José Anfossi and Roberto Carvajal defended on April 1 theirs memoirs to obtain electronic civil engineersdegree. The members of Optoelectronics Division worked under the guidance of Professor Luis Arias, on researches related to video processing and sensing in industrial processes, respectively.
In recent years there has been an exponential growth in the number of smartphones and tablets available worldwide, even on 2012, the number of smartphones sold exceeded the number of computers sold around the world. This was emphasized by Anfossi in the defense of his major papercalled “Distributed Processing of video on mobile devices with energy restriction”.
Smartphones and tablets usually use a certain amount of time, and then are left without doing anything else, “we could use the processor to perform some kind of work, then joining this with another similar equipments within distributed computing environment, we can reach or even exceed the processors in a computer “, Anfossi said.
Distributed computing mean a working connection nodes that are physically separated from each other but connected between into a communication network. The implementation of a distributed system, using smartphones and tablets to process a video, was rated a 6.8 by the evaluation committee.
Then, Roberto Carvajal defended his work “Measurement of spatial temperature flame in combustion processes using a CCD camera and advanced algorithms for spectral estimation.” The research arose from the need to improve relevancy parameters of combustion process, such as energy efficiency and reduced pollution emissions, wherein one of the variables of interest is temperature.
“This sensor can be applied in any combustion process and also allows development in other industrial processes”, Carvajal said. As the combustion process is one of the processes most used in industry, it has a large range of applications. “It applies much in metallurgy, iron and steel industry, in distillate oil, metals modeling, among others,” he said.
According to Roberto, who marks 7 to their work (the highest mark in Chile), said “Here we don’t have much culture on sensors’ development and basically we buying foreign technology for benefits of industrial processes. That is a drawback of this area, but as we move through time, is becoming increasingly important”.
Joseph and Robert said that our Center was a large pillar. “The best thing that CEFOP does is to support students, giving full freedom to work on reports. Teachers empower us to try to cover increasingly larger process, because basically when we doing this kind of thing, is where we develops as an engineer”, Carvajal reflected.