Checking date: 18/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Research Technologies I
Bachelor in Security Engineering (Plan: 282 - Estudio: 272)

Coordinating teacher: SANCHEZ REILLO, RAUL

Department assigned to the subject: Electronic Technology Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Subjects related to baseline Mathematics
- Be able to specify, design and evaluate electronic instrumentation systems and optoelectronic systems for Security applications. - Ability to design, analyze, optimize, install and maintain different energy conversion systems. - Knowledge about the general concepts associated to the measurement of physical parameters and instrumentation - Knowledge about the different kind of sensors and transducers and their applications. - To know the main features and functionalities of video cameras and other kind of image acquisition devices (CCD, CMOS) - To know IR image monitoring systems, as well as night vision devices
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1: Introduction 2: Optics and Sensors 2.1 - Optic Group 2.2 - Sensors 3: Information Coding 3.1 - Image Files 3.2 - Video Files 4: Storage 4.1 - Magnetic 4.2 - Optic 4.3 - Semiconductor 5: Communication Interfaces 5.1 - Synchronous Serial Communication (I2C and SPI) 5.2 - USB 5.3 - Firewire 5.4 - Ethernet 5.5 - Bluetooth 5.6 - WiFi 6: Screens 6.1 - Types and Parameters 6.2 - Interfaces 7: Other Technologies 7.1 - NIR 7.2 - FIR 7.3 - X-Rays 7.4 - Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) 7.5 - Ultrasounds 7.6 - Magnetic Resonance 7.7 - Millimetric Waves and THz
Learning activities and methodology
There are face-to-face activities as well as remote participation. - Face-to-face ECTS: 1.2 credits, related to the classroom attendance as well as exercise resolution and in depth analysis with the help of the lecturer. - Remote participation ECTS: 1.8 credits, related to a personal research work and the continuous study of the subject and exam preparation.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Fredrik Nilsson and Communications Axis. Intelligent Network Video: Understanding Modern Video Surveillance Systems. CRC Press.
  • Julie K. Petersen. Understanding Surveillance Technologies: Spy Devices, Privacy, History & Applications. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
  • N. K. Ratha, Venu Govindaraju. Advances in Biometrics: Sensors, Algorithms and Systems. Springer.
  • Raúl Sánchez Reíllo. Transparencias de la Asignatura. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. 2018
Recursos electrónicosElectronic Resources *
Additional Bibliography
  • Omar Javed and Mubarak Shah. Automated Multi-Camera Surveillance: Algorithms and Practice. Springer.
(*) Access to some electronic resources may be restricted to members of the university community and require validation through Campus Global. If you try to connect from outside of the University you will need to set up a VPN

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.