Cristo M Jurado-Verdu

Cristo M Jurado-Verdu
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria | ULPGC · Instituto Universitario para el Desarrollo Tecnológico y la Innovación en Comunicaciones (IDeTIC)

Master of Telecommunications Engineering

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Introduction
My research is framed within the optical wireless communication field. Specifically, researching the systems that reuse cameras as receivers (optical camera communication, OCC). My expertise is the use of computer vision and deep learning techniques for light source detection, channel equalization, channel modelling and simulation, and signal decoding. I've developed cutting-edge prototypes that rely on OCC for robot and industrial automation, smart farming, indoor location and underwater rovs.

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Publications (22)
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Symmetries in system modeling can be exploited to obtain analytical results on the system behavior and to speed up computations using the symmetric model. This work explores the use of symmetries in radiant surfaces for calculating the induced irradiance distributions by developing a general mathematical expression. The obtained model is applied to...
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In rolling shutter (RS)-based optical camera communication (OCC) links, selecting the appropriate camera’s exposure time is critical, as it limits the reception bandwidth. In long exposures, the pixels accumulate over time the incoming irradiance of several consecutive symbols. As a result, a harmful intersymbol interference corrupts the received s...
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Optical Camera Communication (OCC) technology uses Light Emitting Diode (LED) light sources as a transmitter and a camera as a receiver. This emerging technology is very interesting for indoor and outdoor geolocation applications. Indeed, cities and museums can offer interactive tours where users can use their cameras to sense a code and watch appr...
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Optical Camera Communication (OCC) is an Optical Wireless Communication (OWC) technology that relies on general-purpose cameras to perform not only image-related tasks but also to receive data from optical sources. In general terms, OCC has been extensively studied in indoor scenarios and can be a competent and cost-effective alternative solution f...
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In rolling shutter-based optical camera communication (OCC), the camera's exposure time limits the achievable reception bandwidth. In long-exposure settings, the image sensor pixels average the incident received power, producing inter-symbol interference (ISI), which is perceived in the images as a spatial mixture of the symbol bands. Hence, the sh...
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Visible light communications (VLC) technology is emerging as a candidate to meet the demand for interconnected devices’ communications. However, the costs of incorporating specific hardware into end-user devices slow down its market entry. Optical camera communication (OCC) technology paves the way by reusing cameras as receivers. These systems hav...
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Optical wireless communications in outdoor scenarios are challenged by uncontrollable atmospheric conditions that impair the channel quality. In this paper, different optical camera communications (OCC) equipment are experimentally studied in the laboratory and the field, and a sub-pixel architecture is raised as a potential solution for outdoor wi...
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Optical Camera Communication (OCC) systems have a potential application in microalgae production plants. In this work, a proof-of-concept prototype consisting of an artificial lighting photobioreactor is proposed. This reactor optimises the culture’s photosynthetic efficiency while transmitting on-off keying signals to a rolling-shutter camera. Upo...
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Optical Camera Communication (OCC) Systems have a potential application for monitoring flat-panel photobioreactors in microalgae production plants. On the transmitter side, the design of pulsed optical signals in terms of light intensity, spectral composition, and temporal variation is focused on optimizing the photosynthetic efficiency of the cult...
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Detecting the transmitting source within a frame is fundamental in Optical Camera Communications (OCC). Until now, the detection techniques used today are discovery techniques, that is, in each frame or set of frames, the source is detected unequivocally. These techniques are expensive and may require learning (in case of using Deep Learning), whic...
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The operation of Optical Camera Communication systems in outdoor conditions is challenged by interfering sources of light and optical attenuation induced by the atmosphere. The low signal power at the receiver is prone to be affected by the quantization noise at the analog-to-digital converter. In this paper, an algorithm for optimizing the camera’...
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In color-multiplexed optical camera communications (OCC) systems, data acquisition is restricted by the image processing algorithm capability for fast source recognition, region-of-interest (ROI) detection and tracking, packet synchronization within ROI, estimation of inter-channel interference and threshold computation. In this work, a novel modul...

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