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Laboratories School of Electrical Engineering

Laboratory of Automatic Control

The laboratory provides the adequate technical support so that professors and students of the area can put into practice the theoretical knowledge acquired in the compulsory and optional subjects of automatic control. It has the necessary equipment for the design, development and implementation of control systems. On the one hand, there is a set of real physical processes at laboratory scale on which it is possible to verify, through practical activities, the basic concepts of the classical theory of control, such as: the identification of systems, the analysis and design of systems of control (both in the time domain and in the domain of the frequency), tuning and auto-tuning of PID controllers, among others.

On the other hand, in relation to industrial automation systems, the laboratory has a set of programmable logic controllers (known as PLC) and associated software that allows students to have contact with electronic equipment commonly used in the automation of processes in the industry.


Laboratory of Electrical Distribution

The Electrical Distribution Laboratory, LABDISE, is one of the laboratories in the area of Electrical Power Systems of the School of Electrical Engineering. Its purpose is to enhance the work already existing in the school, in the area of the Electric Distribution Systems, developing models and methodologies that allow optimizing the operation of this type of networks.

It has the necessary equipment for students and teachers to carry out research work together. In most cases, the laboratory uses techniques based on Artificial Intelligence to solve the various problems.


Laboratory of Power Electronics

It offers pre and post-graduate students a place where optional specialization courses in the field of power electronics are held. It is the physical place that allows the students and professors of the specialty to develop research, teaching, projects and theses.

At present, the Power Electronics Laboratory (LEP in Spanish) includes three basic laboratories: one for "circuit simulation", in which simulations of the studied circuits are carried out, both in branches of teaching and in application work; and two others called "Application Laboratories", one dedicated to undergraduate students who perform tests of the circuits treated in the compulsory branch of power electronics, while the second application laboratory is used exclusively by postgraduate students and students of undergraduate students at the end of the course who do their final degree work.

The laboratory has the necessary equipment to carry out research related to the electronic processing of energy, through the circuits called static converters.


Laboratory of Photometry

The Photometric Laboratory of the PUCV is the only university center that performs photometric studies of luminaires, both outdoor and indoor in our country. It provides adequate technical support so that teachers and students in the area can put into practice the theoretical knowledge acquired in the compulsory and optional subjects of the career.

The Laboratory has the necessary equipment for the design, development and implementation of luminaires. Its main task is to deliver photometric information to companies and entities in terms of their luminaires. In general, this includes street lighting, sports lighting, track lighting, interior lighting; among other.


Laboratory of Electrical Machines

The Laboratory of Machines, belonging to the School of Electrical Engineering, is one of the oldest laboratories of the University. Its origin dates from the very foundation of the institution.

The four careers taught in the school have laboratory subjects in their curriculum related to Electrical Machines, namely: Electromechanical Energy Conversion Laboratory, and Electrical Machines Laboratory.

On the other hand, optional subjects are also taught in the aforementioned laboratory, such as: Modeling and Simulation of Electrical Machines, and Harmonics Laboratory in Power Electrical Systems.


Laboratory of Networks

The Laboratory of Networks of the School of Electrical Engineering of the PUCV has an important variety of routing, switching, security and IP telephony equipment, to support the student in theoretical and practical topics related to computer networks. The laboratory, therefore, supports the creation, implementation, maintenance and management of computer networks by monitoring the practices of the different subjects in the area. On the other hand, the laboratory has state-of-the-art servers for laboratory practices related to the configuration and start-up of typical Internet services such as: Web Service, E-mail, DNS, FTP, DHCP, NAT, Firewalls ; among others.


Laboratory of Robotics

The Robotics Laboratory is the unique opportunity of the academic center in which students can conduct experiments guided by teachers specialized in Robotics, Intelligent Systems, Pattern Recognition and Computational Vision, and whose results are exposed to the community immediately. One of the main objectives of the Laboratory is for students to carry out research and progress together with professors who handle robotic concepts both in a practical and theoretical way.

The Laboratory has the necessary equipment for the design, development and start-up of robots, based on intelligent systems and computational vision, aided mainly by state-of-the-art technology. We work on the perception, self-location, navigation, control and learning of mobile robots, as well as the development of computer vision techniques and algorithms. The various sensors that are available to students and teachers in charge allow developing programs based on pattern recognition techniques, such as systems that recognize specific objects, detect and recognize faces, among other applications.


Laboratory of Electronic Systems and Instrumentation

The LABSEI has a long history of assistance and technical cooperation work. It was initially focused on oceanographic instrumentation, but later expanded its field of work to more generalized electronic instrumentation.The LABSEI currently places special interest in three areas:

  • Embedded and integrated systems
  • Electronic instrumentation
  • Digital processing of audio and image signals

The LABSEI has a website (http://labs.eie.ucv.cl/labsei/) displaying information about the history of the laboratory, its areas of interest, research projects, technical assistance and qualifications carried out, the publications of its members, the subjects taught, etc.


Laboratory or Telecommunications

Since its creation, the Telecommunications Laboratory has been the place of experimentation of various topics related to the theory of telecommunications, transmission systems and telecommunications networks. Among these are:

  • Digital and analog telecommunications electronics
  • Antennas and radiofrequency systems
  • Wave guides
  • Lines of transmission
  • Telephony
  • TV
  • Optical communications
  • Ultrasonic communications