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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.