Alberto Serra

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In this paper, a novel online mutual coupling compensation algorithm especially tailored to uniform and linear arrays is presented. It is conceived to simultaneously compensate for mutual coupling and estimate the direction-of-arrivals (DOAs) of signals impinging on the array since the estimated calibration matrix can be embedded within any classical(More)
In this work we present a pedestrian navigation system for indoor environments based on the dead reckoning positioning method, 2D barcodes, and data from accelerometers and magnetometers. All the sensing and computing technologies of our solution are available in common smart phones. The need to create indoor navigation systems arises from the(More)
Inertial navigation systems (INS) are aimed at supporting the navigation of objects and/or users making use of a computer equipped with motion (accelerometers) and rotation (gyroscopes) sensors to continuously calculate their motion and position. These are quite useful when the GPS signal is not available, such as in indoor scenarios. Thanks to the(More)
Characterization of African dust over southern Italy A. Blanco, F. De Tomasi, E. Filippo, D. Manno, M. R. Perrone, A. Serra, A. M. Tafuro, and A. Tepore Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita’ di Lecce, Lecce, Italy Istituto Nazionale di Fisica della Materia, Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali, Universita’ di(More)
This article describes a programming experiment in which an entire city is the playground. Building on the foundation of the SmartSantander FIRE infrastructure, the CityScripts project proposes an Internet of Things scenario where sensors and actuators in a smart city have digital counterparts and can be used to compose mash-ups with Internet of Things(More)
This paper describes a work-in-progress programming experiment where the playground is an entire city. Based on the SmartSantander FIRE infrastructure, the City Script project is aimed at integrating and experimenting a Web of Things scenario in which sensors and actuators in the city have a digital counterpart and can eventually used to compose mashups(More)
This paper presents the development and architecture of the SocIoTal platform. SocIoTal is a European FP7 project which aims to create a socially-aware citizen-centric Internet of Things infrastructure. The aim of the project is to put trust, user-control and transparency at the heart of the system in order to gain the confidence of everyday users and(More)