Completed Research Projects

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A list of completed projects within STC.

In alphabetical order:

3D & ROI Video

We have created a ray-tracing based simulation tool to generate 3D-images and 3D-video sequences, with a focus on Integral Imaging (II) based 3D. The tool is based around a generic 3D-camera description model and provides optically accurate rendering using the ray-tracing package MegaPOV.

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3D content creation, coding and transmission over future media networks (3D-ConTourNet). This Action undertakes coordinated research collaboration, at European level, in 3D multimedia creation, encoding, delivery and reception of services and applications over future networking technologies.

Air Quality in the city (prestudy)

Equipment for measuring particles in urban air is very expensive today which means it is only possible to have a small number of measurement points in a city. There are technologies for sensors and wireless communications that enable low-cost solutions and thus makes it possible to have a large amount of data points that can give a better picture of the city's air quality in real time. In this pre study, researchers investigate the possibilities of utilizing low-cost solution for measuring air.


ASIS - Autonomous Sensors for Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks

Can autonomous wireless sensor networks be designed to fulfil the requirements of industrial applications? That is the research question for this synergy research project, ASIS. Researchers are addressing the challenges of making the wireless sensor network technology competitive in relation to wired networks with respect to reliability, predictability, communication performance, and maintainability. Three research issues will be addressed in a coordinated manner to advance the field.

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BrightnESS - Building a research infrastructure and synergies for highest scientific impact on ESS

BrightnESS is a European Union-funded project within the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme. There are 18 European institutes and universities from 11 countries participating in the BrightnESS partnership. The total budget is nearly €20 M and the duration of the project will be three years. And Mid Sweden University is a part of the project.

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Chrome - Measurement of Chrome with X-ray (Prestudy 2)

Emissions of heavy metals and other pollutant substances is an important consequence for the surrounding community that industries entail. Therefore, emissions to air and water needs to be monitored. X-ray spectroscopy is a fast and efficient method that can identify different elements in a material. The objective of this study is to investigate whether the method can be used to measure the presence of chromium in fly ash from Korstaverket and leachate from Blåbergstippen.

Elin Strömberg Korstaverket

Chrome - Measurement of Chrome with X-ray (Prestudy)

Emissions of heavy metals and other pollutant substances is an important consequence for the surrounding community that industries entail. Therefore, emissions to air and water needs to be monitored. X-ray spectroscopy is a fast and efficient method that can identify different elements in a material. The objective of this study is to investigate whether the method can be used to measure the presence of chromium in fly ash from Korstaverket and leachate from Blåbergstippen.


City Movements (pre-study)

City Movements is a pre-study to examine whether IR technology can count and measure people's movement patterns in a particular place without intruding on their privacy concerns.

COINS - Coexistence and Interference Avoidance for Industrial Wireless Applications

The proposed of this project was mainly to solve the problem with coexistence of wireless systems and propose new methods for interference avoidance in harsh industrial environments. To be able to reach the targeted goals it is important that simulators and emulators are built to validate the correctness of proposed mathematical models and academic results that will be developed during the project. Furthermore, a proof-of-concept of an industrial WSAN testbed will be available for future educati

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Co-op in Enabling Improved Prod. & Safety in Underground Mines between Sweden and South Africa

This project will act as a starting point for joint research collaboration between Mid Sweden University and the University of Pretoria. To goal with the cooperation is to strengthening the research in WSNs for industrial automation at both universities by investigating and developing robust wireless communication systems that can handle real-time traffic and enabling application like localization of assets in terms of people and machinery in underground mines.

DAWN - Data Analytics in (Wireless) Industrial Networks

In 2020, about 75 billion different devices will be connected to the Internet and together they make the Internet of Things. The process industry can really take advantage of the increased data availability in terms of both productivity and energy efficiency. In this project, researchers will focus on the development of data analysis system for large-scale sensor networks. The aim is to increase capacity for the industry's data management by developing new data mining algorithms.

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Detection of oil spill in storm water through online measurement (prestudy)

The purpose of this study is to establish a measurement point for continuous reading of oil spill in storm water drains. It would provide information on what level of pollutions that occur in a specific ground drain. The result can be used to explore the possibility of developing a low-cost sensor that makes it economically possible to have multiple measuring points in a complete storm water system to detect oil spill on an early stage.

Development of innovations within fiber optics for industrial applications

The field of Photonics is rapidly growing in Europe and other parts of the world. Photonics is a multidisciplinary field of technology, which includes various ways to generate, control and convert light into something useful.

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Digital Visualization at School

Visualization at school will investigate advantages by employing digital visualizations in a school environment. The purpose is two-fold: It will contribute to didactive development within the mathematical subject (Mathematics) by considering two different methods of learning geometry, as well as examining the usability and user experience for interactive visualizations and employed technology.

Detector and method development in the UV and EUV wavelength region, for application in processing industries

The challenge is to develop a method for measurement of optical response signals in the ultra violet (UV) wavelength range to define properties of the fibrilled cellulose fibre. The optical processes involved in the measurement method are transmission, absorption, diffraction and scattering, depended nt ofn the properties of measured object. The method is extended to an extreme ultra violet (EUV) radiation field with a wavelength of 13.5 nm to be able to resolve smaller particles.


The availability of energy at a reasonable price level has been a prerequisite for industrial development in our region. Energy supply in central Sweden is still very good but the proximity of energy production is less advantageous as the price of electricity is determined on the European market. Today, the competitive advantage is more related to the knowledge and innovation capacity of the region which provides new and more optimal ways to use natural resources such as raw material and energy.

Failure detector for hydraulic machines

The failure detector is a product from several years of research and it can help industries to prevent expensive machine breakdown. The main purpose with the project is to eliminate the risks that remain before a commercializing the failure detector to the business market. The risks that remain are industrial verification of the detector, verifying that the detector can be produced in a cost and form-factor that fits the needs of a business plan that has been adopted to this verification.

Fiber optic sensors for industrial and medical applications

Fiber optical sensors are believed to have a much larger role in industry and in the medical area. This is due to the insensitivity of light when it comes to electromagnetic disturbance, and high sensitivity.

Flexible Master-by-Research

The project aims to create an open international Master-by-Research online training which is flexible in both time and content, and scalable in the number of students.

Flis - Characterization of wood disintegration processes

The condition of cutting tools used in a wood disintegration process has a large impact on the quality of the products. Today we don’t know how long the intervals for replacement of worn out tools should be. This project aims at gaining knowledge for how process parameters for wood disintegration are related. By using optical techniques, wireless on-rotor sensing and multivariate modelling we want to find out the most feasible and cost efficient way to monitor these parameters online.



In order to determine icing conditions and to make icing forecast information it is required to know the air content of liquid water, Liquid Water Content (LWC) and droplet size, Median Volume Diameter (MVD).

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FORIC - Forest as a Resource Industrial Research College

FORIC (Forest as a resource industrial research college) is our new industrial research school. Program director is professor Per Engstrand. FORIC is financed by the KK Foundation and a part of our KK research environment at Mid Sweden University.

FUNKVYZ - Visualization in Mellannorrland (prestudy)

This pre study will examine how university, government, business and cultural organizations can work together to create the first visualization cluster in Mid Sweden. Previous investigations of these groups have shown a great interest in visualization technologies and a need of a venue for cooperation in the field.

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Future airport with Remote Tower (pre-study)

The airport in Sundsvall-Timrå is unique since it is the world's first operational control center of remote air traffic control, also called Remote Tower Centre. This pre-study will investigate how to complement this operation with research and development with the goal to get a leading position within the field and develop the airport with new technique in the whole business.

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GRIT - Distributed Green Services on the Internet-of-Things

The goal of this project is to enable new types of future IoT applications, with a particular focus on applications that include many participants and thus require large scale information dissemination.

HET - High Tech E-Services

Our region is dominated by large distances, which inhibits the ability to utilize services provided only in urban areas. By creating e-services, the services can be made available irrespective of their location.

HYCK - A prestudy of new semiconductor materials and processing methods to be used in printed electronics

This preliminary study of new semiconductor materials and processing methods to be used in printed electronics is expected to provide new kinds of electronic components and manufacturing methods. The need for this technology can be found in large industries in the region of Mid Sweden University such as the paper industry, printing technology industry and with companies in electronics production.

ID Pos - Large Areas for RFID Identification, Positioning and Interaction

In 2020 there will be up to 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. A growing part of these devices are RFID- and NFC technology. Today a RFID systems have the ability to determine the presence and ID-number of a tag. In this project researcher want to investigate how a RFID system can accurately determine unique position of tags distributed over a specific area or volume.

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IFUS – Innovation oriented research and education within sensor technology

In this project, targeted actions will be implemented in order to reinforce research, technological development and innovation among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Mid Nordic region. The actions are focused to a selected group of SMEs with great potential for innovation but with limited ability to independently carry out necessary research and technological development within sensor technology.

InSIKT - Secure ICT for indoor environments

The main objectives of this project is to develop secure and robust network services for the personal and home environment, and for these networks develop new innovative services that provide safer homes. The project addresses the technical solutions for the personal integrity of the home ICT infrastructure to provide security and trust in applications , such as monitoring, home healthcare, energy management, and control of home appliances connected.

Interreg - Transnational Environment for Innovation, Research and Education

A common trend in whole Western world is an increasing difficulty to recruit new students for programs at universities within natural sciences and technology. On the other hand, we can identify a large need for technically skilled staff to be hired by companies within the region of mid Sweden and mid Norway.

IRPrint - Ink-jet printing of detectors for infrared light

The aim of the project is to investigate the possibility of simplifying the manufacturing process and reduce production costs for thermal detectors using ink- jet printing to manufacture all or part of the detectors.

KITT– Context-Information Sharing for IoT Applications

Context information (context information, CI) relates to the user or the user's environment, it may for instance come from sensors or be given by the user. By utilizing such information, applications may at each session be tailored to the user’s needs. The amount of CI is increasing as sensors are becoming cheaper and being integrated into more products.

kW Converters - High Frequency Medium Power Isolated Converters

Mid Sweden University have in a few years reached the research front in high frequency magnetics and converters for power transfer applications in the power levels of 50-100W. This project targeting the medium power level converters (few kW) at high frequency, based on the expertise in the existing research carried out in power electronics group. Together with industrial partners such as SAAB anew, more effective high frequency kW converters will be developed.

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LIFE – Light Field Evaluation System

This three year project has the aim to build a light field communication test bed and explore the consequences on processing, distribution and presentation by utilizing a large number of cameras of different types and presenting captured data in different ways. Industrial partners, Ericsson and Axis Communications, will us the project results as input to video standardization works and improving the image quality in video surveillance.

M2M Communication - Reliable and Secure M2M Communication in Cyber-Physical Systems

A smart grid network is a cyber-physical system that integrates power infrastructure with IT. Smart grid networks will use machine-to-machine (M2M) communication infrastructure and advanced control techniques for power distribution and management. But several key challenges such as reliability, interoperability have to be solved first. This project will investigate new reliable and secure concepts of M2M communication in smart grid networks and demonstrate the results in a real environment.

MakeSense! - Sensor Collaboration in Welfare Technology

The Makes Sense! project aims to form a strong multidisciplinary research team and to start a long-term collaboration in the field of welfare technology research between Mid Sweden University and Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) in Pori, Finland. The ultimate goal for this collaboration is to increase well-being and provide solutions for meeting the challenges caused by demographic changes and population’s inactivity problems both in Finland and Sweden.

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Making fresh air visible (prestudy)

The purpose of this prestudy is to create a visualization service that illustrate the air quality in a city, both over time and in real time. The intention is to influence citizens to an environmentally conscious behaviour such as choice of transportation routes. The aim is to improve the environment in the inner city of Sundsvall. This prestudy will promote the development of a visualization center at Mid Sweden University and sustainable growth in Sundsvall Municipality to year 2021.

Medi3D - A “Holographic” Display Test bed for Visualization of Digital 3D Data from Medical Applications

Recent years have seen rapid technological development within diagnostic imaging and other medical applications using visual information. Standard medical imaging technologies such as CT, MR and 3D ultrasound all generate 3D volume data sets.


Micro/Nanoelectronics Competence Hub

In this project researchers will establish a Competence Hub within the field of Micro/Nanoelectronics with the object to gather and share knowledge between academy and companies. The hub will act as a national junction and will build networks for knowledge sharing, project collaboration, and consortia.

MobiSense - NFC for easy and intelligent information handling via smart phones

Wanted project further develops and expands the research and collaboration in RFID, sensor solutions and mobile communication built up at Mid Sweden University.

On-Top 2.0

The project aims to develop an optical meter that measures topography in real time directly on a paper web in motion, OnTop (Online topography measurement) and integrate this into Iggesund factory. The meter can automatically monitor and log topographic measurements across the paper surface during production, which can give every square meter of paper produced a stamp of quality.

ORESS - On Rotor Embedded Sensor System

Measurements on rotating machinery are commonly used where the measured parameters can be used in condition monitoring systems or in control systems. These systems can for example be found in engines, gearboxes and generator- turbines.

Permanent Magnet DC motor with on-rotor drive system

More than 90 % of all industrial motors are AC induction motors and bruschless DC motors. They are very reliable but not so energy efficient, almost half of all the electricity in the world is consumed in running these motors. In this project researchers will investigate how a Permanent Magnet DC motor with on-rotor drive system can achieve both the best efficiency and the best performance but with the lowest cost.


Permanent magnet DC motor with on-rotor drive system 2.0

In this project researchers will carry on the results from a previous project that developed a variable-speed low-voltage motor drive architecture with potentials to achieve better efficiency and performance at lower material and production costs than state-of-the-art industrial motors. This project will focus on the implementation and production with new performance tests.

Phase contrast

Phase contrast is a hot and relatively new research area, where the scattering of X-rays is studied instead of the traditional way of measuring the absorption in X-ray imaging.


Plenocap aims to study and enhance plenoptic capture systems, develop computational methods and algorithms, and investigate their effect on future immersive video communication services.


The market for sensor related applications and products are growing. An example of such a product is a detector system for measurement of carbon dioxide in air. Within the consumer market one example were these systems are used is as safety switch in kerosene heaters.

Radiation detectors

The concept of spectral X-ray imaging – color X-ray imaging – is gaining interest for many applications. By using the spectral information in the X-ray beam more information can be extracted than using conventional imaging methods. The effect is similar to switching from black and white to color photos. Spectral X-ray imaging has been made possible by the rapid development in microelectronics.

Realistic 3D - in medical and media applications

Recent advances in three-dimensional (3-D) visualization make it possible to fundamentally change how 3-D information is presented. New technology and better understanding of human perception have become a breeding ground for this new realistic 3-D visualization technology.

Remote - Demonstrator- och coachning project to create e-business based on connected things

The aim of the project is to increase knowledge on ICT use in enterprises, create more e-services and create new incentives for increased deployments of mobile and fixed broadband.

Research with OPNET

Wireless monitoring and control solutions (e.g., WirelessHART) in industrial harsh environments offer benefits in relation to lower cost and easier deployments than the case for wired solutions (e.g., Fieldbus system and wired HART). A notable trend in industrial automation in recent years has been the replacement of wired communication with low power and low cost wireless sensor and actuator networks (IWSAN).

Robust Wireless Communication in Harsh Radio Environments

The mining industry is facing a new challenge. There is a global increase in demand for commodities driven by the developing countries. At the same time easy access to high grade ore is decreasing. Increasing the level of automation and improving operational performance is a key to meet these challenges.


Master of Science in Sensor and Automation Systems

A new Master in Sensor and Automations Systems will be developed in collaboration with industrial partner companies. The objective of the proposed project is to transform the current Master’s program into a nationally and internationally relevant and attractive through stronger collaboration with industry and a refined thematic focus. In order to achieve these project objectives, investigation and development of both the program content and teaching methods are necessary.

Scalable material process for the manufacture of new advanced paper products (Prestudy)

The paper industry is facing major challenges as reduced demand for newsprint is causing a large drop in profits for many big corporations. This forces the paper industry to shift to find new ways to add value and profitability of the products. This prestudy is a collaboration between two research projects in two different areas of technology with the aim to investigate whether the combination of these technology areas may find a way to produce paper with new advanced features on a large scale.

Semiconductor radiation detector platform

The project intends to build a strategic national platform for research, development and production of radiation detectors and detector based applications. The purpose of this platform is to coordinate activities in order to strengthen the research as well as commercialization of the results.

SMART - Smart Systems and Services for a more efficient society (prestudy)

The objective of this prestudy is to connect Mid Sweden University’s profiling in Smart Systems and services of towards the needs in region area. The goal is to find a common agenda that can be implemented in a research application for an integrated project within the Smart Systems. This will be done by networking with businesses, public entities and business clusters and then inventorying of their efficiency or improvement needs and combine these needs with the technology behind Smart Systems.

SPECT - Multi-parameter measurement method for radiation protection

The project SPECT involves the development of a method together with electronic equipment for protection against ionizing radiation, which is done by simultaneously detecting radiation type (alpha, beta, gamma, neutrons) and the corresponding particle or photon energy. By comparing with a built-in database of known radioactive materials, the radiation source is identified, presented and possibly an alarm is given.

SURF - Surface characterization of industrial large area products

The paper- and paperboard industries are undergoing a transition in terms of product specializations. A decreasing interest for Newspaper and harder competition in paperboard products forces the paper- and paperboard industries to start producing new products, where there is even higher demand on surface characteristics, since most products will undergo high quality print. This project will attempt to bridge the gap of modern industrial measurement needs for surface characterization.

Syspack - New methods for system integration of intelligent packaging

Nanotechnology has revolutionized the area of printed electronics. The scientific characterization and evaluation of hybridization solutions for electronics on paper is still limited and therefore these issues are addressed within this proposal. In this project we aim to explore, develop, and evaluate new hybridization technologies for paper electronics.

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Time- and Mission-Critical Communication in Low-Power Wireless Networks

The modern solutions in industrial wireless communication are currently unable to fulfil the expectations of process automation. The underlying reason is the lack of resilient communication protocols that are able to seamlessly recover from communication outages. This project will investigate and propose more reliable channel quality indicators and better coexistence mechanisms. The long-term vision of the project is that wireless communication should be as reliable and predictable as wired.

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TORCI - A robust Torque sensor for Challenging Industrial Applications

Process monitoring of industrial processes is often very limited. To measure key process parameters the sensors must be able to stand high temperatures and mechanical forces and should not interfere with the process. This project will investigate a method of torque measurement where the deformation experienced by the sensing shaft is converted into volume change.

Wireless sensor network for e-health

WSN in health care system gives a large quantity of real-time vital signs to be processed and make decision of health states. Since it is not enough for one computer to process the huge raw data from many WSNs, we suggest using Grid computing technology to analyze the vital signals. A SensorGrid gateway to connect the WSN with Grid networks has been designed. Unfortunately, authors do not clearly describe protocol conversion process.


X-COAT - Characterisation of layered structures by a combination of X-ray flourescence and Compton imaging

In this project researchers are investigating the possibilities to characterize coated paper with a combination of flourescence and Compton imaging.