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Licenciei-me em Engenharia Eletrotécnica e Computadores na Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto em 1985. Desde essa data entrei na Faculdade de Engenharia como Assistente Estagiário e ao mesmo tempo no recém criado INESC do Porto, onde nos primeiros anos desenvolvi trabalho na área da Investigação Operacional, Computação Gráfica e Microeletrónica, que foi o tema do meu projeto final de curso. Durante vários anos estive integrado no grupo de CAD e Microeletrónica do INESC Porto e mais recentemente associei-me ao atual Centro de Robótica e Sistemas Autónomos onde tenho colaborado na conceção e desenvolvimento de sistemas robóticos marinhos, em particular veículos autónomos de elevada autonomia. 

Concluí o Doutoramento em Engenharia Eletrotécnica e Computadores em 1998, na área da conceção e desenvolvimento de sistemas computacionais reconfiguráveis. Atualmente sou Professor Associado na Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto onde tenho lecionado nas áreas de projeto de sistemas digitais para tecnologias microintegradas, microeletrónica digital e circuitos elétricos. A minha área de especialização principal situa-se na conceção de sistemas computacionais dedicados e sua implementação em plataformas digitais reconfiguráveis baseados em dispositivos digitais FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array).

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Publicações

2018

An FPGA array for cellular genetic algorithms: Application to the minimum energy broadcast problem

Autores
dos Santos, PV; Alves, JC; Ferreira, JC;

Publicação
Microprocessors and Microsystems

Abstract
The genetic algorithm is a general purpose optimization metaheuristic for solving complex optimization problems. Because the algorithm usually requires a large number of iterations to evolve a population of solutions to good final solutions, it normally exhibits long execution times, especially if running on low-performance conventional processors. In this work, we present a scalable computing array to parallelize and accelerate the execution of cellular GAs (cGAs). This is a variant of genetic algorithms which can conveniently exploit the coarse-grain parallelism afforded by custom parallel processing. The proposed architecture targets Xilinx FPGAs and was implemented as an auxiliary processor of an embedded soft-core CPU (MicroBlaze). To facilitate the customization for different optimization problems, a high-level synthesis design flow is proposed where the problem-dependent operations are specified in C++ and synthesised to custom hardware, thus demanding of the programmer only minimal knowledge of low-level digital design for FPGAs. To demonstrate the efficiency of the array processor architecture and the effectiveness of the design methodology, the development of a hardware solver for the minimum energy broadcast problem in wireless ad hoc networks is employed as a use case. Implementation results for a Virtex-6 FPGA show significant speedups, especially when comparing to embedded processors used in current FPGA devices. © 2018

2017

Unmanned Maritime Systems for Search and Rescue

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

Publicação
Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice

Abstract

2017

Cooperative deep water seafloor mapping with heterogeneous robotic platforms

Autores
Cruz, N; Abreu, N; Almeida, J; Almeida, R; Alves, J; Dias, A; Ferreira, B; Ferreira, H; Goncalves, C; Martins, A; Melo, J; Pinto, A; Pinto, V; Silva, A; Silva, H; Matos, A; Silva, E;

Publicação
OCEANS 2017 - Anchorage

Abstract
This paper describes the PISCES system, an integrated approach for fully autonomous mapping of large areas of the ocean in deep waters. A deep water AUV will use an acoustic navigation system to compute is position with bounded error. The range limitation will be overcome by a moving baseline scheme, with the acoustic sources installed in robotic surface vessels with previously combined trajectories. In order to save power, all systems will have synchronized clocks and implement the One Way Travel Time scheme. The mapping system will be a combination of an off-the-shelf MBES with a new long range bathymetry system, with a source on a moving surface vessel and the receivers on board the AUV. The system is being prepared to participate in round one of the XPRIZE challenge. © 2017 Marine Technology Society.

2016

Strengthening marine and maritime research and technology

Autores
Silva, E; Martins, A; Dias, A; Matos, A; Olivier, A; Pinho, C; de Sa, FA; Ferreira, H; Silva, H; Alves, JC; Almeida, JM; Pessoa, L; Ricardo, M; Cruz, N; Dias, N; Monica, P; Jorge, P; Campos, R;

Publicação
OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, OCE 2016

Abstract
INESC TEC is strongly committed to become a center of excellence in maritime technology and, in particular, deep sea technology. The STRONGMAR project aims at creating solid and productive links in the global field of marine science and technology between INESC TEC and established leading research European institutions, capable of enhancing the scientific and technological capacity of INESC TEC and linked institutions, helping raising its staff's research profile and its recognition as a European maritime research center of excellence. The STRONGMAR project seeks complementarity to the TEC4SEA research infrastructure: on the one hand, TEC4SEA promotes the establishment of a unique infrastructure of research and technological development, and on the other, the STRONGMAR project intends to develop the scientific expertise of the research team of INESC TEC. © 2016 IEEE.

2016

Water-jet Propelled Autonomous Surface Vehicle UCAP: System Description and Control

Autores
Ferreira, BM; Matos, AC; Alves, JC;

Publicação
OCEANS 2016 - SHANGHAI

Abstract
A new small-sized autonomous surface vehicle actuated by a water-jet has been developed at INESC TEC for search and rescue of victims at sea. This paper describes the vehicle main components and presents the control and guidance laws governing the motion and enabling it to perform line-following and target tracking missions. Results from field trials are presented, demonstrating the capabilities and the performances of the vehicle along with its control layer.

Teses
supervisionadas

2017

Physical Design Implementation and Engineering Change Order Flow

Autor
Afonso Ferreira Pinto Gomes Moreira

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2017

Implementação em Verilog de Codificador/Descodificador Reed-Solomon FEC.

Autor
Artur Jorge Alves Antunes

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2016

Past, Present & Future of Marine Automation Systems

Autor
Paulo Jorge da Silva Augusto

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2016

UWB Using Programmable Logic

Autor
Tiago dos Santos Maia Costa

Instituição
UP-FEUP

2016

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Autor
Rosária Maria Afonso Rodrigues de Melo

Instituição
UP-FCNA