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Microwaves and Fiber Optics Lab of the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (MFOL/ICCS) Athens – IST event 2/6/2003. MFOL ICCS. Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS): within National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) but different legal body

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Mfol iccs

Microwaves and Fiber Optics Lab of the Institute of Communications and Computer Systems(MFOL/ICCS)Athens – IST event 2/6/2003


Mfol iccs

MFOL ICCS

  • Institute of Communications and Computer Systems (ICCS):within National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) but different legal body

  • Microwaves and Fiber Optics Lab (MFOL)

  • Head: Prof. N.K. Uzunoglu

  • established in 1985, member of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the ICCS

  • MFOL/ICCS operates according to the Presidential Decree of 379/98 as an academic and research unit


Activity areas 1

Activity Areas (1)

  • long-standing experience in design, development, simulation, testing and measurement of wireless components, embedded systems and subsystems.

  • Large infrastructure (Lab instruments, anechoic chamber, Faraday room, CAD tools), worth approx. 1,5 MEUROs

  • Established ISO 9001 (May 2000, TUV Hellas)

  • During the last 10 years: significant contributions to European Union Projects such as IST, LIFE, GROWTH, Esprit, RACE, ACTS etc.

  • MFOLis specialised in the research and development of a wide spectrum of topics in the frequency region starting from low radio frequencies up to optical signals


Activity areas 2

Activity Areas (2)

  • Wireless and Microwave Telecommunications and Systems

  • Design, development, testing of wireless transceivers.

  • point-to-point wide bandwidth systems

  • mobile communication terminals: Various Bands transceivers, wireless networks 802.11b, 802.11a, hyperlan I and II

  • Antennas design, simulation, development and measurements:

  • design and development of several types of antennas

    • microstrip, slots, waveguides and dielectric technology antennas

  • use of modern software like HFSS for the antennas simulation with FEM techniques.

  • antenna measurements are carried out in the anechoic chamber (8.5m x 5.5m x3.5m) that is inside MFOL premises


Activity areas 3 lab of tomorrow

Activity Areas (3): Lab of Tomorrow

  • Sensors and Embedded Systems in combination with Wireless Technologies

  • MFOL / ICCS is coordinator of the LAB OF TOMORROW project (IST-2000-25076)

  • www.laboftomorrow.org

  • Participants from Greece, Germany, Italy, UK, Austria

  • LAB OF TOMORROW Objectives

  • Development of a pedagogical framework that allow successful application of theemerging technology in everyday learning

  • Enhancement of a constructionist approach in science teaching.


Activity areas 3 lab of tomorrow1

Activity Areas (3): Lab of tomorrow

  • Lab of Tomorrow Objectives (cont.)

  • new educational tools and learning environments

  • technological innovation is designed with educational targets and criteria

  • Development of a concrete evaluation scheme of the educational and technological aspects


Activity areas 3 lab of tomorrow2

Activity Areas (3): Lab of Tomorrow

  • Wearable sensors, measuring specific physical quantities and wireless units

  • Data collected during students' activities since they are embedded in

    • every day objects (an accelerometer embedded inside a ball) or

    • in cloths (heart pulse meter embedded in a T-shirt)

  • data transmitted and presented with a graphical user-interface

  • students can easily investigate trends and patterns and correlate them with the theory taught at school


Participation on the ist 2 nd call

Participation on the IST 2nd call

  • Possible participation based on:

  • An Integrated System for Novel Learning and Training Processes with Embedded Sensors and Virtual Reality

  • Submitted as expression of interest in response to Call EOI.FP6.2002, in Embedded Systems


Ist 2 nd call 2

IST 2nd call (2)

  • Goals:

  • to create a new generation of wearables embedded systems in toys, clothes and sports instruments.

  • to overcome the traditional approach in pedagogical learning tools and training methods in sports.

  • integration with the use of a virtual reality platform for the presentation of all collected data.

  • To visualize quantities, parameters and unseen properties, which until now were estimated and understood only through their effects.

  • To adjust the above issues to people with special needs (i.e. use of VR haptics devices) for their education and athletic activities


Ist 2 nd call 3

IST 2nd call (3)

  • major axes implementing embedded technologies

    • Education and learning

    • Sports and training

    • People with special needs

    • Rehabilitation

  • where the virtual reality environment is the common platform for the presentation and visualization of data.

  • evaluation of the above major axes will be performed throughout the project

  • exploitation issues will be given great priority involving target market analysis and marketing plan.


Ist 2 nd call 4

IST 2nd call (4)

  • the ideal consortium would include:

  • Large companies possessing expertise in:

    • athletics

    • fabrication of sensors and wearable devices into clothes

    • production of clever objects with embedded sensors

    • Virtual Reality

  • Large companies or research organizations possessing expertise in:

    • in embedded systems and wearable technologies

    • integrated products development (integration of ergonomics, interaction design, mechanics, electronics hardware and software)


Ist 2 nd call 5

IST 2nd call (5)

  • Academic Institutes, Universities and SMEs with expertise in:

    • sensors, short range communication aspects, ergonomics, biomedical systems

    • software development

  • Academic Institutes and/or Organizations:

    • for pedagogical evaluation and teaching

    • for Sports and Training

  • Organizations and training centers for People with Special needs

  • End Users such as Training centers, schools and educational organizations


Contacts

Contacts

  • Head of MFOL/ICCS

    • Prof. Nikolaos K. Uzunoglu

    • [email protected]

    • Dr Rodoula Makri, Senior researcher ICCS

    • [email protected]


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