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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



WiBRATE explores new paradigms for developing innovative strategies for wirelessly monitoring and controlling vibration using a network of intelligent embedded devices that power themselves using harvested vibration energy. The project contributes directly to strengthening the European market in several key sectors such as quality control systems, safety systems, wireless communication and industrial automation and control systems.

WiBRATE defines new SoSE techniques to help create a synergy between individual complex systems (e.g. sensors, actuators, communication networks, energy harvesters, etc.) to ensure optimal operation of the overall vibration monitoring and control system. Using self-learning and distributed strategies, WiBRATE allows intelligent nodes to collaboratively analyse vibration signatures and perform autonomous cooperative networked control. Control operations are supported by WiBRATE’s unique ultra-low power Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) based technology that allows robust, real-time wireless communication even in harsh industrial environments. Moreover, intelligent actuators powered by vibration-based energy harvesters allow WiBRATE to present a completely wireless and flexible solution.

Head of project at USI Umberto Bondi
ALaRI Personnell Rami Baddour
Daniela Dimitrova
Umberto Bondi
Miroslaw Malek
Starting date Thursday, September 1, 2011
Duration (months) 42
Partners involved Universiteit Twente (The Netherlands)
Inertia Technology B.V. (The Netherlands)
Centro Ricerche FIAT ScPA (Italy)
Honeywell Technology Solutions (India)
LMS International (Belgium)
Università della Svizzera italiana, ALaRI (Switzerland)
Perpetuum Limited (United Kingdom)
Funding Agency EU FP7 ICT
Research area System-level Design, Modeling and Simulation
Project ID FP7-ICT-2011-7
Status Over