LuxSenz: Exploiting Sunlight for Wireless Communication

Marco Zuniga

by Marco Zuniga, TU Delft (Network and Embedded Systems Group)

In this information age, communication is central to our societies but it is taking a toll on the earth. As reported by Time Magazine, by 2013, we were already using 50% more energy moving bytes than moving airplanes around the world. Our societies face a major challenge: How can we satisfy our ever-growing demand for communication but in a sustainable manner?

Any new technology we develop must leave no ecological footprint, or as Bill Gates puts it “we need to go all the way down to zero”. We are investigating a new wireless communication system that relies on a free, abundant and natural resource: sunlight. Our concept operates in a way similar to using a mirror to send morse codes via reflections. We cover objects with smart materials to obtain similar changes in reflections, but without you noticing them.

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Enabling Li-Fi for the Internet of Things: advanced MAC layer aspects

Maximilian Riegel

by Maximilian Riegel, Nokia

The evolution of the Internet of Things will not only dramatically increase the number of connected devices, but will also leverage light communications to further increase the density of connected nodes, to enable ultra-reliable low latency communication, and to avoid electromagnetic compatibility and interference issues of radio signals.

Aside of the efficiency of the physical layer, there are extended requirements to the medium access control (MAC) layer functions of Li-Fi to meet the operational dynamics of IoT applications and the constraints of tiny communication nodes.

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Augmented reality beyond the wow-factor – Presented by John Schavemaker, twnkls | augmented reality

Augmented reality beyond the wow-factor – Presented by John Schavemaker, twnkls | augmented reality

In his keynote John will show multiple applications with AR that companies today have in place that increase process efficiency, convince the end customer and are exceeding by far the status of “gimmick”.

For example: how did Otolift manage to use Augmented Reality and reduce its entire process from sale to installation from 38 days to 48 hours?

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The plant of the future starts today! – Presented by Maurice Jilderda, Sitech Services

The plant of the future starts today! – Presented by Maurice Jilderda, Sitech Services, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, on January 18, 2019, at Rotterdam AHOY, The Netherlands.

This presentation gives insights in our Industry 4.0 journey. Topics are our 4.0 vision and mission, strategy, solutions and usecases.

Interview
What drives you?
Drive industry 4.0 and use this to improve safety, performance, reliability and sustainability for customers Continue reading “The plant of the future starts today! – Presented by Maurice Jilderda, Sitech Services”

Exploring the Digital Twin concept for use in civil infrastructure – Presented by Joep Paulissen, TNO

Exploring the Digital Twin concept for use in civil infrastructure – Presented by Joep Paulissen, TNO, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, on January 18, 2019, at Rotterdam AHOY, The Netherlands.

In 2018 the TNO Unit Building, Infrastructure and Maritime initiated research activities into the use of the Digital Twin concept for civil infrastructure. With the aim of ‘Learning by Doing’ we selected a relevant case study within our context of assessing the reliability of bridge structures.

By connecting TNO knowledge on relevant IT techniques with our domain knowledge on steel bridges we created first relatively simple digital twin of a steel bridge deck susceptible to fatigue cracking. Continue reading “Exploring the Digital Twin concept for use in civil infrastructure – Presented by Joep Paulissen, TNO”

FIWARE, The Open Source Platform for our Smart Digital Future – Presented by Valentijn de Leeuw, 3IF

FIWARE, The Open Source Platform for our Smart Digital Future – Presented by Valentijn de Leeuw, Vice President ARC Advisory Group, Industrial Expert at 3IF.be, Belgium, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, on January 18, 2019, at Rotterdam AHOY, The Netherlands.

Digitalization starts with digital representation of physical assets (buildings, factories, transport means, utilities, etc.) and the environment (weather, traffic, etc.) Activities in different sectors need to exchange information about those assets in a meaningful way. This requires information model or data model, which specifies with information is stored where, what its meaning and content is. Continue reading “FIWARE, The Open Source Platform for our Smart Digital Future – Presented by Valentijn de Leeuw, 3IF”

Sensors and sensor networks for smart structures – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO

Sensors and sensor networks for smart structures – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO

An overview will be presented for two types of structures, an offshore wind turbine and a bridge, where innovative sensors are installed. The presentation will discuss what type of sensors are used, how they are connected to the sensor network (or sensor system) and what is done with the data being generated. Continue reading “Sensors and sensor networks for smart structures – Presented by Rob Jansen, TNO”

From Intelligent (IoT) Sensor to Plant Reliability – Presented by Martin Blenkers, IJssel Technologie

From Intelligent (IoT) Sensor to Plant Reliability – Presented by Martin Blenkers, IJssel Technologie, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, on January 18, 2019, at Rotterdam AHOY, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The way in which innovation, intelligence and plant awareness are at the center of reliability.

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What drives you?
Our mission is simple, to provide a cost-effective means of managing all the key reliability elements without compromise on quality, plant awareness or integration. It’s mind blowing what you could do when you start to integrate reliability technologies like vibration, oil sensors, IR etc… with process related data. Continue reading “From Intelligent (IoT) Sensor to Plant Reliability – Presented by Martin Blenkers, IJssel Technologie”

IoT: The desired step change in Maintenance – Presented by Perry van der Meijden, ENGIE Services West Industrie

IoT: The desired step change in Maintenance – Presented by Perry van der Meijden, ENGIE Services West Industrie, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on January 18, 2019, at Rotterdam AHOY, The Netherlands.

The way in which intelligent sensors change the position of maintenance: From cost driver to value creator. Continue reading “IoT: The desired step change in Maintenance – Presented by Perry van der Meijden, ENGIE Services West Industrie”

Practical IoT: focus on components – the systems will follow – Presented by Simon Jagers, Semiotic Labs BV

Practical IoT: focus on components – the systems will follow – Presented by Simon Jagers, Semiotic Labs BV, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on January 18, 2019, at Rotterdam AHOY, The Netherlands.

Interview
What drives you?
Our mission is to eliminate unplanned downtime. In order to do that, we work with cutting edge technology. It’s simply awesome to apply algorithms in the physical world and see concrete results come alive.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Long run: A.I., A.I., A.I., It really is changing the world. Quantum computing as #4. Cold fusion #5. Short run: AI, improved wireless communication, improved battery life.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
I believe technology will aide humans in bringing out the best in ourselves and each other. It will eliminate tradeoffs and scarcity. Continue reading “Practical IoT: focus on components – the systems will follow – Presented by Simon Jagers, Semiotic Labs BV”