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Wireless sensor networks and embedded devices

Competence

VTT develops wireless sensor networks and embedded devices for industrial condition monitoring systems, for infrastructure and environmental monitoring, hybrid positioning, sports measurements, wellness and healthcare applications and for emergency operations. VTT has a long experience on sensor network research and development. Development process combines our knowledge in short and long range communication methods and embedded systems including data analysis methods.

Challenges

Development of wireless sensor network technologies enables new distributed high performance applications. In research our challenges are set by the following:

  • QoS-requirements, real-time response, restricted wireless bandwidth
  • multi-hop synchronization
  • reliable data encryption
  • multipath-fading, interference of other radio systems
  • radio based localization
  • energy efficiency and energy autonomy of wireless devices.

Use of new innovative and state-of-the-art sensor network technologies enables us to be in the cutting edge of the development.

Solutions

  • condition monitoring systems
  • environmental monitoring
  • hybrid positioning and inertial navigation systems
  • sports measurements
  • time synchronized wireless networks
  • powerful DSP platforms
  • mobile phone compatible sensors with Bluetooth/NFC communication
  • low-cost energy efficient wireless platforms with power management
  • energy autonomous wireless devices with energy harvesting or multi-year battery lifetime.

Benefits

  • low-cost easily deployable measurement systems
  • cable-free energy autonomous instrumentation
  • custom measurement systems for customer applications
  • real-time data transfer
  • remote diagnostics


Additional information

Pirkka Tukeva
Customer Manager, Team Leader
+358 20 722 2179

Esko Strömmer
Senior Research Scientist
+358 20 722 2430

Additional information

Pirkka Tukeva
Customer Manager, Team Leader
+358 20 722 2179

Esko Strömmer
Senior Research Scientist
+358 20 722 2430

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