• Analysis matrix for smart cities 

      Branchi, Pablo Emilio; Fernández Valdivielso, Carlos Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (MDPI, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The current digital revolution has ignited the evolution of communications grids and the development of new schemes for productive systems. Traditional technologic scenarios have been challenged, and Smart Cities have ...
    • An analysis matrix for the assessment of smart city technologies: main results of its application 

      Branchi, Pablo Emilio; Fernández Valdivielso, Carlos Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (MDPI, 2017)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The paper presents the main results of a previously developed methodology to better evaluate new technologies in Smart Cities, using a tool to evaluate different systems and technologies regarding their usefulness, considering ...
    • An antibacterial coating based on a polymer/sol-gel hybrid matrix loaded with silver nanoparticles 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Urrutia Azcona, Aitor Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Springer, 2011)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this work a novel antibacterial surface composed of an organic-inorganic hybrid matrix of tetraorthosilicate and a polyelectrolyte is presented. A precursor solution of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) and poly(acrylic acid ...
    • Application of gold complexes in the development of sensors for volatile organic compounds 

      Luquin, Asunción Upna; Elosúa Aguado, César Upna; Vergara, Elena; Estella, Juncal Upna; Cerrada, Elena; Bariáin Aisa, Cándido Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Garrido Segovia, Julián José Upna; Laguna, Mariano (World Gold Council, 2007)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Two different kinds of sensors have been developed by using the same kind of vapochromic complexes. The vapochromic materials [Au2Ag2(C6F5)(4)L-2](n) have different colours depending on the ligand L. These materials change, ...
    • Ciudad y tecnología. Metodología de estudio para ciudades inteligentes 

      Branchi, Pablo Emilio (2015)   Tesis doctoral / Doktoretza tesia  OpenAccess
      La revolución digital actual ha revolucionado la evolución de las redes de comunicación así como el desarrollo de nuevos esquemas productivos. Los escenarios tecnológicos tradicionales asumen nuevos retos, y las ciudades ...
    • Comparative study of layer-by-layer deposition techniques for poly(sodium phosphate) and poly (allylamine hydrochloride) 

      Elosúa Aguado, César Upna; López Torres, Diego Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      An inorganic short chain polymer, poly(sodium phosphate), PSP, together with poly(allylamine hydrochloride), PAH, is used to fabricate layer-by-layer (LbL) films. The thickness, roughness, contact angle, and optical ...
    • A comparative study of two different approaches for the incorporation of silver nanoparticles into layer-by-layer films 

      Rivero Fuente, Pedro José Upna; Goicoechea Fernández, Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this work, a comparative study about the incorporation of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) into thin films is presented using two alternative methods, the in situ synthesis process and the layer-by-layer embedding deposition ...
    • Deposition of an overlay with electrostactic self-assembly method in long period fiber gratings 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Achaerandio, Miguel Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Optical Society of America, 2005)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      It was proved that the deposition of an overlay material onto a long-period fiber grating causes important shifts in the wavelengths of the typical attenuation bands that are caused by coupling between cladding and core ...
    • Deposition of coatings on long-period fiber gratings: tunnel effect analogy 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Springer, 2006)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The sensitivity of Long-period fiber gratings (LPFGs), coated with high-refractive-index thin film overlays, to the refractive index and the thickness of the overlay, and to the ambient refractive index, can be enhanced ...
    • Design rules for lossy mode resonance based sensors 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Hernáez Sáenz de Zaitigui, Miguel Upna; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Sánchez Zábal, Pedro Upna; Fernández Valdivielso, Carlos Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Optical Society of America, 2012)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Lossy mode resonances can be obtained in the transmission spectrum of cladding removed multimode optical fiber coated with a thin-film. The sensitivity of these devices to changes in the properties of the coating or the ...
    • Detection of ethanol in human breath using optical fiber long period grating coated with metal-organic frameworks 

      Acha Morrás, Nerea de Upna; Hromadka, Jiri; Tokay, Begum; Correia, Ricardo; Elosúa Aguado, César Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Morgan, Stephen P.; Korposh, Sergiy (MDPI, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      An optical fiber sensor for ethanol detection in exhaled breath has been developed. It has been fabricated by functionalizing a Long Period Grating with a metal-organic framework, ZIF-8. The sensor’s response was tested ...
    • Development of a low mobility IEEE 802.15.4 compliant VANET system for urban environments 

      Nazábal Urriza, Juan Antonio Upna; Falcone Lanas, Francisco Javier Upna; Fernández Valdivielso, Carlos Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (MDPI, 2013)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      The use of Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) is growing nowadays and it includes both roadside-to-vehicle communication (RVC) and inter-vehicle communication (IVC). The purpose of VANETs is to exchange useful information ...
    • Development of an in-fiber nanocavity towards detection of volatile organic gases 

      Elosúa Aguado, César Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Bariáin Aisa, Cándido Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (MDPI, 2006)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A fiber optic sensor for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) detection has been developed and characterized for some organic gasses. The sensor is based on a novel vapochromic material, which is able to change its optical ...
    • Development of an optical refractometer by analysis of one-dimensional photonic bandgap structures with defects 

      Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Optical Society of America, 2003)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A theoretical analysis of an optical fiber photonic-bandgap-based refractometer is presented. The design is based on a quarter-wave ref lector with one defect. By modifying both the real and the imaginary parts of the index ...
    • Enabling personal privacy for pervasive computing environments 

      Alcalde Bagüés, Susana Upna; Zeidler, Andreas; Klein, Cornel; Fernández Valdivielso, Carlos Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (Graz University of Technology, IICM, 2010)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Protection of personal data in the Internet is already a challenge today. Users have to actively look up privacy policies of websites and decide whether they can live with the terms of use. Once discovered, they are ...
    • Enhancement of sensitivity in long period fiber gratings with deposition of low refractive index materials 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (Optical Society of America, 2005)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      It was proved [Opt. Lett. 30, 720 (2005)] that the deposition of an overlay of higher refractive index than that of the cladding on a long-period fiber grating (LPFG) causes large shifts in the attenuation bands induced by ...
    • ESA-based in-fiber nanocavity for hydrogen–peroxide detection 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Claus, Richard O. (IEEE, 2005)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A fiber-optic sensor sensitive to hydrogen peroxide has been designed based on the electrostatic layer-by-layer selfassembly method. Prussian blue has been deposited in a polymeric structure formed by Poly(allylamine ...
    • Etched LPFGs in reflective configuration for sensitivity and attenuation band depth increase 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Cruz, José Luis; Rego, Gaspar (IEEE, 2016)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A reflection configuration setup for long-period fiber gratings is presented. It permits to obtain a unique band with attenuation double than that obtained in transmission configuration, which is interesting for ...
    • A fiber optic ammonia sensor using a universal pH indicator 

      Rodríguez Rodríguez, Adolfo Josué; Ruiz Zamarreño, Carlos Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Cruz, René; May Arrioja, Daniel A. (MDPI, 2014)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      A universal pH indicator is used to fabricate a fiber optic ammonia sensor. The advantage of this pH indicator is that it exhibits sensitivity to ammonia over a broad wavelength range. This provides a differential response, ...
    • Fiber optic multiple-wavelength filter based on one dimensional photonic bandgap structures with defects 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (IEEE, 2004)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      In this paper, a theoretical analysis is given of an optical fiber multiple-wavelength tunable filter based on a onedimensional (1-D) photonic bandgap (PBG) structure with four defects. To understand the positioning of ...