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Science in the Faculty of Electrical, Electronic, Computer and Control Engineering



The latest major research projects

The Faculty's scientists cooperate internationally on interdisciplinary projects. The research that is carried out at the organization converges with the needs of the society and industry.

 

One primary example of leading research projects is the FP 7 project Concepts, capacities, and methods for testing EV systems and their interoperability within smartgrids. Its objective is to assess compatibility of electric vehicles (EV) and existing electrical infrastructure for recharging these vehicles (EVSE). Reference architecture for EV – EVSE information transfer was defined and developed. Unified protocols for integrated performance analysis with regard to electrical energy transfer and communication interfaces were also defined. 


Another example of important research is the development of ultra-fast graphene infrared photodetectors during the Photo-Graph project. The simulations that were performed made it possible to build an active component operating at ambient temperatures where the nature of the dependency of the photo signal on the detector's power indicated unequivocally that the signal was generated in the graphene layer. The detector can be used for characterization of measurement systems with fast and broadband laser sources. 

 

The Faculty has also been a beneficiary of research grant programmes. Since 2015, the Institute of Electronics has been participating in a European research grant under the Horizon 2020 funding scheme. The project called Sound of vision: natural sense of vision through acoustics and haptics is aimed at developing a support system for the visually impaired to enhance their spatial orientation and improve their unassisted mobility. The Institute has been responsible for the following research tasks: 3D scene reconstruction of the surrounding environment, sonification and spatial sound reproduction, electroencephalography (EEG) of people with low vision, and construction of the hardware of a mobile prototype and its usability testing.

 

A decisive gap in the process industry is the lack of qualified distributed process parameter measurements for optimal control. Process tomography is a ground-breaking technology to bridge this gap. Just with the recent development in high-power massive parallel computing this technology has gained the required real-time capability. TOMOCON as a European network of leading academic and industrial partners from different sectors dedicates its efforts in research and training towards development of tomography-based industrial process control. With that it shall generate new scientific and technical knowledge in this emerging field; develop and demonstrate new technological solutions of advanced industrial control by tomographic sensors; align tomography-based process control with concepts of knowledge-based control, big data analysis and advanced human-machine interfaces; and enhance the scientific and transferable skills of early stage researchers to meet future needs of the industry. Together with world-leading industrial sensor and control solution providers, process engineering and production companies TOMOCON shall demonstrate the functionality of tomography-assisted process control in four industry-relevant demonstration cases, which serve as benchmarks to demonstrate improvements in energy and resource efficiency as well as product quality. That is: control of inline fluid separation, control of microwave drying processes, control of continuous metal casting, and control of batch crystallization processes.

Scientific cooperation

  1. with research partners:
  • national:
  • Kielce University of Technology,
  • AGH University of Science and Technology,
  • Warsaw University of Technology, 
  • Centre for Laser Technologies of Metals,
  • Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences,
  • Military Institute of Medicine in Warsaw,
  • Medical University of Lodz,
  • Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering in Cracow,
  • Institute of Electrical Engineering in Gdansk;

 

  • international:
  • Université d'Artois, France;
  • University of Pavia, Italy;
  • Bergen University College, Norway;
  • University of Jena, Germany;
  • University of Maribor, Slovenia;
  • the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN;
  • DESY, Gemany;

 

  1.  with business partners:
  • PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna;
  • Elektrownia Bełchatów;
  • BTC Business Technology Consulting;
  • Orange Polska,
  •  Słodownia Soufflet Polska,
  • VIGO Systems,
  • ABB,
  • Zasada Bikes.

Contact

18/22 Stefanowskiego Street
90-924 Lodz
phone: +48 42 631 25 02
Website


Date of record:2018-06-26
Date of actualization:2019-06-25

Submited by:
Agnieszka Garcarek-Sikorska,

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