, signing Co-operation agreements, and modifying the Association’s statutes. The general board delegates its management and administration functions in an executive board made up of the President, six members who represent the general board, the associate and collaborating members, and the Executive Manager. Their functions are focussed on planning and drawing up the budget, accepting research project proposals, admitting new associate and collaborating members, and appointing group directors. The executive manager directs and co-ordinates the Association’s scientific, technical, economic and administrative activities. The management is organised into work teams led by team coaches appointed by the executive board. These coaches are in charge of the technical and scientific activities and are autonomous, although they are subject to budget control and management co-ordination by the Executive Manager.

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President:

D. Manuel Ángel Martín López CEA Economy Commission President

Full Members:

D. Javier Aracil Santonja Professor of Systems and Automation. Seville Engineering School

D. Patricio Barrios García President of Trade Operations

D. Jesús Contreras Fernández ATLANTIC COPPER, S.A. Metallurgy Director

D. Miguel Bermejo Herrero Engineering Graphic Design Professor. Seville Engineering School

D. José Luis Calvo Salazar Chairman of the Western Andalusia Industrial Engineering

D. Juan Manuel Díaz Cabrera Director of the CEPSA Petrol Complex of La Rabida

D. Antonio Delgado García OTRI Director. University of Seville

D. Salvador Durbán Oliva Financial Economy and Accounting Professor. University of Seville

D. José Guerra Macho Thermal Machines and Motors Professor. Seville Engineering

D. José Antonio Martínez Fernández Chairman of Sevillana-Endesa

D. Andrés Membrillo Bonilla Director of Gas Andalucía

D. Enrique Navarrete Fernández Founding Partner

D. Luis Onieva Giménez Management Science Professor. Seville Engineering School

D. Pablo Palenzuela Chamorro Director of Research Secretariat. University of Seville

D. Federico París Carballo Material Elasticity and Strength Professor. Seville Engineering School

D. Javier Pérez de los Santos Managing Director of SACESA

D. Saturio Ramos Vicente Vice-Rector in charge of Research. University of Seville

D. Luis Salvador Martínez Chemical Engineering Professor. Seville Engineering School

D. Miguel Angel Serrano Aguilar Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia Director

D. Antonio Jesús Torralba Silgado Electronic Technology Professor. Seville Engineering School

D. Ramón Velázquez Vila Thermotechnics Professor. Seville Engineering School

Secretary and Executive Manager:

D. Antonio Jesús Torralba Silgado

Legal Adviser:

D. Fernando Haya Prats

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PASSIVE ON- Marketable Passive Homes IEEA (U.E. ProgramME INTELLIGENT ENERGY FOR EUROPE)

[[ The Passive-On Project is a research and dissemination project within the framework of the European program SAVE Intelligent Energy for Europe. This project aims at studying how to extend the concept of the passive house, especially in the south of Europe. In this zone, the highest domestic power consumption is not only for heating during the winter, but also, and in some cases more importantly, for refrigeration during the summer. The Passive-On Project has three primary targets: >> For architects and other building professionals, the project provides a design guide and a computer tool to determine the real costs of the passive climate houses, not only those with a heavy refrigeration load but also those with heating loads. >> For political decision makers, the project provides intelligence data on applicability including obstacles and solutions within the frame of the European Union of use to national and local governments and which can lead to a greater development of the passive house. >> Even more generally, Passive-On aims at spreading the concept of passive houses within the member countries. AICIA has participated in the development of the design guidelines and in the preparation of the computer tool, thanks to the thermal simulation tools, the energy certification methodologies and the computer tools for mapping results developed. ]

Passive house in Seville

RETROFIT-KIT Restoration of Rented Houses IEEA (U.E. ProgramME INTELLIGENT ENERGY FOR EUROPE)

[[ The objective of the project is to study the possibilities of applying the Central European standard of the PASIVEHOUSE Company in restoring rented social dwellings that are frequently found in the European Union. The standard consists of an extremely well insulated, airtight family house using glass with very low thermal transmittance, and power recycling of the exhaust air coming from household appliances, even those of high energy efficiency. The standard requires that 15 kWh/m2 not be exceeded, however, for retrofitted houses the limit has been raised to 30 kWh/m2. The role played by AICIA in the project is the verification of the state of houses in the south of Spain, with emphasis on improving the refrigeration system which is negatively influenced by the conditions of the house, by taking measures to reduce overheating, such as the use of movable shading devices and nighttime ventilation. From the results obtained in various countries (Austria, Holland, Denmark, Lithuania, Spain) a web page has been prepared, that will be disseminated amongst retrofitting companies to inform about renovation possibilities, during the second part of the project . ]

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PASSIVE AND HYBRID DOWNDRAUGHT EVAPORATIVE COOLING (PHDC) Promotion and Dissemination of Passive and Hybrid Downdraught Cooling in Buildings EUROPEAN COMMISSION

[[ Objectives: >> To promote Passive and Hybrid Downdraught Cooling systems (PHDC) in the building sector amongst building design professionals, developers, building owners and potential users. >> To disseminate the results of previous EC-funded research projects on PHDC, and the knowledge arising from the pioneering projects already built. Research activities: The research work has two themes: assessment and dissemination. The assessment activities are: >> Post occupancy evaluation of existing PHDC buildings (10 buildings, 6 countries) >> Market assessment on the applicability of PHDC >> Market research on PHDC components >> System performance assessment methods (AICIA) The dissemination activities are: >> Website (www.phdc.eu) >> Symposia and workshops (a total of 7 to be held, one in each partner country) >> Design manual

HYDROGEN PRODUCTION USING WIND ENERGY Collaboration in TASK 24 of the Hydrogen Implementing Agreement of the International Energy Agency ANDALUSIAN ENERGY AGENCY

[[ This working group of the International Energy Agency aims to study the characteristics of the production of hydrogen from wind power, analyzing the connection between a wind turbine and an electrolyser, paying particular attention to problems existing in this link. The steps taken are: completing the state of the art of this technology, studying current experimental facilities, defining the market models for deploying this technology and modelling facilities. Countries participating in this work group are: Spain, Japan, Canada, USA, England, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany and Greece. AICIA´s participation in this task is possible through a collaboration agreement with the Andalusian Energy Agency. ]

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[[ The objectives of ASIEPI are the following: >> To develop a concept for comparing and benchmarking of EPBD requirements in the Member States in order to allow continuous monitoring of the national EPBD requirements for new and renovated buildings, both during and after the project. >> To obtain a good overview of the way observance and control of legislation is fulfilled in each Member State. >> To heighten awareness about the difficulties of and the possible solutions for the correct simulation of some of the most important challenging aspects as listed in the Annex of the EPBD: i. Limiting thermal bridges ii. Improving building and ductwork air tightness iii. Improving summer comfort iv. Using EPBD implementation as a driving force for innovation in energy efficient technologies >> To heighten awareness regarding the difficulties and the possible solutions of EPBD as an innovating force in energy efficient technologies. ASIEPI will contribute to updating the EPBD scheduled for 2009 and to reporting building related performance in the context of the Energy Services Directive. ASIEPI should also provide input to several of the measures foreseen by the EC in the Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. More than 20 institutions across the whole of the European Union are participating in the project, most of them, including AICIA, being directly involved in the process of EPBD transposition to their respective countries. ]

PHYLLIS DATABASE DISSEMINATION, EDUCATION AND STANDARDISATION EUROPEAN UNION

[[ Reliable information about biomass fuels and ashes is vital for the rapid penetration of biomass as a sustainable fuel within the European Union and beyond. Biomass producers, traders and buyers, equipment manufacturers, legislative bodies and all other parties involved in the use of biomass demand independent background information on the composition and quality of biomass fuels and biomass ashes, generated using standardized methods. The first objective of the PHYDADES project is to create such a database from the existing database PHYLLIS and the multitude of data present (but not readily available) at various European organisations. The second objective of the PHYDADES project is to provide instruction in the use of standardized analysis methods, in particular for the new member states. The instruction will consist of on-job training for laboratory staff and workshops for anyone involved in biomass trade and use. ]

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EUDEEP European Distributed Energy Partnership. FP6 Project: SES6-CT-2003-503516 EUROPEAN COMMISSION. SES6-CT-2003-503516.

Parabolic dish-Stirling systems are a promising option for distributed generation in areas with good solar resources

[[ The use of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) in Europe –wind farms, PV systems, CHP, biomass plants, etc.- is a reality that promises to have very beneficial effects on power systems in the form of a better use of resources and infrastructure, a decrease in the power dependency, etc. However, its large-scale deployment requires the adaptation of the present power grids, from the point of view of both design and management, to cope with the increasing introduction of DER, especially those with a greater stochastic character, such as solar and wind. The EUDEEP project proposes a new strategy to facilitate the introduction of DER in Europe, based on an effective and rational use of available technologies and on the development of trading strategies and power control, which facilitate adapting electrical generation to local demand patterns. This strategy is complementary to R&D efforts oriented to the development of new technologies or the optimization of the existing ones. The project is backed by eight gas and power utilities, and it aims at eliminating or reducing the barriers to using DER in Europe over a 5 year horizon. It is an Integrated Project of the 6th Framework Program of the European Union with the participation of 39 partner organizations from several European countries. In addition to the utilities, partners include research centers and universities, equipment and systems manufacturers, national energy agencies, engineering firms and a bank. AICIA participates in the project as a member of the Center for New Power Technologies (CENTER). Since the beginning of 2007, the project is organized around three “task forces”, each of which is developing and testing a business model, representative of different potential markets and making use of different technologies. One of the main results of the project is the creation of a European Competence Group, which will serve to maintain and enhance the acquired know-how beyond the time limits of the Project. ]

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RENEW Renewable Fuels for Advanced Powertrains EUROPEAN UNION SIXTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME SES6-CT-2003-502705; ACCIONES COMPLEMENTARIAS DEL M E C - ENE2004-20458-E/ CON; ANDALUSIAN GOVERNMENT PROJECT OF EXCELLENCE - CIC&E - P06-TEP-02412

[[ RENEW aims to develop, compare, (partially) demonstrate and train on a range of fuel production chains for motor vehicles. Ligno-cellulosic biomass sources will be used as feedstock to produce synthesis gas from which various vehicle fuels can be derived: Methanol/DME, ethanol (thermo chemical and enzymatic pathway) and a novel biomass-toliquid (BTL) fuel. The project developed and evaluated the respective processing technologies with a view to producing cost effective premium fuels for current and future combustion engines from a wide range of bio-feedstocks. Within 4 vertical subprojects, alternative thermo-chemical gasification, Gasification pilot plant enzymatic fuel production and fuel synthesis processes were considered, while 2 horizontal subprojects cover technology assessment and training. Two pilot-produced fuels (DME and BTL) were submitted to extensive motor-tests by 4 leading European car manufacturers within this project, the other fuels were made available for testing in other projects. It is envisaged that this procedure will lead to the introduction of favourably priced biomass-derived fuels for motor vehicles, from 2010 onwards. One of the six RENEW subprojects, “SP4: Optimisation of Bioethanol Production”, was led by Abengoa Bioenergía and was the main partner with the ASOCIACIÓN DE INVESTIGACIÓN Y COOPERACIÓN INDUSTRIAL DE ANDALUCÍA (AICIA). This subproject explored ethanol production in two ways: the enzymatic way (enzymatic hydrolysis of ligno-cellulosic biomass) and the thermo-chemical way (biomass gasification and catalytic conversion of the generated synthesis gas to ethanol).

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BESTUFS II Modelling the Best Urban Freight Solutions EU. VI FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

[[ Bestufs II is a VI FP follow-up initiative of the BESTUFS project and aims to maintain and expand an open European network amongst urban freight transport experts, user groups/associations, ongoing projects, the relevant European Commission directorates and representatives of national, regional and local transport administrations and transport operators in order to identify, describe and disseminate the best practices, success criteria and bottlenecks in respect to City Logistics. The tasks allocated to 2007 included “data harmonisation”, searching for existing material and results of projects, studies, surveys, official census etc., related to urban freight transport. “Modelling approaches” carried out an overview of the urban goods movement modelling experiences and results. Finally, “case studies” contemplated a description of practical experiences, application fields and opportunities related to data collection and modelling, identifying and describing case studies in each country with the aim of knowing when, how often, and in which situations the models and data are used and why someone pays for it. ]

Freight delivery in urban areas

MATAARI Miglioramento dell’Accessibilità ai servizi di Trasporto e di logistica trA Aree uRbane e Centri Intermodali - Improvement of accessibility to transport and logistic services among urban areas and intermodal centres INTERREG IIIB MEDOC EUROPEAN PROGRAMME

[[ The MATAARI project tackles the problems of accessibility within the broader inter-provincial areas where there is a strong connection between urban/suburban traffic and freight traffic generated by intermodal and logistic centres, by analysing, defining and implementing strategies and actions directed at solving conflicts between the operational areas/gates of access of the intermodal centres and the external road network. The proposal aims to foster the aggregation and coordination of different bodies existing in the area and to promote a real improvement in total accessibility to transport networks and logistic services aiming at mobility sustainability in the entire area. MATAARI, wants to deal with these problems by acting on all access to transport and logistic services, intervening in two fundamental aspects: >>The physical level, composed of infrastructures, technological devices and organisational aspects necessary to support users of transport services in moving through the network to join their destinations, both for logistic freight transport and for passenger transport (with private or public vehicle). Mattaari European Project logo

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EURENSEAM Cooperation with the European Research Network OTRI, UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE

[[ Eurenseam is a European Network focused on the management prospects of industrial assets. This asset management, in fact, is not limited to operating and maintaining functions but also includes capacity management from the physical asset point of view and various strategic solutions linked to the management of production assets and investments. A comprehensive approach to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;asset managementâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; needs to cover a number of important issues at corporate, plant and production levels: The initial objectives of EURENSEAM are the following: >> To create the strategic concept of asset management >> To identify focus areas for the research >> To determine promising joint efforts within Europe >> To support exchange of researchers and other bilateral activities >> To organize joint seminars in order to exchange ideas >> To initiate projects or networks of excellence towards EU funding (particularly for FP7 during 2007-2008)

FT-UNSHADES (ESA/ESTEC) EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY (ESA)

[[ Electronic devices for space applications have to work in a harsh environment and extreme conditions. One of the main problems in space comes from power particles hitting a semiconductor surface. These can cause a transient malfunctioning of the electronic circuitry which is not easy to mitigate unless special attention has been paid during the design phase. The FT-UNSHADES project consists of an electronic board that emulates the circuit and the harsh environment itself using programmable logic devices (FPGA), allowing the designer to analyze the circuit behaviour under these conditions. The system is being used by the European Space Agency (ESA) in its own labs. ]

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AWARE Platform for Autonomous self-deploying and operation of Wireless sensor-actuator networks cooperating with AeRial objEcts EUROPEAN COMISSION FP6 (IST-2006-33579)

[[ The AWARE project is committed to the development of a platform that will enable cooperation between autonomous aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ground wireless sensor-actuator networks comprising static and mobile nodes. The platform will offer self-deployment, self-configuration and self-repairing features by means of autonomous helicopters. These features are of great interest in town and country environments without pre-existing infrastructure or in situations where the infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed. Two validation scenarios are being considered: 1) Disaster management/civil security, 2) Filming applications. AICIA is the coordinator of the AWARE consortium, which also involves as partners Technische Universit채t Berlin (Germany), Flying-Cam (Belgium), University of Twente (Netherlands), Universit채t Stuttgart (Germany), SELEX sensors and airborne systems (UK), Grupo ITURRI (Spain), and Universit채t Bonn (Germany). The developments in 2007 include the architecture and middleware required for cooperation between the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the Wireless Sensor Network, algorithms for the cooperation of multiple UAVs and for collision avoidance, techniques for dynamic self-organization and self-repairing of the wireless sensor network, and methods for event detection by means of fuzzy logic. A simulation environment for the development of embedded control systems, control algoAWARE 2007 General Experiments rithms for the transportation of a load by using one or various helicopters, and a device for the self-deployment of nodes by means of the autonomous helicopter have been also developed. The helicopters have been updated for the experiments, and cooperative perception functionalities have been developed by integrating data from the Wireless Sensor Network and images from the helicopters and from ground camera nodes. These functionalities have been applied for tracking fire fighters and for fire detection. In 2007 the first general field experiments have been carried out in the factory of the company Fire Protect of the Iturri Group in Utrera, near Seville (Spain) between March 26th and 31st, 2007. The experiments were a success and provided very valuable information to complete the designs and to test the preliminary implementation of functionalities. The Seville fire fighting service participated in the experiments and provided very valuable inputs for exploitation activities. ]

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VERDI VERDI-VIRTUAL ENGINEERING FOR ROBUST MANUFACTURING WITH DESIGN INTEGRATION VERDI PROJECT (7ยบ Framework Programme) EUROPEAN UNION

Simulation of the welding process (2nd step in the chain) von Mises stress distribution

[[ The main objective of the project is the chain of numerical simulation of the different processes for the manufacturing of aero-engine subcomponents. Each step in the simulation chain is carried out by experts in the numerical simulation of the selected process (welding, shot peening, machining, heat treatment) with specific software, the interchange of numerical results between the different steps, being the main difficulty of the project. The complete simulation chain allows for the optimum design of these subcomponents in cost saving considerations. ]

ALCAS Advanced Low Cost Aircraft Structure EUROPEAN COMMISSION VI FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

[[ The main task of this project is to reduce by 15% the operational cost of the main products of the European aeronautical industry, by the extensive use of composite materials in the manufacture of primary structural elements. This objective is achieved by reducing aircraft weight, and manufacturing and operation costs. AICIA is taking part in this project together with 58 partners lead by AIRBUS and DASSAULTAVIATION. Partners belong to 12 European countries (Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Russia, The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Israel and Czech Republic). As a result of this project, an entire wing is intended to be designed and manufactured using composite materials. ]

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URUS Ubiquitous Networking Robotics in Urban Settings EUROPEAN COMISSION FP6 (IST-2006-045062)

Tracking of individuals using surveillance cameras, Romeo 4R and nodes of a Wireless Sensor Network

[[ The general objective of this project is to develop new ways of cooperation between human beings and networked robots and sensors in urban areas, in order to achieve tasks that any other way can be very complex, time consuming or too costly. For example, cooperation between robots and video cameras can solve surveillance problems in urban areas, or cooperation between robots and wireless communication devices can help people in assistance and guiding. The focus of the project is on urban pedestrian areas. URUS is coordinated by the Technical University of Catalonia. In addition to AICIA, the following partners are participating in URUS: LAAS-CNRS (France), ETHZ (Switzerland), SSSA (Italy), Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain), IST (Portugal), University of Surrey (UK), Agencia d’Ecología Urbana de Barcelona (Spain), Telefónica I+D (Spain) and Robotech (Italy). AICIA is leading the work package “Cooperative environment perception” and is also involved in the work packages “Networking”, “Multi-task negotiation” and experiments. AICIA will provide the ROMEO 4R autonomous vehicle and a wireless sensor network. In 2007 AICIA developed methods for environment cooperative perception including both robots and static cameras. In particular, it has developed methods for decentralized sensor data fusion by means of the information filter. Furthermore, AICIA has developed visual tracking techniques that have been tested on the Romeo 4R robot and methods for event detection. AICIA also developed in 2007 new techniques for the localization of the nodes of Wireless Sensor Networks based on the Radio Signal Strength Intensity (RSSI). Particularly, the particle filter has been applied to localise static nodes by using a single mobile node equipped with GPS. Finally AICIA has developed algorithms, based on the market approach, for multi-robot task allocation. ]

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EURON II European Robotics Network EUROPEAN COMMISSION FP6 (IST)

[[ EURON II is a network of excellence funded by the Sixth Framework Programme of the European Commission continuing the activities of EURON I from the Fifth Framework Programme. The objective of EURON is to coordinate within Europe research, education, teaching, academy-industry collaboration, and publications. EURON has funded innovative projects and studies on several robotic technologies. AICIA has been a member of EURON since its constitution, has lead the “Field Robotics” interest group and has participated in the Road Map preparation. In 2007 AICIA carried out studies on Network Robotic Systems. ]

WITNESS Wireless Technologies for small area Networks with Embedded Security & Safety MEDEA + A109 Y MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, TOURISM AND COMMERCE. PROFIT FIT 330100-2005-268

[[ WITNESS is an European-funded Project of the MEDEA+ initiative. Its main objective is to provide an open platform where low cost, low power devices for wireless communication can be developed and tested with an eye on security and coexistence with other wireless standards. The WITNESS consortium consists of 23 partners led by Philips. AICIA activities in WITNESS are focused on the design of low power analog-digital converters (ADCs) for Bluetooth and Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) standards. AICIA has designed various ADCs: • UWB ADC. A 1GS/s, 6-bit ADC has been implemented using capacitive interpolation in a 0.13 µm CMOS technology from ST, with a total power consumption of 950 mW and 1.2 V supply voltage • ADCs for Bluetooth 2. Two different ADCs have been designed for Bluetooth 2.0. The first one uses a pipelined architecture. The second one is a time-continuous sigma-delta one. Both converters have been manufactured in the 0.35 µm CMOS technology from AMS. The pipelined converter combines different low power techniques featuring 7.6 effective number of bits at 16 MS/s with 4 mW power consumption. These results place this converter in the state-of-the art. The second ADC is a 1-bit, 5th order sigma-delta converter which converts a 1MHz input signal with more than 70 dBs of Signal to Noise plus Distortion Ratio (SNDR). Total power consumption is 15mW with a 2.5 V supply voltage. ]

Layout of the pipelined analog-to-digital converter for Bluetooth 2.0

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CENIT SPHERA Solutions for Producing Power Hydrogen and Associated Reconversion CDTI MINISTERIO DE INDUSTRIA TURISMO Y COMERCIO y GAS NATURAL SDG

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HERCULES Generation of renewable Hydrogen from solar energy to propel an electric vehicle based on fuel cells MINISTRY OF EDUCATION & SCIENCE. NATIONAL ENERGY PROGRAMME

[[ The objective of this project is twofold. It proposes the generation of electrical energy using photovoltaic panels to be used by electrolysers to produce renewable hydrogen. It also considers the installation of the required gas processing systems, their transportation and storage, and the fuel dispenser required to supply hydrogen to electrical vehicles operating on this gas. That is, the design of a complete fuel station using renewable hydrogen. The project will also develop a prototype using thermal solar energy at high temperatures. The second objective is the design, development and implementation of an electrical vehicle propelled by pure hydrogen fuel cells. This vehicle will be designed to be able to refuel at the fuel station mentioned above. To this end, a commercial cross-country vehicle (Santana 350) will be adapted to use pressured hydrogen as fuel in a solid-polymer fuel cell. It will be propelled by a hybrid power system consisting of batteries and hydrogen based fuel cells. The expected maximum speed will be about 130 Km/h with an autonomy of 180 km. ]

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HÉRCULES-EL LEÓN Design components and modification of a real vehicle in order to adapt a system based on hydrogen technology ANDALUSIAN TECHNOLOGICAL CORPORATION, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION & SCIENCE e IDEA

[[ This project is part of the Hercules project and its objective is to design all the necessary elements to replace the internal combustion engine of a real vehicle (Santana 350) with a system based on an electric motor powered by a fuel cell, which uses hydrogen as fuel and a set of batteries. Tasks carried out in this project are: sizing the fuel cell system, the electric motor, the batteries and the set characteristics of the cooling, control and electric power systems. The partners of the project are: Santana. Hynergreen, Abengoa Solar, Carburos Metálicos, INTA, AICIA and Greenpower. ] SANTANA 350 Vehicle

HÉRCULES-LAS COLUMNAS Design and construction of a hydrogen refuelling station using a photovoltaic system to produce hydrogen via an electrolyser MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, IDEA

[[ The objective of this project is to construct the first real-scale hydrogen refuelling station in the province of Seville. This will be situated near the ABENGOA SOLAR Thermal Solar plant in Sanlúcar la Mayor. Hydrogen is produced using an electrolyser. Hydrogen production is carried out by water electrolysis using the electricity generated by a photovoltaic panel field. In the early stages of the project, the station will supply a vehicle driven by hydrogen, also developed under project Hercules. Partners of the project are: Hynergreen, Abengoa Solar, Carburos Metálicos, Inta and AICIA. ]

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DETAILED ENGINEERING DESIGN OF AN AUTONOMOUS POWER SYSTEM BASED ON A DIESEL REFORMER AND A 25 kW FUEL CELL NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY (INTA)

Diesel reformer and fuel cell Workbench

[[ This project deals with the design of an autonomous power system consisting of a Diesel reformer and two PEM (Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) fuel cells. The work includes detailed engineering and it has been carried out in collaboration with INTA (National Aerospace Agency), CSIC (Council for Scientific Research) and CIDAUT (Automobile Research Center). This project continues the work done in the framework of “Feasibility analysis of an autonomous power system based on a Diesel reformer and a 25 kW fuel cell”, carried out by the same consortium during 2006. AICIA’s contribution in this project has mainly been devoted to designing and integrating the control system for the reformer coupled to the fuel cells and also to designing the basic fuel cell controller. In order to perform these tasks, data acquisition and communication with the local controller of the reformer were completed. AICIA has also participated in the design of the necessary tests and in their implementation. It is important to notice that the novelty of this project is associated to the design of a reformer that is fed by gas-oil, while most research teams are working on ethanol or methane reformers. ]

DELFIN Development of an electric vehicle with low infrared signature NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY

[[ The objective of this research project is the development of an electric vehicle that is propelled by a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell, showing a low infrared signature. This fuel cell is fed by hydrogen, which is stored in a high-pressure on-board tank. The project deals with the tasks related to the design and characterization of the components as well as their integration. These components are the fuel cell, the electric motor, the electric storage (battery), the electronic power converters and the control system. AICIA has participated in the design phase Overview of the vehicle and has been in charge of the final integration, working in collaboration with the National Aerospace Institute (INTA). The vehicle is driven by an electric motor that can be fed by the fuel cell and, additionally, by electric batteries; the motor needs adequate management of the power that is exchanged amongst the components. The control objective is to satisfy the power demanded by the driver while minimizing fuel consumption. ]

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ESIPIC Control system for low power fuel cells HYNERGREEN TECHNOLOGIES

[[ This Project aims at designing and manufacturing a prototype for a control system for low power fuel cells. AICIA´s main contribution is in the integration of the different system components. AICIA is in charge of the hardware design dealing with electronic instrumentation and of the control software including functional testing. ]

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SA2VE Advanced energy storage systems: transport and energy management applications GREEN POWER

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Energy storage plant and its integration into a power substation and theoretical load profile

[[ SA2VE is a project financed by the Ministry of Education, framed inside the National Plan for Scientific Research, Development and Technological Innovation (I+D+I 2004-2007), in the part dedicated to the promotion of technical research for singular scientific-technological projects and those of strategic character. In this project a technology for storing kinetic energy will be developed. The above mentioned technology will be applied to three sectors of the highest potential interest: Stationary applications of railway transport (substations), energy management in building and the quality of electrical supply. AICIA-GTE, in the frame of the above mentioned project, is studying the development of power converters that allow connection to the medium voltage (3kV) chains used in Spain by the conventional railway network, of electric power storage systems based on storage systems of kinetic energy (Flywheels). ]

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DEVELOPMENT OF SUSTAINABLE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR FACADES AND ROOFS IN NON-RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DETEA S.A.

[[ The aim of the project is the development and integration of adaptive, innovating solutions for facades and roofs and their use in buildings with criteria of power efficiency and economic optimization. Among these solutions are elements of transparent/opaque, opaque/opaque and transparent/transparent types, such as Trombe walls, ventilated facades or double glazed enveloping. The project includes: >> Development of computer tools to design, determine proportions, control and optimize solutions. >> Identification of highly beneficial combinations with a potential field of application ample enough to be worth developing and producing industrially with modular elements. >> Development of building elements and details (such as systems of anchorage or elements of controlled flow) that are not at present on the market, with views to possible patents. The duration of the project is of two years (July 2006-July 2008).

SOLAR COOLING WITH ABSORPTION SYSTEMS GAS NATURAL S.D.G., S.A.

[[ The primary target of the project is to introduce the use of refrigeration equipment using thermal solar energy in buildings of the tertiary sector with a criteria of maximum power efficiency and respect of the environment, establishing the bases of design by using existing technologies, or any necessary development and improvement, to take advantage of solar energy for cooling. The project includes: >> The construction of a solar plant for refrigeration that allows the technical, economic and environmental parameters of design of this type of equipment to be established by means of suitable control and monitoring. >> To promote the commercialization of solar refrigeration by making a free, easy to use computer tool available to professionals in designing thermal equipment for calculating and determining the measurements of solar refrigeration facilities. Furthermore, to have a reference installation to demonstrate the technical viability of this type of application to professionals and prescriptors of the energy sector. The duration is of two years (December 2006-December 2008).

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EVALUATION AND DESIGN OF A WORK-EXCHANGER energy recovery prototype device for a Desalination Plant INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ENTERPRISE COUNCIL. ANDALUSIAN GOVERNMENT

[[ Desalination is a process that turns sea water into a usable resource for human supply as well as for irrigation and industrial uses. Though nowadays desalination technologies are mature and well established, their high energy and environmental costs limit a more widespread diffusion of these technologies to a great extent. In the past decade, the emergence of energy recovery devices for reverse osmosis desalination plants based on the work exchanger principle have noticeably contributed to the improvement of the energy consumption of this type of process. With this project, AICIA, in collaboration with BEFESA Construction and Environmental Technology, S.A, is developing a pilot plant for testing desalination devices based on the work exchanger principle. The plant is currently in the last stages of construction and it has been designed giving priority to aspects such as the flexibility to adapt to different commercial work exchangers and membrane devices. AICIA is currently designing the plant control architecture, as well as supporting BEFESA in the implementation of control algorithms to improve the energy consumption of reverse osmosis desalination processes. ]

CENIT CO2 (ABSQUI) Chemical Absorption of CO2 in conventional PC Power Stations CDTI THROUGH ENDESA GENERACION SA WITH WHICH AICIA HAS A FOUR-YEARLY CONTRACT OF TECHNOLOGICAL SUPPORT

[[ The National Strategic Consortium for CO2 Technical Research (Spanish acronym CENIT CO2) is one of the projects funded by CDTI and is integrated in the Energy and Environment Technological Area. It was presented in the CENIT 2005 Programme Call and was approved on May 30th 2006. Its main objective is to research, develop and validate new knowledge and integrated solutions for increasing the efficiency in CO2 reduction processes. Consequently, Spanish industrial research projects are promoted with the aim of accelerating the development of advanced technologies that might lead to promising competitive advantages for Spanish companies and industries. The consortium is lead by ENDESA Generación, with the relevant collaboration of UNIÓN FENOSA and the participation of a further 12 industrial partners and 16 research institutions. The four-year project (2006-2009) has a budget of 20 M€, from which 9.5 are granted by CDTI. The CENIT CO2 project has as its main objective the research, development and validation of new knowledge and integrated solutions that allow CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, generated from the combustion of fossil fuels in electricity generation processes to be reduced. The results of the CENIT CO2 project will provide to Spanish industry, the technological, scientific and knowledge basis for the development, industrial application and commercialization of technologies able to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. The aim is further the development of products and services in the field of clean combustion technologies including CO2 capture and storage. The five technical modules are: 1 Efficiency: new designs for fossil fuels, biomass and biodiesel burners. 2 CO2 Capture during combustion: new combustors in carbonation-calcination cycles.

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3 CO2 Post-combustion Capture: new CO2 capture processes, new chemical absorbents, new physical adsorbents and new operation processes in utilities, with energy optimization of CO2 capture. 4 CO2 Storage: monitoring systems of locations. 5 CO2 Valorisation: new processes for CO2 conversion into other products of industrial and/or commercial use. The Module 4.2 (“CO2 capture by chemical absorption technologies”) will be carried out by AICIA and lead by ENDESA R&D. To this end, a study and experimental tests of a chemical absorption process will be performed for the separation of CO2 coming from flue gases from a conventional thermal power plant. ]

NOVARE PLASMACOL Reduction of emissions of PM 2,5 particles, metals and condensable particulate matter (CPM) from large combustion power plants by the application of non-thermal plasma on hybrid collectors (PLASMACOL) The PLASMACOL project is supported by ENDESA through the NOVARE 2006 prize regarding Clean Coal technologies and the MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT (Government of Spain).

[[ The present project is focused on developing a new flue gas treatment technology, based on the combination of electrofiltration, hybrid collector (electrostatic precipitator plus fabric filter) and non-thermal plasma application techniques, for coal-fired power plants. In this respect, AICIA has designed, built and put into operation an experimental plant that is able to treat 1000 m3/h of flue gas in the Seville University Engineering School. In this experimental plant, a new pulse energizing system for non-thermal plasma generation is now being tested. The pulse generation system has been designed by AICIA and GreenPower Technologies. In a second phase of the project, before its commercialization, this plasma generation technology will be tested at pilot scale on a hybrid collector, located at the Litoral de Almería Coal-Fired Power Plant, property of ENDESA. This hybrid collector is capable of treating real coal combustion flue gas at a rate of 15,000 m3/h. The PLASMACOL project proposes a new technology that could make feasible the accomplishment of the ever more restrictive environmental laws concerning SO2, NOX, CPMs, Hg and particulate matter emission limit, in an efficient and economically attractive way. This technique is compatible with operating the existing coal-fire power plant which is necessary during the transition period till the zero-emissions technologies era. This project won the NOVARE prize of ENDESA as the most innovative project regarding Clean Coal technologies, in competition with more than 100 national and international projects. The project will conclude at the end of 2010 when the project for retrofitting an industrial electrostatic to make it work as a plasma reactor will end. ]

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[[ The scope of the project includes the complete cycle of bioethanol; that is production of raw materials and biotechnology, the technologies of transformation from agricultural products, and their later use in motors, and this will allow Spanish industry to take its place as leader in all aspects relative to it. AICIA will develop two fundamental tasks from different test: >> Design of the thermo-chemical process of bioethanol synthesis. Numerous and different operations and technologies are involved in the process. Technologies already exist for some operations, some are in development phase and, finally, others are at a basic level of research in laboratory. >> Design of catalytic ethanol synthesis from syngas. This is the critical stage in the development of the global technology from the point of view of technical and economic viability. Numerous patents and articles exist that deal with the conversion of synthesis gas to alcohol. A catalyst with higher productivity must be obtained to make the production of ethanol from biomass in the thermo-chemical way competitive. Furthermore, it is necessary to make a kinetic model of the synthesis reactions, as well as determine the optimal conditions of operation, and finally select the type of reactor. The I+DEA project will generate knowledge in an area in which technological advances are necessary in order to allow the production capacity of bioethanol of sustainable and competitive form to increase. This biofuel, which is clean, renewable and which reduces emissions of CO2 and local polluting agents, is fundamental to fulfilling the objectives fixed by the European Commission with respect to fossil fuel substitution (Directive 2003/30/CE). AICIA´s contribution has centred, amongst others, on the conceptual definition of the process and its variations, the integration of this energy and the definition of the most appropriate power system for the final configuration of the process. ]

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HIDROLICA Optimization of the integrated production of hydrogen and electricity in wind farms CORPORACION TECNOLOGICA DE ANDALUCIA and CONSERJERÍA DE INNOVACIÓN Y CIENCIA of the JUNTA DE ANDALUCIA, INERCO and GREENPOWER

[[ This project aims at taking advantage of excess energy produced at specific moments so that hydrogen and oxygen can be obtained. This fuel can later be use to produce energy when there is not otherwise enough wind. Moreover, the hydrogen produced can be distributed for use in other applications. For this reason, the potential techno-economical challenges were identified and solved in order to implement this technology at commercial scale. The HIDROLICA Project includes the evaluation of an eolic energy-hidrogen system by means of designing and commissioning a semi-industrial installation located at the ENDESA wind farm at Tahivilla (CádizSpain). The pilot installation will be run according to the specific conditions of the location and operation of the farm. The Project is carried out in collaboration with ENDESA, INERCO and Green Power Technologies. ]

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FILGAS Technical improvement of hot syngas filtration in gasification processes SPANISH ENVIRONMENT MINISTY, 2007 call for grants for I+D+I projects within the framework of Programa Nacional de Ciencias y Tecnologías Medioambientales del Plan Nacional de I+D+I 2004-2007

[[ The main objective of the FILGAS Project is the development of a suitable technology for the filtration of syngas from biomass gasification at high temperature high pressure. In this sense a new ceramic material, bioSiC®, will be designed, developed and optimised so as to solve current constraints experienced in gasification processes. The specific objectives to be achieved within the Project are the following: >> Production of SiC materials with micro-structural electrical and mechanical properties optimised for their application as resistant elements. >> Design and production of prototypes capable of resisting various electrical distributions, heating pots and operating modes.

View of the AICIA high temperature high pressure filtration installation

AICIA is collaborating in this project with Seville University (Materials Biomimetics y Multifunctional Group), Biomorphic EBT S.L. and INERCO S.A. ]

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STUDY OF VIABILITY OF THE USE DE NATURAL GAS AS FUEL IN A PLANT FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CLINKER CEMENTOS DEL MARQUESADO, S.A.

[[ The study has been carried out to establish the viability of using natural gas as a substitute fuel in a plant for the production of clinker and cement that the company CEMENTOS DEL MARQUESADO, S.A, aims to build. The clinker production plant is of the “via dry” type with preheater and precalcinator, designed for a clinker production of 3.000 Tm per day. The electrical power needed is established at 30 MVA (with possible amplification to 50MVA). The viability of the use of natural gas has been studied as a substitute fuel for both the clinker production process and the demand for electricity and also for the latter demand only and for this the restrictions of climate, the geographical localization and the availability of water in the area have been taken into account. ]

DEVELOPMENT OF A SYSTEM FOR CONVECTIVE COOLING FOR CONDENSERS OF BUS REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS HISPACOLD INTERNACIONAL, S.A.

[[ The project consists of developing a system for convective cooling both efficiently and with a low level of noise for the condenser of the refrigeration systems manufactured by the company INTERNATIONAL HISPACOLD, CORP. The activity of AICIA in the project is developed in the following fields: >> Construction of a test rig for fan testing >> Evaluation of the load curves of the condensers >> Aerodynamic design of fans >> Mechanical design of fans In 2007 the test rig has been manufactured and the modelling of the flow field has begun for the aerodynamic design of the fans. ]

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STUDY OF LAST GENERATION SYSTEMS FOR PRE-TREATMENT OF THE SEA WATER DESALINIZATION BEFESA

[[ The main objective of this project is to test the technical and economical viability of the inclusion of ballasted flocculation in the pre-treatment system of sea water desalinization to assure adequate water quality for the use of IO membranes. After the laboratory experiments, from which results the operational parameters will be correlated with the process efficiency (which the current stage of the process), a pilot plant will be designed to verify the viability of this new operation and to obtain design parameters to scale an industrial plant. ]

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[[ The first stage of this study consisted of a 3D thermo-mechanical analysis of a collector tube installed at the “Planta Solar de Almería”. Thermal experimental data was used in order to fit the parameters of the problem (flux in the external phase and convection in the internal phase). The thermal results obtained have been the load for the mechanical problem. Internal pressure and the weight of the tube itself are also considered. The results Von Mises equivalent stress distribution in the tube located at the end of the line. The displacements are scaled by a factor of 10 show that temperature is the most important load. Consequently, the tube with the highest temperature is the tube with the highest stress. The second stage consisted of a 3D thermo-mechanical analysis of the new collector tubes that are going to be installed in the new Thermal Solar Plant of ENDESA. For this analysis the parameters fixed in the previous stage have been used. A 4m isolated tube and a 48m line tube are analysed. The thermal load proves to be the most important load, and thus the tube with the highest temperature is the tube where the highest tractions appeared. ]

Scheme of the collector in the solar thermal power plant in Almería

ANALYSIS OF THE DESIGN OF THE SOLAR RECEIVER OF THE THERMAL SOLAR PLANT SOLÚCAR PS-10 ABENER, S.A.

Detail of the distribution of temperature in a panel of the solar receiver during a transitory analysis

[[ The plant PS-10 with solar tower technology has a solar receiver where saturated steam is produced to feed a steam cycle. The high cost of the receiver on one hand, and its importance to the reliability of the solar plant on the other, required an analysis of the security of the design. This was carried out by AICIA. For the analysis, two calculation models were developed: one static that combined the thermal and mechanical requirements for the most critical load in the system and the other dynamic. In the latter case, the survival time of the receiver when faced with a possible electric supply cut stopping circulation pumps was determined. The result of the study demonstrated the reliability of the design under the most extreme operation conditions. ]

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CENIT DENISE Intelligent, Safe and Efficient Distribution Networks ENDESA, TELVENT, AT4 Wireless, EVERIS , DS2.

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Renovables Energética [[ The Strategic National Consortium for Technical ReBeneficios Calidad del Valor Añadido al de una Red search on Intelligent, Safe and Efficient Distribution Suministro Consumidor Final Inteligente Networks (CENIT DENISE) aims at developing a new generation of intelligent electrical distribution netAplicaciones de Soporte a Operación y Negocio Centros de Control e works, that are efficient and environmentally friendInteligencia Plataforma Tecnológica de Integración ly, ranging from distributed generation to consumer de Red Hogares FO Wireless ADSL response. Empresas Telecomunicaciones The project deals with research related to the conAMR Energías Domótica Renovables trol of distribution networks, focused mainly on the Dispositivos Contador Inteligentes efficient management of generation and demand, Eventos, Medidas y Órdenes Sensores Sensores y Sensores Red de Distribución Eléctrica and also the improvement of network security. Its primary purpose is to lay the groundwork for the Scope of the Project CENIT DENISE. Descriptive diagram of Task Cluster 3: “Network Physical Intelligence” of DENISE electrical distribution networks of the future. AICIA-GTE, in collaboration with GREENPOWER and in the frame of the above project, is studying the integration of FACTS systems (Flexible AC Transmission Systems) to increase the intelligence, services and flexibility of the grid and to improve its stability and reliability. AICIA collaboration with AT4 wireless in the framework of DENISE is concentrated on the activity “Communications Technologies”, under the Task Cluster 3 “Network Physical Intelligence”. Works are based on research about wireless communication and network communication security inside electricity substations. In the first year, the activities are centered on wireless communication in electrical substations, identifying the communication requirements for system management and configuration functions, as well as for distributed automatic support. An exhaustive analysis is being carried out on the effects of wireless transmissions in substations. With regards to communication network security in substations, the work is focused on the analysis of the implementation issues related to the algorithms for anti-intrusion and encryption. Collaboration with Telvent is also noteworthy, covering a variety of tasks and activities from the project. In the first year of the project, AICIA-Telvent collaboration has been focused on:

>> The general Reference Framework document >> Research on up-to-date time synchronization techniques, including time reference acquisition and its distribution, aimed at its application at IEC-61850-based electrical substations >> The increase of the integration of control equipment in electrical substations by means of a Merging Unit, in order to facilitate the IEC-61850 convergence >> Research about state-of-the-art wireless technologies, especially, Bluetooth and IEEE 802.15.4/ ZigBee, and their possible application in substations >> The identification of communication requirements in substations oriented to system management and configuration functions and to distributed automatic support >> Research on signal transmission effects based on wireless communications at a substation: shielding, electromagnetic compatibility, interference, etc. >> An analysis of the implementation of some algorithms for network security: authentication, antiintrusion and encryption The project has a duration of four years with a budget of 25 million euros, 49% of which is funded through the National Plan for R & D & I. The participation of AICIA in the project is to support the research work in various tasks of DENISE. The main participation firms are: ENDESA, HIDROCANTÁBRICO ENERGÍA, CAP GEMINI, AT4 Wireless (CETECOM), EVERIS (DMR CONSULTING), DS2, ELIOP, HOME SYSTEMS, INELCOM, ISOTROL, SADIEL, TAIM TFG, TELVENT and GREEN-POWER. ]

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STATE ESTIMATION IN NETWORKS Development of a state estimator for transmission and distribution networks UNIÓN FENOSA

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Snapshot form the application with details of a medium voltage substation

[[ A state estimator for electric power systems has been developed to modular level. The main modules which constitute the complete application are: definition and operation of sparse matrixes, QR factorization, computing sparse inverse matrix, observability analysis, weighted least squares estimator, Huber estimator and bad data processing. Furthermore, the conditions for trying to detect errors in system parameters and a methodology to estimate them were illustrated. ]

OPERATION OF TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS Development of applications to assist engineers in the optimal planning and operation of electrical networks UNIÓN FENOSA

[[ This project is a continuation and expansion of previous work in cooperation between AICIA and Union Fenosa called “State Estimate in Networks”. From the previously obtained results, this project provides advice and support in the final stages of developing a state estimation application for electrical distribution systems. This application is used by Union Fenosa as a tool for planning their networks. The project also incorporates new lines of collaboration between AICIA and Union Fenosa. On the one hand the planned consultancy for launching two new applications: optimal management of plans for service resetting for electric networks and analysis of the reliability of networks and equipment. At the same time, the project plans to hold training seminars on various aspects related to the latest technologies applied to the operation of electric power systems. ]

DEVELOPMENT OF A PROGRAM TO DESIGN OVERHEAD POWER LINES POSTEMEL S.L.

[[ The project deals with the development of a program for designing overhead transmission lines. The project is organized in three stages. The first step is to develop a computer program including the common design features of the tools available at the company, with the added advantage of incorporating a graphical user interface to deal with the profile of the line, and also allowing interactive data to be introduced in the graphical interface. The output of the program should be the design project, including all relevant calculations of the electricity line. Subsequent phases will address the automatic selection of towers, to import topographical data, and user training. ]

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DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN OPERATIONAL RELIABILITY MODEL FOR AN ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION COMPANY, IN ASSOCIATION WITH INGEMAN AND IBERDROLA GENERACIĂ&#x201C;N

[[ Joint work of AICIA, INGEMAN and IBERDROLA to design and to implement a corporate model of operational reliability. This project has involved a given number of model design hours as well as the training courses offered to a corporate level and to managers and engineers responsible for maintenance and operational reliability at the various plants. ]

Maintenance Management model

NEW TECHNOLOGIES APPLIED TO PRODUCTION SYSTEM DEPENDABILITY

[[ The dependability of a production system is a collective term used to describe (EN 13306, 2001) the availability performance and its influencing factors. These include: reliability performance, maintainability performance and maintenance support performance. In order to ensure the dependability of production systems, analytical models that define effective policies to guide preventive maintenance practices are required. Iberdrola has a modern Center for Monitoring, Diagnosis and Simulation (CMDS) in Castellon where the company locates an important part of the efforts carried out to foster new dependability technologies within the organization. At the same time, the CMDS center receives an important number of Turbine maintenance in a combined cycle power plant -on line- signals from Ibedrola plants worldwide. This project aims firstly to apply simulation models, recently developed by the research team, for the analysis of the current situation and for the optimization of Iberdrola power plants dependability, with special emphasis on combined cycle plants. Secondly, a detailed analysis of the entire set of state and transition variables received -on line- in the CMDS is proposed, in order to produce a classification and characterization with respect to their potential use to improve plant dependability. The third objective will be to research into how to take these signals into account for dependability problem diagnosis and for the best design of preventive maintenance policies, plans and schedules. Finally, a fourth objective will be to develop a software program that allows, at user level, the utilization of the project results in future scenarios in Iberdrola. ]

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CENIT CRISALIDA Intelligent and safe grid convergence in electric distribution applications innovating environmental design INABENSA

[[ CRISALIDA project is sponsored by the Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio (Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce), as part of the CENIT program. The general idea behind CRISALIDA activities is the research of new concepts for transformation centers and work practices in the secondary distribution electrical grid in order to minimize risk factors to guarantee personnel safety. The main goals of the CRISALIDA project are: >> Development knowledge about mobile transformation centers, specify the procedure for their safe utilization and any necessary protection; study new concepts based on high frequency transformer technologies for size and weight optimization bearing the mobile use of the exchanges in mind. >> Analysis of transformation centers and their operation procedure in connection with the electric grid from the point of view of personnel safety and equipment maintenance in order to improve service quality, modelling and time response. >> Develope new knowledge about operational procedures, equipment design, connection strategies and equipment trustworthiness evaluation.

PRODUCTION PLANNING AND CONTROL OF A FACTORY OF MOTORCYCLES MOTORHISPANIA

MH MOTORCYCLES

[[ Hispaniamotor (MH) has a motorcycle production plant located in Seville. It has an assembly zone, body workshop and warehouse: >> The assembly zone consists of two production lines that do not work, at the present time, simultaneously. >> The workshop has a job-shop structure type. >> The warehouse is in an attached dependency, registering products by means of a manual system in the computer program. This study for and setting up of a system for Production Organization is in order to improve production capacity and ensure that the system for supplying stock is uninterrupted, consequently avoiding shut downs in the production lines and reducing the rate of production whilst at the same time reducing production and inventory costs. ]

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SGI-PFV Design and Manufacture of Special Vehicles ALBATROS

[[ SGI-PFV: Development of an Integral Management System (Data and Knowledge) for the Special Vehicles manufactured by ALBATROSS, using new technologies TIC (PLM, DM and KBE), and its application to the design and manufacture of Firefighting Vehicles for Airports and Urban Services. ] Narrow vehicle. Design of the deposit

PROTOCOLS FOR QUALITY-CONTROL IN BUILDING INSTALLATION NETWORKS INSTITUTO TĂ&#x2030;CNICO DE MATERIALES Y CONSTRUCCIONES S.A. (INTEMAC)

[[ This project aims at a revision of the protocols used by the client in their Installation Quality-Control works. These activities are divided into four groups: project control, mounting control, performance tests and pathologies. A periodic up-dating of the Procedure Handbook is necessary for this type of enterprise, and this revision must take into account all improvements included in obligatory standards and others, including experiences in similar cases. ] Pathologies in a big flow extractor fan

PILOT FRAMEWORK Programme for estimating the volume of hazardous goods freight road transport and its risk to the environment MINISTRY OF PUBLIC WORKS AND ANDALUSIAN GOVERMENT

[[ This project, with a running period of two and a half years, develops the methodology to estimate the traffic volume of hazardous goods being transported by the road network of a pilot region. The final product of the research work implies the forecasting of transport demand and estimates the environmental risk of the main road system. ]

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S-80 Participation in the design of the preventive maintenance plan for the propulsion system of the S-80 submarine

[[ This is a joint work of AICIA, INGEMAN, the APEX Group and the Spanish Navy to design and to implement a plan of advanced on-condition maintenance of certain elements of the propulsion system of the new model of S80 Submarine. This project has involved the use of a certain number of methodologies for the maintenance plan design, as well as the study of different technologies to be applied for assessing the condition of diverse elements of the submarine propulsion system. ]

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PROPULSION SYSTEM Audit and diagnosis of the preventive maintenance plan for the propulsion system of a mine hunter of the Spanish Army

Spanish Army Minehunter

[[ This is a joint work of AICIA, INGEMAN, the APEX Group and the Spanish Navy to design audit and improve the PM plan of advanced on-condition maintenance of certain elements of the propulsion system of the new modern mine hunters of the Spanish Army. This project has involved the use of a certain number of methodologies for improving the maintenance plan, as well as the study of different technologies to be applied for assessing the condition of diverse elements of the mine hunter propulsion system. ]

SIGMUS Integral Management System for the Local Government TELVENT INTERACTIVA S.A.

[[ The general objectives of Project SIGMUS are the development and adaptation of the IFC-GIS model (Industry foundation classes for Geographic information Systems) to the local geographical surroundings and the creation of a services oriented infrastructure to support integral local management. The final IFG-M model will be capable of modelling the municipal reality together with the specific services (water, transportation, housing and wastes) working under vertical or horizontal conditions, thanks to the adoption of the international interoperability standards. ]

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USE AND SIMULATION OF A GSM NETWORK TO DEDUCE INTERURBAN MOBILITY MINISTRY OF SCIENCE

[[ The extended use of mobile phones nowadays, together with the mobility management used in GSM networks itself, raises the possibility of these phones providing useful data to deduce information related to interurban traffic without revealing confidential data about the subscribers or affecting phone operation. This project develops an alternative for characterizing the mobility of interurban traffic by means of phone data associated to occupants of vehicles, using localization informaVehicle locating by a GSM network tion that mobile phones automatically send to communicate with the network, even though the user makes no calls. The project involves analytical, numerical and experimental studies (data surveying) in order to define the characteristics of the system related to efficiency for updating OD mobility matrices. By means of appropriate simulations, the estimation and adjustment models are validated and, later, actual data from a GSM network will be used on a selected region. The final aim is to obtain a competitive product for adjusting and updating mobility data to be commercially developed by a mobile phone operator. ]

DEDUCTION OF URBAN/SUBURBAN MOBILITY FROM CELLULAR DATA

MINERVA PROJECT, VODAFONE

[[ The objective is deducing the volume of traffic through certain areas from mobile phone calls. The idea is based on the fact that a cellular network can always estimate the position of a terminal when it is turned on, especially during a call. When the call is initiated, the system creates a call record in the databases which includes parameters such as start time/end time of the call, duration, callerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone number, location of the call (LAI, CI), etc. The analysis of call data records is useful to detect the transit through a border zone between the pair of cells. Thus, a cellular system is turned into a kind of detector, monitoring the passage of cellular phones across borders between cells as traditional traffic counters. The use of correlation functions relating vehicles and phones allows the volume of vehicles crossing specific sections associated to borders between cells to be deduced. ]

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DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE OF ULTRA-LAVA CONTAINERS LIPASAM S.A. y ALBATROS S.A.

[[ Design, construction, installation and integration of a container cleaner vehicle based on the use of ultrasounds during water treatment, replacing the current system of revolving head cleaning with pressurized water. ]

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PLM-NI Application of new technologies to the design and construction of standardized industrial constructions DETEA, S.A.

Industrial building and its structure automatically generated from Excel data

[[ The project deals with the development of an Integrated System of Project Management using the new TIC´s tools of PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), within the departments of DETEA associated to Design, Project and Construction of Industrial Buildings. The project contains an analysis of standardized construction solutions and proposes a design for the construction process to standardize solutions, systematize components and their supply, and parametrize the construction of industrial buildings. The use of PLM will allow the product to be controlled at all its stages and completely deal with documentation associated with the projects and the specific knowledge derived from them. ]

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CENIT (AVI – 2015) FEM models of the railway axle and adjacent elements in the BRAVA system for variable gauge trains ENDESA

Geometric model of a part of the BRAVA system in the configuration corresponding to the international gauge (UIC)

[[ In the framework of the CENIT Project “100% Spanish High Speed Integrated System for Interoperable Railway Networks (AVI2015)”, in which a new design for BRAVA railway axles for the variable gauge trains is studied and developed by CAF, a Finite Element Analysis is required aiming at providing reliable fatigue life estimations of the new BRAVA system which include a non rotating axle. The final objective of the project is to develop design criteria to allow for a reliable and optimal design of the axle. In the large scale Finite Element Model the most relevant aspects and working conditions of the BRAVA system are modelled in a realistic way, including complex geometry and boundary conditions (bearings, friction contact zones, gaps, displacement restrictions and service loads) and also different materials. In this way, accurate approximations of the stress fields on the axle and the adjacent parts are obtained for different service load hypotheses, the stresses computed being subsequently applied in suitable fatigue criteria. ]

Finite Element Model of a part of the BRAVA system in the configuration corresponding to the international gauge (UIC).

OPTIMAL DESIGN OF PRESTRESSED MONOBLOCK SLEEPERS FOR RAILWAY APPLICATIONS ANTRASA S.A.

[[ The present project consists of optimizing the design of prestressed monoblock sleepers for railway applications manufactured by Andaluza de Traviesas S.A. (ANTRASA). A study is carried out using analytical models and numerical methods (FEM) for static and dynamic load cases. The behaviour of the sleeper is also studied experimentally, following the ADIF (Administrator of Railway Infrastructure) Technical Specifications code, and by instrumenting with strain gauges on both the prestressing wires and concrete surface. Numerical studies have also been developed with fracture mechanics models for concrete. These models consider laws of behaviour for quasibrittle materials. ]

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NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF STEEL SHEETING FOR COMPOSITE SLABS HIANSA S.A.

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Four point-bending tests of MT-100 composite slabs

[[ This work has been developed over the last few years. It consists of experimental determination of the mechanical parameters of composite slabs, which is of special relevance for studying the behaviour of these slabs under longitudinal shear. Three different composite slabs have been tested with MT-60, MT-76 and MT-100 steel cold-formed trapezoidal profiles manufactured by HIANSA Co. The more relevant parameters are the m and k coefficients according to EC4 formulation. During 2007, tests of composite slabs with the new MT-100 steel cold-formed profile have been carried out. This new profile, created by HIANSA Co., allows longer composite slab spans without propping to be obtained. Once the m and k coefficients were obtained and with the geometrical and mechanical properties of this profile, the final loads of MT-100 composite slabs have been determined. With these results, usage tables were obtained for composite slabs with different depths and spans. For determining these final loads, the flexural, vertical shear and longitudinal shear ultimate limit states have been considered. The deformation serviceability limit state and the necessity of propping have also been taken into account. ]

APPLICATION SOFTWARE FOR ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND VERIFICATION OF COMPOSITE SLABS WITH MT-60, MT-76 AND MT-100 PROFILED STEEL SHEETING HIANSA S.A.

[[ In this work, an application software for analysis, design and verification of composite slabs with MT-60, MT-76 and MT-100 cold-formed profiled steel sheeting is being developed. These profiles are manufactured by HIANSA Co. The software has been implemented with the m and k coefficients determined for the new MT-100 profile and with the available ones corresponding to MT-60 and MT-76 profiles. This software carries out numerous verifications following the Eurocode and provides Geometrical data entry window results for composite slabs using HIANSA MT-60, MT76 and MT-100 profiled steel sheeting, with a thickness of 0.8,0.9,1.0,1.2,1.5 mm. The software consists of several data entry windows (geometry, support conditions, materials, loads, â&#x20AC;Ś). The results are presented in a technical report with the more relevant studies for the composite slabs. The construction stage of the slab is also studied, determining the necessity of propping, as well as the accidental event of fire. Fire resistances from 60 to 240 minutes are allowed. ]

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QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF POLYPROPYLENE FIBERS FOR CONCRETE REINFORCEMENT. OPTIMIZATION OF THE STRENGTH AND DUCTILITY OF POLYPROPYLENE FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE GEOTEXAN, S.A.

[[ This work consists of quality improvement of polypropylene fibres for concrete reinforcement. More ductile fibre reinforced concrete is obtained by means of the fibre reinforcement. Experimental studies have been carried out to determine the strength and increase in ductility of concrete. These studies are according to the size effect model based on the recommendations of the RILEM association. Three-point bending tests on notched specimens Three-point-bending tests have been performed on geometrically similar single edge notched bend specimens of different sizes. These tests are applied to polypropylene fibre reinforced concrete with different fibre properties. The crack mouth opening and vertical displacement of specimens were measured, furthermore, the fracture energy of concrete has been obtained. ] Bridging effect of polypropylene fibres

COMPRESSOR FOUNDATIONS INERCO

[[ The work has consisted of a dynamic analysis with finite elements of the foundations of the compressors of a plant for liquid oxygen and nitrogen production. It has also collaborated with INERCO in the development of software for dynamic analysis of foundations that will serve as design tool for the contracting company. ]

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THE REHABILITATION OF SAN PEDRO CLIFF AT LA ALHAMBRA (GRANADA) IBERHIDRA S.A.

[[ For over 600 years, the Alhambra Palace of Granada, Spain, (a World Heritage site) has been being damaged by earthquakes and slope instability. The western part of the San Pedro Cliff, on the northern slope of the palace is a compound fault scarp â&#x20AC;&#x201C; fault-line scarp, modified by river erosion and latterly by successive slab falls. The plane of the fault with the largest fall outcrop (about 7 metres) in the innermost part of the escarpment, is a normal fault with a NW-SE strike and a steep SE dip. It is part of a set outcropping along the Alhambra hill. Fault activity may be very recent, perhaps related to historical earthquakes. Seismic risk at the Alhambra is conSouth view of San Pedro Cliff, showing to the right the fault-line scarp. The Alhambra sidered to be moderate: there is earthquake walls stand above and, at the foot, the River Darro and the AlbaicĂ­n houses damage of the Arab walls and barrier. The most significant historical damage occurred in 1431 when the Arab barrier partially collapsed. Extension associated with the faults loosens the ground and contributes to slab falls. The faults are also preferential water courses. Both the many cracks in the walls and the collapse of the Alhambra walls appear to be concentrated and aligned with the fault set. Stability analyses suggest that the factor of safety of the San Pedro slope under a 1000 year earthquake return period, may drop below 1.0 and the critical slip surface could penetrate the Alhambra walls. To raise the safety factor above 1.0 and to counteract extensional stress in the cliff, an environmentally acceptable solution with minimal visual impact is proposed. This consists of high-yield stress wire mesh, posttensioned by anchors, and coloured to blend with the cliff. ]

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MONITORING OF A 40-STOREY TOWER FOUNDATION

[[ There has been done a monitoring of the measurements of the instrumentation (extensometers and clinometers) during the whole construction period of Tenerife’s tower N. The deformation module that better fit the measured deformations has been obtained. It has not been possible a follow-up after construction, because the measurement devices stopped working, and, besides the delivery of the flats to the Owners’ community was hindered by the presence of these devices. Tower N has suffered a maximum probable settlement of 7.5 mm from the date when the extensometers were placed. This settlement is in the lowest range of the interval of the those calculated with the finite elements method, and included in the Complementary Geotechnical Report on the Foundation of the Tower N of Tenerife (6.8 to 12.8 mm). Owing to that, the behaviour of the rock has been consistent with the most optimistic hypotheses. Notwithstanding the strong winds suffered by the structure, the clinometer rotations were negligible. ]

View of the two towers after construction

RECYCLING OF WOOD RESIDUALS MOLDURAS POLANCO ENRI S.A.

[[ This project introduces Sustainable Construction Policies in the Molduras Polanco industrial plant by the design of new wood products that will allow the reusability of those cuts obtained from primary product manufacture. In order to this, different studies have been carried out related to the analysis and selection of improvement proposals, following these steps: Generation of the Ideas - Concept Design, Development of Selected Ideas – Detailed Design, Prototype Validation and Product Engineering. ]

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DESIGN OF ACOUSTIC MATERIALS FROM RESIDUALS OF OUT OF USE TYRES GEA 21, S.A.

[[ Out of use tyres are a heavy source of pollution and their elimination is regulated by RD. At the moment they are recycled by treatment plants that reduce their size and on occasions they develop new uses. The present project developed by AICIA consists of an appraisement of these residuals by means of their transformation into acoustic materials. For the development of the project a device has been built for the quantification of the coefficient of absorption for normal incidence, according to the ASTM 1050 norm. In the same way, an analysis system has been built that allows acoustic characterization of the material in study. The project is at present in development phase. ]

Outline of the chain of subsystems required for the acoustic characterization of materials by means of the plane wave coefficient of absorption

E-BEAM Layer by layer curing of composite materials using an electron beam AIRBUS (CTA Project) Sentido de la deposici贸n de la tela

[[ Development of an innovative technique for curing composite materials, consisting in the polymerization of pre-peg tapes using an electron beam almost simultaneously to the deposition of the tape. This technique also incorporates ultrasonic de-bulking before curing with the electron beam. The final objective is to obtain a full out-of-autoclave technique which can be employed for the manufacturing high quality composite components. ]

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INGENIATRICS TECNOLOGIAS, S.L. Consulting and assistance in Microfluidics: device design and prototyping INGENIATRICS TECNOLOGÍAS S.L.; MINISTERIO DE EDUCACIÓN Y CIENCIA; CONSEJERÍA DE INNOVACIÓN, CIENCIA Y EMPRESA.

[[ 2007 has witnessed a fundamental step forward in this ongoing project of research, development and innovation in fluid physics and applied microfluidics: we have finally managed to market our developed technologies in the international arena. In fact, we have successfully introduced a number of product lines in the USA through companies of the calibre of SEARS and others specifically incorporated to exploit the commercial niche (www. flowtec.us, www.auramist.net). The products developed are based on “Flow Blurring®” technology for evaporative cooling and humidification. In the figure below, one has two examples of the marketed evaporative cooling systems. All technological developments supporting the products introduced are based on patented technology proprietary to the University of Sevilla and exclusively licensed to Ingeniatrics Technologies. The common element of these first products is a small nebulizer, a very robust and reliable nozFigure 1: Two application samples of the nozzles zle made of a very high performance polymer (LCP) loaded with mineral for evaporative cooling developed by Ingenieatrics Tecnologies and AICIA for Flowtec Inc., AuraMist and nanofiber. It is entirely based on “Flow Blurring ®”, which makes use of an SEARS: they represent a much higher benchmark for the competitive value of consumer products (fans, extremely efficient microfluidic mixing phenomenon discovered by A. M. mowing tractors, etc.) Gañán Calvo (AICIA). It is worth noticing that Flow Blurring is the most efficient pneumatic technology currently existing, capable of producing an ample droplet size distribution in the nanometric range. This feature has made it particularly useful in spectrometry analysis (ICP-OS and ICP-MS). In addition, this technology has a proven capability to finely nebulize all kind of liquids, including heavy oils and other viscous liquids. Furthermore, we have finally set up the serial production of our nebulizers for the introduction of samples in spectrometry ICP-OS and ICP-MS that we have developed over the past few years. To do so, a much higher level of precision and reproducibility than the production standards of precision plastic injection has been necessary. In particular, the use of clean manufacturing protocols and “grey room” for microinjection has been needed. A very young Spanish company specialist in microinjection has been our ally in this fundamental milestone. In regards to the applications of the “Flow Focusing” technology developed, we have managed to break down and amply overcome the barrier of the micrometer in the minimum microencapsulation size achieved: the degree of control in the production of nanometric droplets and capsules by purely mechanical means has been extraordinary. This recent milestone has been achieved on the basis of a recent fundamental discovery in the physics of micro-capillary jets (Gañán-Calvo, Phys. Rev. E 75, 027301, 2006), and part of the results have been published in Nature Physics in October 2007 (Gañán-Calvo et al., Nature Physics 3, 737-742, 2007). Our outstanding application development contracts with biotech and pharma companies have been successfully accomplished. ]

Figure 2. Example of an industrial fan offered by AuraMist, and the web page of MistCooling (http://www. mistcooling.com/airwater.htm, and http://www.mistcooling.com/auramist.htm). MistCooling is a USA company specialist in evaporative cooling, where our nozzles are offered together with other of our products.

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MICRONEBS Investigation of microfabrication techniques for the production of nebulisers of high performance INGENIATRICS

[[ The goal of this Project is to determine the viability of several microfabrication techniques for the production of simple and complex nebulizers at microscale level. Three different manufacturing alternatives are explored: >> Fabrication of silicon substrates using standard MEMS technologies, >> Fabrication of polymer substrate based on SU-8, >> Microinjection moulding.

CENIT ATLANTIDA Application of leader technologies to unmanned aircrafts for Research and Development in ATM BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY EUROPE (BR&TE).

[[ The main objectives of the ATLANTIDA project are: 1) To develop an approach to the automation of aerial traffic management applicable to any scenario of air vehicles operation, including conventional aviation, civilian and military applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), operation of VLJs and future systems of personal aerial transport. 2) To research its behaviour with the help of unmanned aircrafts and 3) To analyze the extrapolation of the approach developed to real context ATM. ATLANTIDA is an ambitious R&D project, within the framework of the CENIT program, devoted researching the necessary elements for a drastic change of ATM in Europe and the world. The project is a scientific and technical challenge, involving significant complexity that requires the mobilization of important interdisciplinary industrial and scientific resources. Boeing Research & Technology Europe (BR&TE) is the coordinator of the ATLANTIDA consortium in which 17 companies participate, leaders in aerospace and information and communications technologies. Furthermore, AICIA and other 15 research institutions participate in the project. The project began on 1st September 2007. During this year the state of technology in Flight Management Automation (FMA), Air Vehicle Motion Control, Airborne Separation Assurance System (ASAS) and Uncertainty Analysis have been carried out by AICIA. Furthermore, AICIA studied the implementation of FMS functionalities in UAVs. ]

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HADA Helicopter adaptive airplane EDUCATION AND SCIENCE MINISTRY, SPECIAL AND STRATEGIC PROJECTS 2007. PSE-370200-2007-1

[[ HADA is a Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft which can fly and hover as a conventional helicopter and can change in flight to a fixed wing configuration to fly in cruise regime with high efficiency. The configuration change from helicopter to airplane is obtained by means of a wing-deployment mechanism and another that folds the main rotor blades. The power is transferred from the main rotor to the tail propeller The first prototype will be an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) for surveillance and security missions. The next development will be an airplane for regional HADA aircraft, flight in airplane configuration transport. The HADA project is lead by the INTA with the participation of several Spanish companies and research institutions. AICIA participates mainly in navigation, control and communication activities. ]

UAV INTEGRATION IN SWIM-BASED ARCHITECTURES FOR ATM BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY EUROPE (BR&TE)

[[ In this project we have studied the integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the architectures based on System Wide Information Management (SWIM) for Air Traffic Management (ATM). The aim has been to profit from the properties of SWIM to enable shared information across existing disparate systems for network-enabled operations, and to improve air traffic operations by integrating systems for optimal performance. In the first phase of the project, a summary of the state of the art on UAVs was conducted. This study included an analysis of different types of Unmanned Aerial Systems and their intelligence and on-board information processing capabilities. Special attention was devoted to the multi-UAV systems. Furthermore, the UAV application functionalities and the current limitation of UAV applications were also analyzed. Next, the requirements on the hardware and software UAV architectures for their integration in SWIM were analyzed. Both the Application and Network layers were considered. Special attention was devoted to the Middleware by considering the publish/subscribe paradigm in which the flow of information between sources and sinks is managed dynamically by one or several intermediate entities, usually called data brokers. Several proposed data broker architectures have been examined by studying the latencies, fault probability and flexibility. Moreover, models for integrating UAVs as SWIM clients and the required interfaces have been studied. ]

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SATOTEL Development of a man-machine interface for telemetry aerials ELIMCO

[[ In this project, AICIA has developed the man-machine interface for a telemetry system which allows airship flight tests to be performed. The system is able to constantly maintain the aerial line of sight pointing at the aircraft that is been tested. The interface, among other tasks, allows the introduction of position commands (yaw and pitch), the verification of the system status and the change of the type of radiofrequency filter. ]

TELEOPERATION INTERFACES FOR UAV CONTROL STATIONS BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY EUROPE (BR&TE)

[[ This project has examined different technologies that can be applied in the design and development of a ground control station for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) equipped with a multimodal interface. These interfaces employ multiple sensory channels/modalities for information transmission as well as for system control. Examples of these interfacing technologies are head-coupled images/head-mounted displays (HMDs), haptic feedback technology, head tracking, auditory information (spatialized audio), voice control, tactile displays, etc. In particular, a platform integrating visual, audio and tactile modalities has been developed. In this system different technologies and devices have been used, including small wireless vibrator devices for the operatorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arms, 3D audio with a headset, voice synthesis for different messages, three touch screens, etc. A software application has also been developed to measure the benefits of the different modalities in terms of reaction time and workload for the operator. ]

Platform developed to perform tests using different modalities and several figures with the corresponding operator reaction time

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MANETS-UAVs Mobile Ad-hoc Networks for Unmanned Air Vehicles BOEING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY EUROPE (BR&TE)

[[ This study deals with the applying Mobile Ad-hoc Networks to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in a nonsegregated aerial space shared with commercial aircrafts. The aim is to contribute to the development of new methods and technologies to support Air Traffic Management (ATM) in a scenario characterized by an increasing demand in aircraft operation, avoiding the limitation of current ATM technologies. The study has examined the networking protocols to support UAV integration. Moreover, the use of UAVs to increase bandwidth and provide the information required for ATM has been studied. The project also included simulation studies to determine parameters such as traffic density and communication links to evaluate proposed solutions for current and future traffic conditions. ]

SIAN Integrated System for Navigation Assistance MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND SCIENCE. TRANSPORT PROGRAMME

[[ SIAN is a project funded by the PROFIT Programme of the Spanish Government, coordinated by NAVANTIA, AICIA being a partner. The work of AICIA focuses on the development of new methods for optronic tracking. In 2007 the debugging of software for simultaneous tracking of multiple objects has been concluded. A new algorithm to overcome the limitations of the existing algorithms in the tracking of objects with low contrast and small size has been developed. The new algorithm is based on a method of â&#x20AC;&#x153;region growthâ&#x20AC;? to segment the region of interest of the image representing the objects by grouping basic elements. Watershed techniques are applied using the gradient of the image. This year we have also researched into vibration cancellation in sequences of colour images by improving the filtering of correction parameters using recorded values. Moreover, we have worked on incremental stabilization techniques by cancelling accumulated offsets and on absolute stabilization in respect to a reference image selected in real-time by the operator of the system. Finally, in 2007, we have carried out research into the fusion of infrared images and non-solid, unsynchronized visualizations. The application of the Fourier-Mellin transform is being studied. ]

SAHAB Landing System onto ship decks for autonomous helicopters NAVANTIA

[[ This project is devoted to researching new methods for landing autonomous helicopters on ship decks. In the first stage of the project AICIA researched into different landing techniques by jointly considering the dynamic behaviour of the helicopter and the ship. A simulation environment including dynamic models of both helicopter and ship has been developed, including 3D visualization. Furthermore, a first helicopter controller has been developed. ]

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SIMULATORS FOR THE A400M AIRPLANE TEST SYSTEM Design and development of simulators for the Ground Functional Tests of the A400M airplane EADS-CASA

[[ The objective of this project is the development of simulators for the functional testing of the A400M aircraft. These simulators provide the software interface between the aircraft systems and the testing system. One simulator for each interface device (AIM-Aircraft Module Interface) is needed. Methodology, procedures and tools to create simulators have been developed. Several simulators, such as the Relays and BatVoltage control (ELEC-AIM) and the Wing Load Asymmetry and Tanks Fuel Volume (FUEL-AIM), have been designed and developed using the methodology and tools. ]

DISTRIBUTED TEST SYSTEM FOR THE A400M AIRPLANE System for the development and execution of A400M airplane Functional Tests EADS-CASA

[[ In this project, a system to manage and execute the A400M Functional Tests is being developed. These tests verify the integrity and functionality of the airplane subsystems during assembly and are a prior step to the first flight of the aircraft. A new distributed and modular testing system has been fully developed, based on previous versions. The software development has been completed and the distributed testing system has been installed and verified on the Final Assembly Line of the A400M. ]

AFDX ISOTROL

[[ The main objective of this project proposed by ISOTROL to the Electronics Technology research Group is to analyze and develop interfaces which permit the interconnection, control and monitoring of different aeronautics data buses providing a minimum skill requirement to the onboard software developers and real time information processing. The obtained results can be applied not only to the aeronautics field but also to energy or industrial applications. ]

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UGV Teleoperation of Unmanned Ground Vehicles ITURRI GROUP S.A.

[[ The general objective of the project is the design and development of a teleoperation system for a wide range of Unmanned Ground Vehicles for operating in risky tasks and environments. The system will be designed, developed and tested on a light vehicle and later applied to a heavy-duty vehicle. The system includes two main elements: the Adapted Platform (PA) and the Remote Operation and Control Unit (UROC). The PA includes a modified vehicle and the on-board devices required for teleoperation. The UROC is a portable device for controlling and monitoring the PA and its environment. The main work-packages lead by AICIA are: >> Specification of communication protocol between PA and UROC >> Design of the UROC >> Development and validation of the UROC The functional specifications of the system and the design of the hardware and software architecture have been completed in 2007. ]

PROMA Chassis control system for special fire extinguishing vehicles PROTEC FIRE, ITURRI Group

[[ The general objective of the project is the design, development and testing of the control system for special vehicles for fire extinguishing. These vehicles are manufactured in small series according to the specifications of the customers and thus, the control system should be very flexible and highly configurable. One of the main functions of the fire extinguishing vehicles is to provide the required flow of water and foam for fire extinguishing by maintaining a constant output pressure. The PROMA control system will perform this function and others related to the management, communication and control of the vehicle, including chassis, engine, electrical system and special devices. Furthermore, the development of personmachine interfaces to support human intervention in fire extinguishing is also included. ]

Fire fighting vehicles from PROTEC-FIRE

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BEFTEL Design of an integrated control system for Desalination Plant BEFESA y TELVENT

[[ The goal of the project is to develop an advanced control system to optimize the operation of a desalination plant from the point of view of output water quality and energy efficiency. The latest control and modelling technologies are integrated with the most advanced desalination process, new energy recovery systems and water treatment processes. The main objectives are: >> To obtain a standard solution usable in all desalination plants, in such a way that operating experiences can be shared among plants. >> To develop a simulation tool to optimize the design of the plant from a control point of view and allow the operator to be trained. AICIA is in charge of developing the hydraulic and chemical models and the simulation tool for the desalination plant. AICIA will also develop and apply risk management techniques to the life cycle of the desalination plant, from project bidding to plant operation. ]

Desalination Plant Model

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DIMECOSOL Design and implementation of a control strategy for a sun tracker MAC PUAR SERVICIOS INDUSTRIALES, S.L.

[[ The main goal of this project is the design and the implementation of a control algorithm for a onedegree-of-freedom platform acting as a sun tracker. The degree of freedom is necessary if some pointing accuracy is required. A sun tracker strategy has been developed and tested in order to adjust the angular position of the system. A sun tracker is a mechanical structure supporting photovoltaic modules, which can be moved around its degrees of freedom. This movement reduces the Platform employed in the project. A sun tracker with 144 pointing error, increasing the daily irradiation that the photovoltaic modules mounted on it, with an area of 452 m2, and an installed power of about 30 KW solar cells receive and, thus, the electric energy that they produce. The control algorithm manages the control signals of the system actuators to achieve the proper system behaviour. To do this, some system measurements are necessary, such as the actuator positions, the solar hour, and the geographical position of the system. The development of the project is at the stage of system tests to adjust the controller parameters in order to optimize the energetic capacity of the plant. ]

PREXTOR Electronics PREXTOR

[[ The objective of this project is the design and implementation of a control system for a pressure interchange device, using an embedded soft core processor. The implemented system is based on field-programmable gate-arrays, which can be reconfigured to deal with different configurations of the hydraulic machines produced by PREXTOR. ]

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GYROSTABILIZED PLATFORM Design, simulation and evaluation of the control system for a gyrostabilized platform TECNOBIT

[[ In this project, the control system of a gyrostabilized platform has been designed. The aim of this platform is the stabilization of cameras in aerial, terrestrial and maritime vehicles. The accuracy requirements are very demanding in order to avoid image vibrations when focusing long distance objects. These requirements have been fulfilled and the platform is at present in production phase. ]

Gyrostabilized Platform on movement simulator

BORESIGHTING Strapdown gyroscopic alignment system ELIMCO

[[ In this project, AICIA has developed the feasibility study as well as the design of an alignment system based on gyroscopes for the assembly of high precision devices in aircrafts. During assembly, the pointing angle of several parts which are installed at different aircraft points must be matched with a high degree of accuracy. AICIAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tasks include the study of feasibility by means of the error analysis of a new alignment system as well as the selection of the gyroscope and the design of the system including programming and communications among the different elements. ]

ROBOCA Research into Robotic Inspection Systems for Detecting Steam Leaks in Combined Cycle Boilers IBERDROLA GENERACIĂ&#x201C;N

[[ T he objective of the project is to develop a robotic system for inspecting boilers of combined cycle power plants. Techniques for automatic detection and localization of steam leaks will be implemented. The contribution of AICIA is to develop the perception system and techniques for automatic detection and localization of steam leaks. AICIA is also participating in the design of the robot. In 2007, the activities have been focused on analysing the problem, defining requirements and designing the hardware system. ] Picture taken inside a boiler of a combined cycle power plant

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VISIR VISION AIDED RESEARCH (IVA)

[[ The current vision systems for fruit classification are based on specific solutions, because each fruit and each classification process requires the design of a unique machine with specific electronics and control. The VISIR project (Vision using Reconfigurable Systems) proposes a unique platform for vision-based classification processes using reconfigurable hardware and a standard design flow. The VISIR hardware also has capabilities for circuit debugging which are of great interest during the design process. The VISIR platform is currently in operation for table-olive production and for classifying machines and it is being adapted for other products such as plums and tomatoes. ]

VISION LOCALIZATION SYSTEMS Project to design a tracking device VISIÓN SISTEMAS DE LOCALIZACIÓN S.L.

[[ AICIA is collaborating in this project with the SISTEMAS DE LOCALIZACIÓN S.L. Company in the design and development of a mobile device for wireless transmission, by request, of the position provided by a GPS receiver. AICIA is responsible for a part of the design of this device, namely a transmitter/receiver unit together with a microcontroller unit, which must be of reduced size, weight and power consumption. Up to December 2007, AICIA developed the first stage of the project, this included: defining the specifications of the device, researching into existing devices on the market and selecting the most suitable one for the specifications, developing theoretical studies and simulations to select the most suitable transmission parameters (modulation, coding, output power, band width…) from among the options offered by the circuit selected, and conducting tests with the development kits to validate the theoretical study and feasibility of the design. ]

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COMPUTER VISION APPLIED TO TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING ACISA (Aeronaval de Construcciones e Instalaciones S.A.).

[[ In the context of this project (developed in close cooperation with the I+D Department of ACISA), the prototyping of the equipment called Visioway Opencounter速 has been accomplished. The prototyping of this system involves hardware and software developments capable of performing real-time processing of road-traffic images, in order to implement a number of configurable tasks related to road-traffic data collection. This data is highly valuable, for instance, for Metropolitan Road-Traffic Management Departments. Among the specific data the system can estimate, we can mention: specific-lane or multi-lane Hardware design of the prototype embedded system vehicle counting and directional vehicle counting, the aim of which is to focus only on those vehicles following a particular configurable trajectory. The latter is suitable for selective vehicle counting near road junctions, detecting forbidden-turn infringements or one-way violations, etc. Furthermore, some other data related to vehicle queuing, typically at traffic lights, can be estimated, such as average queue length, percentage of time the queue is over a configured threshold, etc. Together with the previous work, and in the context of this same project, another product is being developed which is intended for automatic license-plate recognition. Some prospective applications in this case are: vehicle access to parking areas or restricted-access areas in general and vehicle spotting by license-plate recognition for journey-time estimation on city or intercity roads, etc. This project brings together the design of specific embedded DSP-based and/or ARM-based hardware, the analysis of a suitable optical system and the development of software libraries implementing the required image-processing algorithms. Participants: ACISA, AICIA, Optics Department of the University of Granada. ]

WEB-based configuration of the system

Snapshot with detail of system execution, performing close-up vehicle counting and background queue length estimation

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VIRSSPA Research and development project in digital image processing applied to Medical images THE REINA MERCEDES FOUNDATION OF THE VIRGEN DEL ROCIO UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN SEVILLE

[[ This project consists of applying Virtual Reality to surgery planning. The Reina Mercedes Foundation of the Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville is the body that commissioned AICIA to research and design algorithms to perfect and automate the segmentation of medical images from the first version of VirSSPA. As a second task, they were commissioned to develop new algorithms for retrieving medical cases by image searching and indexing. In the first task, AICIA is developing new segmentation algorithms that allow computational time to be reduced and better performance in surgery planning to be obtained. For this purpose, some preliminary algorithms have been developed that have reduced the computational time from an average of 20 minutes to a few seconds. The second task is now starting and consists of the intelligent search for medical cases based on image content. The different clinical cases that physicians perform are stored in a database. Ordering algorithms are required, based on text and images, to search for a specific case. In our case, the task to be performed is ordering based on image content, that is, image retrieval and indexing. ]

SOFTWARE APPLICATION FOR EVALUATING THE EXTENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF LIVER FIBROSIS IN PATIENTS WITH HEPATITIS-C UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL “VIRGEN DE VALME”, ISOTROL S.A.

Computed tomography of the liver showing segmented contour

Result of processing showing grid of analysis and fibrosis classification of each element

[[ In this project we have developed an application to evaluate liver fibrosis in patients suffering from hepatitis C. It is based on digital processing of conventional computed tomography (CT) images. In these studies, a set of liver slices is obtained on which a semi-automated segmentation of liver parenchyma is performed. A grid of analysis is generated and each element of the grid is processed by an optical spectroscopy algorithm based on a generalized Fourier analysis. Corresponding stages of fibrosis are then assigned to each element of the grid based on the F-scale by Scheuer, ranging from F0 (inexistent) to F4 (advanced, cirrhosis). Maps showing distribution of liver damage are generated and volumes of liver corresponding to each F-stage are calculated. This allows for non-invasive evaluation of patients and their response to treatments. This application runs on a conventional personal computer and has been published in the prestigious Hepatology (journal of the American Association of Study of Liver Disease), being used in daily clinical practice. ]

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CENIT TELMAX Professional mobile wideband communications AT4-WIRELESS, CENIT PROJECT COORDINATED BY THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDTI, CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO E INDUSTRIAL)

[[ TelMAX is a research project financed by CDTI, as part of a CENIT Project in the frame of the INGENIO 2010 initiative. It started in 2007, aimed at analyzing a new concept of cellular mobile communications providing wideband IP connectivity with a high quality of service, guaranteeing uninterrupted communication in professional services for voice, audio and data. In TelMAX, AICIA is in a work-package devoted to Reconfigurability Techniques in the Radio Interface. In particular, AICIA is designing new ultra-high speed analogue-to-digital converters to be used in Software Defined Radio (SDR) with applications to test the communications systems. ] Third-order intermodulation distortion measurement in one of the analogue-to-digital converters designed in the TelMAX project

MINERVA MINERVA Project: “On-the-Move Services Platform_Cartuja’93” INNOVATION, SCIENCE AND ENTERPRISSE COUNCIL OF THE ANDALUSIAN GOVERNMENT.

[[ The Minerva Project “On-the-Move Services Platform_Cartuja’93” is an initiative of the Innovation, Science and Enterprise Council of the Andalusian Government, with Vodafone, the University of Sevilla, the Cartuja’93 Science and Technology Park, Sevilla Global S.A.M, ETICOM and AICIA, to create an experimentation and development platform for new mobile communications, where companies and institutions can conduct R&D+I projects to generate last-generation products and services, using the Cartuja 93 Science and Technology Park (Seville) as a test-bed for these experiments. Currently, the Minerva Project involves about 85 companies and 30 research groups from Andalusia to achieve its objectives, working along 37 lines of R&D+i. These current projects are mainly framed within the development of mobile applications and services based on the RedBox messaging platform, in the development of services based on mobile digital television using the DVB-H (Digital Video BroadcastingHandheld), and in the integration of multimedia services on multiplatform mobility following the guidelines set by IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem). The Minerva project has a priority objective: the creation of a Centre of Excellence for Mobile Communications in Andalusia. This initiative aims at achieving the so-called University - Enterprise relationship by the involvement of all participants in this project, and thus placing the Andalusian ICT sector at the forefront of the new technological revolution in which we find ourselves, to achieve what is known as Mobile Internet. ] Minerva Project logo

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ATENEA Architecture, Middleware and Tools MITYC/FIT-340503-2006-5

[[ ATENEA is a PROFIT project classified as unique and strategic by the Spanish Ministry of Industry. This project is supported by PROMETEO, the Spanish equivalent of the European Technological Platform of Embedded Systems (ARTEMIS). In ATENEA, 18 companies, universities and technological centres are cooperating with the objective of carrying out research for developing three domains: architecture, middleware and tools. An additional objective of ATENEA is to increase the synergy between partners in order to increase the participation of Spain in European funded projects in this field of interest. ATENEA focuses mainly on those technologies of greatest interest to Spanish industry and aims at increasing the research capability of PROMETEO members to reinforce the position of the embedded systems technology in Spain. ]

DEVELOPMENT OF A SECURE SERVER WITH ENCRYPTED STORING AND ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATION Research and Development project of encryptors EPICOM

[[ AICIA is collaborating in this project with the EPICOM Company in the design and development of an encryptor to use in a secure server. As first task of this first year, EPICOM has asked AICIA to develop a study, comparison and theoretical explanation of commercial encryptors. In this way, a document has been generated with information about encryptors, extraction of models that solve equivalent problems and the state of the art of the subject. The next tasks that complete the project consist of the development of encrypted algorithms to use in secure communications of the prototype, and the software simulation to validate them. ]

SI2RI Industrial Smart System based on Wireless Networks MITYC G41099946/07

[[ The objective of this project is the development of a reference platform for the design, implementation and operation of hardware/software systems embedded in smart devices based on wireless networks. These platforms will allow a highly reliable, low cost, intelligent ambient designer with reduced â&#x20AC;&#x153;time-to-marketâ&#x20AC;? to be built. For this, research is necessary into embedded systems with high availability, using sensors and actuators, as well as devices and systems for ambient intelligence interconnected by means of distributed middleware. At the software level, new approaches will be investigated, such as intelligent systems based on multiagent architectures in cooperation with softcomputing and bioinspired algorithms. ]

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PROTECSENS Fire Fighter Protection System based on Wireless Sensor Networks with Mobile Nodes GRUPO ITURRI S.A.

[[ The objective is to develop and validate a system for fire fighter protection based on the use of Wireless Sensor Network technology with mobile nodes. These networks consist of small size and low consumption nodes equipped with sensors, information processing and communication capabilities. The nodes will be integrated in the fire fighters´ clothing. The information gathered by the nodes will be sent to a control centre on-board a vehicle, which will allow the implementation of strategies to protect fire fighters on fire extinguishing operations. In the first year of the project, the activities of AICIA have been focused on the definition of the architecture, the design and setup of a wireless sensor network for the firemen’s protection and the design and testing of algorithms for message routing in the network. ]

Wireless Sensor Network with mobile nodes for the fire fighters´ protection

COVE Communication system for special vehicles PROTEC FIRE, ITURRI Group

[[ The objective of the COVE project is to design and develop a communication system for a special vehicle to be applied in fire fighting. The communication system should connect the control and man-machine interface of the vehicle to different components, including the chassis, engine, electric system and special devices. ]

PTC Integrated Technological Platform for RTU MITYC/FIT-330100-2007-131 (*)

[[ The objective of this project is to develop a hardware and software platform to integrate recent and future trends for RTUs (Remote Terminal Units) in control systems, with application to different industrial sectors in which the leading company of this project has activity, integrating existing functionality, such as: >> Field bus based on wired and wireless communications >> Open source software >> Security >> Hardware and software re-usability PTC will provide a reference platform using embedded systems with high availability including wired and wireless field buses and sensors and actuators with real-time operation in mind. The middleware part of this platform will provide layer abstraction to allow interoperability, re-configurability and fault-tolerance. This platform will be applied to different industrial sectors of interest to the leading company of the project, such as: aerial and terrestrial transport, utilities, water, gas, environmental control, etc. ]

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ESPERTINHO Prediction of failure in power line cables using PLC technology CENIT-DENISE

[[ The objective of the Espertinho Project is to develop a software tool that covers the acquisition, historic archiving, analysis and prediction of power line communication parameters affected by channel degradation. The stored values can be used to perform electrical failure prediction in low and medium voltage cables. An initial high level decomposition of the scope has identified the following parts: >> Acquisition and historic archiving of PLC parameters of DS2 PLC modem products (ACQ software); >> Estimation of the power line communication channel status by correlation against PLC parameter evolution (STAT software);

Functional diagram of Espertinho software

>> Failure prediction for power line communication channel based on historic communication channel status estimations and/or measurements of PLC parameters (PRED software). The developed software will be integrated in the PLATINUN platform to be produced by the DENISE consortium in the frame of the CENIT initiative of the INGENIO 2010 national program. ]

CAV In-vehicle Multimedia Communications PROFIT FIT-330100-2007-73

[[ The increasing demand of communication between sensors, actuators and on-board computers in vehicles requires the installation of high-complexity wiring which is responsible for a significant increase in weight and installation costs. In addition, multimedia broadband communication also requires extra cable installation. The CAV (In-Vehicle Multimedia Communications) project aims at carrying out research into the use of PLC (Power Line Communication) technology in vehicle power distribution. To achieve this objective, AICIA has experience in the use of power distribution cables as a transmission medium. In the CAV project, a new software tool to characterize power line channels has been developed, which has been used in the AICIA labs to measure a vehicle power line communication channel. Moreover, a set of solutions has been proposed in order to adapt the DS2 technology, designed for inhome users, to vehicles. ]

In-vehicle PLC characterization at AICIA labs

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SCAV-PLC Supervisory Control of Airfield Ground Lighting Systems using Power Line Communicactions ELIMCO

[[ Airfield ground lighting (AGL) systems are responsible for providing visual reference to aircraft in the airport surroundings. Typical AGL systems are composed of a large number of lights organized in serial circuits and connected to current regulators. Light failure monitoring (including both detection and location of failed lights) is critical for cost-saving and efficient maintenance and operation of AGL systems. Narrow-band Power-Line Communication (PLC) is an attractive technology to connect all AGL elements using the power distribution cable as a transmission medium, thus avoiding the installation of new wires throughout the airport infrastructure. In this project, a new model for power-line communication links over power distribution cables for airfield ground lighting systems is proposed. All the elements (insulation transformer, primary circuit cable and lights) have been characterized in our labs, and modelled using Spice. The resulting elementary models have been integrated in order to have a complete power-line link model. Finally, simulation results are compared to experimental results obtained in real conditions at the Airport of Seville. ]

Testing instrumentation located in the power supply regulators at Seville airport

FURIA Future Integrated Audiovisual Network FIT 330503-2006-6

[[ FURIA aims at developing and validating the integration of emerging technologies to broadcast audiovisual contents to mobile and portable terminals, by the creation of a Spanish consortium of entities which can evaluate and analyze these new technologies. FURIA objectives are:

Furia Project logo

1. To contribute to the standardization bodies in industrial forums, such as DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting) and elaborate and build new technical proposals for future DVB, taking advantage of the privileged position that the Spanish industry currently has in the development of new technologies for audiovisual broadcasting. 2. To contribute to the success of the deployment of new DVB-H (DVB for handheld terminals) networks in Spain, allowing the National industry to face new technological challenges, including service headers. 3. To participate in the definition of hybrid satellite-terrestrial networks to provide service to portable and mobile terminals. 4. To analyze the technical feasibility of the second generation of the DVB standard (DVB-T2), which deals with optimizing the signal bandwidth which is necessary to provide new added value services and higher quality contents. Finally, FURIA is a good opportunity to develop and evaluate new, innovative, interactive services to introduce new, added value to the users and contribute to the deployment of the DVB networks and their convergence with 3G and 4G networks. ]

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EGATEL Design of the Echo Canceller of a DVB-T Isofrequential Retransmitter for EGATEL EGATEL

[[ The DVB-T standard demands retransmission equipment to operate in isofrequential mode in a lot of scenarios. This, essentially, implies that the transmitted signal be very similar to the received one and that the retransmission be carried out on the same frequency. The main problem of this kind of equipment is due to the coupling between the transmitted and received signals, which results in a positive feedback that can take the system to instability. To avoid this situation, it is necessary to adequately isolate the receiving and transmitting antennae and, eventually, to equip the retransmitters with an echo cancellation device able to process the received signal and eliminate the echoes due to the transmitted signal. AICIA has helped EGATEL to design an echo canceller which can accomplish this function, avoiding the described problem. ]

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DVBSH Design of an integrated circuit for Digital Video Broadcasting for Satellite Handheld Terminals SIDSA

[[ The objective of this project is the study and silicon implementation of different communication systems based on the standards of the DVB /Digital Video Broadcasting) group. At a first stage, an integrated receiver for DVB-H (DVB for handheld terminals) compatible with DVB-T (the terrestrial version of DVB) was successfully implemented and is presently being commercialized. The implemented receiver shows excellent performance with minimum power consumption. At a second stage, new integrated receivers for DVB-SH (the satellite version for handheld terminals) and for DVB-T2 (second generation DVB-T) will be designed and implemented. This second phase will begin with a high level model of the receiver using Matlab. Next, a prototype will be built using last generation FPGAs. Finally, the digital blocks of the receiver will be designed in a Hardware Description Language (HDL) in order to obtain a final implementation in CMOS. ]

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EVALUATION OF SEWAGE SLUDGE GASIFICATION IN A FLUIDISED BED: TECHNICAL VIABILITY FOR THE SEWAGE SLUDGE FROM THE ISABEL II CANAL CANAL ISABEL II

[[ The objective of this project is to assess the technical viability of sewage sludge gasification in fluidised bed (FB). The contribution of AICIA to the project is to carry out test trials at its pilot plant, a 150 kWth atmospheric bubbling FB. Several trials have been completed up to date, mainly focussed on achieving long term tests by attempting to avoid early sintering. The optimisation stage includes the addition of different additives to the bed and the satisfactory control of the temperature in the system to avoid sintering while maintaining high conversion and thermal efficiency. A report of the acquired results and specifications for the design of future plants will be submitted. ]

EVALUATION AND CONTROL OF LIQUID EFFLUENTS ATLANTIC COPPER, S.A.

[[ In this study, the laboratories of AICIA and Atlantic Copper S.A. simultaneously monitor, on a quarterly basis, the concentrations of twenty two chemical pollutants in three liquid effluents from the Atlantic Copper plant in Huelva. The purpose is twofold. Firstly, to provide the client with analytical data about their effluents supplied by a laboratory accredited under ENAC (National Accreditation Agency). Secondly, to carry out a comparative study of the results obtained by both laboratories and, in case of discrepancies, determine the causes and suggest corrective measures. ]

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ANALYSIS OF THE RECEIVING MEDIUM ASSOCIATION OF CHEMICAL AND BASIC INDUSTRIES OF HUELVA

[[ At the mouth of the Tinto and Odiel rivers and their surroundings (they flow together into the Padre Santo Canal) an important number of chemical industries that generate toxic wastes are concentrated. The main objective of this work is the evaluation of the environmental impact of these wastes. Periodical samples of the waters, aquatic sedimentation and living organisms (barnacle, sole, eel, etc.) are taken at ten sampling points and the evolution of eighteen different chemical parameters is analysed. ]

Final stretch of the Tinto and Odiel Rivers

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VAPOUR PHASE CLEANING ALTERNATIVES In aerospace parts production EADS-CASA

[[ Vapour-phase solvent cleaning methods are to be substituted in the near future due to national and European regulations. To this end, several commercial cleaning products have been evaluated to assess their cleaning efficiency as well as any possible harmful effect on the parts. ]

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CRACK GROWTH RETARDATION EFFECT EVALUATION AIRBUS

[[ The objective of this project is to validate numerical and mathematical models currently used in the evaluation of the crack growth retardation effect. A large amount of specimens were tested in order to evaluate different effects: (1) material properties: three different materials (Al 7050 T7451, Al 7475 T7351, Ti 6Al 4V plate); (2) thickness: two different thicknesses (3 y 6 mm); (3) spectrum and sequences: 3 different ones(My-Fus, Mx-HTP, Qz-Pivot) and (4) stress Level. Tests specimens were middle centred crack type. These were fatigued in a dynamic test machine with 250KN capacity load cell and special grips had to be designed and mechanized. ]

Crack growth effect evaluation test. Middle centred cracked specimen

MONITORING OF THE MECHANICAL AND PHYSICAL BEHAVIOUR OF “EL GIRALDILLO” ANDALUSIAN HERITAGE INSTITUTE

[[ “El Giraldillo” is a historic sculpture (XVI century) that forms part of a weather vane at the top of the Giralda tower (Seville Cathedral). From 1999 to 2005, it was carefully restored in order to ensure its conservation. The Structural Analysis Group from AICIA was responsible for these activities, and was also in charge of the design and installation of an instrumentation system for the monitoring of the mechanical response and evolution of “El Giraldillo”. A complete system of sensors is used to continuously measure and register several mechanical and meteorological variables. The mechanical response of the vane to the force of the wind and its evolution is analyzed by the implementation of some numerical techniques for damage detection. ]

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DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF “EL GUARDIÁN DEL CASTILLO” BRIDGE AYESA-VORSEVI

[[ Experimental tests are the most reliable method for obtaining the dynamic properties (natural frequencies, mode shapes and damping ratios) of real structures and to validate numerical models used for their analysis from these results. They also permit the state of damage of a structure to be assessed by comparison with the dynamic properties obtained in previous analyses. Experimental research work in relation to the “El Guardián del Castillo” bridge was carried out. Vibrations induced by road traffic were recorded and modal parameter estimations were made based on the acquired ambient vibration. ]

METALLURGICAL ASSESSMENT OF PIECES FROM THE ANDALUSIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE Project for their characterization, dating and restoration CULTURE COUNCIL, ANDALUSIAN HERITAGE INSTITUTE

[[ AICIA has been collaborating in several projects dealing with the restoration and consolidation of the Cultural Heritage of Andalusia. One of the main fields of activities is determining, by chemical analysis, both the base metal and the corrosion products and microstructure of the objects. Tests are carried out either non-destructively or with minimum effect on the sample. Furthermore, a research project has been initiated this year concerning the optimization of controlled electrochemical reduction processes. ]

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QUALIFICATION TEST FOR A BCRU (REGULATED CONVERTER UNIT) INABENSA

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[[ In this project, the mechanical and environmental test for the qualification of a regulated converter unit (BCRU) developed by INABENSA are carried out. The requirements set out by the AIRBUS company include structural integrity tests under vibration and impact loads, and operating tests under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure, according to RTCA/DO-160D and ABD0100.1.2 regulations for aircraft equipment. ]

DAMAGE TOLERANCE TESTS FOR A380 BELLY FAIRING PANELS

[[ As a part of the A380 Belly Fairing Program, this project deals with establishing the admissible values of residual strength for SACESA manufactured panels with artificial damage. ]

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RECEPTION AND PRODUCTION CONTROL TRIALS FOR EADS - SPACE EADS-SPACE

[[ AICIA is in charge of receiving and controlling the production of composite and adhesive materials used by EADS-SPACE. Reception includes a selection of destructive trials in order to guarantee that a batch of received material meets the characteristics established in its qualification and that are used for aircraft element design and calculus. The production control tests are to check that during the manufacturing process the properties presented by the manufactured items are those expected. The main tests used both in reception and production control are: Void Content, Resin Content, Fibre content, Density, Tensile test, Short Beam Shear, Single Lap Shear, and Flatwise Tensile Test... ] Flatwise Tensile Test

Short Beam Shear Test

RECEPTION AND REQUALIFICATION TESTS FOR SACESA COMPOSITE MATERIALS SACESA

[[ The Laboratory of Elasticity and Strength of Materials (LERM) is in charge of the reception and requalification tests of composite materials, resins and paints used by SACESA. Reception includes a selection of destructive tests in order to guarantee that a batch of received material meets the physicochemical and mechanical characteristics established in its qualification and used for aircraft element design and calculus. As is known, composite materials have to be stored in frigorific chambers and their properties decay with time, that is, they are expirable materials. Requalification is performed based on a selection of destructive tests and it is used to guarantee that a batch of material meets the properties established in its qualification, it being possible to extend the expiry date of a batch. Main tests used both in reception and requalification are: 1) Physico-mechanical: Weight per area unit, Volatile content, Void Content, Resin Content, Fibre content, Densityâ&#x20AC;Ś 2) Mechanical: Tensile test, Compression test, Short Beam Shear, Single Lap Shear, Double Lap Shear, Tube Shear, Bell Peel, Drum Peel... Drum Peel Test for adhesive materials

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RECEPTION TESTS FOR EADS-CASA TABLADA METALLIC MATERIALS CASA TABLADA

[[ The Laboratory of Elasticity and Strength of Materials (LERM) is in charge of reception tests for metallic materials used by EADSCASA Tablada. Reception includes a selection of destructive tests in order to guarantee that a batch of received materials meets the physicochemical and mechanical characteristics established in its qualification and used for aircraft element design and calculus. Main tests used in reception are: Chemical composition (at present, aluminium and titanium alloys), Rockwell B Hardness, Conductivity, Tensile strength (batch control and installation control), Fatigue (SN Curve Determination), Fracture Toughness (KIC), grain flow direction, Exfoliation, Stress Corrosion Cracking, inter-granular Corrosion, Shear… ] Fatigue tests for the evaluation of S-N curves

MECHANICAL TESTS FOR THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

[[ The Laboratory of Elasticity and Strength of Materials (LERM) usually performs mechanical and physical tests for the National Aerospace Industry: Airgrup (Sevilla), ICSA Internacional de Composites (Toledo), ITD (Madrid), MASA (Logroño), MP Componentes (Sevilla), Novalti (Bilbao) y SK 380 (Álava) amongst others. The main tests are: Chemical composition (aluminium and titanium alloys), Rockwell B Hardness, Conductivity, Tensile strength (batch control and installation control), Fatigue (SN Curve Determination), Fracture Toughness (KIC), Crack Growth, R-Curve Determination, grain flow direction, Exfoliation, Stress Corrosion Cracking, and Inter-granular Corrosion, Tensile Strength evaluation (Blind Hole Technique or Partial cuts). ]

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SANDO Technical feasibility study of a solar thermal power plant with Fresnel collectors SANDO

[[ The overall objective of the proposed feasibility study is the generation of information and knowledge about the potential deployment and the unresolved technological problems relating to the production of electricity via thermo-solar plants and to help to make a decision about building a thermo-solar plant based on Fresnel collectors. The finished study will be used by the Sando Company to analyse the opportunity of making a considerable investment towards the construction of a thermo-solar plant which would be the first commercial one in the world with these specifications. The lack of data about operating and maintaining such systems is itself a clearly innovative character. ]

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SOLAR RESOURCE ASSESSMENTS Normal direct irradiation estimates and assessment for different sites, aimed at analysing the feasibility of Solar Thermal Power plants ASSESSMENTS MADE FOR SEVERAL COMPANIES OF THE SOLAR THERMAL POWER SECTOR

[[ During the last few years, Solar Thermal Power Plants have boomed in Spain with an ever increasing number of projects encouraged by the favourable regulatory conditions favouring expansion of renewable energy technologies. One of the first stages in any of these projects is to characterize the normal direct irradiation at the site. This characterization has to be as accurate and significant as possible, since the feasibility of the project strongly depends on the availability of the solar resource. The experience of AICIA in the field of measurement and analysis of solar radiation and concentrated solar power has been applied to the development of appropriate methodologies for monitoring measurement stations and analysing the available information at any site, to provide reliable assessments of the solar resource. ]

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AYESA TECHNICAL ASSESSMENT Technical Assessment for Solar Thermal Power plant projects AGUA Y ESTRUCTURAS, S.A. (AYESA)

[[ During the last three years, a significant number of new players (promoters, engineering firms, utilitiesâ&#x20AC;Ś) have entered the solar thermal sector, attracted by the expansion of this sector, In this context, AICIA and AYESA, an engineering firm with headquarters in Seville, have signed an agreement as a frame for the collaboration in engineering projects and R&D activities in the field of solar thermal power. One of the results of this agreement has been the development of the EOS computer code for simulation of Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal Power Plants (STPP). Developed in Matlab, EOS has a moudular structure and implements detailed models of all major equipment, and is a powerful tool for the analysis of parabolic trough STPP. ]

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ENERGY OPTIMIZATION FOR THE PAPER INDUSTRY BY PINCH POINT STORA ENSO

[[ This project aimed at energy optimization for a producer of cardboard from recycled paper using a combined cycle tri-generation plant. The study dealt with energy recovery during the process using the pinch point techniques in the steam and water networks, as well as improvements in cogeneration and the raw water network. Various energy saving projects resulted from the study with short term amortization periods. Currently, the project is being put into practise. ]

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DEFINITION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY SERVICE IN THE INDUSTRIAL SECTOR ENDESA ENERGĂ?A S.A.U.

[[ The aim of the project has been to define an industrial energy efficiency service that allows energy saving projects to be introduced in the sector, and to participate in the various stages of the worldwide energy efficiency project. The establishment of a global saving methodology that includes equipment, energy services, and energy recovery is included in the process. ]

EVALUATION OF A TECHNOLOGY FOR THE CO-GASIFICATION OF MSW AND TYRES GEOTALANTER S.A.

[[ The objective of this project was the assessment of a gasification plant planned to be built by GEOATLANTER. The gasification technology analysed, owned by a German company, is based on a high temperature fixed bed design with oxygen addition. Both technical and economical aspects were evaluated and the risk made by the plant owner was assessed. The main conclusions and recommendations were submitted in the form of a written report. ]

ANALYSIS OF FUEL CELL STACKS USING CFD Development of a theoretical model based on single cell CFD results for the analysis of fuel cell stacks INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TĂ&#x2030;CNICA AEROESPACIAL

[[ The objective of the project is to develop a theoretical model for the analysis and characterization of fuel cell stacks. The model is being developed based on the extrapolation of results obtained for a single cell to the whole stack. A methodology is, therefore, being developed to predict the operation of a fuel cell stack using the results obtained for a single cell by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations. The model will be validated against experimental results obtained on a fuel cell test bench facility. The methodology is thus aimed at the analysis and optimization of fuel cell components and stacks and it will permit significant progress in the development of fuel cell technology. ]

Local Current Intensity results for a cell with a coiled bipolar plate

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AQUILA Electrical generators for the aeronautic sector based on fuel cells HYNERGREEN TECHNOLOGIES

[[ The objective of the AQUILA Project is the introduction of fuel cells in the aeronautic sector. AICIA is involved in fuel reforming and in the design of the instrumentation and control system. ]

PISCIS Feasibility Analysis of a Biomass Automatic Estimation System for Marine Cages of Fish Farms GRUPO CULMAREX S.A.

[[ In aquaculture there is a need for systems capable of estimating the weight and size distribution of populations of marine species. Commercial systems have limitations. Some systems depend heavily on human intervention. Others require additional hardware elements which involve difficulties when dealing with fish farms with cages out at sea. The objective of the project is to test a prototype, previously developed by AICIA researchers, for fish farm biomass estimation, and to evaluate its performance in industrial operational use. The system, designed to automatically estimate the weight and size distribution of aquaculture fish using stereo vision, is capable of operating in fish farms with cages at sea without any adaptation or any other hardware element. As specific objectives, the system has been evaluated for semi-automatic estimation of sea bass and for fully automatic estimation of gilthead bream. ]

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ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL INCIDENTS AT OIL REFINERIES Analysis of various incidents with environmental and atmospheric repercussions at the GibraltarSan Roque Refinery CEPSA

[[ The aim of the project is to identify the possible causes that set off a chain of events with environmental repercussions at the Gibraltar-San Roque refinery belonging to Cepsa. At the same time, the global energy efficiency of the refinery and its most important thermal installations will be analysed. Backed by the Andalusian Government Environment Council and funded by Cepsa, the auditing team is multidisciplinary, including specialists in the field of electrical, energy and operational installations of the refinery. Conclusions resulting from the study, mention the high energy efficiency of the refinery and possible improvements oriented at minimising the impact arising from the probable causes of the specific contamination. ]

STAINLESS STEEL CATHODES IN COPPER-ELECTRO REFINING PROCESS Increasing their service life and performance ATLANTIC COPPER

[[ Characterization of the copper deposition operation has been carried out during this biannual project. Tests have taken place in a commercial electro refining tank. Several other experiments took place at the lab. As a result, the main parameters governing the deposition efficiency at this particular plant have been recognized. Some rules were also available to extend the cathode service life. ]

Permanent cathode as used in the Mount Isa copper refining process

ANALYSIS OF A DEPOSIT FOR NITRIC ACID STORAGE GAT FERTILIQUIDOS S.A.

[[ A study of the structural security of three vertical stainless steel tanks for nitric acid storage has been made according to norm API-650 and UNE-EN-14015. Some deficiencies in the seismic resistance of the deposit have been detected, and a new anchorage has been designed to solve the problem. ]

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STUDY OF THE LOCATION OF EXPANSION JOINTS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF REFRACTORY CONCRETE FEATURES ALFRAN

[[ ALFRAN makes refractory concrete linings cast over different elements. The concrete linings result in covering separated by the corresponding horizontal and vertical expansion joints. ALFRAN has commissioned a numerical study of both the thermal and the structural problem of the lining-joints system, in order to characterise the state of stress to which the covering is subjected in function of the thermal conditions to which they are exposed. ]

Figure 1. Scheme of the finite element model

Figure 2. Thermal distribution. 1% expansion joint

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ANALYSIS OF THE DEGRADATION OF THE AUXILIARY BOILER OF PLANT PS-10 ABENER, S.A.

[[ Plant PS-10, with solar tower technology, has an auxiliary boiler that is mainly used for starting the plant. From this starting-up of the installation, the boiler has suffered diverse breakdowns that increased the starting-up time and thus decreasing the number of hours in service of the whole solar plant. The objective of the work was to identify the problem and propose solutions to avoid new accidental stops. A finite element model was developed that allowed the distribution of temperatures and the generated thermal tensions of service to be studied. Finally, the cause of the anomaly was identified and the design solutions were provided that allowed the problem to be corrected in a definitive way. ]

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CONTROL OF FIRE-TUBE BOILERS ELIMCO SISTEMAS

[[ This report was carried out by request of ELIMCO SISTEMAS, with the aim of getting a basic overview of the control system of a fire-tube boiler, i.e. an image of the checks and controls that a boiler operator would carry out to control the system, as a prior stage to developing a fire-tube boiler simulator. The report also contains a list of possible failures that could be controlled and implemented in the simulator. The purpose of this project was to provide material and assistance to ELIMCO SISTEMAS to be able to define the full scope of the simulator to be developed in a second phase. This report was completed in one month. ]

REPORT ON POWER CONTROL OF LOW VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

CLIENT ACCESS AND MEASUREMENTS DEPARTMENT OF THE FIRM “ENDESA DISTRIBUCIÓN S.L.U.”

[[ This report contains some impartial technical issues regarding the different methods that can be used to control the power demanded by low voltage electrical installations: maximeters and current limiter breakers. This report was financed by the Client Access and Measurements Department of the firm “Endesa Distribución Eléctrica S.L.U.” because it disagreed with the Resolution of 28th July 2006 issued by the Government Department of Industry, Energy and Mines in which the 2006/2009 Plan for the installation of Power Control Elements was approved. Specifically, some comments regarding the following issues have been analyzed: >> Obligatory nature of controlling power elements in low voltage electrical installations. >> Use of single-phase current limiter breaker in three-phase installations. >> Rated current increase of current limiter breaker in three-phase electrical installations.

STUDY OF THE INCIDENT ON JULY 23rd 2007 IN THE ELECTRICAL GRID OF BARCELONA CITY FECSA-ENDESA

[[ This study was undertaken with the objective of giving an expert opinion about the July 23rd 2007 incident in the power grid of Barcelona to the Fecsa-Endesa company. Specifically, the study examined whether the fall of a cable of a 110 kV line onto a 220-kV substation and the subsequent fire in another 220 kV underground substation that led to blackouts in several substations, was sufficient cause to justify the longterm disruptions suffered by many consumers, as well as if the existence of other events during the previous days could have caused or aggravated the incident. ] Equipment affected by the incident at the substation

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ASSESSMENT OF THE POSSIBLE IMPACT ON THE POPULATION OF THE VICTORIA 66/20 KV SUBTRANSMISSION SUBSTATION (JAÉN) Report about the social risk of locating a 66/20 kV substation in the centre of Jaén ENDESA DISTRIBUCIÓN

[[ The additional electrical supply requirements arising from the building of new, big stores in Jaén led to the installation of a new indoor 66/20 kV substation with GIS bays at 66 kV. This fact caused concern to the citizens about the possible risks, mainly from fire, noise and magnetic fields. The report highlights the low fire risk of a substation of this type, similar to that of a dwelling. It also underlines the robust construction of this type of installation, resistant to explosions, the stringent active measurements against fire in order to avoid its propagation, the low noise emissions, as well as the low magnetic field emissions to the exterior due to its compact design. ]

COLLABORATION IN I+D+I PROJECTS BEFESA, S.A.

[[ This work studies the viability of applying the Integrated Product Management TIC technologies, PLM (Product Lifecycle Management), Knowledge Management, KBE (Knowledge-Based Engineering), and DM (Document Management), in the context of residual treatment industries such as BEFESA. ]

STUDY OF MOBILITY IN THE ISLA DE LA CARTUJA AND PLANNING FOR A PARK AND RIDE PILOT SYSTEM CARTUJA-93, S.A.

[[ A microscopic traffic simulation has been developed with the aim of modelling the movement of private vehicles within the Isla de la Cartuja from two angles: short term modelling of the current situation to propose changes in regulating traffic-lights and medium term prediction of the effects of introducing an internal system of shuttle-buses, to make the area pedestrian and overall realign road space on the Isla de la Cartuja. In addition, planning has been carried out in the field of operating a park and ride system for Cartuja 93, Ltd. The system would enable parking outside the Technology Park, and users would be transported by flag coach shuttles. This is a pilot test, planned to study the possibility of the permanent use of such a system in which users would subsequently be transferred by any technically feasible alternative. ]

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QUALITY CONTROLS AND GENERATION OF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS FOR GEOGRAPHICAL DATA ANDALUSIAN CARTOGRAPHIC INSTITUTE

[[ The aim of this project is to define guidelines for quality controls of geographical information generated by cartographic institutions. At present, these controls and guidelines deal with geographical place names of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;1:10.000 Base Map of Andalusiaâ&#x20AC;? and management programs for the automatic code of geographical entities. ]

MBA10 Toponymy Quality Control

WiMAX The use of WiMAX technology for HispalNet secondary network building and associated services EMASESA

[[ The main objective was the preparation of a feasibility study for the deployment of a private communications network with mobility features, in order to contribute to improving the productivity of EMASESA. Starting from the evaluation of the various solutions detected, a set of recommendations has been generated to propose guidelines for the preparation of a pilot project based on the selected technology. The length of the project was four months, following the work plan established in the collaboration agreement between AICIA and EMASESA, which included the execution of six activities. The most prominent results are summarized as follows. The 802.16e standard (Mobile WiMAX) has been identified as the most advisable option to develop a pilot project on mobile communications. The communications requirements of the company have been identified, establishing user profiles, terminal types, connection statistics and traffic maps necessary to accomplish the radioelectric planning of the network. The regulation of the RF spectrum in Spain and its implications regarding the limits of transmitted power in free-use bands have been analysed, operation in the licensed band of 3.5 GHz being recommendable. Two technological proposals of WiMAX networks have been outlined, based on equipment belonging to the 802.16d and 802.16e standards respectively, and selected from manufacturers with a higher degree of development in this technology. A technical proposal for the deployment of a pilot mobile WiMAX network in the 3.5-GHz band has been developed, optimizing the cost-efficiency ratio. Radioelectric parameters have been extracted from the available information in the selected equipment, and the scalability of the network has been dealt with to account for future increment in the number of subscribers. Finally, the cost of the deployment of such an identified infrastructure has been estimated, using real budgets over quotations from the selected manufacturers for the access network and backhaul trunks. Two kinds of sites were distinguished, depending on the requirement of land conditioning or a roof-based site. This project has produced three deliverables, and concluded that the deployment of a network with the mentioned characteristics is feasible. The suitability of executing the deployment by phases was suggested, starting with a pilot mobile WiMAX network based on the presented solution in order to give service to a lowrange coverage zone upon the administrative authorization of a provisional license in the 3.5-GHz band. ]

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[[ In this project, AICIA worked alongside “EMAR Estudio de Ingeniería” to provide a solution to the private mobile communications of a mining company. The system had to be endowed with adequate external and internal (tunnels) signal levels. This was the limiting criterion along with the scalability of the system. The system had to be designed as a back-up, since the mining company was under contract for a full communication system to a large Spanish telecommunication company. Hence, it had to meet low cost requirements. After Base station of the old system with the radiating cable on the right (Blue) several studies, AICIA decided to use an analogue private mobile communication system. This system was similar to that used by the previous owners of the mine with a base station and a tower with an omnidirectional antenna to radiate outside and a radiating cable to radiate along the tunnels. AICIA overviewed the proposals of several equipment vendors, performed the signal level studies and fulfilled the technical data for hiring the frequency channels. The project ended at this point. ]

MINERVA-09 Virtual Mobile Unit for ENG over HSDPA/HSUPA MINERVA PROJECT

[[ AICIA is working together with Canal Sur and Vodafone through the MINERVA initiative, in studying the possibility of video transmission in real-time with broadcast quality in the uplink using HSUPA technology. As an intermediate milestone, the terminal will be used as an off-line video transmission tool (near realtime, a few seconds after obtaining the news), to be used in ENG (Electronic News Gathering). The project, currently in development stage, is showing very good results and is being considered for its commercialization. ]

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CICYE/ MINERVA 1C/002 Joint study of power and traffic in GSM (POTRA I) MINERVA PROJECT

[[ This Minerva Project is the result of a fruitful collaboration between AICIA and Vodafone Research. Vodafone Research commissioned a 6 Ratio < 1 Ratio ~ 1 Ratio > 1 study of transmitted power and associated traffic. The main require5 ment was the design of a tool to detect some malfunctions of the 4 system in GSM networks. 3 In the first stage of the work, AICIA performed a detailed study of 2 the power control algorithms. Vodafone Research provided a set of data from some base stations. After analyzing this data, AICIA pro1 posed a new method to easily detect malfunctions of the system. 0 -0.8 -0.6 -0.4 -0.2 0 0.2 0.4 0.6 This method was programmed to read data from files and automatically provide some answer on the system status. The program was Result of the algorithm with normal (Î&#x201D;) and malfunctioning (o) & () transmissions successfully tested with some extreme situations. This method has attracted the interest of Vodafone Research. The method is in patenting process and it will later be published. The final exploitation of the method is conditioned by the main equipment vendors programming real-time extraction of the necessary data. ]

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FORMRF Continuous training in RF measurement TECNOLÓGICA COMPONENTES ELECTRÓNICOS S.A.

[[ Over the last few years, AICIA has provided scientific advice on high-frequency measurements to engineers from the Department of Electrical Measurements of ALTER Technology Group, Spain (formerly Tecnológica Componentes Electrónicos S.A.). This collaboration arose from different projects dealing with the experimental characterization of high-frequency devices. Although these projects led to technological transfer and training, the company realise that a more continuous collaboration framework was advisable, allowing a more direct involvement of AICIA in detecting the training requirements of engineers from the Department of Electrical Measurements, and thus provide the means to meet these needs. The FormRF Project has arisen in response to the need for training of the engineers of ALTER Technology Group, Spain. The work plan was designed jointly by AICIA and the group of engineers for which the training was programmed, establishing a time line of one year. Four work packages were initially defined, to be developed quarterly, and they were conceived to focus the training on the characterization of components and devices included within each work package. The participant team from AICIA has developed weekly two hour training sessions, either at the facilities of ALTER Technology or at the Radio-communications Laboratory of the Faculty of Engineering. There are three kinds of training sessions: those in which general issues about high-frequency design or measurement of circuits and components are dealt with, those in which specific proposals are made in regard to the components contained in the different work packages and the complete process is planned, and those in which AICIA follows-up the work developed by ALTER engineers in relation to each device, the problems arising are discussed and possible solutions are outlined. Some of the topics already treated have been the design of RF amplifiers with CAD tools, design of testfixtures, calibration of vector network analyzers, microwave signal generators, etc. ]

Measurement set-up for the experimental characterization of a frequency divider CND2047 of UMS

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[[ The 5th edition of the Vodafone Course “Mobile Technologies and Applications: GPRS and UMTS” Tecnologías y Aplicaciones Móviles: GPRS y UMTS has been supervised by the ‘E. T. S. Ingenieros’ of the University of Seville and supported by the ‘Fundación Vodafone España’ and the ‘Consejería de Innovación, Ciencia y Empresa’ of the ‘Junta de Andalucía’. This new edition has been awarded the Expertise Title ESCUELA TÉCNICA SUPERIOR de INGENIEROS UNIVERSIDAD de SEVILLA by the University of Seville in recognition of its 250 hour dedication to academic lectures, practical lectures in laboratories and conferences. In the Vodafone Course programme, all educational Brochure of the 5th edition Vodafone Expertise Course subjects related to mobile communications, from GSM to UMTS, are present. No previous knowledge of mobile communications are assumed, so that the whole course is self-contained. Both technical and management representatives perceive and forecast a rapid growth in applications based on GPRS and UMTS. This master has, therefore provided with a broad sight on sevices, applications and their relationship with bussiness and mangement issues. The way in which information technologies and more precisely, Mobile Communications, are managed is rapidly changing. As the times goes by, there are an increasing number of small companies, composed by a few engineers, who are playing an important role in this field. This master adresses to these people who are willing to play this role. Invited lecturers have presented aspects dealing with regulation policies and the operators’ views concerning infraestructures and applications. The students have also been able to actually work with 3G terminals and gain a direct experience with the services that they offer. This master consisted on 250 hours, from which 115 where lectures and 135 where either spent at the Lab or conferences given by specialists or guided projects. The students also visited Vodafone’s facilities. This course has been taught by Professors and Assistant Professors of ‘Universidad de Sevilla’, ‘Universidad Politécnica de Madrid’, ‘Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña’ and ‘Universidad Autónoma de Madrid’ and senior engineers working in leading companies of the mobile communications area. The course has been satisfactorily completed by 24 final year telecommunication engineering students and engineers seeking to further their knowledge in mobile communications. ] FICHA de INSCRIPCIÓN

COORDINADOR

Dr. D. José M.ª Hernando Rábanos Catedrático Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

PROFESORADO

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Universidad de Sevilla 1 de Marzo al 4 de Julio de 2007

Curso impartido por doctores ingenieros de las Escuelas Técnicas Superiores de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de las Universidades de Barcelona, Madrid y Sevilla; y profesionales de empresas líderes del sector de la Informática y las Telecomunicaciones.

1 de Marzo al 4 de Julio de 2007

DURACIÓN

250 horas (Teoría y Práctica)

Nombre: ........................................................ Apellidos: ...................................................... DNI: .............................................................. Titulación: ...................................................... Domicilio: ...................................................... Población: ..................... Código Postal: ............ Teléfono: ....................................................... E-mail: .......................................................... Firma:

HORARIO

Miércoles de 16:30 h - 20:30 h Jueves de 16:30 h - 20:30 h Viernes de 16:30 h - 20:30 h Sábados de 9:30 h - 13:30 h (un sábado al mes)

LUGAR

Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Universidad de Sevilla C/ Camino de los Descubrimientos, s/n 41092 - Sevilla

Los presentes datos formarán parte de un fichero responsabilidad de la Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros (ETSI) de la Universidad de Sevilla y serán tratados con fines docentes. El interesado tiene derecho a acceder a este fichero para solicitar información, rectificación, oposición o cancelación de sus datos, dirigiéndose mediante cualquier medio a la dirección de la ETSI de la Universidad de Sevilla en C/ Camino de los Descubrimientos, s/n Sevilla. El interesado consiente en que la ETSI de la Universidad de Sevilla ceda esos datos a la Fundación Vodafone España con la finalidad de que ésta pueda llevar a cabo el patrocinio del curso.

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Nuevos titulados o alumnos que estén a punto de finalizar sus estudios y quieran desarrollar su actividad profesional en el sector de las Comunicaciones Móviles. Profesionales del sector de las Telecomunicaciones, la Informática y otras ingenierías, que quieran introducirse o mejorar sus conocimientos en este campo.

Practical Lecture of UMTS Radio Planning with the ATOLL simulation tool

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Sponsoring and Associated Members ABB Power Technology

Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies (IPTS)

A.G.C. y Asociados, S.A.

Instituto de Desarrollo Regional (IDR)

Abengoa, S.A.

Instituto para la Diversificación y el Ahorro de la Energía (IDAE)

Acuinova Andalucía, S.A. Aeronaval de Construcciones e Instalaciones, S.A. Altadis Aragonesas, Industria y Energía, S.A.

Junta Andalucía. Dirección General de Comunicación Social

Asociación de Industrias Química Básicas de Huelva (AIQB)

Lloyds Bank

Astilleros de Sevilla, S.A Atlantic Copper, S.A. Azucareras Reunidas de Jaén, S.A. Cementos Atlántico, S.A. Cementos Porland Valderribas Centro Cooperativo Farmacéutico de Sevilla (CECOFAR) Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) Centro de Nuevas Tecnologías Energéticas (CENTER) Cisco Systems Spain, S.L. Codelan, S.A.

MP Corporación Industrial Ministerio de Vivienda. Dirección General de Arquitectura y Política de Vivienda. Navantia, S.A. Ocicarbón (CIEMAT) Parque Isla Mágica, S.A. Persan, S.A. Plataforma Solar de Almería Proyectos de Ingeniería y Calidad, S.L. (PROINCA) Red Eléctrica de España (REE) Renault España, S.A.

Compañía Española de Petróleos, S.A. (CEPSA)

Rhodia HPCHII España, S.A.

Confederación Hidrográfica del Guadalquivir

Sainsel Sistemas Navales, S.A.

Consejería de Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Andalucía

Servicios Forestales, S.L.

Consultrans, S.A.

Sevillana- ENDESA

Deloitte & Touch

Siderœrgica Sevillana, S.A.

Delphi Automotive Systems España

Sociedad Andaluza Componentes Especiales, S.A. (SACESA)

Deutz Diter

Sociedad Andaluza para el Desarrollo de la Informática y la Electrónica, S.A. (SADIEL)

Dimat, S.A. EADS-CASA

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Empresa Municipal de Aguas de Sevilla (EMASESA)

Sociedad Andaluza para el Desarrollo de las Telecomunicaciones (SANDETEL)

Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radioactivos, S.A. (ENRESA)

Sociedad para el Desarrollo Energético de Andalucía (SODEAN)

Endesa, S.A. Endesa, Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones, S.A. (ENDITEL)

Sociedad Provincial de Informática. Diputación de Sevilla (INPRO)

Ertisa (CEPSA)

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Gamesa (antes Made)

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Ghesa. Ingeniería y Tecnología, S.A.

Tioxide Europe, S.A.

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Transportes Urbanos de Sevilla, S.A.M (TUSSAM)

IBM, S.A.E.

Turismo Andaluz, S.A.

Ingeniería Energética y de Contaminación, S.A. (INERCO)

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Ingeniería y Software de Control, S.A. (ISOTROL)

Universidad de Sevilla

Instalaciones Abengoa, S.A. (INABENSA)

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Acha Catalina, José Dr. Físicas

Ariza Gómez, Mª Teresa Dra. Ing. Telecomunicación

Díaz Madrigal, Santiago Dr. Matemáticas

Herrada Gutiérrez, Miguel A. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Álvarez de Toledo Saavedra, Pablo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Ariza Moreno, Mª del Pilar Dra. Ing. Industrial

Dorado Navas, Fernando Dr. Ing. Industrial

Herrera Luque, Enrique Dr. Química

Barrero Ripoll, Antonio Dr. Ing. Aeronáutico

Arcos Vargas, Ángel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Escalona Franco, José Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Hornillo Mellado, Susana Dra. Ing. Telecomunicación

Bueno Lidón, José María Dr. Ing. Industrial

Arjona Antolín, Ricardo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Estepa Alonso, Rafael Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Ibáñez Rivas, Juan Nicolás Dr. Ing. Industrial

Calvo Borrego, José Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Arroyo Torralvo, Fátima Dra. Ing. Industrial

Estepa Alonso, Antonio Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Janer Jiménez, Carlos Dr. Ing. Industrial

Domínguez Abascal, Jaime Dr. Ing. Industrial

Arrúe Ullés, Begoña Dra. Informática

Fernández Carrión, Antonio Dr. Matemáticas

Jiménez-Espadafor Aguilar, Fco. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Domínguez Abascal, José Dr. Ing. Industrial

Bachiller Soler, Alfonso Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fernández García-Navas, Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Leiva Fernández, Carlos Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fernández Camacho, Eduardo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Baena Lecuyer, Vicente Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Fernández Madrigal, F. Javier Dr. Química

Lillo Bravo, Isidoro Dr. Ing. Industrial

Florencio Lora, Miguel Dr. Matemáticas

Barrero García, Federico Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fernández Pereira, Constantino Dr. Químicas

Limón Marruedo, Daniel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gallardo Fuentes, José Mª Dr. Ing. Industrial

Barroso Caro, Alberto Dr. Ing. Industrial

Ferruz Melero, Joaquín Dr. Ing. Industrial

López-Herrera Sánchez, José Mª Dr. Ing. Industrial

García Benítez, Francisco Dr. Ing. Industrial

Becerra Villanueva, José Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fornés Rumbao, José Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Lloret García, Tomás Dr. Ing. Industrial

García Franquelo, Leopoldo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Boloix Tortosa, Rafael Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Framiñán Torres, José Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

León Galván, José Ignacio Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

García-Lomas Jüng, Javier Dr. Ing. Industrial

Bordons Alba, Carlos Dr. Ing. Industrial

Freire Macías, Emilio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Luque Estepa, Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gómez Expósito, Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Blázquez Gámez, Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Galán Fernández, José Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Mantic, Vladislav Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gracia Manarillo, Ignacio Dr. Químicas

Bravo Aranda, Gabriel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Galván Díez, Eduardo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Marín Vallejo, Juan C. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gutiérrez Fernández, Miguel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Burgos Payán, Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gañán Calvo, Alfonso Dr. Ing. Industrial

Martín Prats, Mª Ángeles Dra. en Físicas

Justo Alpañés, José Luis Dr. Ing. Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Caballero Benítez, Fernando Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

García López, Ángel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Martínez Heredia, Juana Mª Dra. Ing. Telecomunicación

Martín Navarro, Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cañas Delgado, José Dr. Ing. Industrial

García Ortega, Juan Dr. Ing. Industrial

Martínez Ramos, José Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Ollero Baturone, Aníbal Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cañadas Serrano, Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gómez Barea, Alberto Dr. Ing. Industrial

Martínez de Dios, José Ramiro Dr. Ing. Industrial

Onieva Giménez, Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Carballar Rincón, Alejandro Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Gómez Camacho, Carlos Dr. Ing. Aeronáutico

Maza Ortega, José María Dr. Ing. Industrial

París Carballo, Federico Dr. Ing. Industrial

Carrasco Solís, Juan M. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gómez-Estern Aguilar, Fabio Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Mayo Núñez, Juana Dra. Ing. Industrial

Rodríguez Rubio, Francisco Dr. Ing. Industrial

Casal Gómez-Caminero, Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gómez González, Emilio Dr. Físicas

Medina Encina, Fernando Dr. Ing. Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Ruiz Hernández, Valeriano Dr. Físicas

Castaño Castaño, Luis Fernando Dr. Ing. Industrial

González Carvajal, Ramón Dr. Ing. Industrial

Méndez Herrera, Carlos Arturo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Ruiz Usano, Rafael Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cerquides Bueno, José Ramón Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

González Pérez, José Ángel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Merino Cabañas, Luis Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Salvador Martínez, Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cobos Gutiérrez, Carlos Dr. Ing. Camino, Canales y Puertos

González Rodríguez, Pedro Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Mesa López-Colmenar, Juan A. Dr. Matemáticas

Sánchez Lencero, Tomás Dr. Ing. Industrial

Colodro Ruiz, Francisco Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

González Romano, J. Mariano Dr. Ing. Industrial

Millán Vázquez de la Torre, Rafael Dr. Ing. Industrial

Valderrama Gual, Francisco Dr. Ing. Industrial

Coronel Toro, Francisco Dr. Ing. Industrial

González Vázquez, Francisco J. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Molina Félix, José Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Velázquez Vila, Ramón Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cortés Achedad, Pablo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gordillo Álvarez, Francisco Dr. Ing. Industrial

Mora Jiménez, José Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Acha Piñero, Begoña Dra. Ing. Telecomunicación

Cortés Galeano, Vicente Dr. Ing. Industrial

Guerra Macho, José Julio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Moreu de León, Pedro Dr. Ing. Industrial

Abascal García, Ramón Dr. Ing. Industrial

Crespo Cadenas, Carlos Dr. Físicas

Gutiérrez Benítez, Jaime Dr. Físicas

Morillo Aguado, José Dr. Ing. Industrial

Acosta Rodríguez, José Angel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Crespo Márquez, Adolfo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Gutiérrez Ortiz, Francisco Javier Dr. Ing. Industrial

Muñoz Blanco, Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Aguirre Echanove, Miguel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cruz Romero, Pedro Dr. Ing. Industrial

Graciani Díaz, Enrique Dr. Ing. Industrial

Muñoz Chavero, Fernando Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Alamo Cantarero, Teodoro Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Cuesta Rojo, Federico Dr. Ing. Industrial

Granado Romero, Joaquín Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Muñoz Moreno, Sergio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Alcalde Moreno, Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Chacartegui Ramírez, Ricardo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Heredia Benot, José G. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Muñuzuri Sánz, Jesús Dr. Ing. Industrial

Álvarez Domínguez, Servando Dr. Ing. Industrial

Chávez Orzáez, Jorge Dr. Ing. Industrial

Heredia Zapata, Manuel Dr. Matemáticas

Murillo Fuentes, Juan José Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Aracil Santonja, Javier Dr. Ing. Industrial

Dávila Martín, Javier Dr. Ing. Industrial

Hernández Rodríguez, Francisco Dr. Ing. Industrial

Navarrete Rubia, Benito Dr. Ing. Industrial

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Navarro Pintado, Carlos Dr. Ing. Industrial

Sáez Pérez, Andrés Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cáceres Sánchez, Noelia Ing. Telecomunicación

García del Valle, José Enrique Ing. Industrial

Navarro Robles, Alfredo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Salmerón Lissén, José Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Campoy Naranjo, Manuel Ing. Industrial

Gómez Argudo, José Ángel Ing. Telecomunicación

Núñez Hernández, Fernando Dr. Económicas y Empresariales

Sánchez Martínez, David Dr. Ing. Industrial

Carrasco Romero, Raúl Ing. Camino, Canales y Puertos

Gómez Cuevas, Francisco de Paula Ing. Industrial

Núñez Reyes, Amparo Dra. Ing. Informático

Sánchez Peña, Eduardo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Carrillo Andrés, Antonio Ing. Industrial

Gómez Gil, Pablo Pedro Ldo. Física

Olivares del Valle, Joaquín Dr. Químicas

Silva Pérez, Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Carvajal Trujillo, Elisa Ing. Industrial

Gómez Rodríguez, Francisco Ing. Informático

Ollero de Castro, Pedro Dr. Ing. Industrial

Simois Tirado, Francisco Javier Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Centeno Dbáez, Gabriel Ing. Industrial

González Castrejón, Francisco Ing. Industrial

Ortega Linares, Manuel Gil Dr. Ing. Industrial

Soria Conde, Laureano Raúl Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cervino Arriba, Laura Ing. Aeroespacial

González Falcón, Rocío Ing. Industrial

Ortiz Marín, Rafael Dr. Ing. Industrial

Ternero Muñiz, Juan A. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Correa Montoto, Elena Ing. Industrial

González López, Mercedes Ing. Industrial

Otal Salaverri, Emilia Dra. Ing. Industrial

Tomb, Jonathan Noel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cotán-Pinto Arroyo, Santiago Ing. Industrial

González Rodríguez, Ángel Gaspar Ing. Industrial

Paúl Escolano, Pedro Dr. Matemáticas

Toral Marín, Sergio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cifuentes Bulte, Héctor Ing. Industrial

Granja Devós, Julio Ing. Industrial

Payán Somet, Francisco Javier Dr. Física

Torralba Silgado, Antonio Jesús Dr. Ing. Industrial

Cintas Físico, Jesús Ing. Industrial

Guadix Martín, José Ing. Industrial

Pérez Ridao, Francisco Dr. Ing. Industrial

Torres García, Miguel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Chamarro Moreno, Rosario Ing. Industrial

Guadix Martín, Pablo Antonio Ing. Industrial

Pérez-Saborid Sánchez-Pastor, Miguel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Usero García, José Dr. Ing. Industrial

Chaves Repiso, José Manuel Ing. Industrial

Guillén López, Antonio Jesús Ing. Industrial

Pérez Vega-Leal, Alfredo Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Vale Parapar, José Francisco Dr. Ing. Industrial

Doblas Charneco, Francisco Javier Ing. Industrial

Gutiérrez Moya, Esther Ing. Industrial

Picón Carrizosa, Rafael Dr. Ing. Industrial

Vallellano Martín, Carpoforo Dr. Ing. Industrial

Domínguez Amarillo, Eugenio Ing. Industrial

Gutiérrez Moya, Miguel Ing. Industrial

Pintado Sanjuán, Publio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Valverde García, Juan Sebastián Dr. Ing. Industrial

Durand Neyra, Percy Ing. Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Guzmán Miranda, Hipólito Ing. Telecomunicación

Plumed Rubio, Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Vargas Villanueva, Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Elena Pérez, Mª del Mar Ing. Telecomunicación

Jara López, Víctor Ldo. Física

Ponce Núñez, Enrique Dr. Ing. Industrial

Vázquez Valenzuela, Rafael Dr. Ing. Industrial

El Gmili, Hakim Ing. Industrial

Jara Reyes, Manuel Ing. Industrial

Quero Reboul, José M. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Vidal Barrero, Fernando Dr. Ing. Industrial

Estefani Morales, Alejandro Ing. Industrial

Jaramillo Morilla, Antonio Ing. Industrial

Quijada Jimeno, Antonio Dr. Matemáticas

Vilches Arena, Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Escribano Troncoso, Jorge Ldo. Física

Jiménez Sevilla, Mercedes Ing. Telecomunicación

Reina Tosina, Luis Javier Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Villa Jaén, Antonio de la Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fernández Baco, Mª Custodia Ing. Industrial

Justo Moscardó, Enrique de Ing. Industrial

Rivas Rivas, Damián Dr. Ing. Aeronaútico

Villanueva Perales, Ángel Luis Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fernández Jiménez, Francisco José Ing. Industrial

Ladrón de Guevara Vidal, Francisco A. Ldo. Farmacia

Ridao Carlini, Miguel A. Dr. Ing. Industrial

Villegas Sánchez, Rosario Dra. Ing. Industrial

Fernández Machuca, Fernando Ing. Industrial

Lara Villén, Antonio Ing. Telecomunicación

Riesco Chueca, Pascual Dr. Ing. Industrial

Vivas Venegas, Carlos Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fernández Ortiz, José Manuel Ing. Químico

Larrañeta Cómez-Caminero, Carlos Ing. Industrial

Riquelme Santos, Jesús Dr. Ing. Industrial

Vozmediano Torres, Juan Manuel Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Fdez. de la Puente Sarriá, Arturo Ing. Industrial

León Blanco, José Miguel Ing. Industrial

Roa Romero, Laura Dr. Físicas

Wideberg, Johan Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fernández Raya, José Mª Ing. Industrial

López Lara, Germán Ing. Industrial

Rodríguez Castaño, Ángel Dr. Ing. Telecomunicación

Zafra Cabeza, Ascensión Dra. Ing. Informática

Flores Álvarez, Mario Ing. Industrial

Luna Agenjo, Antonio Ing. Industrial

Rodríguez Luis, Alejandro Dr. Matemáticas

Zarco Periñán, Pedro Dr. Ing. Industrial

Fuente Florido, Alejandro de la Ing. Industrial

Lupión Cordero, Mónica Ing. Industrial

Rodríguez Ortiz, José Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Alonso Fariñas, Bernabé Ing. Industrial

Galvín Barrera, Pedro Ing. Industrial

Luque Galiano, Yolanda Ing. Industrial

Rodríguez Ramírez, Daniel Dr. en Informática

Aracil Fernández, Carmen Lda. en Electrónica

Gallardo Vázquez, Sergio Ing. Telecomunicación

Macías Anarte, Sergio Ing. Industrial

Román Martínez, Isabel Dra. Ing. Telecomunicación

Arco Fuentes, Mª del Carmen Ing. Industrial

García del Castillo López, Esther Ing. Industrial

Madera Molano, Ana Belén Ing. Telecomunicaciones

Romero Pérez, Luis Miguel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Bachiller Soler, Rafael Ing. Industrial

García Durán, Mercedes Ing. Industrial

Madero Ayora, Mª José Ing. Telecomunicación

Romero Ramos, Esther Dra. Ing. Industrial

Barciela Ceballos, Carlos Javier Ing. Telecomunicación

García García, Luis Ing. Industrial

Madero Ayora, Vicente Ing. Industrial

Rosa Iglesias, Felipe Dr. Ing. Industrial

Benítez Fernández, José Manuel Ing. Industrial

García Hernández-Díaz, Raimundo Ing. Industrial

Madinabeitia Luque, Germán Ing. Telecomunicación

Rosendo Macías, José Antonio Dr. Ing. Industrial

Bernal Méndez, Joaquín Ing. Industrial

García Ramírez, Ángel Ing. Telecomunicación

Manresa Reñe, Ramón Francisco Ing. Industrial

Ruiz Arahal, Manuel Dr. Ing. Industrial

Berro Campón, Antonio Ing. Industrial

García Ruesgas, Laura Ing. Industrial

Manso Fernández-Argüelles, David Ing. Telecomunicación

Ruiz Marín, Juan José Dr. Ing. Industrial

Bohórquez Jiménez, Luis V. Ing. Industrial

García Sánchez, José Manuel Ing. Industrial

Marano Marcolini, Alejandro Ing. Industrial

Ruiz Zorrilla, Juan de Dios Dr. Ing. Industrial

Brown Birabén, Mª Cecilia Lda. Arquitectura

García Sánchez, Constantino J. Ing. Industrial

Marchante Jiménez, Ruth Lda. Matemáticas

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Marco Ramírez, Ana Mª Ing. Industrial

Ogalla Suárez, Jorge Manuel Ing. Telecomunicación

Tramis Paladín, Marco Ing. Electrónico

Gómez Álvarez, Emilio Javier Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Marcos Rodríguez, David Ing. Industrial

Oria Oria, Ana Cinta Ing. Telecomunicación

Torrecillas Lozano, Cristina Ing. Industrial

Guareño Chaves, José Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Marenco Gallego, Arturo Ldo. Económicas

Ortiz García, José Ángel Ing. Industrial

Trigo García, Ángel Ing. Industrial

Jiménez Sevilla, Mercedes Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Marín Garzón, Juan Luis Ing. Industrial

Ortiz Marín, Rafael Ing. Industrial

Vázquez Carretero, Narciso Ldo. Arquitectura

López Tárrida, Cristina Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Martín Vidal, Mª Dolores Lda. Psicología

Oterino Barroso, Luis Miguel Ing. Industrial

Vázquez González, Francisco Javier Ing. Industrial

Madrid Salinas, Miguel Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Martín Ruíz, Abel Ing. Telecomunicación

Palomo Pinto, Francisco Rogelio Ldo. Físicas

Vázquez Pérez, Sergio Ing. Industrial

Martín Molina, Juan Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Martínez Lacañina, Pedro José Ing. Industrial

Perales Esteve, Manuel Ángel Ing. Industrial

Velázquez Alonso, David Ing. Industrial

Martín Timoteo, Juan Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Martínez Mateos, Noemí Ing. Químico

Pereda Llamas, José Ing. Industrial

Vera Medina, Jonathan Ldo. Química

Martínez Olmos, Pablo Ing. Industrial

Pérez Bernal, Juan Luis Ldo.Química

Viguera Zorzano, Jesús Ing. Telecomunicaciones

Martínez Palacios, Juan Ing. Industrial

Pérez Coronel, Ildefonso Ing. Industrial

Zambrano Mercado, Darine Ing. Industrial

Martínez Reina, Javier Ing. Industrial

Pérez Lanaquera, Ursula Lda. Química

Corchos Duque, Emilia Diplomada Informática

Martínez Sánchez, José Javier Ing. Industrial

Pérez-Lombard Martín de Oliva, Luis Ing. Industrial

García-Lomas Jüng, Alejandro Ing. Tco. Industrial

Mateo Carballo, Fernando Ing. Industrial

Pérez Luengo, Eugenio Ing. Aeronáutico

González Mediero, Miguel Ángel Ing. Tco. Agrícola

Mateo Rodríguez, Mª Esther Ing. Industrial

Pino Lucena, Javier Ing. Industrial

Malpartida Rodríguez, Miguel Ángel Ing. Tco. Industrial

Mauricio Ferramola, Juan Manuel Ing. Industrial

Puig García, Miguel Enrique Ing. Industrial

Pérez Pulido, Luis Ing. Tco. Eléctrico

Maynar Muñoz, María Ing. Químico

Portillo Guisado, Ramón C. Ing. Industrial

Tova Holgado, Enrique Ing. Tco. Industrial

Maza Alcañiz, J. Iván Ing. Telecomunicación

Príncipe Rodríguez, Isabel Mª del Lda. Química

Algaba Macías, Alberto Operador Ordenadores

Mellado González, Juan Pedro Ing. Aeroespacial

Racero Moreno, Jesús Ldo. Informática

Bueno Ramón, Francisco. J. Técnico Especialista

Millán Muñoz, Miguel Ángel Ing. Caminos, Canales y Puertos

Racero Rodríguez, Isabel Lda. Químicas

Cañadas López, Mª Nuria Técnico de Laboratorio

Monedero Goicoechea, Iñigo Luis Ing. Informático

Reyes Díaz, Manuel Rafael Ing. Industrial

Carmona Gómez, José Luis Técnico Laboratorio

Mongay Gómez, Mª Teresa Ing. Telecomunicación

Rivas Asensio, Luis Miguel Ing. Telecomunicación

Córdoba Delgado, Fco. Javier Técnico Especialista

Rodríguez Muñoz, Pedro Ing. Industrial

Falcón García, Jorge Tco. Informático

Rodríguez de Tembleque Solano, Luis Ing. Industrial

Gallego Labrador, Victor Manuel Tco. Electrónico

Ruíz Pardo, Álvaro Ing. Industrial

García Blanco, Raúl Técnico Informático

Ruz Merino, José Jaime Ing. Industrial

Gutiérrez Olivares, Alejandro Tco. Metal

Salmerón Lissén, Rafael Ldo. Arquitectura

Moreno Ruíz, Mª Asunción Operador de Ordenadores

Sanabria Rodríguez, José Ignacio Ing. Industrial

Olano Solís, Yovana de Técnico Informático

Sánchez Fulgueira, Manuel Ing. Industrial

Oporto Márquez, Alberto José Tco. Programador

Sánchez Langeber, José Mª Ing. Camino, Canales y Puertos

Romero Ruíz, Desireé Tco. Laboratorio

Sánchez Segura, Juan Antonio Ing. Industrial

Sánchez Núñez, Miguel Técnico Mecanizado

Santana Hidalgo, Amalia Ing. Industrial

Urbano Sánchez, Daniel Tco. Informático

Santos Remesal, Juan Ing. Industrial

Beltrán Gómez, Alejandro Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Picón Salmerón, Antonio Luis Aux. Laboratorio

Sánz Fernández, Juan A. Ing. Industrial

Cañas Delgado, Antonio Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Prieto löfkrantz, Alberto Diego Aux. Laboratorio

Sauco Zaldivia, José Ing. Industrial

Cuerva González, Emilio J. Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Ríos Jaramillo, Nicolás Aux. Laboratorio

Sierra Collado, Antonio Jesús Ing. Telecomunicación

Domínguez Reina, José Luis Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Rodríguez Carrillo, José Ramón Aux. Laboratorio

Navarro Blázquez, Patricio Ing. Industrial

Solís Muñiz, Mario Ing. Industrial

Ferrera Lozano, Jesús Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Serna Cortés, Daniel Aux. Laboratorio

Nogales García, Carlos Ing. Industrial

Soriano Cuesta, Cristina Lda. Arquitectura

González Jiménez, Manuel Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Conejero Pontes, Mª José Aux. Técnico

Ocaña García de Veas, Rocío Ing. Industrial

Suárez Soria, Christian Ing. Industrial

González Santamaría, Andrés Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I.

Calabria Otero, Antonio Aux. Técnico

Monsalvete Alvarez-Uribarri, Mª del Pilar Ing. Industrial Montero Fdez-Vivancos, Guillermo Ing. Industrial Montes Martos, Juan Manuel Ldo. Físicas Morales Palma, Domingo Ing. Industrial Morales Sánchez, Francisco José Ing. Industrial Moreno Alfonso, Narciso Ing. Electrónica Moreno Tejera, Sara Ing. Industrial Muñoz Bolívar, José Antonio Ing. Químico Muñoz Calle, Francisco Javier Ing. Telecomunicación Muñoz Gil, Francisco Ing. Industrial Muñoz Pérez, Miguel Ángel Ing. Industrial Nápoles Luengo, Javier Ing. Industrial Navascués Fernández-Victorio, Javier Ing. Industrial

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Martínez Domínguez, Mª Luisa Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Morales Jiménez, José Mª Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Moriana Morales, Rafael Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Muñoz Carballo, Mª Isabel Tco. Grado Medio Muñoz García, Diego Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. López Prieto, Ángel David Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Pinto Quintana, Jesús Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Rivera Silva, Jorge Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Rodríguez Gallardo, Antonio Miguel Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Saavedra Pastrana, Mª Teresa Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Sánchez Barrera, José Manuel Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Sánchez Rodríguez, Mercedes Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Valenzuela Mateo, Manuel Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Valverde Martín, Antonio Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Vargas Morillo, Antonio Tco. Grado Medio A.D.I. Arcos Trisac, Juan J. Aux. Laboratorio Ballesteros Carrasco, Asunción Aux. Laboratorio Cáceres Torres, Francisco Aux. Técnico Falcón García, Jorge Aux. Informático Gallardo López, Juan Pablo Aux. Laboratorio González Menchón, Javier Aux. Laboratorio Liaño Ocaña, Juan Ramón Aux. Laboratorio López Díaz, Ignacio Aux. Laboratorio

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Balance sheet Andalusian Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation (AICIA) Balance sheet up to 31 December 2007 and 2006 (Euros)

ASSETS FIXED ASSETS: Intangible fixed assets Computer Applications Accumulated depreciation Tangible fixed assets Furniture Other fixed assets Accumulated depreciation Total fixed assets

2007

2006

-

-

24,627

24,627

Results from previous years

(24,627)

(24,627)

759,763

1,068,944

42,886

32,863

This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result TOTAL OWN FUNDS

2,291,442

2,168,442

(1,574,565)

(1,132,361)

759,763

1,068,944

6,309,912

3,782,028

Suppliers

6,303,848

3,775,605

Other non commercial debts

CURRENT ASSETS

REFERRED REVENUES

2007

2006

601

601

356,904

368,888

6,591

(11,984)

364,096

357,505

743,272

1,051,633

SHORT TERM CREDITORS

Debtors Custommers Public Administrations Temporary financial investments Liquid assets

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LIABILITIES OWN FUNDS: Registered capital

6,064

6,423

7,261,570

5,715,217

Public Administrations Other creditors

719,299

161,403

12,787,791

9,568,558

449,628

328,922

6,733,870

5,620,452

5,604,293

3,619,184

283,213

572,910

Total current assets

13,854,695

10,070,155

Total current liabilities

13,507,090

9,729,961

TOTAL ASSETS

14,614,458

11,139,099

TOTAL LIABILITIES

14,614,458

11,139,099

A N N UA L

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Allowance for trade operations


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Profit and loss account Andalusian Association for Research and Industrial Cooperation (AICIA) Balance sheet up to 31 December 2007 and 2006 (Euros)

DEBIT

2007

2006

CREDIT

EXPENSES Supplies Personnel costs Fixed assets depreciation allowance

2007

2006

INCOME 713,248 5,862,803 442,204

625,204 NET REVENUES 4,845,420 Rendering services

10,119,620

7,233,124

417,621 Other operational income

Variation in trade allowances

3,098,529

Outside services received

2,648,578

1,770,490

2,004,941

2,366,262

12,765,362

10,449,007

12,124,561

9,599,386

Operating profits Financial expenses and similar Positive financial results Profit on ordinary activities

5,115 208,877 -

2,790,272 Received public subventions for financing projects

- Operating losses 1,965 Financial income

640,801

849,621

213,992

132,006

130,041 Negative financial result - Loss on ordinary activities Deferred revenues

-

-

431,924

719,580

439,336

415,105

-

292,491

-

-

-

11,984

-

11,984

Income of previous years Positive extraordinary result Profit before tax Corporation tax Fiscal yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result (profit)

439,336 7,412 821 6,591

707,596 Negative extraordinary result - Loss before tax - Fiscal yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s result (loss)

BA L A N C E

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