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    Productive4.0

    Digitalization of the European Industry
    Fraunhofer Gesellshaft
    Airbus Group
    Thales
    BMW - Bayrische Motoren Werke AG
    Volvo Technology AB Sweden
    NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
    Ericsson
    SAP AG
    Philips Lighting B.V. Nederlands
     Robert Bosch GMBH
    ABB AG

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  • Ongoing Project:
    SCOTT

    Building Trust in the Internet of Things
    Embraer
    NXP Semiconductors
    Nokia
    Ericsson
    Siemens AG
    Philips Nederland
     Robert Bosch GMBH

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  • Ongoing Project:
    ENABLE-S3

    Novel Validation Procedures for Highly Automated Systems
    Thales
    Airbus Defence & Space
    Siemens AG
    Philips Nederland
    Renault SAS
    Toyota Motor Europe

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11, Apr, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

CISTER Researcher presented a talk on "the Interaction-Centric Paradigm"

1, Apr, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Marco Aurélio Wehrmeister delivered a distinguished seminar at CISTER

29, Mar, 2019

Industry Collaborations

VORTEX, the Collaborative Laboratory in CPS, was officially launched

21, Mar, 2019

Activities in the Academia

CISTER interns won the "Machine Learning & Computer Vision" challenge at INESC TEC TMC Open Day

19, Mar, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

PhD student from Universidad de Alcalá invited to give a talk on "Digital Communications for the Control of Modular Multilevel Converters" at CISTER

Tomás Corrêa gave a talk on “Digital Communications for the Control of Modular Multilevel Converters” on the 19th of March, at CISTER. Tomás is a PhD student at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares in Spain and started by explaining the concept of Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) and how it impacted the conversion and control of electrical energy at high voltage levels. MMCs, invented in 2001, are composed of a potentially large number of power modules, as known as cells, that are stacked and switched on and off individually to generate a voltage wave with a desired shape, typically sinusoidal. The cells are controlled centrally but individual connections to the controller can limit scalability and hinder MMCs applicability. Thus, Tomas focused on the current trend toward using digital communications in MMCs and told us about the benefits and challenges this trend implies, particularly concerning the trade-off between latency, reliability and cost. Among different alternatives, Ethernet technology connected in a ring topology stands up, currently, as the best compromise essentially due to the high reliability-cost ratio and despite the relatively high latency it implies. Tomas shared with us, then, his research on Ethernet-based ring networks to bring latency to a minimum, designing specific protocols, namely TTRing and DiSortNet, for specific distributions of the MMC control, that reduce by one half the best latency achievable with current COTS technology, supporting 400 nodes with cycle times below 200us.

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19, Mar, 2019

Industry Collaborations

Ramiro Robles participated in the INSECTT project proposal meeting

12, Mar, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Training on "Introduction to Real-time Systems"at CISTER Facilities

8, Mar, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

CISTER Researchers attended the seminar on "Analysis, Design, and Control of Predictable Interconnected Systems"

7, Mar, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Pedro Miguel Santos gave a talk on Vehicular Networking and Urban Sensing Platforms

1, Mar, 2019

Fundamental Research Activities

Two new PhD members recently joined CISTER

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