Enric Fernandez

Enric Fernandez

Research Assistant

Division: Geomatics
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2245
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01
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Enric Fernandez holds an M.Sc. in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – with a 5 months Erasmus stage at Politecnico di Milano in 2008.
From 2008 to 2011, he participated in the GLXP competition, being signed for some months by the UPC as a researcher. During these years, he was mainly responsible for a lunar-rover communications systems (RF*). More info…
On March of 2012, he started his master’s thesis at the extinct Institute of Geomatics (now, a CTTC division). Guided by E.Angelats, his thesis focuses on an analytical image stabilization method, measuring the rotations of a camera (with an inertial sensor) and compensating by software the attitude difference between two or more consecutive frames. More info…

After its completion, he joined the CTTC as a research assistant within the Geomatics Division. Hereby, his research work focuses mainly on the data acquisition and normalization topics. Within the data acquisition topic, he is strongly focused both on C++ libraries development for gathering the data from many kinds of sensors and ROS (Robotic Operative System). Furthermore, his knowledge extends to some of the most common physical interfaces (or communication buses) and their use, among others Ethernet, SPI, Serial and I2C, necessary for a fast and reliable sensor integration. The data normalization topic is covered mainly for the IMU and imagery sensors, which are calibrated with different methods. The use of the Geomatics Laboratory instrumentation is essential for the execution of these tasks. The applications of both topics cover the areas of Localization (TPVA) and Precision Agriculture from low-cost sensors,

He collaborates actively with the education community, usually in the form of co-direction of bachelor’s thesis for UPC (data acquisition and normalization) and ESAB (precision agriculture) students. Now, he is working actively both in industrial and public funding projects. During these past years, he has been involved in many different projects, such as:

CowTracker – Design and prototyping of a low-power real-time multi-protocol (Bluetooth, LoRa) monitoring system (IMU, GPS, temperature…) for the cattle sector.
Pacesetter – Consultancy on INS/GNSS data fusion for high precision solutions.
Perigeo – Design and implementation of a multi-sensor system for non-GNSS scenarios navigation. FP7 funding.
GINSEC - Enhanced GNSS-BF-INS Solution for Un-manned Vehicle Control.
OrbiSTAR-II – Design of a dual custom-camera system for aerial photography in Brazil.

 

Patents:

Parés, M. E., Calero, D., Fernández, E. 2015. “Improved surveying Pole”. EPO PCT/EP2015/081433 (ref. P2237PC00).

 

Tags:
C/C++, Android, GNSS/INS, Image processing, Sensors acquisition and processing, communications, 3D modelling, PCB design and soldering.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6431-8398