• Brillouin optical time-domain analyzer for extended sensing range using probe dithering and cyclic coding 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna; Sauser, Florian; Llera, Miguel; Le Floch, Sébastien (SPIE, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We present an enhanced performance Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor that uses dual probes waves with optical frequency modulation and cyclic coding. The frequency modulation serves to increase the probe power ...
    • Enhancement of signal-to-noise ratio in Brillouin optical time domain analyzers by dual-probe detection 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna; Sauser, Florian; Llera, Miguel; Le Floch, Sébastien (SPIE, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a simple technique to enhance the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors by the addition of gain and loss processes. The technique is based on the shift of the pump ...
    • 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 ...
    • Title enhancement of the sensitivity of a volatile organic compounds MOF-sensor by means of its structure 

      López Torres, Diego Upna; López Aldaba, Aitor Upna; Elosúa Aguado, César Upna; Auguste, Jean-Louis; Jamier, Raphael; Roy, Philippe; López-Amo Sáinz, Manuel Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna (MDPI, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      In this paper, we experimentally compare several core structures of Microstructured Optical Fibers (MOFs) for low-finesse Fabry-Pérot (FP) sensors. These sensors are designed for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) measurements. ...
    • Etched and nanocoated SMS fiber sensor for detection of salinity concentration 

      Cardona-Maya, Yamile; Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Botero-Cadavid, Juan F. (MDPI, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      An optical fibre refractometer has been developed by etching and deposition of a thin film of indium tin oxide (ITO) on a single-mode-multimode-single-mode (SMS) fibre structure. The interference between modes in this ...
    • Monitoring the etching process in LPFGs towards development of highly sensitive sensors 

      Del Villar, Ignacio Upna; Cruz, José Luis; Socorro Leránoz, Abián Bentor Upna; Díaz Lucas, Silvia Upna; Corres Sanz, Jesús María Upna; Arregui San Martín, Francisco Javier Upna; Matías Maestro, Ignacio Upna (MDPI, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      In this work, the monitoring of the etching process up to a diameter of 30 µm of two LPFG structures has been compared, one of them had initially 125 µm, whereas the second one had 80 µm. By tracking the wavelength shift ...
    • Characterization of near-ground radio propagation channel for wireless sensor network with application in smart agriculture 

      Klaina, Hicham; Alejos, Ana; Aghzout, Otman; Falcone Lanas, Francisco Javier Upna (MDPI, 2017)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      In this contribution, we present a narrowband radio channel model for a scenario wherein the radio link operates under near-ground conditions, occurring on a ZigBee wireless sensor networks applied to smart agriculture. ...
    • Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with amplification of pump pulses and tolerant to non-local effects 

      Mompó Roselló, Juan José Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate a simple technique to provide conventional Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensor with compensation for pump pulse attenuation and tolerance to non-local effects. The technique is based on operating ...
    • Gain dependence of measured spectra in coherent Brillouin optical time-domain analysis sensors 

      Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We report on the effects of large pump pulse powers on Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors based on phase-modulated probe wave and coherent detection. It is found that the large Brillouin gain that comes ...
    • Implementation and analysis of a wireless sensor network-based pet location monitoring system for domestic scenarios 

      Aguirre Gallego, Erik Upna; López Iturri, Peio Upna; Azpilicueta Fernández de las Heras, Leyre Upna; Astrain Escola, José Javier Upna; Villadangos Alonso, Jesús Upna; Santesteban, Daniel; Falcone Lanas, Francisco Javier Upna (MDPI, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      The flexibility of new age wireless networks and the variety of sensors to measure a high number of variables, lead to new scenarios where anything can be monitored by small electronic devices, thereby implementing Wireless ...
    • Analysis of bluetooth-based wireless sensor networks performance in hospital environments 

      López Iturri, Peio Upna; Led Ramos, Santiago Upna; Aguirre Gallego, Erik Upna; Azpilicueta Fernández de las Heras, Leyre Upna; Serrano Arriezu, Luis Javier Upna; Falcone Lanas, Francisco Javier Upna (MDPI, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      In this work, a method to analyze the performance of Bluetooth-based Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) deployed within hospital environments is presented. Due to the complexity that this kind of scenarios exhibit in terms of ...
    • Characterization of radio propagation channel in urban vehicle to infrastructure environments to support WSNs 

      Granda, Fausto; Azpilicueta Fernández de las Heras, Leyre Upna; Vargas Rosales, César; López Iturri, Peio Upna; Aguirre Gallego, Erik Upna; Astrain Escola, José Javier Upna; Villadangos Alonso, Jesús Upna; Falcone Lanas, Francisco Javier Upna (MDPI, 2016)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      Vehicular ad hoc Networks (VANETs) enable vehicles to communicate with each other as well as with roadside units (RSUs). Although there is a significant research effort in radio channel modelling focused in vehicle to ...
    • Sources of noise in Brillouin optical time-domain analyzers 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Soto, Marcelo A.; Thévenaz, Luc (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      This paper presents a thorough study of the different sources of noise affecting Brillouin optical time-domain analyzers (BOTDA), providing a deep insight into the understanding of the fundamental limitations of this kind ...
    • Brilloun optical time domain analysis sensor assisted by a Brillouin distributed amplifier 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate the extension of the measurement range of Brillouin optical time-domain analysis (BOTDA) sensors using a distributed Brillouin amplifier (DBA). The technique is based on injecting a DBA pump wave in the ...
    • Tools for the high penetration of PV systems in the EU electrical networks: results of PVCROPS Project 

      Narvarte Fernández, Luis; Marroyo Palomo, Luis Upna; Collares Pereira, Manuel; Tyutyundzhiev, Nicolay; Conlon, Michael; Bouzzan, N.; Guelbenzu Michelena, Eugenio; González, R.; Desportes, Adrien; Simmonds, Gary; Wilkin, Benjamin (EU PVSEC, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      The Solar Energy Industrial Initiative established the objective of integrating PV into the grid to provide up to 12% of the EU electricity demand. The FP7 project PVCROPS has developed solutions to allow the high penetration ...
    • Technical specifications and quality control procedures for reducing the uncertainty in PV installations: results of the FP7 project PVCROPS 

      Martínez Moreno, Francisco; Lorenzo Pigueiras, Eduardo; Narvarte Fernández, Luis; Moretón Villagra, Rodrigo; Tyutyundzhiev, Nicolay; Parra Laita, Íñigo de la Upna (EU PVSEC, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      PVCROPS (PhotoVoltaic Cost r€duction, Reliability, Operational performance, Prediction and Simulation) is a project within the European Framework Programme 7 whose objectives are: improving the performance, reliability ...
    • Egituren egoeraren monitorizaziorako zuntz optikoan oinarritutako sentsore sinplifikatua 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (Udako Euskal Unibertsitatea, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      Brillouin hedatuko denbora eremu optikoaren analisian (BOTDA) oinarritutako sentsoreak, estruktura handien (100 km luzerako estrukturak) deformazioa eta tenperatura neurtzeko gaitasuna dute. Lan honetan, BOTDA konfigurazio ...
    • Mitigation of modulation instability in Brillouin distributed fiber sensors by using orthogonal polarization pulses 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Alem, Mehdi; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Thévenaz, Luc; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna; Soto, Marcelo A. (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      A technique based on the use of orthogonally-polarized pulses is proposed to mitigate the detrimental impact of modulation instability on Brillouin distributed fiber sensors. While the theoretical underpinnings of the ...
    • Overcoming non-local effects and Brillouin threshold limitations in Brillouin distributed sensors 

      Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Ruiz Lombera, Rubén; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Mirapeix, Jesús; López Higuera, José Miguel; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, a Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensor that is able to operate with a probe power larger than the Brillouin threshold of the deployed sensing fiber and that ...
    • Simplified Brillouin sensor for structural health monitoring applications based on passive optical filtering 

      Iribas Pardo, Haritz Upna; Urricelqui Polvorinos, Javier Upna; Mariñelarena Ollacarizqueta, Jon Upna; Sagüés García, Mikel Upna; Loayssa Lara, Alayn Upna (SPIE, 2015)   Contribución a congreso / Biltzarrerako ekarpena  OpenAccess
      We present a simplified configuration for distributed Brillouin optical time domain analysis sensors. The technique is based on passive optical filtering of the spectral components generated in an RF-pulse-modulated optical ...