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Hugo Ferreira is currently a senior researcher/engineer at INESCTEC Robotics Centre. He has an electrical engineering degree from the Porto Polytechnic Institute (ISEP-IPP).   Main scientific interests are: Autonomous Systems and Mobile Robotics. He works with marine robotics, underwater and surface vehicles, sonar and positioning systems.  Currently, he is working on several projects involving perception and navigation.    He is also teaching at the Superior School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic Institute of Porto

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2019

Low Cost Underwater Acoustic Positioning System with a Simplified DoA Algorithm

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Guedes, P; Viana, N; Silva, J; Amaral, G; Ferreira, H; Dias, A; Almeida, JM; Martins, A; Silva, EP;

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OCEANS 2019 MTS/IEEE SEATTLE

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2017

Underwater navigation sensors calibration in inland water spaces

Authors
Matias, B; Almeida, J; Ferreira, A; Martins, A; Ferreira, H; Silva, E;

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OCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen

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2017

Unmanned Maritime Systems for Search and Rescue

Authors
Matos, A; Silva, E; Almeida, J; Martins, A; Ferreira, H; Ferreira, B; Alves, J; Dias, A; Fioravanti, S; Bertin, D; Lobo, V;

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Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice

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2017

Autonomous systems in remote areas of the ocean using BLUECOM+ communication network

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Ferreira, H; Silva, F; Sousa, P; Matias, B; Faria, A; Oliveira, J; Almeida, JM; Martins, A; Silva, E;

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OCEANS 2017 - Anchorage

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The authors present a series of sea trails with autonomous systems using a long-range communication network. The continuous monitoring of the oceans and realtime data gathering/monitoring is a key issue in future marine challenges. To have long range communication, between land and ships at tens of kilometers', the authors used the BlueCom+ project research trials and tested their robotic systems. Bluecom+ project intends to fill the gap of long range communication with high bandwidth. It was demonstrated the usefulness of the system using autonomous systems, such as a small unmanned vehicle (ROAZ USV) for bathymetric mapping and tested an underwater acoustic positioning and communications system. © 2017 Marine Technology Society.

2016

MarinEye - A tool for marine monitoring

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Martins, A; Dias, A; Silva, E; Ferreira, H; Dias, I; Almeida, JM; Torgo, L; Goncalves, M; Guedes, M; Dias, N; Jorge, P; Mucha, AP; Magalhaes, C; Carvalho, MDF; Ribeiro, H; Almeida, CMR; Azevedo, I; Ramos, S; Borges, T; Leandro, SM; Maranhao, P; Mouga, T; Gamboa, R; Lemos, M; dos Santos, A; Silva, A; Frazao e Teixeira, BFE; Bartilotti, C; Marques, R; Cotrim, S;

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OCEANS 2016 - SHANGHAI

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This work presents an autonomous system for marine integrated physical-chemical and biological monitoring - the MarinEye system. It comprises a set of sensors providing diverse and relevant information for oceanic environment characterization and marine biology studies. It is constituted by a physical-chemical water properties sensor suite, a water filtration and sampling system for DNA collection, a plankton imaging system and biomass assessment acoustic system. The MarinEye system has onboard computational and logging capabilities allowing it either for autonomous operation or for integration in other marine observing systems (such as Observatories or robotic vehicles. It was designed in order to collect integrated multi-trophic monitoring data. The validation in operational environment on 3 marine observatories: RAIA, BerlengasWatch and Cascais on the coast of Portugal is also discussed.