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SARTI UPC

Technological Development Centre of Remote Acquisition and Data processing Systems

Created in 2000, SARTI is formed by a multidisciplinary team and focuses on developing environmental instruments and sensors for industrial and scientific applications. Its areas of expertise are as follows:

Created in 2000, SARTI is formed by a multidisciplinary team and focuses on developing environmental instruments and sensors for industrial and scientific applications. Its areas of expertise are as follows:

Marine and terrestrial technologies

• Oceanographic instrumentation Operational infrastructure for testing instruments, Internet connectivity, design of data-capture devices.
• Fishing technologies and oceanographic instrumentation.
• Construction and installation of cabled and autonomous underwater observatories.
• Study of hydrodynamics and sediment transport between the coast and the continental shelf.
• Manufacturing and design of land and marine seismic instrumentation.
• Evaluation and monitoring of species of high economic value. Underwater acoustics.
• Energy efficiency in boats; fishing gear simulation.

Automation of complex measurement systems

• Dimensional metrology. ENAC-accredited (ISO 17025) laboratory.
• Interoperability and standardisation of sensors and measuring equipment. IEEE Std. 1451, IEEE Std. 1588, and others.
• Traceability, verification and calibration of equipment for measuring temperature, humidity, vibrations, pressure, electrical parameters, etc.
• Dynamics of environmental systems. Measurements of light pollution, environmental noise, electric fields and energy efficiency.

Electronic design of remote data-acquisition systems (including simulation methods and statistical analysis)

• Design of automated test and measurement systems: smart distributed sensors, virtual instrumentation, design validation.
• Electronic design and manufacture of prototypes.
• Computer-controlled process automation. High-level programming languages, Java, LabVIEW, etc. Computer vision.
• Wired and wireless communication systems for sensor networks.
• Smart distributed networks (WiFi, ZigBee, RFID, etc.).
• Virtual instrumentation and bus controllers (GPIB, CAN, LIN, LXI, etc.).

Digital signal processing

• Software applications
• Real-time signal processing and online data processing
• Distributed systems
• Systems control
• Biometric systems

SARTI is an associate unit of the Jaume Almera Institute of Earth Sciences, the Institute of Marine Science and the Marine Technology Unit of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). It is an ENAC-accredited (ISO 17025) laboratory and has three registered patents.


The industrial applications of its technologies are used in:

CommunicationsElectronicsInformation technologyShipbuilding and fisheriesElectricity sectorMechanicsEnvironment and sustainabilityRenewable energies

SARTI’s most important equipment includes a hyperbaric chamber, shaker, sound level meter, noise and vibration sources, climatic test chamber, multi-product calibrator, 7.5 digit digital multimeter, digital phosphor oscilloscope (DPO), thermographic camera, EMF meter, low-distortion function generator, GPS receiver, event counter, AA and EC power supplies and fusion splicing, development systems using different microcontroller families and wireless sensor networks, and data acquisition systems in different formats (PCI, PXI, USB, WiFi, etc.).


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  • Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV): Guanare II

    As part of its line of research on oceanographic instrumentation, the SARTI research group is working on the design of an AUV called Guanare II. The purpose of the vehicle is to follow pre-programmed or radio-controlled routes to record various measurements according to the payload installed in the vehicle.

  • A marine seismometer at Vilanova i la Geltrú

    A marine seismometer has been installed off the coast of Vilanova y la Geltrú. The seismometer is connected to the OBSEA observatory, which has been in operation since 2009 and is the first marine observatory in Spain. OBSEA sends the data continuously via the internet to the Geological Institute of Catalonia (IGC). Thus, the marine seismometer adds to the IGC’s terrestrial network of ground motion sensors.