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Principal Infrastructure

Infrastructure

The PGEA benefits from the infrastructure of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UNB and all the academic facilities offered by the University.

The Department of Electrical Engineering, is composed of an office, classrooms fully equipped with multimedia projectors, auditorium and rooms for thesis defense.

The research groups carry out their activities in the following laboratories, their respective infrastructure is summarized below:

Devices and Integrated Circuits Laboratory (LDCI)

Biomedical Engineering Group Laboratory (GEB)

Digital Signal Processing Group Laboratory (GPDS)

Laboratories of the ​​Automation and Control area: Control and Computer Vision Laboratory (LCVC), Automation, Vision and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (LAVS) and Robotics and Automation Laboratory (LARA)

 


Devices and Integrated Circuits Lab Infrastructure (LDCI)

Integrated Circuits and Devices Laboratory (LDCI) of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UNB is resulted from the merging of the LPCI and LTSD certified research groups, from the same institution, in response to the OF. CIRC PR. No. 0439 / 2006 (CNPq). At the LDCI we have:

  • Electrical Characterization of Devices and Integrated Circuits Room (sub-Hz to 3 GHz);
  • Optoelectronics and Structural (Laser-Ultrasound) Characterization Device and Materials Room;
  • Integrated Circuit Design (complete Cadence platform) Room;
  • Sample Preparation Room.

These facilities are fully operational. Among the equipment available we have:

  • Keithley 6517 electrometer;
  • Keithley 263 Reference Source;
  • 20w Keithley 2400 Digital Source Meter;
  • HP 4284A LCR Meter;
  • Agilent 1673G Timing/Logic Analyzer;
  • Vector Network Analyzer Agilent HP 8714ES;
  • HP 54600A Digital Oscilloscope;
  • Two HP 34401A Digital Multimeters;
  • Semi-automatic probe station for electrical characterization up to 10 MHz;
  • Probe Station Cascade RF-1 (tips up to 40 GHz);
  • Virtex XCV800 FPGA card;
  • Eight Pentium PCs;
  • Peripherals (printers, scanner);
  • Seven Sun Workstations (Ultra Sparc, Sparc5, Sparc2, Sparc LX);
  • Precision balance (for weighing organic material that will be diluted in an appropriate solvent);
  • Spin coating centrifuge system for deposition of thin polymeric films on the substrate of glass or plastic;
  • Drying oven (produced organic film should be dry);
  • One chemical fume hood with gas exhauster.

Among the software available we have:

  • SIMON (1 license);
  • Labview;
  • SPICE Electrical Simulator;
  • VHDL, Altera, Xilinx and Cadence Design Systems simulators;
  • HP BenchLink (data acquisition);
  • AFM - atomic force microscope (for the characterization and construction of nanoelectronic devices).

We are in the process of acquiring the following equipment:

  • Profilometer (determine the thickness of thin films);
  • Evaporator unit (for electrical contacts by hand).

Biomedical Engineering Group Lab Infrastructure (GEB)

This lab is used by undergraduate, master's and doctoral students. Here we develop medical equipment such as ECG, EMG, and pulse oximeters, as well as performing in vitro experiments. The laboratory has an area of ​​60 m2 and has thefollowing equipment:

  • Computer lab with eight PC workstations, dedicated computational tools, telephone and Internet connection;
  • Hardware develompment room with a digital oscilloscope (2 channel, 100 MHz, KIKUSUI brand), a dual-source variable (0 - 30V, 5A);
  • Signal acquisition/generation instrument, Dynon brand Instruments;
  • Development kits and circuits tests for the ARM microprocessor;
  • Development IDE, programming and testing Assembler and C language programs for microcontrollers, of the Keil brand;
  • Development Cards for MOTOROLA microcontrollers 6811, 6812 and 6805, Texas Instruments MSP430 and Intel 8051; ts MSP430;
  • A PCI data acquisition board from National Instruments;
  • Five data acquisition USB cards by DLPDesign;
  • Anemometer;
  • Power quality analyzer;
  • Decibel meter;
  • Differential amplifier (1000 X);
  • Portable Electrical Safety Analyzer;
  • Defibrillator and pacemaker analyzer;
  • Benchtop digital oscilloscope, 02 + 16 channels, bandwidth of 100 MHz, Txamost. 2GSa/s;
  • Universal Pressure Meter DPM4 1G;
  • Patient simulator;
  • Portable Test Lung;
  • Ultrasonic scale;
  • BP Pump 2L NIBP analyzer;
  • SPO2 Analyzer (electrical and optical test);
  • CuffLink NIBP analyzer;
  • Electrocautery analyzer;
  • Security analyzer w/ printer;
  • Infant incubator analyzer;
  • Gas Flow analyzer;
  • Medical Gas analyzer;
  • Four Channel IDA-4 Plus Infusion Pump Analyzer;
  • Portable Digital Multimeter, 10,000 count display, with a range of 20.00F to 10GF;
  • 100:1.4 kV, 250 MHz high voltage test probe;
  • Optica/contact digital tachometer, with ranges from 0.8 to 25,000 RPM (contact) and from 6 to 99,999 RPM;
  • Eprom writer;
  • 1MHz to 10MHz waveform recorder function, capable of generating various waveforms;
  • Programmable DC power supply unit, Triple Output: 0.+25 V 0.0 to 1 A, 0-25 V, 0-1 A, 0-6 V, 0-5 A 80W;
  • 100 kHz current test probe;
  • Electric power supply unit;
  • 1 MHz to 8.0 MHz arbitrary function generator;
  • Thermal bath;
  • Pulse oximeter;
  • 16-channel ECG;
  • Fluke Ti10 Ti 10 Infrared Thermal Imager, Field of View of 23º x 17º, and 160X 120 optical resolution;
  • Electronic circuits development kit;

Among the available software we have:

  • Four Visual Studio Professional licenses;
  • LabView license.

Infrastructure suplements:

  • Experiment benches;
  • A laser printer and an inkjet printer.

Digital Signal Processing Group Lab Infrastructure (GPDS)

The GPDS facilities have an area of ​​160m2, consisting of a computer room, a hardware development lab, a meeting room, a storage room, a small library and six classrooms for the group's researchers and students. GPDS equipment includes:

  • Nine computers for collective use;
  • Seventeen computers for individual use;
  • Nine laptops;
  • Five computers for specific projects development;
  • Six computer servers (bit-crunchers);
  • Six general servers;
  • Audio workstation;
  • HDTV workstation with a 47" LCD monitor;
  • Digital TV workstation with a 47" LCD monitor, Digital TV receiver and a PS3;
  • Three backup units;
  • Three Wi-Fi hotspots;
  • Corporate color laser printer;
  • Corporate monochrome laser printer;
  • Two monochrome laser printers;
  • Two scanners;
  • Projector and retractable projection screen;
  • Three Digital oscilloscopes;
  • 1Colorimeter for displays;
  • Two digital cameras;
  • Twenty embedded platform kits;
  • 3D Scanner with 6 firewire cameras for biometrics, with fingerprint readers and smartcard;
  • DSP boards;

The completion of the GPDS Lab and the acquisition of computer resources was made possible, in large part thanks to a project supported by PADCT Program (FINEP-MCT), with funding from the World Bank. We have been adding new equipment to the ones acquired through this project by means of other GPDS projects with CNPq and FAP-DF.

 


Computer Visionand Control Lab (LCVC) infrastructure, Automation, Vision and Intelligent Systems Lab (LAVSI) and Robotics and Automation Lab (LARA)

The Automation and Control area has three associated laboratories: the Computer Vision and Control Lab (LCVC), the Automation, Vision and Intelligent Systems Lab (LAVSI) and the Robotics and Automation Lab (LARA). Recently, these laboratories were unified and a new name is still to be defined.

Working in this lab are all seven professors of the ​​Automation and Control area, part of the Department of Electrical Engineering, four of which will work in the proposed program. The lab facilities have a total area of ​​198m2, consisting in a room for graduate students, a meeting room for 8 people with a multimedia projector, and experimental space.

Equipment resources include:

  • Thirty nine computers with LCD monitors, two of which are servers and the others are for the development of research activities. There are also five laser printers;
  • Platforms for research in robotics:
    • A Rhino manipulator and accessories for assembling a robotic work cell;
    • An Omni mobile robot, weighing 350kg, with a 2GHz industrial Pentium 4-based PC, 30m IBEO laser rangefinder, laser gyroscope, three drive wheels, omnidirectional, a pair of Videre Design digital cameras, ultrasound belt, 802.11 wireless network;
    • A Pioneer 3DX mobile robot, equipped with embedded 1.8 GHz Cobra PC, 802.11 wireless network, a pair of Videre Design digital cameras, ultrasound;
    • A Robotis kit for humanoid robotics;
    • Two helicopter models for research in aerial robotics: raptor 30 and raptor 60 with 2.4 GHz radio equipment, one of which is equipped with embedded real-time Linux instrumentation and control, IMU CrossBow, Novatel GPS, barometric altimeter, a pair of Videre Design digital cameras, and a 802.11 wireless network;
    • A quadruped kit with 12 degrees of freedom;
    • A quadri rotor kit;
    • Two mobile robots for cooperative research in robotics, with EEEPC laptops, camera, and infrared proximity sensors in differential and omnidirectional settings;
    • A prototype prosthesis for above-knee amputees.
  • A kit consisting of two manufacturing cell FESTO pneumatic modules: distribution and classification;
  • Instruments: seven 60 to 200 MHz digital oscilloscopes, six signal generator, thirteen power supplies units with three separate outputs: two of 0-30V @ 3A and one of 5V@ 5A;
  • Analog simulators for process simulation and didactic physical processes, such as electromechanical, thermal, hydraulic and pneumatic systems;
  • Thirty Zigbee modules, infrared pyrometer, solar radiation sensor, and anemometer for research in building automation and intelligent environments;
  • One analog and seven digital video cameras for computer vision research, with interface cards for image acquisition;
  • Acquisition and data communications cards;
  • Five programmable logic controllers (Siemens, Rockwell and WEG), and process-scale simulator for discreet events: traffic lights, washing machines, three-floor elevators;
  • Microcontroller-based development kits, digital signal processors, x86, ARM7 and ARM9 processors for implementation of digital controllers and embedded systems;
  • Electronic and mechanical components for the assembly of experimental platforms;
  • Computer programs for research support: MATLAB / Simulink, Altium Designer, Compilers C/C++;
  • Four air-conditioning, and with an evaporative module;
  • Thirty nine work tables, two work benches with electronic assemblies, ten cupboards;
  • Four wifi points, one being exclusively for mobile robots;
  • Tools for mechanical work: worktop drill, hand drill, Dremel drill, emery.

We are also in the process of acquiring the following equipment:

  • A Pioneer 3AT mobile robot complete with GPS, camera and manipulator. Funding: CAPES (Pro-equipment public notice 2008);
  • A Pioneer 3AT mobile robot. Funding: CNPq (Universal public notice 2008);
  • ZigBit development kits by MeshNetics;