Smart Sensors Research Unit


LBS Augmented Reality Assistive System for Utilities Infrastructure Management through Galileo and EGNOS


LARA project will develop a mobile device to assist the utility management professionals on the field. The hand-held, low cost, mobile device will integrate state-of-the-art technologies in the domain of positioning and sensors (GNSS), Augmented Reality (AR), 3D GIS geo-databases. The system will guide utility field workers by helping them ‘see’ beneath the ground, rendering the complexity of the 3D models of the underground grid such as water, gas and electricity...

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MARINE environmental in situ Assessment and monitoring tool BOX


MariaBox will develop a wireless marine environment analysis device for monitoring chemical and biological pollutants while installed into a buoy, a maritime means of transport or a mooring. The device, based on novel biosensors, will be of high-sensitivity, portable and capable of repeating measurements over a long time, allowing permanent deployment at sea. The word “MARIA” is the plural of the Latin “mar” (sea) and expresses the wide applicability that...

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Standardised Metrology of Nano-structured Coatings with Low Surface Energy


A novel technique was addressed in the NATURAL project, whereby surface coatings are assessed on the macro level, using surface-flow interaction physics. This technique is adopted since nano-coatings have the ability to modify the surface energy, in addition to tailoring surface roughness. The testing technique involves the development of an understanding of the relationship between physical properties of fluid flow at the surface, surface roughness (morphology)...

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Automated Pest Management System for the Food System


The PESTISCAN project aimed in the development of a complete pest management system which is based on various automated monitoring traps. Images and other sensor data from the traps are collected in a gateway point for each monitored industry, where the pests are automatically identified and counted. Three different traps were developed for the project needs: A flying insects trap, a crawling insects trap and a rodents trap...

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Unified Performance Prediction Model for Structures and Infrastructures Incorporating Diverse Monitoring Data


The aim of structural managing authorities is to ensure that structures during their design life fulfill their purpose and functionality while maintaining the safety of the users. As deterioration progresses, it becomes increasingly expensive, considering that the cost of repairs includes not only the materials and labour cost, but also disruption to users and social costs. The PREMISES project aimed to develop performance prediction models...

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Reconfigurable Ultra-Autonomous Novel Robots


RUNNER aimed at providing a framework based on which highly autonomous Robots with much better perception than the existing solutions, were created. This innovative infrastructure utilizes high-end reconfigurable devices; it has been proved that the reconfigurable devices allow for extremely higher performance and power-efficient processing when implementing data manipulation methods...

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Development of a Handheld Thermal Imaging Device for Inspection of Structures


The THERMOCAMERA project aimed to develop and implement an innovative, low-cost, small-sized portable system, which incorporates state of the art algorithms for the detection of energy losses through the utilization of infrared thermal images and wireless sensor networks. The system offers a robust and very fast alternative to conventional tools used for this purpose giving the capability to its operator to conduct diagnostic tests in real time...

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AQUA Knowledge and Innovation Transfer for Water Saving in the Mediterranean Basin


Mediterranean water resources are extremely under stress, especially in the south and eastern shore. In Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia, water demand constantly increases, while water use efficiency can still be considered as limited. These are the two most critical factors regarding the sustainability of the most elementary earth resource: water. Under this concept, policies aiming at improving usage efficiency and at reduced losses and poor usage are urgently needed...

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Innovative System for Intelligent on-line Monitoring of Potable Water Quality at Consumer Sites


One of the continuous challenges facing the various institutions of public health is the regular monitoring and control of the quality of potable water. Even though the quality of the water that exits the treatment station is in general very high, the quality of water that is actually delivered to the consumer may not be as high. The main objective of WATERALERT project was to design and develop a system for monitoring the quality of potable water delivered to the consumers...

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Seismic Safety and Vulnerability Mitigation of School Buildings


The Cyprus State acting in a pioneering way decided the seismic retrofitting of all school buildings by investing large sums. The Schools program: a) proposes a methodology for examining the effectiveness of retrofitting in increasing the seismic safety and reducing the vulnerability of schools, b) uses in-situ measurements for the updating of mathematical models of structures and c) proposes a methodology for rational decision making for future strengthening...

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Obstacle Detection System under Power Transmission Lines


The control of the forest trees’ growth and the presence of tree branches among the power lines is an open problem for electricity transmission companies. The FIREALERT project developed a system which consists of sensor nodes, and is used to identify the interferences caused by vegetation in transmission lines through continuous control of the power of the communication signal...

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Ad-Hoc Wireless Sensor Networks for Automatic Meter Reading and Vulnerability Assessment of Water Piping Networks


The AMR project took the knowledge developed so far to a different level, expanding the relevant scientific framework and culminating in an integrated hardware/software solution of wireless sensors that is used for both vulnerability assessment and automatic meter reading for urban water distribution networks...

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Energy-Efficient Embedded and Mobile Multiprocessor System-on-Chip Architectures


This project aimed to apply system-level optimization algorithms in order to reduce the energy of mobile and embedded processors by at least 10% more than existing system-level energy reduction algorithms, while maintaining performance and reliability. The algorithms were designed in hardware, and were prototyped on FPGA technology. Additionally, the project aimed to create a GUI Visualization environment where the implemented algorithms are utilized...

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Portable Particle Detection Device


The asbestos industry started operation in the late 1870s. The first accounts of severe respiratory disease in its workers were published in England (1898, 1906), France (1907) and Italy (1908). Regulations for exposure to asbestos were introduced about a hundred years ago in order to reduce incidence of asbestosis and malignant tumours. Standards have been progressively tightened in line with growing awareness of the dangers...

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SPA Quality and Safety Monitoring System


The objective of this project was to design a prototype wireless sensor system for monitoring the quality of the SPA services provided by hotels and other tourist resorts. SignalGeneriX advanced DSP sensor technology was used along with intelligent software agent technologies in order to provide continuous and unattended monitoring of key air and water parameters preventing undesired conditions and ensuring high standards on Customers' Satisfaction...

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Leak Detection and Management in Urban Water Networks Using Wireless Sensors


The main objective of WATERSENSE was the development of a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) System for the continuous monitoring of the water supply urban networks aiming to the early detection of water leaks in order to accomplish reduction of water loses. The integration and automisation of several leak-finding and water supply network management methods is expected to lead to the optimization of the networks’ operation...

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Wireless Sensor Networks Lab


In the framework of the research infrastructure project SENSORLAB, SignalGeneriX Ltd in collaboration with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Cyprus and Athens Institute of Technology has established a state-of-the-art Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) laboratory. The cutting edge research laboratory serves as the basis for all SignalGeneriX R&D activities in the area of wireless sensor networks...

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