Strategic research areas
The technological development is constantly changing the competitiveness of the industry. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), creates new opportunities for companies that want to increase efficiency and capitalize on the new business opportunities. IIoT will become a key driver in growth and competitiveness and also be able to greatly increase the efficiency of industry production, maintenance, management and automation.
Our goal with research on Large surfaces for electronic functionality, is to develop technologies that make it possible to produce large electronic functional surfaces. These can be used to create renewable energy and create features for efficiency.
Climate changes affects the whole world, and as a consequence, the need to measure different environmental parameters increases. For example, by measuring water levels, CO2 levels, temperature and radiation as well as combining these different measurement values in real-time analysis, new opportunities opens to prevent, affect and correct problems in time.
The project aims to jointly design a smart and energy-efficient electronics system that with minimal maintenance communicates with sensors in wells to ensure water supply and that used water is cleaned before it is released into the waterways. A major focus is on the challenge of designing an antenna solution that is easy to integrate in manufacturing the wells, robust enough to withstand the harsh environments and radio-efficient even if the antenna is located underground.
Projektet ska avser att utveckla befintliga och nya produkter för öka blåsavståndet av optiska fibrer samt fiberkabel för att på så sätt reducera kostnaderna för fiberinstallation i framtiden. Projektet sker i samarbete med Hexatronic Cables and Interconnect systems, Eltel Networks och Servanet.
A list of completed projects within STC.
Recreating visual reality can never be achieved by painting an image on a flat surface such as a TV screen. It requires a full-parallax display which can recreate the complete lightfield. Recent years have seen major developments and now the European Training Network on Full-Parallax Imaging (ETN-FPI) will develop a new generation of researchers trained both in the relevant physics, and in the biology of human vision.
The expansion of the fiber connections is going on all around the world and in Sweden fiber investments is expected to reach 10 billion SEK in just 2016. In this research project, researchers will, in collaboration with the regional fiber industry, develop new installation techniques and tools to improve the efficiency of fiber connections.
The IoT professionals’ project will provide advance level courses to working professionals within the technology area IoT. This in order for both the individuals and the companies they work for to strengthen their competitiveness. In particular, these courses will be flexible and adapted to fit the needs of the partner companies as well as the course participants work conditions and personal situation.
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.
Klimatförändringar, föroreningar och ljud har stor påverkan på samhället. I Mittuniversitetets satsning MiLo - Miljön i kontrolloopen, vill forskare med ny teknologi mäta miljöparametrar över stora områden vilket skapar helt nya möjligheter att använda denna information för beslut och styrning av industri och samhälle.
In this project researchers will investigate the requirements for VSN node architecture and deployment topology for remote outdoor monitoring. The goal is to find a cost optimized design constrained limited resources. Through close collaboration with industrial partners researchers will provide the industry with a tool for predicting future activity within a volume. Although this project focuses on monitoring wind farms and flying birds’ activities, the result are applicable in other fields.
The cost of green energy devices still is too high for a wider adoption, both for harvesting and storing energy. To reduce the price, new ways of effective production and materials as well as new types of energy devices are needed.The purpose of this project is to research selected questions related to this low-cost green energy vision, and to increase the knowledge of efficient materials-printing combinations that allow production of novel types of devices for harvesting energy.
NIIT is a new research action at Mid Sweden University. The industrial focus will be on next generation IoT technology and methods supporting the transformation of the process industries.
In this project researchers will investigate the Quality of Experience (QoE) for Augmented Telepresence. Augmented Telepresence can be describes as when you combine High quality video conferencing with information from databases in real time. By combing these two techniques it is possible to for example to operate a crane from a different location.
REACTION will build the first worldwide and European eight-inch SiC wafer pilot line facility for power technology. The project will re-set European competitiveness, rearranging worldwide factories competition at the 8-inche wafer level, cancelling the gap and making the new silicon carbide technology industrially mature.
Arbetet på virkesterminaler runtom i Sverige ska effektiviseras genom att utveckla ny teknik för att fjärrstyra lastare. I forskningsprojektet "Remote Timber" är målet att samma operatör ska kunna ta hand om lastning och lossning på flera virkesterminaler.
This project aims to facilitate Swedish companies to implement digitalization of their products. In co-operation with company partners, researchers will develop a new, connected decentralized ventilation system that will also handle radon measurements. With IoT-technology and an open platform, it will be possible to optimize processes and services and create completely new businesses. Other companies and industries will be able to use this open concept.
Teknikutvecklingen ställer nya krav på regionens företag men ger också en unik möjlighet att utveckla nya produkter och tjänster och öka konkurrenskraften på en internationell nivå. I forskningsprojektet SMART är syftet att öka medvetenheten och kunskapen om smarta system och tjänster så att regionens små och stora företag kan dra nytta av denna nya marknad.
The SmartArea project aims to explore, develop, and evaluate novel hybridization technologies for electronics on non-conventional flexible materials over large areas. Researcher will together with partner companies investigate how to combine printed components and other functions on the same substrate, such as printed sensors or printed LEDs.
This project will develop a new type of decentralized ventilation system that will also handle radon measurements, which will be linked up with the help of Internet of Things technology and enable new types of services for businesses. As well as an open platform will be built as other companies also take part in creating similar products and services.
Power electronics applications are continuously growing in general and more applications require or benefit from ability to handle larger voltage variation on primary and/or secondary side. Universal input AC/DC converters are one such example where the DC link voltage may vary three times dependent on where the converter is used.