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  • Lule University of Technology < SPEAKER >

  • The University our strengths

    Leading-edge research Applied research Multidisciplinary Focus areas and development areas Our geographical location - climate Warm and welcoming

  • Scandinavias northernmost university of technology - ambition

    A forerunner in thought & action World-class education and research Cross-disciplinary collaboration and interaction

  • Our visionWith worldclass research results and study programmes that challenge and liberate each individuals full capacitywe contribute to the development of tomorrows society

  • Facts LTU

    Founded 1971 4:e U. of technology Turnover EUR 140 million 13,600 students 1,600 employees 98 professors 697 teachers & researchers 685 doctoral students* 68 research subjects in 12 research environmentsSource: annual report 2005*Including doctoral students in industry, not counted in total employees at LTU

  • Examples of leading research

    High-performance steel Tribology Distributed product development Process IT Mining engineering and metallurgy- Lule University of Technologys strength is its leading-edge research, with close ties to industry, in important growth areas such as product development and high-performance steel. Leif stling, CEO Scania

  • Faculty of engineering

    Turnover EUR 58 million 84% 53 research subjects 7 research profiles - cluster of subjects

  • Faculty of arts and social sciences

    Turnover EUR 9 million 16% 15 research subjects 5 development environments - cluster

  • Great ideas grow better below zero!What can we do together?

  • Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

  • TurnoverEmployees: 100Students: 800 Master degreeTurnover: EUR 9 million8 research topicsEducation 20%Research 80%

  • CSEE education Undergraduate education in - Computer Science and Electronics- Engineering Physics and Electri cal EngineeringMaster programmes with a Major in Computer science an engineeringMaster programmes with a Major in Electrical engineering~ 70 courses Post-graduate Education ~55 PhD students Interdisciplinary Program, Arena media music and technology

  • Automatic ControlComputer CommunicationComputer EngineeringComputer ScienceIndustrial ElectronicsMedia TechnologyMedical TechnologySignal Processing

    CSEE Research subjects

  • CSEE industrial co-operation through six centres:Process IT InnovationEISLAB, Embedded Internet Systems LABCDT, Centre for Distance-spanning TechnologyCDH, Centre for Distance-Spanning HealthcareHLRC, Hjalmar Lundbohm Research CentreCASTT, Centre for automotive system technologies and testing

  • CSEE research profileComputers in physical systems - mirrors the Departments multidisciplinary research activities in the areas of

    Electronic systems sensing. Signal processing. Interaction with physical systems.

  • CSEE research profile cover a chain from Modelling and simulation of a physical system to sensing. Sensing physical system. Electronic system development. Signal processing. Computer communications and algorithmic development. Control engineering. Man-machine interaction.

  • CSEE Biomedical engineering

    The scientific research will be in the area of biomedical engineering with focus on application of sensors, signal processing, image processing and biomechanics.

  • CSEE Computer Science research focus Communication architectures. Resource reservation. Queuing strategies. Routing and wireless networking protocols. Algorithms for knowledge management and alternate architectures. Computational geometry. Information visualization. User interfaces for mixed reality. Usability of mobile device.

  • CSEE Computer Network research focus Packet-switched networks including Internet technology. Next generation cellular mobile systems. Mobile ad-hoc networks. Wireless sensor- and delay-/disruption-tolerant- networks.

  • CSEE EISLAB Embedded Internet System Laboratoryresearch focus EIS architechture.Methodologies, tools, and realizations of Embedded Internet Systems Embedded EMC Simulation and experimental methods for electromagnetic problems Mixed Mode Design.Analog and mixed signal ASIC design for sensor systems Sensor Systems.Sensing using ultrasonic and optical methods

  • EIS Architecture

    Hardware that target ambient intelligence; smart sensing and actuating environments Small size (< 1 cm3) and low cost (< 10 USD) Ad-hoc Internet connectivity using standardized protocols Extreme low-power for battery powered operation

    Software for reactive systems - TIMBER Tools and methodologies for system/component characterization Tools for program analysis towards low-power optimization Effective use of low-power modes Use resources only when needed saves power

  • Electromagnetic modeling Partial Equivalent Electrical Circuit (PEEC) methodDescription of electromagnetic behaviour with electrical circuits Allows the combined modeling of electric functionality and electromagnetic effectsExtensive international cooperation IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, NY, USA, University of LAquila EMC Laboratory, It.Applications within microelectronics, antenna analysis, and power distributions systems.

  • Mixed Mode DesignOn-chip analog and digital electronics design Targeting low-power sensor front endsApplication to ultrasound system Excitation, amplification, and A/D conversion On-chip high voltage generationEISCAT space radar development Antenna front end design for array antenna Low noise, high time stabilitySensor design ASIC mounted on ultrasonic transducer Low-power, minimal size

  • Sensor systemsDensity and flow measurement Ultrasonic methods to measure flow and density of materialsCharacterization with ultrasound Measurement of gas energy content with ultrasound Detecting cracks, defects, and estimate setting of ceramic materials Evaluation of paper pulp fiber suspensions with ultrasoundDistrict heating Improving accuracy of district heating terminalsNon-contact measurement of thin lubricant films Optical interferometric method to measure thickness of lubricants

  • CSEE EISLAB by the numbers

    Research leader: Prof. Jerker Delsing.Managers: Dr. Jan van Deventer and Dr. Johan CarlsonFaculty: 16 people.+30 PhD studentsOther staff: 10 people.Yearly research turnaround: EUR 3 Million.

  • EISLAB FacilitiesUltrasonics laboratoryMicroelectronics laboratoryEMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) laboratory, with shielded roomFlow measurement laboratory, for calibration and evaluation of flow meters (liquids)

  • Microelectronics laboratoryFrom bare die to tested system!

  • EMC laboratoryShielded chamber, 5x8x4 mAntennas, transmitters, and receiversFrequency range 30 MHz 2.5 GHzTesting include: Emission tests (radiated, conducted) Immunity (radiated, conducted) Transients (ESD, surge, burst) Shielding efficiency

  • Selected research projects within Mixed Mode DesignSensor networking platformEISCAT radarMicroelectronics

  • MULLE Sensor networking platformBase for Embedded Internet Systems (EIS)On board web server and Bluetooth communicationAnalog and digital sensor interfacesDiscrete design (COTS)Minimal size (25x23x5) mm Sensor networking platform (1/2)

  • The complete HW solutionSensor networking platform (2/2)

  • EISCATEuropean Incoherent Scatter RadarStudies Magnetosphere and ionised parts of atmosphere (Northern light).900 MHz transmitter in Troms, Norway. Receivers in Troms, Kiruna (Sweden), and Sodankyl (Finland). Headquarters in Kiruna.500 MHz transmitter and receiver at Svalbard.EISCAT (1/2)

  • EISCAT-3DEU FP6 funded development and modernization.Several PartnersRutherford Labs (England), Troms University (Norway)EISCAT, LTU/EISLABTarget: New transmitter and array antennas for reception.EISLAB responsibility: Receiver front end at 225 MHz.Present Kiruna receiver antenna (32 m diameter)EISCAT (2/2)

  • Microelectronics at EISLABSW and support through EuropracticeCadence environmentSeveral designs through austriamicrosystems (AMS)Handling and measurementMicroelectronics labEMC labMicroelectronics (1/6)

  • A 16 bit 60 W converter

    AMS 0.35 m CMOSDesigned for ambulatory ECG equipmentLow bandwidth with high oversampling ratio

    Microelectronics (2/6)

  • Relative ultrasound energy measurementAMS 0.35 m CMOSMeasures energy content of incoming ultrasound pulsePurely analog signal processingState machine for chip control

    Microelectronics (3/6)

  • Continous time voltage comparator

    AMS 0.35 m SiGe BiCMOSStable propagation timeLow power consumptionSuitable for time quantization A/D converters and detection of pulse arrival

    Microelectronics (4/6)

  • Transmit / receive chip for piezoelectric devices

    AMS HV 0.8 m CMOSHigh voltage generation for excitation (up to 40 V from 3 V supply)Amplifier for received echoState machine for chip controlOperating time of several years from single Lithium battery possible

    Microelectronics (5/6)

  • The thumb-size ultrasound measurement system

    Attachment of microelectronics directly on a piezoelectric transducerEliminates the need for cabling and matching networksGood pulse control possibilitiesSmall size

    Microelectronics (6/6)

  • CSEE Media Technology research focus Mobility (wireless networks and adaptation). Pervasive computing. Context-aware systems. Distributed real-t