Self-powered wireless relay node

Autonomous wireless relay node powered by solar energy

 

CSP realized a self-powered wireless relay station, released from electrical network and powered by solar energy. Current and voltage information of both power sources and loads are constantly monitored and collected in the CSP’s IoT platform. The architecture designed constitutes a significant advance in the […]

HPWNet – High Performance Wireless Network

HPWNet is an experimental wireless network developed by CSP since 2005. The project started with two aims: to develop a wireless backbone in the urban area of Turin, which can be used for the rapid activation of wireless nodes in the city and as a point of departure for extensions towards neighboring municipalities.

Today, HPWNet […]

EveryAware project – Feel The Environment Android app

One of the objectives of the “Every Aware” project is monitoring some environmental variables of the surrounding environment, such as temperature, relative humidity and some air pollutants: carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), volatile organic compounds (VOC) and ozone (O3).

For this purpose we developed a dedicated “sensor box” based on an Arduino chipset, that, […]

t4A Project – Touch For Autism

 

t4A is a brainchild project of Fondazione ASPHI (Developing of Projects to reduce a handicap by means of Information Technology), which progressively involved the C.A.S.A. (Center for Autism and Asperger Syndrome) of Mondovì and of course CSP, aims to achive a practical action, using simple and intuitive technologies, to support people with disabilities, […]

Multi-touch Table

Multi-touch displays are the natural evolution of the old touch screens as they are capable of recognising multiple touches at the same time. This way of dealing with the hardware (and applications) opens up a host of new opportunities for human-computer interaction, enabling the objects on a screen to be directly manipulated by the user. […]

A real-time video broadcasting system based on the GNU Radio-USRP2 platform

A video broadcasting system conforming to the DVB-T digital TV broadcasting standard has been developed using the GNU Radio framework. The system achieves real-time operation and supports most of the communication modes defined in the standard. Using a USRP2 board with a suitable radio front-end, interoperability with commercial receivers has been proved.

The paper has […]

UAV visually assisted landing system

The visually assisted landing system lets the UAV uses its camera to identify landmarks, adjust speed and direction accordingly, and navigate to a smooth landing procedure.

The system automatically picks out features on the ground, specifically the runway marking, then tracks the way these features change from frame to frame and builds up a 2D […]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are nowadays becoming versatile and inexpensive tools for doing operations that formerly were either impossible or extremely costly. Beside the well known military applications, they can be effectively used also for non-military purposes.

Starting from using UAV platforms available on the market, CSP is actually doing R&D activities mainly on “Vertical […]