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Oct 10, 2015

Address
University of Trento
Department of Industrial Engineering
Via Sommarive, 9 I-38123 POVO - Italy

e-mail
Davide Brunelli

Phone
+39 0461 285221

FAX
+39 0461 281977

Skype
davide.brunelli

Metrics
(Google Scholar)

Papers: 110
Citations: 2210
Cites/paper: 20,09
Cites/year: 184,5
h-index: 26

Associations
Member of ARTeD association.

Short Bio

Dr. Davide BRUNELLI
Assistant Professor at University of Trento since 2010.

Davide Brunelli

Degree in Electrical Engineering (2002), PhD in Electrical Engineering (2007) from the University of Bologna. From 2005 to 2007 he has been visiting researcher at ETHZ studying to develop methodologies for Energy Harvesting aware embedded design. He currently cooperates with ETHZ on energy efficient distributed sensor platforms. He was scientific supervisor of several EU FP7 projects: EEB-ENV-3ENCULT, ICT-GENESI and FP7 Network of Excellence - ARTISTDESIGN - Design for embedded systems.

He was leading industrial cooperation activities with Telecom Italia, STMicroelectronics and Hewlett-Packard. Member of several Technical Program Committees of conferences in the field of sensor networks and energy management, including the The Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE) conference and the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, the International Workshop on Energy in Wireless Sensor Networks. He is author of more than 60 papers in international journals and conferences, that have been cited more than 800 times, with an H-index of 18.




Research Interests


Development of new techniques of Energy Scavenging for embedded electronic systems
  The study is focused on hardware and software codesign. In particular hardware research involves maximum power point tracking methods, conversion techniques using multiple sources (i.e. photovoltaic, vibrations, RF…) and power consumption optimization. Research on software solutions for energy harvesting is oriented to power management policies, energy control and prediction algorithms

Exploring interaction and design issues in embedded personal device and wireless sensor network
  Particular emphasis is dedicated on ultra-low power design and energy management and research is focused on battery-less systems which use alternative storage devices (e.g. supercapacitors, Li-ion capacitors)

Development and optimization of low-power and low-cost Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) for Climate and Environmental Monitoring.

Development of algorithms for position analysis and tracking in indoor environments
  Positioning platforms use self powered WSNs deployed in the environment. Exploration of different methods and positioning engines (e.g. GPS, Bluetooth based, RSSI based)

Ubiquitous computing oriented to the cooperation through mobile devices and development of applications for portable systems

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Past Postions and other activities

2011-2012
Temporary Scientific Consultant (University of BOLOGNA)
2009-2010
Principal investigator and Scientific coordinator at T3LAB (Italy) Institute for ICT technology, funded by Regione Emilia-Romagna and Unindustria
2005, 2006, 2007
Visiting Researcher at ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
2007-2011
Research Fellow at University of BOLOGNA
2004
Ph.D. candidate at University of BOLOGNA
2002
Research Grant at University of BOLOGNA in collaboration with HP Laboratories

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Research Projects

Here is a list of the Research projects I have been/am involved


GreenDataNet - Green and Smart Data Centres Network Design
GreenDataNet
Start Date: 2010-09-01
Project Reference:  
Duration:36 months
Role: Principal Investigator
End date: 2016-08-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2013.6.2
Project cost: 4.1 M€
The GreenDataNet project aims at designing and validating a new, system-level optimisation solution allowing urban data centres to radically improve their energy and environmental performance. The objective is to develop a set of beyond state-of-the-art technologies that will allow urban data centres to reach 80% of renewable power and decrease their average Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) from 1.6-2.0 today to less than 1.3. GreenDataNet will enable energy monitoring and optimisation of IT, power, cooling and storage at three levels: servers and racks, individual data centres, and networks of data centres.
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EnerViS - Energy Autonomous Low Power Vision System
EnerViS
Start Date: 2012-06-01
Duration:12 months
Role: Principal Investigator
Link to the Project
End date: 2013-05-31
Funding: Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy
Project cost: 100 K€
EnerViS project aims at studying and developing a prototype of a battery-operated, ultra-low power vision system targeted to people monitoring applications. It is powered with the energy which is harvested from the surrounding environment and communicates wirelessly with a base-station. It will be the first building block for an energy-autonomous vision system.
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From WSN Testbeds to CPS Testbeds
EIT
Start Date: 2013-01-01
Project Reference: 12149
Duration:12 months
Role: Principal Investigator
End date: 2013-12-31
Funding: EIT-ICT Labs
Project cost: 375 K€
The major outcome of this activity is the further enhancement of CPS testbeds and tools for the development, testing and evaluation of CPS applications. We expand the testbed types from in-office building to testbeds deployed in the real world, e.g., in a road tunnel. Further, we enhance the CPS testbeds with support for reprogramming, localisation, high-fidelity sensing and control, and Energy Harvesting.
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END - Models, Solutions, Methods and Tools for Energy-Aware Design
END
Start Date: 2010-04-01
Project Reference: 120214
Duration:36 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2013-03-31
Funding: ENIAC-JU 2009
Project cost: 13.1 M€
Link to the Project
Energy efficiency is one of the most critical aspects of today’s information society. Reducing the energy consumption of electronic devices, circuits and systems as well as improving energy generation, conversion, storage and management capabilities are the main challenges that engineers and scientists have to face in the next decade. The ENIAC JU project END targets the development of innovative energy-aware design solutions and electronic design automation technologies for the next generation of nanoelectronics circuits and systems, and related energy generation, conversion and management systems.
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GENESIs - Green sEnsor NEtworks for Structural monItoring
GENESIs
Start Date: 2010-04-01
Project Reference: 257916
Duration:41 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2013-08-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2009.3.5
Project cost: 3 M€
Link to the Project
The GENESI project has the ambitious goal of bringing WSN technology to the level where it can provide the core of the next generation of systems for structural health monitoring that are long lasting, pervasive and totally distributed and autonomous. GENESI will develop long lasting sensor nodes by combining cutting edge technologies for energy generation from the environment (energy harvesting) and green energy supply (small factor fuel cells).
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SUPREME - Self-powered Smart Energy Systems
SUPREME
Duration:12 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
Funding: Industrial Fundings
Energy saving in residential and commercial buildings is one of the key themes in sustainability strategies for the near future. The building sector is responsible for the 40% of the overall energy consumptions and it is divided in conditioning (heating, cooling and ventilation) and electrical (appliances) consumptions. Despite numerous energy efficiency policies, the electrical consumption continues to grow. The aim of the project is SUPREME, a novel Self-Powered Wireless Sensor Metering Network (WSMN) system for monitoring energy usage and controlling AC appliances in different kind of buildings, so that end-user can understand their power consumption and reduce them.
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CHIRON - Cyclic and person-centric Health management : Integrated appRoach for hOme, mobile and clinical eNvironments
END
Start Date: 2010-03-01
Project Reference: 2009-1-100228
Duration:36 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2013-02-28
Funding: ARTEMIS JU SP2
Project cost: 18 M€
Link to the Project
The CHIRON Project intends to combine state-of-the art technologies and innovative solutions into an integrated framework designed for an effective and person-centric health management along the complete care cycle. In this vision, CHIRON will address and harmonize the needs and interests of all the three main beneficiaries of the healthcare process, i.e., the citizens using the services, the medical professionals and the whole community.
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3ENCULT - Efficient ENergy for EU Cultural Heritage
3ENCult
Start Date: 2010-10-01
Project Reference: 260162
Duration:42 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2014-03-31
Funding: FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Project cost: 6.6 M€
Link to the Project
The project 3ENCULT bridges the gap between conservation of historic buildings and climate protection, which is not an antagonism at all: historic buildings will only survive if maintained as living space. Energy efficient retrofit is useful for structural protection as well as for comfort reasons - comfort for users and 'comfort' for heritage collections. The joint task of conservation and energy efficient retrofit is highly interdisciplinary. The 3ENCULT consortium will demonstrate the feasibility of 'Factor 4' to 'Factor 10' reduction in energy demand, depending on the case and the heritage value, with the help of ICT technology.
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ARTISTDesign - Design for Embedded Systems
ArtistDesign
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Project Reference: 214373
Duration:51 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2012-03-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2007.3.3
Project cost: 5.7 M€
Link to the Project
The central objective for ArtistDesign is to build on existing structures and links forged in Artist2, to become a virtual Center of Excellence in Embedded Systems Design. This will be mainly achieved through tight integration between the central players of the European research community. Also, the consortium is smaller, and integrates several new partners. These teams have already established a long-term vision for embedded systems in Europe, which advances the emergence of Embedded Systems as a mature discipline.
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CONET - Cooperating objects Network of excellence
CONET
Start Date: 2008-06-01
Project Reference: 224053
Duration:48 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2012-05-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2007-2
Project cost: 10 M€
Link to the Project
The vision of Cooperating Objects is relatively new and needs to be understood in more detail and extended with inputs from the relevant individual communities that compose it. This will enable us to better understand the impact on the research landscape and to steer the available resources in a meaningful way. The main goal of CONET is to build a strong community in the area of Cooperating Objects capable of conducting the needed research to achieve the vision of Mark Weiser.
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REALITY - Reliable and variability tolerant system-on-a-chip design in more-moore technologies
CONET
Start Date: 2008-01-01
Project Reference: 216537
Duration:32 months
Role: Scientific Investigator
End date: 2010-08-31
Funding: FP7-ICT-2007.3.1
Project cost: 4.4 M€
Link to the Project
As miniaturization of the CMOS technology advances designers will have to deal with increased variability and changing performance of devices. Intrinsic variability of devices which begins to be visible in 65nm devices already will become much more significant in smaller technologies. Soon it will not be possible to design systems using current methods and techniques. Dealing with these new challenges will require an adaptation of the current design process: a combination of design time and runtime techniques and methods will be needed to guarantee the correct functioning of Systems on Chip (SoC) over the product's lifetime, despite the fabrication in unreliable nano-scale technologies. The objective of this project is to develop design techniques and methods for real-time guaranteed, energy-efficient, robust and self-adaptive SoCs.
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Technology transfer

  1. 2008, I developed an innovative energy harvesting technology for Self-powered wireless metering systems, transferred to TELECOM ITALIA for the internal project KALEIDOS (reference: Dr. Fabio Bellifemine, fabioluigi.bellifemine@telecomitalia.it )

  2. 2009-2010, Principal investigator and Scientific coordinator at T3LAB (Italy), Institute for ICT technology transfer in Bologna, funded by Regione Emilia Romagna and Unindustria

  3. 2012, Principal Responsible for an Industrial project funded by TELECOM ITALIA about "ICT for Smart Grid Services"

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Editorial Boards, Conference Organization and Invited Talks

[Co-founder,
Steering Board member]
Associazione Ricercatori a Rempo Determinato (ARTeD),
Tenure-track Italian Asisstant Professors Association, since 2013
[Guest Editor]
International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks - ISSN 1550-1329 - since 2001
[General Chair]
1st ACM Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, 2013 Rome
[General Chair]
1st edition of the Advanced School on ICT for Future Energy Systems (ICT4FES), 2011 Trento.
[General Chair]
2nd edition of the Advanced School on ICT for Future Energy Systems (ICT4FES), 2012 Trento. (sponsored by IEEE Italy Section)
[TPC topic chair]
Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE) conference, ed. 2011, 2012, 2013
[Program Chair]
6th Inter. Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence UCAmI 2012, Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain
[Workshop Chair]
Inter. Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services, Mobicase 2011, Los Angeles
[TPC member]
IEEE Intern. Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation - ETFA 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
IEEE Intern. Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems - SIES 2012
Intern. Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design - ISLPED 2012
Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design - DSD 2012
Workshop on Energy-Harvesting Networked Sensing Systems - EnHaNSS 2012
ACM Intern. Workshop on Vision Networks for Behaviour Analysis - VNBA 2008
[Reviewer]
Elsevier Microelectronics Journal, since 2008
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (TIE), since 2010
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS), since 2008
IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration Systems (TVLSI), since 2010
IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics (TPELS), since 2011
IEEE Transactions on Computers (TC), since 2009
ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), since 2011
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (TII), since 2011
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), since 2010
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation & Measurement (TIM), since 2009
[Invited talk]
Special Session on Green Computing at 18th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on VLSI and System-on-Chip (VLSI-SoC), Madrid, 2010
[Keynote]
"Opportunities for energy savings in buildings" at The Design, Automation, and Test in Europe (DATE) conference, Dresden, 2012
[Seminar]
"Strategies on Designing Energy Harvesting Devices" at B-AWaRE - Body Area Wireless sensoR nEtwork Summer School, June 2011, Lausanne

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Active and Past Collaborations

ETHz (CH) and University of Bologna (IT), Prof. Luca Benini, luca.benini@unibo.it
ETHz (CH), Prof. Lothar Thiele, thiele@tik.ee.ethz.ch
Georgia Tech (US), Prof. Mary Ann Ingram, mai@gatech.edu
Technical University of Denmark (DK), Prof. Jan Madsen, jan@imm.dtu.dkv
E.ON ERC RWTH Aachen University (DE), Prof. Antonello Monti, amonti@eonerc.rwth-aachen.de
University of Zagreb (HR), Prof. Vedran Bilas, Vedran.Bilas@fer.hr
University of Twente (NL), Prof. Paul Havinga, P.J.M.Havinga@utwente.nl
Università La Sapienza (IT), Prof. Chiara Petrioli, petrioli@di.uniroma1.it
Complutense University Madrid (ES), Prof. José L. Ayala, jayala@fdi.ucm.es
University North Carolina Charlotte (US), Dr Aravind Kailas, Aravind.Kailas@uncc.edu
University College Cork (IE), Dr Emanuel Popovici, e.popovici@ucc.ie
Tyndall Institute (IE), Dr Brendan O'Flynn, brendan.oflynn@tyndall.ie
Imperial College (UK), Dr David Boyle, david.boyle@imperial.ac.uk
University of Southampton (UK), Dr Geoff Merrett, gvm@ecs.soton.ac.uk
EPFL (CH), Dr David Atienza, david.atienza@epfl.ch

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Awards

  1. BEST PAPER AWARD "Towards Persistent Structural Health Monitoring Through Sustainable Sensor Networks", D. Boyle, M. Magno, B. O'Flynn, D. Brunelli, E. Popovici, L. Benini; Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), 2011.

  2. DESIGN-IN Award 2005 (First prize), organized by ASSIPE (Italian Association for Electronics Design - Associazione Nazionale Progettazione Elettronica), with "Bio-WWS Project - Bio-feedback Wireless Wearable System"

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Publications


2014

Extended Wireless Structural Monitoring Through Intelligent Hybrid Energy Supply, Michele Magno, David Boyle, Davide Brunelli, Emanuel Popovici, Brendan O'Flynn and Luca Benini in: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 61:4(1871-1881), 2014 [DOI] [URL]

2013

A multi-sensor wireless solution for indoor thermal comfort monitoring, Walter Torresani, Nicola Battisti, Alfredo Maglione, Davide Brunelli and David Macii, in: Environmental Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS), 2013 IEEE Workshop on, pages 1-6, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
A New Non-invasive Voltage Measurement Method for Wireless Analysis of Electrical Parameters and Power Quality, Domenico Balsamo, Davide Brunelli, Danilo Porcarelli and Luca Benini, in: IEEE Sensors 2013
A power-aware multi harvester power unit with hydrogen fuel cell for embedded systems in outdoor applications, Michele Magno, Danilo Porcarelli, Luca Benini and Davide Brunelli, in: Green Computing Conference (IGCC), 2013 International, Arlington, VA, USA, pages 1-6, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
A Small, Light and Low-power Passive Node Sensor for SHM of Composite Panels, Luca De Marchi, Alessandro Perelli, N. Testoni, Alessandro Marzani, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2013, 2013
An Application-Specific Forecasting Algorithm for Extending WSN Lifetime, Femi A. Aderohunmu, Giacomo Paci, Davide Brunelli, Jeremiah D. Deng, Luca Benini and Martin Purvis, in: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, Cambridge, MA, USA, pages 374-381, IEEE Computer Society, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Analyzing the transient response of MOX gas sensors to improve the lifetime of distributed sensing systems, Maurizio Rossi and Davide Brunelli, in: Advances in Sensors and Interfaces (IWASI), 2013 5th IEEE International Workshop on, Bari, Italy, pages 211-216, IEEE, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Clamp-and-measure forever: A MOSFET-based circuit for energy harvesting and measurement targeted for power meters, Danilo Porcarelli, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: Advances in Sensors and Interfaces (IWASI), 2013 5th IEEE International Workshop on, Bari, Italy, pages 205-210, IEEE, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Comparison of Energy Update Models for Wireless Sensor Nodes with Supercapacitors, Aravind Kailas, Davide Brunelli and Mary Ann Weitnauer, in: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, Rome, Italy, pages 2:1--2:6, ACM, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Electricity demand forecasting of single residential units , Maurizio Rossi and Davide Brunelli, in: Environmental Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS), 2013 IEEE Workshop on, pages 1-6, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Heterogeneous Multi-harvester for Wireless Sensor Networks, Danilo Porcarelli, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, Rome, Italy, pages 14:1--14:2, ACM, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Improving the Efficiency of Air-flow Energy Harvesters Combining Active and Passive Rectifiers, Danilo Porcarelli, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, Rome, Italy, pages 6:1--6:6, ACM, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Long Term WSN Monitoring for Energy Efficiency in EU Cultural Heritage Buildings, Femi Aderohunmu, Domenico Balsamo, Giacomo Paci and Davide Brunelli, [DOI]
Long term, low cost, passive environmental monitoring of heritage buildings for energy efficiency retrofitting, Domenico Balsamo, Giacomo Paci, Luca Benini and Davide Brunelli, in: Environmental Energy and Structural Monitoring Systems (EESMS), 2013 IEEE Workshop on, pages 1-6, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Powering Wireless Sensor Nodes with Micro Fuel Cells, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini, Roberta Giuffrida, Salvatore Leonardi and Andrea Lazzara, in: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, Rome, Italy, pages 16:1--16:2, ACM, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Self-powered Wireless Energy Meter, Davide Brunelli, Danilo Porcarelli, Domenico Balsamo and Maurizio Rossi, in: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, Rome, Italy, pages 15:1--15:2, ACM, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Stochastic Modeling and Analysis of Wireless Sensor Nodes with Hybrid Storage Systems, Majharul Islam Rajib, Aravind Kailas and Davide Brunelli, in: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, Rome, Italy, pages 4:1--4:6, ACM, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
SWIFTNET: A data acquisition protocol for fast-reactive monitoring applications, Femi A. Aderohunmu, Giacomo Paci, Luca Benini, Jeremiah D. Deng and Davide Brunelli, in: Industrial Embedded Systems (SIES), 2018 8th IEEE International Symposium on, Porto, Portugal, pages 93-96, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Trade-offs of Forecasting Algorithm for Extending WSN Lifetime in a Real-World Deployment, Femi A. Aderohunmu, Giacomo Paci, Davide Brunelli, Jeremiah D. Deng, Luca Benini and Martin Purvis, in: Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing in Sensor Systems, Cambridge, MA, USA, pages 283-285, IEEE Computer Society, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Ultra Low Power CH4 Monitoring with Wireless Sensors, Maurizio Rossi and Davide Brunelli, in: IEEE sensors 2013, 2013
Wireless Sensor Networks for Environmental Monitoring Powered by Microprocessors Heat Dissipation, Luca Rizzon, Maurizio Rossi, Roberto Passerone and Davide Brunelli, in: Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Energy Neutral Sensing Systems, Rome, Italy, pages 8:1--8:6, ACM, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
A survey of multi-source energy harvesting systems, Alex S. Weddell, Michele Magno, Geoff V. Merrett, Davide Brunelli, Bashir M. Al-Hashimi and Luca Benini, in: Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE), 2013, pages 905-908, EDA Consortium, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Compressive Sensing Optimization for Signal Ensembles in WSNs, Carlo Caione, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini (2013), in: Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on [DOI]
Context-Adaptive Multimodal Wireless Sensor Network for Energy-Efficient Gas Monitoring, Vana Jelicic, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Giacomo Paci and Luca Benini (2013), in: Sensors Journal, IEEE, 13:1(328 -338) [DOI]
Design of a low-power structural monitoring system to locate impacts based on dispersion compensation, Alessandro Perelli, Carlo Caione, Luca De Marchi, Davide Brunelli, Alessandro Marzani and Luca Benini (2013), in: Proceedings of SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering, 8695:8695-47(86951B-86951B-10) [DOI] [URL]
Design of an ultra-low power device for aircraft structural health monitoring, Alessandro Perelli, Carlo Caione, Luca De Marchi, Davide Brunelli, Alessandro Marzani and Luca Benini, in: Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE), 2013, Grenoble, France, pages 1127-1130, EDA Consortium, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Multimodal Video Analysis on Self-powered Resource-Limited Wireless Smart Camera, Michele Magno, Federico Tombari, Davide Brunelli, Luigi Di Stefano and Luca Benini (2013), in: Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, IEEE Journal on [DOI]
Perpetual and low-cost power meter for monitoring residential and industrial appliances, Danilo Porcarelli, Domenico Balsamo, Davide Brunelli and Giacomo Paci, in: Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE), 2013, Grenoble, France, pages 1155-1160, EDA Consortium, 2013 [DOI] [URL]
Prolonging the lifetime of wireless sensor networks using light-weight forecasting algorithms, Femi A. Aderohunmu, Giacomo Paci, Davide Brunelli, Jeremiah D. Deng and Luca Benini, in: Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing, 2013 IEEE Eighth International Conference on, Melbourne, Australia, pages 461-466, IEEE, 2013 [DOI] [URL]

2012

A Multi-Harvester architecture with hybrid storage devices and smart capabilities for low power systems, Danilo Porcarelli, Davide Brunelli, Michele Magno and Luca Benini, in: Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM), 2012 International Symposium on, pages 946 -951, 2012 [DOI]
A Simple Model for the Harvesting and Leakage in a Supercapacitor, Aravind Kailas, Mary Ann Ingram and Davide Brunelli, in: International Workshop on Novel approaches to Energy Measurement and Evaluation in Wireless Networks - IEEE International Conference on Communications 2012, 2012
Analytic comparison of wake-up receivers for WSNs and benefits over the wake-on radio scheme, Vana Jelicic, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Vedran Bilas and Luca Benini, in: Proceedings of the 7th ACM workshop on Performance monitoring and measurement of heterogeneous wireless and wired networks, Paphos, Cyprus, pages 99--106, ACM, 2012 attachment [DOI] [URL]
Characterization of Lithium-Ion Capacitors for low-power energy neutral wireless sensor networks, Danilo Porcarelli, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: Networked Sensing Systems (INSS), 2012 Ninth International Conference on, pages 1-4, 2012 attachment [DOI]
Combined methods to extend the lifetime of power hungry WSN with multimodal sensors and nanopower wakeups, Michele Magno, Stevan Marinkovic, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini and Emanuel Popovici, in: Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC), 2012 8th International, Limassol, Cyprus, pages 112-117, IEEE, 2012 attachment [DOI]
Context-Adaptive Multimodal Wireless Sensor Network for Energy-Efficient Gas Monitoring, Vana Jelicic, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Giacomo Paci and Luca Benini (2012), in: Sensors Journal, IEEE, PP:99 [DOI]
Distributed Compressive Sampling for Lifetime Optimization in Dense Wireless Sensor Networks, Carlo Caione, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini (2012), in: Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on, 8:99(30-40) attachment [DOI]
Endless Smart Power for WSNs: Combining Multiple Harvesting and Fuel Cells., Michele Magno, Danilo Porcarelli, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in poster session of the Fifth European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2012, Trento, Italy, 2012
Smart AC Power metering through WSNs and the Cloud., Domenico Balsamo, Giacomo Paci, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in poster session of the Fifth European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2012, Trento, Italy, 2012
Smart Power Unit with Ultra Low Power Radio Trigger Capabilities for Wireless Sensor Networks, Michele Magno, Stevan Marinkovic, Davide Brunelli, Emanuel Popovici, Brendan O'Flynn and Luca Benini, in: Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE), 2012, pages 75-80, 2012
Temperature compensated time synchronisation in wireless sensor networks, Davide Brunelli, Domenico Balsamo, Giacomo Paci and Luca Benini (2012), in: Electronics Letters, 48:16(1026 -1028) [DOI]
Ultra low power Wireless Gas Sensor Network for environmental monitoring applications, Maurizio Rossi and Davide Brunelli, in: 2012 IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy, and Structural Monitoring Systems, pages 75-81, 2012

2011

An effective multi-source energy harvester for low power applications, Davide Carli, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini and Massimiliano Ruggeri, in: Design, Automation Test in Europe Conference Exhibition (DATE), 2011, pages 1 -6, 2011 attachment
Design, characterization and management of a wireless sensor network for smart gas monitoring, Vana Jelicic, Michele Magno, Giacomo Paci, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: Advances in Sensors and Interfaces (IWASI), 2011 4th IEEE International Workshop on, pages 115 -120, 2011 attachment [DOI]
Energy-aware objects abandon / removal detection, Alessandro Lanza, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Luigi Di Stefano and Luca Benini, in: Advanced Video and Signal-Based Surveillance (AVSS), 2011 8th IEEE International Conference on, pages 443 -448, 2011 attachment [DOI]
GENESI: Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Monitoring, Brendan O'Flynn, Emanuel Popovici, David Boyle, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli and Chiara Petrioli, in: 35th International Conference of IMAPS - CPMT IEEE, Gdansk-Sobieszewo, Poland, 2011
Towards Persistent Structural Health Monitoring Through Sustainable Sensor Networks, David Boyle, Michele Magno, Brendan O'Flynn, Davide Brunelli, Emanuel Popovici and Luca Benini, in: Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), 2011, Adelaide, Australia, pages 323-328, IEEE, 2011 attachment [DOI]

2010

A High-efficiency Wind-flow Energy Harvester Using Micro Turbine, Davide Carli, Davide Brunelli, Davide Bertozzi and Luca Benini, in: 20th International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, Pisa, Italy, pages 778 - 783, 2010 attachment [DOI]
A Kinetic Energy Harvester with Fast Start-up for Wearable Body-Monitoring Sensors, Jacopo Olivo, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: 4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Munich, 2010 attachment [DOI]
Adaptive Power Management for Environmentally Powered Systems, Clemens Moser, Lothar Thiele, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini (2010), in: Computers, IEEE Transactions on, 59:4(478 -491) attachment [DOI]
An Energy-Efficient Multimodal Wireless Video Sensor Network with eZ430-RF2500 modules, Vana Jelicic, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Vedran Bilas and Luca Benini, in: The 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Application - ICPCA10, Maribor, Slovenia, pages 161-166, 2010 attachment [DOI]
Battery-Aware Power Management Techniques for Wearable Haptic Nodes, Mahsan Rofouei, Elisabetta Farella, Davide Brunelli, Majid Sarrafzadeh and Luca Benini, in: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Body Area Networks, Corfu Island, Greece, pages --, ACM, 2010 attachment [DOI] [URL]
Bluetooth Indoor Localization with Multiple Neural Networks, Marco Altini, Davide Brunelli, Elisabetta Farella and Luca Benini, in: 5th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Pervasive Computing - ISWPC 2010, Modena, Italy, pages 295-300, 2010 attachment [DOI]
Comparison of energy intake prediction algorithms for systems powered by photovoltaic harvesters, Carlo Bergonzini, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini (2010), in: Microelectronics Journal, 41:11(766-777) attachment [DOI] [URL]
Compressive Sensing Optimization Over ZigBee Networks, Carlo Caione, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: The fifth International Symposium on Industrial Embedded Systems - SIES 2010, Trento, pages 36, 2010 attachment [DOI]
Energy aware multimodal embedded video surveillance, Michele Magno, Alessandro Lanza, Davide Brunelli, Luigi Di Stefano and Luca Benini, in: VLSI System on Chip Conference (VLSI-SoC), 2010 18th IEEE/IFIP, Madrid, Spain, pages 264 - 269, 2010 attachment [DOI]
Energy Efficient Cooperative Multimodal Ambient Monitoring, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Piero Zappi and Luca Benini, in: The 5th European Conference on Smart Sensing and Context - EUROSSC2010, Passau, Germany, pages 56-70, 2010 attachment [DOI]
GENESI: Green sEnsor NEtworks for Structural monItoring, Luca Benini, Davide Brunelli, Chiara Petrioli and Simone Silvestri, in: Sensor Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), 2010 7th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on, Boston, MA, pages 1 -3, 2010 attachment [DOI]
Rapid and efficient application design using a signal processing framework for WSN, Carlo Caione, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: IEEE symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2010, Riccione, Italy, pages 577 - 582, 2010 attachment [DOI]
Smart Sensing and Context 5th European Conference, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Piero Zappi and Luca Benini, chapter Energy Efficient Cooperative Multimodal Ambient Monitoring, pages 56 -- 70, Springer-Verlag, volume EuroSSC 2010, 2010

2009

A body area network with vibrotactile actuation, Marco Benocci, Davide Brunelli, Elisabetta Farella and Luca Benini, in: 19th Conference of the International Society for Posture and Gait Research, ISPGR 2009, Bologna Italy, pages 194-195, 2009
Adaptive Power Control for Solar Harvesting Multimodal Wireless Smart Camera, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Lothar Thiele and Luca Benini, in: in Third ACM/IEEE International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras (ICDSC 2009), Como (Italy), 2009 attachment [DOI]
Algorithms for Harvested Energy Prediction in Batteryless Wireless Sensor Networks, Carlo Bergonzini, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces, pages 144-149, 2009 [DOI]
Design of a Solar Harvesting Circuit for Battery-less Embedded Systems, Davide Brunelli, Clemens Moser, Lothar Thiele and Luca Benini (2009), in: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers,, 56:11(2519-2528) attachment [DOI]
Designing and Managing Sub-milliwatt Energy Harvesting Nodes: Opportunities and Challenges, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: First International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology. Wireless VITAE 2009, Aalborg, pages 11-15, 2009 [DOI]
Multimodal abandoned/removed object detection for low power video surveillance systems, Michele Magno, Federico Tombari, Davide Brunelli, Luigi Di Stefano and Luca Benini, in: 6th IEEE International Conference On Advanced Video and Signal Based Surveillance. AVSS2009, Genoa, Italy, pages 188-193, 2009 [DOI]

2008

A Self-powered Video Node Triggered by PIR Sensors, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Piero Zappi and Luca Benini, in poster session of the Fifth European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2008, Bologna, Italy, 2008 attachment
A Solar Energy Harvesting Circuit for Low Power Applications, Denis Dondi, Alessandro Bertacchini, Luca Larcher, Paolo Pavan, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, 2008. ICSET 2008., Singapore, pages 945-949, 2008 [DOI]
A Solar-powered Video Sensor Node for Energy Efficient Multimodal Surveillance, Michele Magno, Davide Brunelli, Piero Zappi and Luca Benini, in: 11th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2008), Parma, Italy, 2008 [DOI]
An Efficient Solar Energy Harvester for Wireless Sensor Nodes, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini, Clemens Moser and Lothar Thiele, in: Conference on Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 08), Munich, Germany, 2008 attachment [DOI]
Analysis of Audio Streaming Capability of Zigbee Networks., Davide Brunelli, Massimo Maggiorotti, Luca Benini and Fabio Luigi Bellifemine, in: European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks - EWSN 2008, pages 189--204, Springer, 2008 attachment [DOI]
Approximate Control Design for Solar Driven Sensor Nodes, Clemens Moser, Lothar Thiele, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: 11th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC 08), St. Louis, USA, 2008 attachment [DOI]
uSolar Scavengers for Ultra-Low Power Wireless Sensor Nodes, Davide Brunelli, Valter Bella and Fabio Luigi Bellifemine, in poster session of the Fifth European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2008, Bologna, Italy, 2008 attachment
Improving Audio Streaming over Multi-hop Zigbee Networks, Davide Brunelli and Loris Teodorani, in: IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, 2008. ISCC 2008., Marrakech, Morocco, pages 31--36, 2008 attachment [DOI]
Miniaturized Solar Scavengers for Ultra-low Power Wireless Sensor Nodes, Davide Brunelli, in: Workshop on Energy in Wireless Sensor Networks (WEWSN 2008), Santorini Island, Greece, 2008 attachment
Modelling and Optimization of a Solar Energy Harvester System for Self Powered Wireless Sensor Networks, Denis Dondi, Alessandro Bertacchini, Davide Brunelli, Luca Larcher and Luca Benini (2008), in: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 55:7(2759--2766) [DOI]
Multi-modal Video Surveillance aided by Pyroelectric Infrared Sensors, Michele Magno, Federico Tombari, Davide Brunelli, Luigi Di Stefano and Luca Benini, in: ECCV Workshop on Multi-camera and Multi-modal Sensor Fusion Algorithms and Applications, Marseille, France, 2008
Photovoltaic Scavenging Systems: Modeling and Optimization, Davide Brunelli, Denis Dondi, Alessandro Bertacchini, Luca Larcher, Paolo Pavan and Luca Benini (2008), in: Microelectronics Journal, 40:9(1337 - 1344) [DOI]
Radio Frequency Power Transfer for Wireless Sensor Networks, Saverio Di Pompeo and Davide Brunelli, in poster session of the Fifth European conference on Wireless Sensor Networks, EWSN 2008, Bologna, Italy, 2008 attachment
Real-time scheduling for Energy Harvesting Sensor Networks, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini, Clemens Moser and Lothar Thiele, PhD forum at Design, Automation and Test in Europe conference, Munich, Germany, 2008
Robust and Low Complexity Rate Control for Solar Powered Sensors, Clemens Moser, Lothar Thiele, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE 08), Munich, Germany, 2008 attachment [DOI]
Solar Energy Harvesting: applicazioni a bassa potenza, Denis Dondi, Alessandro Bertacchini, Luca Larcher, Paolo Pavan, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini (2008), in: Design-In:ed. Tecnoimprese
Solar Harvesting per Reti di Sensori Wireless, Alessandro Bertacchini, Denis Dondi, Luca Larcher, Paolo Pavan, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini (2008), in: Design-In: ed. Tecnoimprese attachment

2007

Adaptive Power Management in Energy Harvesting Systems, Clemens Moser, Lothar Thiele, Davide Brunelli and Luca Benini, in: DATE '07: Proceedings of the conference on Design, automation and test in Europe, Nice, France, pages 773--778, EDA Consortium, 2007 attachment [DOI]
Photovoltaic cell modeling for solar energy powered sensor networks, Denis Dondi, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini, Paolo Pavan, Alessandro Bertacchini and Luca Larcher (2007), in: Advances in Sensors and Interface, 2007. IWASI 2007. 2nd International Workshop on(1--6) attachment [DOI]
Real-time scheduling for energy harvesting sensor nodes, Clemens Moser, Davide Brunelli, Lothar Thiele and Luca Benini (2007), in: Real-Time Systems, 37:3(233--260) attachment [DOI]
Realtà Virtuale come strumento di lavoro per il restauro Architettonico e Archeologico: il 3D Virtual GIS - La Via Appia antica, Marco Gaiani, Enrico Gamberini, Gabriele Tonelli, Maria Elena Bonfigli, Luigi Calori, Antonella Guidazzoli, Davide Brunelli, Elisabetta Farella, Luca Benini and Bruno Riccò, in: UT NATURA ARS. Virtual Reality e archeologia., University Press Bologna, ITALY, 2007 attachment [URL]

2006

Bio-feedback System for Rehabilitation Based on a Wireless Body Area Network, Davide Brunelli, Elisabetta Farella, Laura Rocchi, Marco Dozza, Lorenzo Chiari and Luca Benini, in: PERCOMW '06: Proceedings of the 4th annual IEEE international conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops, pages 527, IEEE Computer Society, 2006 attachment [DOI]
From Model-Driven Design to Resource Management for Distributed Embedded Systems, Clemens Moser, Davide Brunelli, Lothar Thiele and Luca Benini, chapter Lazy Scheduling for Energy Harvesting Sensor Nodes, pages 125 -- 134, Springer, 2006
Lazy Scheduling for Energy Harvesting Sensor Nodes, Clemens Moser, Davide Brunelli, Lothar Thiele and Luca Benini, in: Book From Model-Driven Design to Resource Management for Distributed Embedded Systems, pages 125--134, Publisher Springer Boston, 2006 attachment [DOI]
Real-Time Scheduling with Regenerative Energy, Clemens Moser, Davide Brunelli, Lothar Thiele and Luca Benini, in: ECRTS '06: Proceedings of the 18th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, pages 261--270, IEEE Computer Society, 2006 attachment [DOI]
Wireless bio-feedback system for balance control, Laura Rocchi, Elisabetta Farella, Marco Dozza, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini and Lorenzo Chiari, in: XVI Congress of the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK), Torino, Italy, 2006

2005

Bio-feedback Wireless Wearable System, Elisabetta Farella, Laura Rocchi, Davide Brunelli, Augusto Pieracci, Marco Dozza, Lorenzo Chiari and Luca Benini (2005), in: Design-In
Design and Implementation of WiMoCA Node for a Body Area Wireless Sensor Network, Elisabetta Farella, Augusto Pieracci, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini, Bruno Riccò and Andrea Acquaviva, in: ICW '05: Proceedings of the 2005 Systems Communications, pages 342--347, IEEE Computer Society, 2005 attachment [DOI]
Pervasive Computing for Interactive Virtual Heritage, Elisabetta Farella, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini, Bruno Riccò and Maria Elena Bonfigli (2005), in: IEEE MultiMedia, 12:3(46--58) attachment [DOI]

2003

Multi-client Cooperation and Wireless PDA Interaction in Immersive Virtual Environment, Elisabetta Farella, Davide Brunelli, Maria Elena Bonfigli, Luca Benini and Bruno Riccò, in: MEDIATEC - Euromedia 2003, Plymouth, UK, pages 177-184, 2003 attachment
Visiting Virtual Heritage through Mobile Systems, Elisabetta Farella, Davide Brunelli, Luca Benini, Bruno Riccò and Maria Elena Bonfigli (2003), in: Scienza e SuperCalcolo al CINECA(268--274) download

2002

Il computer palmare nelle applicazioni di realtà virtuale, Maria Elena Bonfigli, Luca Benini, Davide Brunelli, Elisabetta Farella and Bruno Riccò (2002), in: NOTIZIE DAL CINECA, 2:44(7--8) attachment [URL]
Untethered Interaction for Immersive Virtual Environments through Handheld Devices Multimedia, Davide Brunelli, Elisabetta Farella and Maria Elena Bonfigli, in: EUROGRAPHICS Italian Chapter Conference, EG_IT 2002, 2002 attachment
Using Palmtop Computers and Immersive Virtual Reality for Cooperative archaeological analysis: the Appian Way case study, Elisabetta Farella, Davide Brunelli, Maria Elena Bonfigli, Luca Benini, Marco Gaiani and Bruno Riccò, in: 8th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia(VSMM02), 2002 attachment

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Teaching

Link to UNITN courses

  1. Embedded electronic systems

  2. Hardware software co-design

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Available Thesis


Fuel Cell Power Supply
Thesis The thesis will be devoted to the design, implementation and test of electronic circuits for power conversion and control of micro size fuel cells used for low power small factor devices. This circuit will have the unregulated voltage of the fuel cells as input and will provide a regulated voltage output making them compatible with the powered device.

Multi-source Energy Harvester
Thesis The thesis aims at performing architectural exploration and will develop high efficient circuits for power conversion from environmental sources. uW applications will be powered by energy scavenged from the environment exploring several sources (photovoltaic, thermal, kinetic, vibrational). The thesis will deal also with modularity for energy harvesters and with the management of the energy storage units.

iBee - Sviluppo di una rete Zigbee per iPhone e Android
Thesis Nell’ambito di applicazioni di Ambient Intelligence sta crescendo la richiesta di applicazioni che utilizzano reti di sensori indossabili, con particolare enfasi sugli smart sensors. Per smart sensors intendiamo dispositivi elettronici con capacità computazionale in grado di trasmettere informazioni in modalità wireless e di restituire un output all’utente (feedback che può essere sonoro, visivo, tattile...). Scopo del progetto di tesi è la progettazione e realizzazione di un rete si sensori ZigBee in grado di interfacciarsi ad un dispositivo evoluto quale uno smartphone.

Progettazione di un pixel intelligente per un sensore CMOS di visione a basso consumo.
Thesis Il lavoro prevede la progettazione e la simulazione di un singolo elemento fotosensibile (pixel) di un sensore di visione utilizzando tecnologia CMOS. Il pixel conterrà dell’elettronica analogica e digitale per l’acquisizione, l’elaborazione e la lettura del segnale ottico rivelato. Il pixel sarà progettato per calcolare in tempo reale il vettore di contrasto spaziale rispetto ai pixel vicini. L’attività verrà svolta utilizzando l’ambiente Cadence per la progettazione di circuiti integrati.
Proposta di tesi di laurea presso Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Durata: 2-3 mesi.
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Design of a circuit for Energy Harvesting and Wake-On using PLM (Power Line Modulation).
Thesis Thesis in collaboration with ST Microelectronics.
Power line communication is a technology which carries data on a conductor that is also used simultaneously for AC electric power transmission or electric power distribution. It is a Hot technology which is promising a wide diffusion in the next years both for residential communication and wide area communication (e.g. Smart cities and energy efficient lighting).
The thesis proposal aims at designing a circuit which activates a Power Line Modem on-demand and without need of extra-energy. Indeed the energy will be directly extract from the signal modulation, with Zero-Impact on the AC electric power. STM has already covered similar approaches with other communication technologies (e.g. wireless, IR, … ), and the designed circuits have been patented. It is expected that the outcome of the thesis will be also the object of a patent, where the student included among the inventors.
The work will be done both in the STM premises (Agrate, Milano) and in University of Trento (Povo, Trento).
Expected effort: 5-6 months.
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Past Thesis


Most recent student thesis



1. Tecniche di Gestione dell'Energia in Sistemi Residenziali Ibridi con Energie Rinnovabili
Author: Toppano Alessandro
Year: 2013
Course: M.Sc. Mechatronics

This thesis work has lead also to the following publication:
.Real-time optimization of the battery banks lifetime in Hybrid Residential Electrical Systems, Maurizio Rossi, Alessandro Toppano and Davide Brunelli, in: 2014 Conference on Design, automation and Test in Europe, DATE2014, Dresden.



2. Design and Characterization of a Wireless Sensor Network for Environmental Monitoring, using MOX Gas Sensors with Ultra-Low-Power Techniques
Author: Rossi Maurizio
Year: 2011
Course: M.Sc. Telecommunication

This thesis work has lead also to the following publications:
.Ultra low power Wireless Gas Sensor Network for environmental monitoring applications, Maurizio Rossi and Davide Brunelli, in: 2012 IEEE Workshop on Environmental, Energy, and Structural Monitoring Systems, pages 75-81, 2012
.CH4 Monitoring with ultra-low power Wireless Sensor Network, Davide Brunelli, Maurizio Rossi, in: 2013 International Conference on Electronic Applications (APPLEPIES 2013)
.Analyzing the Transient Response of MOX Gas Sensors to Improve the Lifetime of Distributed Sensing Systems , Maurizio Rossi, Davide Brunelli, in: 5th IEEE International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces, IWASI 2013
.Ultra Low Power CH4 Monitoring with Wireless Sensors , Maurizio Rossi, Davide Brunelli, in: IEEE Sensors 2013, Baltimore USA



3. Progettazione di un sistema di RF energy harvesting per wireless sensor networks.
Author: Tovazzi Alberto
Year: 2011
Course: M.Sc. Telecommunication

This thesis work has lead also to the following publication:
.Energy Autonomous Low Power Vision System, Davide Brunelli , Alberto Tovazzi, Massimo Gottardi, Michele Benetti, Pamela Abshire, in: 2013 International Conference on Electronic Applications (APPLEPIES 2013)



4. Studio e progettazione di un energy harvester eolico per sensori wireless
Author: Prezzi Nicola
Year: 2011
Course: M.Sc. Telecommunication



5. Progettazione di un sistema di wind energy harvesting per sistemi embedded outdoor
Author: Nicolis Alessandro
Year: 2011
Course: M.Sc. Telecommunication



6. Soluzione Smart Metering per Presa Domestica per la Misurazione dei consumi Elettrici
Author: Depretis Alberto
Year: 2010
Course: B.Sc. Telecommunication




Complete List

1. Progetto di un sensore riconfigurabile per Acquisizione Video in modalità streaming, L. Ruggiero, 2003
2. Progetto di un sistema per il riconoscimento gestuale basato su giroscopi integrati, D. Bucci, 2003
3. Sistema di controllo di accesso tramite protocollo IrDA, A. Cenni, 2003
4. Controllo della navigazione in Ambiente virtuale 3D tramite terminale GPRS, G. Spezzigu, 2003
5. Studio di un’interfaccia software per un sistema wireless di controllo gestuale, G: Colombini, 2003
6. Studio di fattibilità sull’implementazione di support vector machine per piattaforma riconfigurabile ibrida, S. Artesino, 2004
7. Sviluppo di un sistema streaming video per reti di sensori wireless, S. Benedettini, 2004
8. Progettazione e realizzazione di un gateway per l’interfacciamento con reti di sensori, M. Erspan, 2004
9. Sviluppo di un’interfaccia java per un sistema di localizzazione basato su tecnologia Bluetooth, C. Bergonzini, 2004
10. Progetto di una scheda miniaturizzata per l’acquisizione di dati accelero metrici, D. Musiani, 2004
11. Sviluppo di un sistema platform independent per gaming ed applicazioni interattive, M. Nerozzi, 2005
12. Sviluppo hardware/software di un Gateway per l’interfacciamento con wireless sensor networks, C. Broccoli, 2005
13. Sviluppo di una rete di sensori wireless con tecnologia Zigbee, F. Pedone, 2005
14. Sistema di monitoraggio wireless non intrusivo basato su sensori passivi ad infrarossi , A. Vincelli, 2005
15. Progetto di un nodo sensore wireless per monitoraggio attivo di strutture, D. Musiani, 2006
16. Tecniche di energy harvesting nell'alimentazione del nodo sensore btnode, N. Filopoulos, 2006
17. Tecniche e dispositivi per bio-energy scavenging , P. Borghi, 2006
18. Progettazione di un sistema per alimentazione solare di un nodo sensore miniaturizzato , S. Raggini, 2006
19. Analisi, confronto e ottimizzazione di circuiti DC/DC converters per solar harvesting embedded systems , A. Siviero, 2007
20. Misure su uno scavenger solare per nodi sensori miniaturizzati con il dc-dc converter TPS61201, L. Gianda, 2007
21. Progettazione di uno scavenger a radio frequenza per reti wireless di sensore, F. Balest, 2007
22. Progettazione ed analisi di un sistema di streaming voice over zigbee, L. Teodorani, 2007
23. Progettazione di sistemi di energy scavenging a radio frequenza ed elettromagnetico per reti wireless di sensore, S. di Pompeo , 2007
24. Progetto di un dispositivo per il monitoraggio di esercizi degli arti inferiori per la prevenzione della trombosi venosa profonda, M. Schiavo, 2009
25. Ottimizzazione della efficienza energetica di un energy harvester fotovoltaico configurabile , D. Porcarelli, 2009
26. Progetto e realizzazione di un energy harvester multi-sorgente per sistemi embedded, D. Carli, 2009
27. Caratterizzazione di un energy harvester eolico, F. Dinoi, 2009
28. Implementazione di una rete 6lowpan per building automation, C. Tenti, 2009
29. Gestione dell’energia eolica e solare per nodi sensori wireless , A. di Pompeo, 2009
30. Progettazione di un sistema di wind energy harvesting per sistemi embedded outdoor, A. Nicolis, 2011
31. Integrazione di una body area network con dispositivi mobili di ultima generazione, M. Rondinini, 2011
32. Sviluppo e ottimizzazione energetica di un algoritmo embedded per il controllo varchi con nodo sensore piroelettrico wireless,F. Villani, 2011
33. Progetto di una interfaccia per la comunicazione tra nodo sensore e smart power unit multi-harvester, A. Belli, 2011
34. iPhone smart building monitoring and control: interfacciamento di wsn con dispositivi mobili di ultima generazione,M. Ferrari, 2011
35. Design and characterization of a wireless sensor network for environmental monitoring, using mox gas sensors with ultra-low-power techniques, M. Rossi, 2012
36. Progettazione di un sistema di wireless power transmission per wireless sensor networks, A. Tovazzi, 2012
37. Sperimentazione di metodi di energy harvesting per body sensor networks, M. Balboni, 2012
38. Studio e progettazione di un energy harvester eolico per sensori wireless, N. Prezzi, 2012
39. Tecniche di Gestione dell'Energia in Sistemi Residenziali Ibridi con Energie Rinnovabili, A. Toppano, 2013

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