SINTEF Digital Communication
Communication is the process of conveying information from one point to another. Basically, a communication system consists of a transmitter (sender) and a receiver (recipient) connected via a physical medium called the channel.
Communication is the process of conveying information from one point to another. Basically, a communication system consists of a transmitter (sender) and a receiver (recipient) connected via a physical medium called the channel. SINTEF ICT conducts research focused on developing systems facilitating fast, reliable and energy-efficient data communication using electromagnetic signals via all types of channel. We frequently develop hardware prototypes in order to test and verify our researched concepts.
Sound signals such as speech and music carry important and desired information in our everyday lives. Communication acoustics deals with the transmission, reception, and processing of such sound. In addition to a thorough understanding of sound propagation, electronics, and signal processing, understanding how we humans percieve sound is essential in communication acoustics.
The monitoring of critical environmental parameters is particularly important as part of the sustainable development of contemporary society. For example, current levels of marine resource exploitation demand accurate monitoring methods in order to support appropriate management strategies. The same applies to the major pressures exerted on the environment by the shipping and oil- and gas industries. SINTEF ICT is active as a driving force in this field and collaborates both with industry and the public sector to develop methods and technologies for accurate and effective environmental monitoring. Our project activities include;
Internet of Things (IoT) considers pervasive presence in the environment of a variety of things. Through wireless and wired connections and unique addressing schemes the things are able to interact with each other and cooperate with other things to create new applications/services and reach common goals.
Navigation is the art and science of determining the position and course of an object of interest. In the past the term was most often applied to ships, but today navigation is more important than ever and affects everyone. The cutting edge of navigation technology is focused not only on ever improving accuracy, but also on increasing availability to allow users of smartphones and other devices to navigate indoors and out, as well as reliability to protect users of navigation products from errors.
We are now living in a digital, service-based economy. Over the last decade, industries and all other sectors have adopted more service- and user-oriented approaches, placing customers at the centre and basing their communications with them regarding provision and use on the connectivity provided by the internet.
The vision of smart cities is to facilitate better-informed and optimal preparation and use of the infrastructure services by means of ICT. This provides a potential for significant savings both in terms of cost and energy consumption, which is necessary to ensure sustainability of the modern society.
UTOFIA will offer a compact and cost-effective underwater imaging system for turbid environments.
Autonomous mobile systems are capable of reasoning about and solving unstructured problems without the direct intervention of humans, and central to future exploitation of the ocean space.
Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most common occupational diseases. This is a fact even if most countries have legislations specifying how much sound employees can be exposed to. Therefore new models for NIHL seem to be necessary to reduce the risk of developing hearing disorders.
European aircraft to use satellite communication
The European aviation sector is planning to introduce satellite communication between aircraft and the ground, resulting in fewer zig-zag flight paths, reductions in CO2 emissions, and saved time and money. Norwegian researchers are looking into data security risks.
New flexible ticketing on buses
Soon you won't have to worry about how to pay your bus and train fares. All you need is your mobile phone or a bank card.