Alberto Olivares

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This paper describes a new algorithm for the solution of nonconvex unconstrained optimization problems, with the property of converging to points satisfying second-order necessary optimality conditions. The algorithm is based on a procedure which, from two descent directions, a Newton-type direction and a direction of negative curvature, selects in each(More)
Human body movement can be monitored through a wireless network composed of inertial sensors. This work presents the development of Wagyromag (Wireless Accelerometer, GYROscope and MAGnetome-ter), a wireless Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) composed of a triaxial accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. Communication is based on a 802.15.4 network.(More)
Determination of (in)activity periods when monitoring human body motion is a mandatory preprocessing step in all human inertial navigation and position analysis applications. Distinction of (in)activity needs to be established in order to allow the system to recompute the calibration parameters of the inertial sensors as well as the Zero Velocity Updates(More)
The problem of aircraft trajectory planning is formulated as a hybrid optimal control problem. The aircraft is modeled as a switched system, that is, a class of hybrid dynamical systems. The sequence of modes, the switching times, and the inputs for each mode are the control variables. An iterative bi-level optimization algorithm is employed to solve the(More)
With the advent of miniaturized inertial sensors many systems have been developed within the last decade to study and analyze human motion and posture, specially in the medical field. Data measured by the sensors are usually processed by algorithms based on Kalman Filters in order to estimate the orientation of the body parts under study. These filters(More)
The need for interoperability among devices is an issue of vital importance in current telemedicine systems. Although a completely standardized system is an ideal solution, most commercially available devices include their own software and communication protocols, which cause serious problems and hinder the application of a standard. Patients'(More)
This paper is framed in both 3D digitization and 3D data intelligent processing research fields. Our objective is focused on developing a set of techniques for the automatic creation of simple three-dimensional indoor models with mobile robots. The document presents the principal steps of the process, the experimental setup and the results achieved. We(More)
Ellipsoid fitting algorithms are widely used to calibrate Magnetic Angular Rate and Gravity (MARG) sensors. These algorithms are based on the minimization of an error function that optimizes the parameters of a mathematical sensor model that is subsequently applied to calibrate the raw data. The convergence of this kind of algorithms to a correct solution(More)