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Education and Innovation in Embedded Systems Design

USI Università della Svizzera italiana, USI Faculty of Informatics, Advanced Learning and Research Institute USI Università della Svizzera italiana USI Faculty of Informatics USI Advanced Learning and Research Institute

PTA, Piattaforma Technologica Alpina

The goal of PTA project is to design and implement a vehicle tracking system capable of controlling trans-boundary movements of non-hazardous wastes. In open areas tracking is done via GPS (Global positioning system) and location is sent to central monitoring station using GSM/GPRS network. As GPS requires direct line of sight to satellites it can not be used for positioning in tunnels and other obstructed areas.  Accurate localisation is a crucial requirement for an increasing number of vehicular applications and services including safety applications. Safety inside tunnels is particularly critical as accidents will cause more damage due to difficult evacuation. The task of ALaRI team is to design, implement and evaluate a wireless sensor network based system for vehicle localisation inside tunnels. The measurements in a real tunnel play a crucial role for the system design and evaluation.

Head of project at USI Mauro Prevostini
ALaRI Personnell Mauro Prevostini
Antonio Taddeo
Katarina Balac
Starting date Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Duration (months) 45
Partners involved Università della Svizzera italiana, ALaRI (Switzerland)
SUPSI, Department for Innovative Technologies (Switzerland)
Allix s.r.l (Italy)
Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
ERSAF (Italy)
Lombardia Informatica S.p.A. (Italy)
Regione Lombardia (Italy)
Regione Piemonte (Italy)
Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta (Italy)
Provinzia Autonoma di Bolzano (Italy)
Funding Agency Interreg
Research area Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
Project ID 9662237
Status Over