PUBLICATIONS – JOURNALS

Papers Published and Submitted for Publication to Peer-reviewed Journals

International Publications

  • L. Correia da Mata, J.M.N.A. Fareleira, P.M.B.S. Girão, and W.A. Wakeham

“Vibrating-Wire Techniques: Part 1: The Measurement of Viscosity”.

International Journal of Thermophysics. Submitted for publication.

  • Ivana Durickovic, Anna Lucia Lanzolla, Rosario Morello, Claudio De Capua, Pedro S Girão, Octavian Postolache, Alessandro Massaro, Leo Van Biesen

“Effluents, Surface and Subterranean Waters Monitoring: Review and Advances”. Submitted to Measurement.

  • Viegas, J. M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“Monitoring Walker Assistive Devices: A Novel Approach Based on Load Cells and Optical Distance Measurements”, MDPI Sensors, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 540 – 540, February, 2018.

  • Viegas, O. A. Postolache, P.M.B.S. Girão, J.M. Dias Pereira

“Quimera: The easy way to simulate Foundation Fieldbus applications”, Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Vol. 24, Issue 6, pp. 914-925, November, 2016.

  • Paulo Ferreira, Rui Parafita, Ana Canudo, Carla Oliveira, Luís Rosa, Pedro Girão, Durval C. Costa

“Optimization of activity and absorbed doses calculation to target/tumor and normal liver volumes in patients submitted to yttrium-90 radioembolization with glass microspheres”, Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics, Volume 32, Supplement 3, September, 2016.

  • Paulo Ferreira, Rui Parafita, Ana Canudo, Carla Oliveira, Luís Rosa, Pedro Girão, Durval C. Costa

“Multiple Liver Metastases from Carcinoma of the Thymus Treated with Yttrium-90 Radioembolization (Glass Microspheres): Clinical Dosimetry and Outcome”, Clinics in Oncology, Vol. 1, No. 1024, pp. 1 – 5, June, 2016.

  • M. Ramos, F.M. Janeiro, P.M. Girão

“Uncertainty evaluation of multivariate quantities: A case study on electrical impedance”, Measurement, Vol. 78, No. 1, pp. 397 – 411, January 2016.

  • Queirós, F.C. Alegria, P.S. Girão, A.C. Serra

“A multi-frequency method for ultrasonic ranging”, ULTRASONICS, Volume: 63, pp. 86-93, December, 2015.

  • Postolache, J.M. Dias Pereira, V. Viegas, L.P. Pedro, P.M. Girão, R.O. Oliveira, G. Postolache

“Smart Walker Solutions for Physical Rehabilitation”, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 21 – 30, October 2015.

  • M.D. Pereira, O. Postolache, P.S. Girão

“Using neural network techniques in environmental sensing and measurement systems to compensate for the effects of influence quantities”, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, pp. 26 – 56, December 2014.

  • Octavian Postolache, José Dias Pereira, Pedro Silva Girão

“Wireless sensor network-based solution for environmental monitoring: water quality assessment case study”, IET Science, Measurement and Technology, pp. 1-7, June 2014.

  • L. Martínez, F.X. Martinez-Farré, O. Casas; M. Quilez; G. Hornero, P.M. Ramos, B. Borges, H.S. Marques, P.M. Girão, et. al.

“Intelligent composting assisted by a wireless sensing network”, Waste Management, Vol. 34, No. TBD, pp. TBD – TBD, April, 2014.

  • Oscar Casas, Marga López, Marco Quilez, Xavier Martinez-Farré, Gemma Hornero, Carlos Rovira, Mirta R. Pinilla, Pedro M. Ramos, Beatriz Borges, Hugo Marques, Pedro Silva Girão

“Wireless Sensor Network for Smart Composting Monitoring and Control”, Measurement, Vol. 47, No. 1, pp. 483 – 495, January, 2014.

  • M. Dias Pereira, Vítor Viegas, Octavian Postolache, Pedro Silva Girão

“A Smart and Distributed Measurement System to Acquire and Analyze Mechanical Motion Parameters”, Metrology and Measurement Systems, Vol. XX (2013), No. 3, pp. 465-478.

  • C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“Contactless Impedance Cardiography Using Embedded Sensors”, Measurement Science Review, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 157-164, June, 2013.

  • Postolache, P.M. Girão, G. Postolache

“Method for Unobtrusive Measurement of Indoor Air Effects on the Cardio-Respiratory Function”, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 1239 – 1254, June, 2013.

  • Pedro Silva Girão, Pedro Miguel Pinto Ramos, Octavian Postolache, José Miguel Dias Pereira

“Tactile Sensors for Robotic Applications”, Measurement, Vol. 46, Issue 3, pp. 1257–1271, May 2013.

  • C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“Study on ballistocardiogram acquisition in a moving wheelchair with embedded sensors”, Metrology and Measurement Systems, Vol. XIX (2012), No. 4, pp. 739-750.

  • M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, and P. Silva Girão

“Heavy Metals Measurement: A Suitable Solution to Improve Online Measurement Celerity”, Instrumentation Science and Technology, Vol. 40, Issue 4, pp. 355-371, June, 2012.

  • José Miguel Dias Pereira, Octavian Postolache, Pedro Silva Girão

“Using a Segmented Voltage Sweep Mode and a Gaussian Curve Fitting Method to Improve Heavy Metal Measurement System Performance”, Metrology and Measurement Systems, Vol. XIX (2012), No. 2, pp. 381-394.

  • Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P. Girão

“Empirical Mode Decomposition and Principal Component Analysis implementation in processing non-invasive cardiovascular signals”, Measurement, Vol. 45, Issue 2, pp. 175-181, February 2012.

  • Postolache, P.M. Girão, G. Postolache

“Seismocardiogram and Ballistocardiogram Sensing”, International Journal of Measurement Technologies and Instrumentation Engineering (IJMTIE), Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 67 – 88, December, 2011.

  • Miguel Dias Pereira, Octavian Postolache, Pedro Silva Girão

“A Smart Measurement and Stimulation System to Analyze and Promote Non-Nutritive Sucking of Premature Babies”, Measurement Science Review, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 173-180, October 2011.

  • Postolache, P.M. Girão, J.M. Dias Pereira, G. Postolache

“FM-CW radar sensors for vital signs and motor activity monitoring”, ICST Trans. on Ambient Systems, Vol. 11, Issues 10-12, pp. 1-10, October-December, 2011.

  • Postolache, J.M. Dias Pereira, P.M. Girão

“Multi-sensing node architecture for water quality monitoring”, Instrumentation Viewpoint, No. 11, pp. 66 – 67, September, 2011.

  • C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“A Survey on Unobtrusive Measurements of the Cardiovascular Function and their Practical Implementation in Wheelchairs”, Sensors & Transducers Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 12, pp. 182 – 199, December, 2010.

  • Queirós, F. Alegria, P.M. Girão, A.C. Serra

“Cross-Correlation and Sine-Fitting Techniques for High Resolution Ultrasonic Ranging”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 12, pp. 3227 – 3236, December, 2010.

  • C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“Non-Intrusive Device for Real-Time Circulatory System Assessment with Advanced Signal Processing Capabilities”, Measurement Science Review, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 166 – 175, October, 2010.

  • Postolache, P.M. Girão, J. Mendes, E.C. Pinheiro, G. Postolache

“Physiological Parameters Measurement Based on Wheelchair Embedded Sensors and Advanced Signal Processing”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 10, pp. 2564 – 2574, October 2010.

  • C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“Theory and Developments in an Unobtrusive Cardiovascular System Representation: Ballistocardiography”, The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 201 – 216, October 2010.

  • C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“Implementation of Compressed Sensing in Telecardiology Sensor Networks”, International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, Vol. 2010, No. 1, pp. 1 – 12, September 2010.

  • C. Pinheiro, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“Fixed-point implementation of infinite impulse response notch filters”, Metrology and Measurement Systems, Vol. XVII, No. 2, pp. 217 – 232, June 2010.

  • M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“Spread Spectrum Techniques in Wireless Communication”, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 21 – 24, December 2009.

  • M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“PDF-based Progressive Polynomial Calibration Method for Smart Sensors Linearization”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 58, No. 9, pp. 3245 – 3252, September 2009.

  • Postolache, J.M. Dias Pereira, P.M. Girão

“Smart Sensors Network for Air Quality Monitoring Applications”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 58, No. 9, pp. 3253 – 3261, September 2009.

  • Postolache, O. Postolache, P.M. Girão

“HRV and BPV neural network model with wavelet based algorithm calibration”, Measurement, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 805 – 814, July 2009.

  • Postolache, P.M. Girão, A.A. Anand, P.S. Sinha, G. Postolache

“Health status and air quality parameters monitoring based on mobile technology and WPAN”, International Journal Advanced Media and Communication, Vol. 3, No. 1/2, pp. 139 – 153, April 2009.

  • Viegas, J.M. Dias Pereira, P.M. Girão

“A Brief Tutorial on the IEEE 1451.1”, IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 38 – 46, April 2008.

  • G. Ramos, L.M. Gurriana, O. Postolache, J.M. Dias Pereira, P.M. Girão

“Development and Characterization of a Conductivity Cell for Water Quality Monitoring”, Transactions on Systems, Signals and Devices, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 483 – 498, April 2008.

  • Postolache, P. Girão, M. Pereira, Helena Ramos

“Intelligent Processing of the Dynamic Response of Sensors for Water Quality Monitoring”, Transactions on Systems, Signals and Devices, Issue on Sensors, Circuits & Instrumentation Systems, Vol.3, No. 4, pp. 539-550, April 2008.

  • Vítor Viegas, J.M. Dias Pereira, P.M.B. Silva Girão

“.NET Framework and Web Services: A Profit Combination to Implement and Enhance the IEEE 1451.1 Standard”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 56, n. 6, pp. 2739-2747, December 2007.

  • Postolache, P.S. Girão, J.M. Dias Pereira, Helena Ramos

“Multi-Beam Optical System and Neural Processing for Turbidity Measurement”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 679-684, May 2007.

  • Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P. Silva Girão

“Wavelet Techniques: A Suitable Tool to Characterise and Optimize Encoders’ Based Systems”, Measurement, Elsevier Science B. V., vol. 40, n. 3, pp. 264-271, April 2007.

  • M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P.M.B. Silva Girão

“A Digitally Programmable A/D Converter for Smart Sensors Applications”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 56, n. 1, pp. 158-163, February 2007.

  • Postolache, J.M. Dias Pereira, P. Silva Girão, C. Banha, H. Ramos

“Dew Point and Relative Humidity Smart Measuring System”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 55, n. 6, pp. 2259-2264, December 2006.

  • M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P. Silva Girão

“Using a Dual-Channel FDC Device and ANN Techniques to Improve Measurements Accuracy”, Sensors & Transducers Journal, ISSN 1726-5479, Vol. 62, Issue 12, pp. 462-472, December 2005.

  • A. Postolache, P.M.B.S. Girão, J.M.D. Pereira, H.M.G. Ramos

“Self Organizing Maps Application in a Remote Water Quality Monitoring System”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 54, n. 1, pp. 322-329, February 2005.

  • M. Dias Pereira, Octavian Postolache, P. Silva Girão

“HART Protocol Analyser Based in LabVIEW”, International Journal of Computing (ISSN 1727-6209), Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 39-42, September 2004.

  • Helena Ramos, M. Pereira, V. Viegas, O. Postolache, P. Girão

“A Virtual Instrument to Test Smart Transducer Interface Modules (STIMs)”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 53, n. 4, pp. 1232-1239, August 2004.

  • Francisco Alegria, Pedro Girão, Vladimir Haasz, António Serra

“Performance of Data Acquisition Systems from the User’s Point of View”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 53, n. 4, pp. 907-914, August 2004.

  • M. Dias Pereira, P.M.B. Silva Girão, A. Cruz Serra

“An FFT-Based Method to Evaluate and Compensate Gain and Offset Errors of Interleaved ADC Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 423-430, April 2004.

  • Pedro Girão, Octavian Postolache, Miguel Pereira, Helena Ramos

“Distributed Measurement Systems and Intelligent Processing for Water Quality Assessment”, Sensors & Transducers Journal, ISSN 1726-5479, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 82-93, December 2003.

  • M. Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P. Silva Girão

“Colored Light-to-Voltage Converters Based Absorbance Meter”, International Scientific Journal of Computing, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 58-64, July 2003.

  • Postolache, J.M. Dias Pereira, P. Silva Girão, Helena Ramos

“Increasing Ion Selective Electrode Performance Using Neural Networks”, International Scientific Journal of Computing, Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 17-24, July 2003.

  • Octavian Postolache, Miguel Dias Pereira, Pedro Silva Girão, Cristina Temneanu

“Neural Networks and Fuzzy Models Applications on Water Quality Monitoring Systems”, International Scientific Journal of Optoelectronic Information-Power Technologies”, n.2 (4), pp. 159-170, 2002.

  • Dias Pereira, P. Silva Girão, A. Cruz Serra

“Dithering Performance of Oversampled ADC Systems Affected by Hysteresis”, Measurement, Elsevier Science B. V., vol. 32, n. 1, pp. 51-59, July 2002.

  • M.B. Silva Girão, O.A. Postolache, J.A.Brandão Faria, J.M.C. Dias Pereira

“An Overview and a Contribution to the Optical Measurement of Linear Displacement”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 322-331, December 2001.

  • M. Dias Pereira, P.M.B. Silva Girão and Octavian Postolache

“Fitting Transducer Characteristics to Measured Data”, IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, pp. 26-39, December 2001.

  • M.D. Pereira, O. Postolache, P.M.B.S. Girão and M. Cretu

“Minimizing Temperature Drift Errors of Conditioning Circuits Using Artificial Neural Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 49, Nº 5, pp. 1122-1127, October 2000.

  • Brandão Faria, Octavian Postolache, J. Dias Pereira and P. Silva Girão

“Automated Characterization of a Bifurcated Optical Fiber Bundle Displacement Sensor Taking into Account Reflector Tilting Effects”, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Volume 26, Number 4, pp. 242-247, August 20, 2000.

  • Dias Pereira, O. Postolache, P.M. Silva Girão

“A Temperature Compensated System for Magnetic Field Measurement Based on Artificial Neural Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 47, n. 2, pp. 494-498, April 1998.

  • Geirinhas Ramos, P. Silva Girão

“Experimental Validation of a Two Dimensional Vector Model of Ferromagnetic Hysteresis”, pp. 540-543.

  • Studies in Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 10 – Nonlinear Electromagnetic
  • Geirinhas Ramos, A. Lopes Ribeiro, P. Silva Girão

“A Two-dimensional Vector Model of Ferromagnetic Hysteresis”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 133, Nos 1-3, pp. 574-577, May 1994.

  • Geirinhas Ramos, P. Silva Girão

“Measurement of Low Level DC Magnetic Fields Using a Synchronous Demodulation Technique”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 42, n.2, pp. 544-546, April 1993.

  • M.B. Silva Girão, J.F. Borges da Silva

“Analog Circuit Simulation of Magnetic Dipole Behavior According to the Langevin-Weiss Theory of Ferromagnetism”, IEEE Transactions on Education, vol. 35, n. 2, pp. 153-158, May 1992.

  • Geirinhas Ramos, P. Silva Girão

“A Rotating Field Automated Measurement System for the Characterization of Ferromagnetic Materials”, Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 69, n. 8, Part IIA, pp. 5103-5105, April 1991.

  • M.B. Silva Girão, J.F. Borges da Silva

“Automated Measurement System to Generate a Preisach Type Model of Ferromagnetic Hysteresis”, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. IM-35, n.4, pp. 443-446, December 1986.

National or Regional Publications

  • Pedro Silva Girão, O. Postolache, G. Postolache, J.M. Dias Pereira

“Unobtrusive Solutions for Health Monitoring and Physiotherapy”, Medições e Ensaios, nº 12, pp. 4-14, Janeiro 2016.

  • Eduardo Pinheiro, Octavian Postolache, Pedro Girão, César da Costa

“Identificação de Sistemas na Otimização do Controle de Nível em Regime Não Linear”, Mecatrônica Atual, nº 50, pp. 2-8, Março-Abril 2011.

  • Pedro M. B. Silva Girão

“Contributions to In-situ Water Quality Monitoring”, Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din Iasi, Sectia Electrotehnica, Energetica, Electronica, Tomul LVI (LX), Fasc. 4, pp. 9-19, 2010.

  • Postolache, M. Pereira, P. Girão, M. Cretu, M. Temneanu

“A Distributed Hybrid Neural Network Based System for Water Quality Monitoring”. Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din Iasi, Sectia Electrotehnica, Energetica, Electronica, Tomul XLVIII (LII), Fasc. 5B, pp. 235-241, 2002.

  • Pedro M. B. Silva Girão

“Acreditação de laboratórios segundo a norma ISO/IEC 17025”, Instrumentação e Metrologia, Ano 1, nº 4, Fevereiro de 2001, pp. 44-48, Editora Banas e Sociedade Brasileira de Metrologia, S. Paulo, Brasil.

  • Postolache, P.S. Girão, C. Donciu, M.D. Pereira

“A Laser Based Solution for Displacement Measurement”, Buletinul Stiintific al Universitatii “Politehnica” din Timisoara, Vol II, Tom 45 (59), Fascicola 1, 2000, pp 101-104, November 2000.

  • Postolache, C. Donciu, P.S. Girão, M.D. Pereira

“A Practical Approach Concerning the Implementation of TMS320C50 in CO and Temperature Monitoring”, Buletinul Stiintific al Universitatii “Politehnica” din Timisoara, Vol II, Tom 45 (59), Fascicola 1, 2000, pp 97-100, November 2000.

  • Helena Ramos, O. Postolache, J. M. Dias Pereira, P. Silva Girão

“An LVDT-Based Vibration Meter”, Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din Iasi, Sectia Electrotehnica, Energetica, Electronica, Tomul XLV (IL) Fasc. 5A, pp. 370-376, November 1999.

  • Postolache, Helena Ramos, P. Silva Girão, J.M. Dias Pereira, M. Cretu

“The Multisensor ANN Fusion Method for Accurate Displacement Measurement”, Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din Iasi, Sectia Electrotehnica, Energetica, Electronica, Tomul XLV (IL) Fasc. 5A, pp. 363-369, November 1999.

  • Paulo Maia Santos and Pedro Silva Girão

“Telemetry Using Cellular Mobile Communications”, Buletinul Institutului Politehnic din Iasi, Sectia Electrotehnica, Energetica, Electronica, Tomul XLV (IL) Fasc. 5A, pp. 285-290, Iasi, Romania, November 1999.

  • Dias Pereira, P.M. Silva Girão

“Instrumentação para Medidas Eléctricas: Dos Instrumentos Analógicos aos Instrumentos Virtuais”.

Ingenium, II Série, Nº 28, pp. 69-76, Agosto de 1998.

  • M. Dias Pereira, A. Cruz Serra, P. Silva Girão

“Sistema de temporização e disparo para aquisição e processamento digital de sinais periódicos”.

Ingenium, II Série, Nº 19, pp. 60-63, Julho 1997.

  • M. Dias Pereira, P. Silva Girão

“Medidor de Impedância Baseado em Computador Pessoal”.

Electricidade, Nº 336, pp.195-203, Setembro 1996.

 

 

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