Electronics for the environment Lab

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 Introduction on Electronics for the environment Lab  

The research developed in the laboratory “Electronics for the environment” includes design of circuits, and systems, software and methodologies for developing solutions of projects that have a strong interaction with environment and territory.  Main topics are:

 GIS: Development of simulation tools within a Geographic Information System. Management of data detected remotely, e.g. by a WSN, and transmitted to central unit. Forecast's models of evolution anthropic activity or natural phenomena.

 WSN: Design of network node. Data management detected by sensors. Development of customized electronic cards, and prototypes based on the Arduino board. Management of power consumption for design low voltage and low power.

 Harvesting: Study on system architectures of energy harvesting and scavenging. Power autonomy of WSN’s node. Microbial fuel cell dedicated to the smart farms. Design of step-up and step-down converters DC-DC, AC-DC. 

 GPR/ARTVA: Development of systems for detecting buried or trapped victims under avalanches or debris. The work on Ground Penetrating Radar system benefited from networking activities carried out within the EU funded COST Action TU1208 “Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar ”

 UAV: Recent development that aims at organizing an aerial platform for detecting environmental data. GPR on board of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for improving detection system of buried people. 

Scientific manager: Prof. Vincenzo Ferrara

The laboratory is on the fourth floor of the Department DIET – room 413