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The Communication Systems and Equipment division has specialized in information security of communications and in identification and management systems for people. In the first line, we develop cryptographic modules for large companies such as Thales e-transactions, integrating cryptographic algorithms and protocols into their TPVs of the Talento and Artema families.

In the second line, all R&D has been focused on the development of the "Arquero Corporate System" product family, which includes access and intrusion control modules, presence and schedule management, and point of sale.

This family is based on a security architecture that relies on X.509 certificates and the TLS-1 protocol.


Imagen del Director (COM)
Dr. Alfonso Medina Escuela

Director of the Communication Systems and Equipment (COM) division

Phone: 928 452 960
Office: Electronics and Telecommunications Building - Pavilion A

Name and SurnameCategoryPhoneContact
Dr. Roberto Esper-Chaín Falcón ULPGC Professor Contacto
Dr. Alfonso Medina Escuela ULPGC Professor Contacto
Dr. Juan Domingo Sandoval González ULPGC Professor Contacto
Dr. José Ramón Sendra Sendra ULPGC Professor Contacto
Jorge Emilio Monagas Martín ULPGC Professor Contacto
Keyla Delgado Morales Researcher Contracted by Project or Program Contacto
Dr. Mónica Cordo Chinea Visiting Researcher Contacto
Ignacio Del Castillo Hernández Visiting Researcher Contacto
Dr. Esteban David Fariña Santana Visiting Researcher Contacto
David Medina López Visiting Researcher Contacto
Daniel Medina Merino Visiting Researcher Contacto
Dr. Héctor Navarro Botello Visiting Researcher Contacto

Communication Systems and Equipment (COM)

Responsible: Dr. Alfonso Medina Escuela

UNESCO Code: 3325

SL1.1: Photonic Sensors and Laser Remote Sensing

T1: Development of electronic systems for plasmonic biosensors

Surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy. Development of electronic systems and electromechanical designs in compact clinical analysis devices (POC). Complete integration into analytical platforms, including micro/nanofluidics, lasers, optical subsystems and interfaces, biocompatible encapsulation, hardware, and software. Biosensors have countless applications in modern society, ranging from the pharmaceutical industry, the food sector, environmental control, national security, and especially in the clinical diagnosis sector, the latter being the area of ??greatest socio-economic impact. The aim of this line of work is to develop bioanalytical applications in clinical, environmental, and molecular biology.

T2: Development of measurement and detection systems using lasers

Development of high-frequency pulsed laser control electronic systems and high-sensitivity optoelectronic sensors that allow generating digital maps from aircraft (helicopters and airplanes). The work is multidisciplinary, including the design of complex electronic systems, high-energy photonic devices, non-standard optical configurations, and software development that processes, filters, and classifies the point cloud generated by the system in real-time. LIDAR-based systems (Light Detection and Ranging or Laser Imaging Detection and Ranging) have various applications in Geospatial Technology, such as road projects and inspection, power lines, railways, pipelines, etc. High point densities allow obtaining information from the ground where photogrammetric methods do not reach, such as under dense vegetation cover. Research activity focuses on high-speed electronic design for using two-dimensional sensors in laser remote sensing (Flash-LiDAR).

SL1.2: IoT and M2M Networks

T1: Development of IoT devices Ad-hoc solutions in electronic design for IoT devices

New embedded software development techniques. Operating systems on IoT nodes. Advanced rapid prototyping techniques. Designs focused on manufacturability, certification, and homologation. CAD/CAM design of electronic products. More and more everyday items, such as appliances, vehicles, lights, etc., are now connected to the internet, giving rise to what is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). In this field, applied research projects are addressed in sports science (wearables).

T2: Development of wireless sensor networks

Sensor networks are an emerging technology with great application fields that will generate many application and development opportunities in IoT. This variety of interconnected sensors uses different wireless standards to establish connections such as Bluetooth, ANT+, NFC, RFID, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, SIGFOX, and LoRa, among others. The development of these systems involves combining processing technologies, wireless communications, and energy management in the IoT ecosystem.

Development of a LiDAR prototype

Principal Investigator: Dr. Roberto Esper-Chaín Falcón

Code: C2018/45
Funded by: Aerolaser System S.L.
Start Date: 2018 End Date: 2021

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