David Binnie

Biography

Dr Binnie set up the Sensors and Instrumentation Group at Edinburgh Napier University in 1991 to work on a variety of academic and commercial contracts. Dr Binnie was appointed Reader in Sensor Systems in January 1996. Dr. Binnie was co-investigator of SERC Grant Award. "Traffic Representation by Artificial Neural Systems" (GR/H81016:1994-97), was principal investigator of EPSRC grant award "Infrared Sensor Arrays" (GR/K17224:1995-98). He was co-investigator of JREI award “Advanced Microelectronics” (GR/L83882:1998-01), co-investigator of EPSRC grant award "ALF: Audio Location Finder for the visually impaired" (GR/M06253:1998-01), and was co-investigator of the DTI Link programme "Permeate" (2000-02). He has held directly funded commercial research contracts with: Shell Exploration and Production (UK) Ltd Aberdeen, Shell Research Ltd. Thornton, and Hewlett Packard Research Laboratories, Bristol. More recently he has acted as a technical consultant and advisor for a number of start-up companies, such as VLSI Vision Ltd., Funky Moves Ltd., and Pyreos Ltd. Dr Binnie is a member of the EPSRC College and has over fifty publications and three active patents in sensor and sensor system design.

Research Groups

Esteem

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Edinburgh University, PhD, 2004
  • External Examiner, Dundee University, 2013-16

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Enterprise Oil Environmental Award 1998

 

Grant Reviewer

  • EPSRC College (Grant Reviewer) 1996 to date (invited)

 

Reviewing

  • Journals: IEE Letters, European Journal of Sensors and Instrumentation

 

Date


53 results

A passive infrared gesture recognition system

Conference Proceeding
Binnie, T. D., Armitage, A. F., & Wojtczuk, P. (2017)
A passive infrared gesture recognition system. In 2017 IEEE Sensors Proceedingshttps://doi.org/10.1109/ICSENS.2017.8234402
A device for a low-to-intermediate level of gesture recognition which uses a passive thermal-infrared (PIR) sensor array is described. The detection system which discriminates...

The dynamic decode-and-forward channel: SNR allocation.

Conference Proceeding
Maagh, S., Sharp, J., & Binnie, D. (2013)
The dynamic decode-and-forward channel: SNR allocation. In Telecommunications forum: TELFOR 2013, (319-322). https://doi.org/10.1109/TELFOR.3013.6716234
In the half-duplex relay channel applying the decode-and-forward protocol the relay introduces energy over random time intervals into the channel as observed at the destinatio...

A touchless passive Infrared gesture sensor.

Conference Proceeding
Wojtczuk, P., Binnie, D., Armitage, A., Chamberlain, T., & Giebeler, C. (2013)
A touchless passive Infrared gesture sensor. In Proceeding of the ACM Symposium on User Interface Technology, 67-68. https://doi.org/10.1145/2508468.2514713
A sensing device for a touchless, hand gesture, user interface based on an inexpensive passive infrared pyroelectric detector array is presented. The 2 x 2 element sensor resp...

Recognition of simple gestures using a PIR sensor array

Journal Article
Wojtczuk, P., Armitage, A., Binnie, D., & Chamberlain, T. (2012)
Recognition of simple gestures using a PIR sensor array. Sensors & transducers, 14, 83-94
We present an approach that is intended for simple gesture control using a relatively inexpensive pyroelectric array detector. The detector is manufactured using standard wafe...

Recognition of Simple Gestures Using a PIR Sensor Array

Journal Article
Wojtczuk, P., Armitage, A., Binnie, T. D., & Chamberlain, T. (2012)
Recognition of Simple Gestures Using a PIR Sensor Array. Sensors & transducers, 14-1(Special Issue), 83-94
We present an approach that is intended for simple gesture control using a relatively inexpensive pyroelectric array detector. The detector is manufactured using standard wafe...

PIR sensor array for hand motion recognition

Presentation / Conference
Wojtczuk, P., Armitage, A., Binnie, D., & Chamberlain, T. (2011, August)
PIR sensor array for hand motion recognition. Paper presented at SensorDevices 2011, Nice, France
Abstract—In this paper we present our work towards a hand gesture recognition system realised with a passive thermal infrared sensor array. In contrast with the majority of re...

System architectures for infrared pedestrian tracking.

Presentation / Conference
Walczyk, R., Balazs, A., Armitage, A., & Binnie, D. (2011, June)
System architectures for infrared pedestrian tracking. Paper presented at 22nd IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference, Trinity College, Dublin
This paper describes an FPGA-based implementation of a real-time pedestrian detection and tracking system for infrared (IR) video streams. The system includes hardware acceler...

An embedded real-time pedestrian detection system using an infrared camera.

Conference Proceeding
Walczyk, R., Armitage, A., & Binnie, D. (2010)
An embedded real-time pedestrian detection system using an infrared camera. In IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC 2009)https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2009.1716
An FPGA-based implementation of a pedestrian detection system using thermal infrared imaging is presented. The main feature of the processing platform is its ability to detec...

Comparative study on connected component labeling algorithms for embedded video processing systems.

Conference Proceeding
Walczyk, R., Armitage, A., & Binnie, D. (2010)
Comparative study on connected component labeling algorithms for embedded video processing systems. In H. Deligiannidis (Ed.), Proceedings of the IPCV'10
The objective of this paper is to carry out a detailed analysis of the most popular connected components labeling (CCL) algorithms for binary images. This study investigates t...

FPGA implementation of hot spot detection in infrared video.

Presentation / Conference
Walczyk, R., Armitage, A., & Binnie, D. (2010, June)
FPGA implementation of hot spot detection in infrared video. Paper presented at IET Irish Systems & Signals Conference, Cork
This paper describes a Hardware Description Language (HDL) based fully customizable module for real-time infrared (IR) hot spot detection and feature extraction from a video s...

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