TRICE. ioT smaRt sensIng machine
TRICE project aims at providing existing production machines of the capabilities of adaptive control systems and active compensation features to fully optimize the performance of the manufacturing systems and minimize machine faults by the introduction of a smart IoT sensing machine suited to log and store in-line process parameters of a production machine, especially an aluminum fin forming machine in a heat exchanger assembly line. The optimization of the process using an automatic decision engine and the deployment of vision and optical metrology systems will improve the performance of the manufacturing system, minimizing the machine faults and increasing the quality.
Coordinator: Novasis Innovazione, Partner: JDeus
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 777455, Iot4Industry.
FALKOR. Multifunctional platform for the measurement of odor emissions, toxic and pollutant gas by using drone
Falkor research project has the goal to develop a new product/service for the monitoring of air quality by developing an innovative platform suited to integrate sensors for the detection and measurement of odor emissions, toxic and pollutant gas using drones or UAV. Market sectors: environmental, industrial, maritime, etc.
The research project Falkor is co-funded by EC-FESR and Aosta Valley region.
Greenfactory4compo. Green Factory for Composites
The project aims to find innovative manufacturing solutions to increase the use of high performance composite polymeric materials in an environmentally-friendly manner (factory and not only), combining technical cost / investment benefits, with sustainable environmental and energy impact. The project is based on two research lines: production and use of new materials for structural and aesthetic applications, and the manufacturing of the Intelligent Factory Technology Platform (Industry 4.0).
Partners: 6 large companies, 13 SMEs, 4 research organizations. Leader: Fiat Research Center
Humans. Human centered Manufacturing Systems
The project aims to create innovative technical solutions for performing complex operations through robust and safe human-robot interaction. The new factory paradigm will be achieved according to the following development lines: Collaborative, Mobile and Wearable Robots, Self-Adaptive Workstations, Internet of Things in Industry (IoT). The project is part of the “Intelligent Factory” technology platform (Industry 4.0).
Partners: 5 large companies, 9 SMEs, 3 research organizations. Lead: COMAU
UdR SIP. Predictive Integrated Systems
The SIP Research Unit intends to develop tools to investigate alteration/degradation of materials caused by the time-varying by non-invasive monitoring techniques of accessible surfaces and theoretical models capable of predicting the advancement of processes in progress. The Research Program includes three Operational Projects. Novasis is coordinator of the SMART project (Multidimensional Sensors and Networks), which concerns the construction of an innovative, multidimensional sensor network capable of continuously and reliably tracking valuable artistic and cultural sites. The network will be characterized by low installation and management costs, guaranteed by high energy autonomy. Data obtained, when validated, is stored in cloud, possibly even in open mode, for their processing, analysis and visualization of the aggregate or punctual data.
Partner: Aosta Valley Astronomical Observatory, Valle d’Aosta Autonomous Region – Department of Culture Education – Superintendence Department for Cultural Heritage and Activities – Structured Analysis and co-financed Projects, Aisico
NOVASENS. Innovative sensory system platform for the smart sensing of pollutant and toxic gas emissions
The project aims to develop an innovative compact, low cost and “smart” sensor prototype for the monitoring of air quality based on TDLAS (Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy) technique. Two prototypes have been realized, the first one for the monitoring of CO2 in the range 99.5-100% vol. with 50ppm accuracy and +/-200ppm precision. Partner: INRiM-National Institute of Metrological Research
QUADRANTE. Quality of Urban Air with Data Realtime Analysis for the Monitors of Trend of Emissions
The project aims to develop a highly innovative tool for providing information on the quality of air, and in particular the NO2. The software tool, developed in the project to provide the predictive air quality index, is based on an innovative architecture in which deterministic models and artificial intelligence coexist. The data structure of the project has been utilized by the Smart Data Platform that was used to make some raw data available in open mode. The project saw the involvement of the Ivrea Commune as a living-lab.
Partner: CSP, Polytechnic University of Turin, Astramec, Mext, Netsurfing, Salt & Lemon, SSE, Synthesis3
SMASH-GAMING. Miniaturized Sensor for the Analysis and Sensing of H2S and other toxic GAses by means of INteGration of nanostructures
The project aims to develop an innovative semiconductor sensor for monitoring the concentration of H2S. The sensor has been integrated into a measuring cell and its functional feasibility has been demonstrated in a landfill test site.
Partner: Polytechnic University of Turin, Agoren, Trustech
UdR ATLAS. Advanced Technology Laboratory for Automation Science
The ATLAS Research Unit aims to develop intelligent information systems for the classification and saving of large amounts of data. The demonstrator, a vision system, has been able to perform tests to monitor surface defects on mechanical details.
Partner: Aosta Valley Astronomical Observatory
HExEC. Hand Exoskeleton Emg Controlled
The project has developed a prototype of soft exoskeletal glove that can mitigate motor deficits in people with hand pathologies and improve fatigue and strength resistance in standardized people. Implementation has been made possible by the use of surface electromyographic signals (sEMG). Portability and usability are two of the features of the developed glove demonstrator.
Partner: Italian Institute of Technology, OTBioelectronics, SUISM, BFT, MAIP, Polytechnic University of Turin
GREAT 2020 “The green engine for air traffic in 2020”
The aim of the project is the development of technologies that enable a significant reduction of aircraft fuel consumption and noise. Novasis contributed to the Mechatronics WP and in particular to the development of a prognostic electronics board with FMEA analysis and PCB implementation.
Partner: Avio GE, Polytechnic University of Turin, Sky Technology
NOVAVITA. Miniaturized wireless sensor system for the remote sensing of neonatal vital signs
The goal of the project is to develop a non-invasive wireless body area network (WBAN) for monitoring haemoglobin saturation, ECG and superficial body temperature, characterized by low consumption and energy recovery systems. Functional tests of the demonstrator were conducted at S. Anna Hospital in Turin.
Partner: Politecnico di Torino, Infant Hospital S. Anna of Turin, Sanitary Company Valle d’Aosta