X-ORCA is highly inspired by the Barn Owl Nucleus Laminaris. It basically calculates the phase shift between two signals. On a standard, low-cost Altera Cyclone EP1C20 FPGA, X-ORCA achieves a resolution of 20ps.
BOUNCE is particularly tailored to the implementation on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). On a standard, low-cost Altera Cyclone EP1C20 FPGA, BOUNCE achieves a resolution of 10ps.
The LSB procedure employs transmitters that emit particularly configured beats. Then, a receiver can determine its position by evaluating the resulting low-frequency envelop. This evaluation has a low footprint and requires only low-cost components.
WiiLoc is a camera-based system for the localization of appliances in large office spaces. The first prototype consists of two Nintendo Wii’s and an electronic compass. By means of IR diodes, the appliances broadcast their network addresses.
Kornknecht was an attempt to localize a grain butler in grain silo of up to 50m x 50m. The required accuracy was at least 40 cm. The localization system was based on a two-dimensional position-sensitive photo diode (PSD sensor).
iHeal is a small embedded system that is directly attached to the knee. It monitors the tibia translation and is thus able to indicate an cruciate ligament rupture (ACL rupture). Due to its mechanical construction, iHeal can be used during regular sports activities.
SRD is an embedded system that tries to detect the stapedius reflex. To this end, it applies different techniques, such as filtering and doing an FFT, to the electrical data that is directly derived at the musculus stapedius.
AGE-P is an evolutionary platform for the self-organization of smart-appliances ensembles. Since the configuration of these ensembles might spontaneously change without notice, AGE-P provides a new, entirely distributed evolutionary scheme.
STAN is an embedded system that determine the various forces along a short track skate. The system visualizes the measured data, i.e., forces, in order to optimize both the skater’s locomotion and the drill’s efficiency.
iFall is an embedded system that employs 3d-acceleration and air pressure sensors. With these sensors as well as its algorithms, iFall detects an unexpected fall way before its user hits the ground.
This little gadget is a digital monitoring device that indicates the achievement of pre-specified goals. With its cool form factor, it is a perfect motivator for novice swimmers, particularly little kids.
This little gadget monitors and evaluates the individual applauding activity of its owner. It can be implemented on several platforms including smart watches and smart phones.
Firewall-on-Chip (FoC) refers to an architecture that combines both the application processor and the actual firewall in one (hardware) module. A first proof-of-concept on a standard, low-cost FPGA was able to process about 700 kilo bits per second.
The main result of the AUSTIN project is a multi-soft-core control architecture, which has dramatically reduced the architecture of the UV-setter’s controller. In addition, a newly developed exposing scheme has significantly reduced the total exposure time.