research, technology and innovation
Currently, maintenance planning in the railroad domain is predominantly performed manually and involves: Crew scheduling (assigning maintenance tasks to crews dependent on skill set) and job shop scheduling (assign time slots for vehicles to depot workstations). These activities should be synchronised and coordinated with vehicles revenue generating activity (where the vehicles are scheduled to transporting goods or passengers). Due to the substantial fixed costs involved, improved planning is expected to generate significant cost savings.
We are the research partner in Space Makers innovation project OptiSite where we try to optimise the best use of a large building site while consider a range of constraints and objectives.
SFI Manufacturing's Annual Report 2016
SFI Manufacturing is a cross-disciplinary centre for research based innovations for competitive high value manufacturing in Norway. The research centre has had a successful 2016. – The first full year for SFI Manufacturing was a great one, says centre manager Sverre Gulbrandsen-Dahl.
Cooled patients are treated differently
What is the best form of first aid for a cold, injured body? Mountain medicine researchers are now co-operating to find the answer. At present there is actually no “best practice” for treating this type of patients.
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.
Environmental Exposure Lab
The Environmental Exposure Lab has equipment to expose sensors and electronics for rough external stress of various kinds.
Health Technology Innovation Lab
The Health Technology Innovation Lab is an innovation and demonstration environment for physiological monitoring equipment and integrated Telecare-, Telehealth- and Smart home solutions.