Pedro Julián

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In this paper, we study the relationship between the standard cellular neural network (CNN) and the resonant tunneling diode (RTD)-based CNN. We investigate the functional and advanced capabilities of a new generation of CNNs that exploit the multiplicity of steady states. We also include in the analysis higher order CNNs. Furthermore, some methods for(More)
We describe a low-power VLSI wake-up detector for use in an acoustic surveillance sensor network. The detection criterion is based on the degree of low-frequency periodicity in the acoustic signal. To this end, we have developed a periodicity estimation algorithm that maps particularly well to a low-power VLSI implementation. The time-domain algorithm is(More)
The desire for persistent, long term surveillance and covertness places severe constraints on the power consumption of a sensor node. To achieve the desired endurance while minimizing the size of the node, it is imperative to use application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) that deliver the required performance with maximal power efficiency while(More)
Sound localization using energy-aware hardware for sensor networks nodes is a problem with many applications in surveillance and security. In this paper, we evaluate four algorithms for sound localization using signals recorded in a natural environment with an array of commercial off-the-shelf microelectromechanical systems microphones and a specially(More)