Scientific Projects

1 Jan 2012– 30 Jun 2015

RLW Navigator aims to develop an innovative Process Navigator to configure, integrate, test and validate applications of Remote Laser Welding (RLW) in automotive assembly addressing today’s critical needs for frequently changing operating conditions and product-mix provisions. Thus, RLW Navigator will crucially serve as an enabler for future energy efficient smart factories. Our Laboratory is responsible for configuring RLW robotic cells, generating optimal off-line robot programs, as well as simulating the operation of cells.

1 Jan 2012– 31 Dec 2014

Earth observation is a growing field of interest in various application areas, such as monitoring agricultural activity, detection of pollution and environmental crimes, management of urban area expansion, crisis management, including civil protection, or homeland security. However, the evaluation of the collected remotely needs exhausting human intervention up to now due to the rich and continuously augmenting content and various aspects of assessment. For this reason, necessity of automated recognition problems in remote sensing is raised by both national and international demands.

1 Dec 2011– 30 Nov 2014

The lean usage of resources and improvement of energy efficiency have been receiving increasing attention in recent years, and even the less environmentally conscious will have to change their consumption practices due to rising energy prices as well as more and more strict regulations. In some cases, such adaptation may require in-depth expert knowledge and thorough planning, implementation and operation procedures, as is the case with the energy management of large public buildings.

1 Dec 2011– 30 Nov 2013

Due to sharp increase in the number of video recording devices, the digital multimedia can be produced at many sources and can be injected at most different places into a fully distributed and multimodal environment. The large amount of multimedia data is produced and consumed in most different quality, with most different aims and requirements. The aim of the project is apply formal and combinatorial optimisation methods in the development of novel distribution layer for multimedia delivery considering the above video usage pattern.

1 Nov 2011– 31 Oct 2014

The All-Electric Aircraft is a major target for the next generation of aircraft to lower consumption of non-propulsive power and thus fuel burn. To eliminate hydraulic circuits, pumps and reservoirs, Electro Mechanical Actuators (EMA) are mandatory but now need to meet cost, reliability and weight requirements from the airframers.

15 Oct 2011– 31 Oct 2014

The aim of the Networking Activities from the agINFRA project is to foster a culture of cooperation between the agricultural scientific communities benefiting from research infrastructures and help develop a more efficient and attractive European Research Area.

1 Oct 2011– 30 Sep 2014

The SCI-BUS project aims to ease the life of e-Scientists by creating a new science gateway customisation methodology based on the generic-purpose gUSE/WS-PGRADE portal family. The customised science gateways will enable scientists to focus on their work and exploit resources of main Distributed Computing Infrastructures (DCIs) without the need to deal with the underlying infrastructures' details.

1 Sep 2011– 30 Sep 2013

The aim of the project is to do experiments about an e-science platform which supports the daily activities of researchers and creative workers. The software tools and services used by researchers changes rapidly nowadays mostly because of the fast evolution of ICT, and therefore researchers need to devote much time to learning and practicing the use of these tools in order to enhance their productivity.

10 Feb 2011– 31 Dec 2014

In the case of flow simulations (CFD) the computational problem can be defined on a 2D or 3D array (NxM, NxMxL) type Virtual Cellular Machine while the operation of each processing element is described as a mathematical expression, acyclic data flow graph or UMF diagram. The problem to be solved is how to map the computational problem on a virtual array to a given physical FPGA where area/processor (logic slices, DSP slices), on-chip memory (BRAM) and off-chip memory bandwidth are limited. To conserve memory bandwidth the arrays are computed serially as a 1D stream of cells.

1 Jan 2011– 31 Dec 2013

The work will focus on the research of indexing, retrieval and visualization schemes for searches over large video pools. The main goals of this research could be summarized as the following: