09 December 2020

Two projects at Linköping University have received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative. One is about equipment for monitoring air pollution; the other concerns interruption-free wireless communication.

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David Bastviken and Magnus Gålfalk, researchers at LiU’s Department of Thematic Studies, have been granted approx. SEK 6 million for the project TRIAGE, which aims to develop a more effective sensor for monitoring air pollution. Air pollution is a serious risk to our health, but current technology for monitoring air pollution is not efficient enough. By using the latest technology for optical gas measurement, the monitoring system will be able to detect and alert for many types of hazardous gases simultaneously at locations where the air is polluted. The new sensor will be tested in both Sweden and Switzerland, and is expected to play an important role in the future of air quality monitoring.

REINDEER, a project led by Erik G. Larsson at LiU’s Department of Electrical Engineering, is to receive approx. SEK 6 million. The project will develop smart technology for wireless communication, with special focus on interactive experiences that require uninterrupted communication with multiple connected units simultaneously. The project will develop a new radio infrastructure technology, called RadioWeaves, where antennae, with all associated technology, are integrated into natural objects such as buildings and furniture. RadioWeaves will increase data speeds and performance ten-fold, compared to today’s systems.

Horizon 2020 is the EU’s largest research and innovation programme ever. It funds research that addresses various societal challenges.


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