Wilfrido Moreno

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A novel method is presented for dynamic heterogeneous swarm formation control with potential fields generated from bivariate normal probability density functions (pdfs) used to construct the surface which swarm members move on, controlling swarm geometry, individual member spacing, and managing obstacle avoidance. Limiting functions are defined to provide(More)
Packet loss causes degradation in the quality of Voice Over IP (VOIP) applications. Forward Error Correction (FEC) methods which add redundant information to voice packets can be used to minimize the effects of packet loss. While these methods can reduce the effects of packet loss, they increase the amount of bandwidth used by a voice stream. This paper(More)
Postoperative cognitive dysfunction, POCD, afflicts a large number of elderly surgical patients following surgery with general anesthesia. Mechanisms of POCD remain unclear. N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors, critical in learning and memory, that display protein expression changes with age are modulated by inhalation anesthetics. The aim of this study(More)
A novel method is presented for swarm formation control with potential fields generated from bivariate normal probability density functions (pdfs) that construct the surface the swarm members move upon controlling the swarm geometry and member spacing as well as manage obstacle avoidance. Limiting functions provide tighter swarm control by modifying and(More)
A Model Predictive Control Based Trajectory Tracking (MPCTT) system for small unmanned helicopters is presented. A linear model predictive controller is used to take advantage of the fast algorithms available to solve convex optimization problems. The proposed MPCTT system is compared with a velocity tracking and a position tracking system implemented with(More)
— Mobile device based human-centric sensing and participatory sensing provide a vast context about the user state information. To capture and recognize any user state, then to classify it requires operating all existing sensors in a mobile device continuously. Nonetheless, constantly running sensors drain the mobile device's battery rapidly. Therefore, it(More)
Diversity in unmanned vehicle designs and control as well as diversity in existing autopilots lead to major compatibility issues among different platforms. The small number of different autopilot designs currently available in the market and their limitations, justifies the rationale for proposing design of a new modular, flexible, easy to integrate(More)
As wireless communications services continue increasing, continuous coverage and QoS parameters must be guaranteed to the end user. Due to the fact that in most places several wireless networks might be available, handing off between them can significantly enhance network efficiency and user satisfaction. In such a scenario, continuous environment(More)
The development of science and technology in the last fifteen years has shown new dimensions of reality characterized by complex interactions on the physical, quantum, biological, cognitive, social and ecological areas, enabling new ways of producing information and knowledge. This paper aims to show a framework of a new curricular development approach that(More)