Leuven ICT (LICT) centre 'Workshop on autonomous, location-aware wireless sensor networks'

LICT kindly invites you to its workshop on 'autonomous, location-aware wireless sensor networks' that will take place on Friday, October 29th 2010, at 13:00.

This workshop will be organised on occasion of the end of the SBO project Pinballs: PIN-less BAttery-Less Low-power microSystems. Besides for presentations by the project partners (K.U.Leuven, Ansem) on the results of the project, there will also be testimonies by industrial speakers (Televic, LMS) about the usage of this kind of technology in their respective application domains.

Date: Friday October 29th, 2010
Time: 13:00 - 18:00
Location: K.U.Leuven, Dept. of Electrical Engineering - ESAT, lok. 00.62, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, Leuven


PINBALLS: PIN-less BAttery-Less Low-power microSystems is an SBO-project funded by the IWT, running from 01/04/2006 up to 30/09/2010.
Project partners are: K.U.Leuven - ESAT/MICAS, AnSem NV, Flanders Mechatronics (FMTC) VZW and Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek (VIL) VZW.

The overall target of the project was to develop a smart ultra-low-power microsystem platform that is single chip, fully integrated, fully autonomous in its energy provision (battery-less, taking the energy from RF waves in the environment) and connected wirelessly to its environment (pin-less). This device can either be used in identification applications or as a sensor node in a wireless sensor network creating ambient intelligence applications.
Both the autonomously powered tag as well as a battery powered hub were developed in the project by the partners K.U.Leuven and Ansem respectively. Next to the original goal of developing extremely low-power communicating devices, the system has been extended with tag localisation capabilities as well, enabling localisation with cm precision.


LICT (Leuven Information and Communication Technology centre) is a cross-departmental centre within the K.U.Leuven (Group Science & Technology) that bundles the complementary expertise of electronic engineers, computer scientists, sociologists and law experts from the K.U.Leuven and its association partners that are active in the area of ICT. The mission of the centre is to 'coordinate and promote top-level research on the design and application of ICT systems, both hardware and software, in support of industry and society'. It currently represents about 50 professors and more than 350 researchers from multiple research groups and is organised around seven research lines: 'wireless communication systems', 'mixed-signal interface systems', 'embedded systems and software', 'distributed software', 'ICT security', 'human-machine interaction' and 'knowledge technologies'. (For more information see: http://www.kuleuven.be/LICT)

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