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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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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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Head of MFOL/ICCS
    • Prof. Nikolaos K. Uzunoglu
    • Dr Rodoula Makri, Senior researcher ICCS