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New electronic design strategies for deployment of wireless sensor netwotks in smart textile

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Type of activity
Competitive project
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Funding entity code
97.163,00 €
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The fundamental objective of this project consists of the study of new techniques and methodologies for designing low-cost integrable wireless sensor
networks on smart textile applications. During the execution of the project there will be defined new strategies of electronic design in order to optimize
parameters such as the consumption, the size, and the circuit topology. This fact will definitely allow to reduce the cost of implementation of these motes
and, as a consequence, to facilitate the massive deployment of wireless sensor networks integrated on fabric. In order to achieve the main objective and
due to the nature of the sensor motes including different kinds of electronic circuits (analog electronics, digital electronics and radiofrequency electronics)
it will be necessary to analyze their electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues and to propose design techniques to enhance their immunity against
interference, both internal and external. In fact, the design of new topology circuits and layout will be addressed, including the use of conventional and
advanced materials (metamaterials). In addition, the aging impact of the proposed motes will be analyzed in order to predict their reliability performance,
as well as their behaviour under extreme conditions. From the textile point of view, new dressmaking and embroidery techniques will be investigated to
provide the integration of the electronic systems on the fabric in order to achieve a high degree of comfort, strength against washing, flexion fatigue, etc.
In this way, by taking into account the required specifications of the motes, several conductive textile samples based on stitch, pattern or CAD
embroidery will be manufactured and analyzed according to the ISO and UNE standards.
In order to demonstrate the viability of our proposal, several prototypes will be developed and tested with the aim to validate the effectiveness degree of
the proposed implementations coming from the projects research outputs. Finally, after developing low-cost motes, a low-cost wireless sensor network
will be set up for an e-health application. The proposed project can be linked with the national and international collaborations of the applicants as well as
the Estrategia Española de Ciencia y Tecnología y de Innovación, and in particular, the Reto Economía y Sociedad digital with regard to TIC solutions.
compatibilidad electromagnética, electomagnetic compatibility, electronics, electrónica, fiabilidad, redes de sensores, reliability, sensor networks, textil, textile
Adm. Estat
Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016
Resoluton year
Funcding program
Programa Estatal de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad
Funding call
Retos de Investigación: Proyectos de I+D+i
Grant institution
Gobierno De España. Ministerio De Economía Y Competitividad, Mineco


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