As some of you know, part of my PhD thesis in the WiNe (Wireless Networks) research group at UOC (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) was designing and implementing a novel MAC protocol suited for low-power wide-area wireless systems. The protocol was based on combining the Preamble Sampling and Distributed Queuing techniques, making it specially useful in smart cities and industrial communication scenarios where nodes are mobile and generate bursty traffic patters. Eventually, I even ended up preparing and submitting an international patent application (PCT/EP2013/061296) that was published in December 2014.
To help diseminate the results of the research the university applied for a valorization grant (VALUNI16-1-0015) that was accepted by ACC10 earlier this year. Part of the work funded was creating a short video that explained the research and its benefits to potential licesees of the patent. After a few months of work in collaboration with UbiK Media here is the result. I must say that it was a pleasure working with them and that I admire the patience that they have put in to understand the concepts that make the protocol work.