A list of all projects at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics can be found on this page.

Description of projects with the participation of academic staff from the Department of Electrical Engineering

 

Research and Development of an Intelligent System for Controlling the Heat Treatment of Food

Provider: Ministry of Industry and Trade
Program: Application
Period realization: 07/2020 - 12/2022
Department: Faculty of Electrial Engineering and Informatics, Department od Process Control
Principal investigator: Honc Daniel
Investigator: Dobrovolný Martin | Dvořák Miroslav | Havlíček Libor | Kupka Libor
Description: Research and development of an intelligent IoT electronic unit, which as an additional device of kitchen utensils enables control and automation of heat treatment of food, reflected not only in the high comfort of food preparation, but also in improving the quality of life of disabled people.


 

Universal Programmable Image Sensor

Provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Program: TACR, GAMA
Period realization: 2020 - 2021
Department: Faculty of Electrial Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engineering
Principal investigator: Dobrovolný Martin
Investigator: Roleček Jiří
Description: Autonomous, programmable image sensor with integrated control processor and image memory. The sensor enables implementation of real-time image processing algorithms while maintaining the requirement for low price and its replicability. During the development, the results achieved by the research team in embedded device development will be used. The image sensor will streamline industrial processes automation. Production licenses will be offered for hire. The market is not geographically limited.


 

High Integrity EGNSS Layer for Multimodal ECO-Friendly Transportation (HELMET)

Provider: Europien Union
Program: HORIZON 2020
Period realization: 2020 - 2021
Department: Faculty of Electrial Engineering and Informatics, Research center FEI
Principal investigator: Filip Aleš
Investigator: Holík Filip | Němec Zdeněk
Description: The project proposal HELMET is focused on use of EGNSS (EGNOS a Galileo) with the intention to provide high-accuracy and high-safety integrity vehicle position determination services for ecological and safe mobility. The main objective is to develop a multimodal integrity monitoring layer based on GNSS and other sensors with exploitation in the field of railway signalling and train control, self-driving/ autonomous cars, drones, etc. A proof of the concept by means of lab and field tests is included in the project as well. The synergic effect between different modes of land transport will be utilised in the project. It is expected that the project's results will be applied in the preparation of international standards, for example within the RTCM SC-134.


 

Artificial Intelligence Enabled Smart Contactless Technology Development for Smart Fencing

Provider: Ministry of Education Youth and Sports
Program: INTER-ACTION
Period realization: 2020 - 2022
Department: Faculty of Electrial Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engineering
Principal investigator: Pidanič Jan
Investigator: Doležel Petr | Honc Daniel | Juryca Karel | Němec Zdeněk | Štursa Dominik
Description: In this project, we propose to develop artificial intelligence enabled contactless technology for the design of next generation electronics and communication systems such as smart fencing system. The main aim of the project is to detect, identify and classify objects of various sizes using currently available radio sensors, image and optical sensors.


 

ERDF/ESF project "Cooperation in Applied Research between the University of Pardubice and companies, in the Field of Positioning, Detection and Simulation Technology for Transport Systems (PosiTrans)", No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/17_049/0008394

Provider: Ministry of Education Youth and Sports
Program: Operational Programme Research, Development and Education (OP VVV)
Period realization: 2018 - 2022
Department: Faculty of Electrial Engineering and Informatics,Research Team of Petr Doležel
Principal investigator: Doležel Petr
Investigator: Bažant Michael | Bendová Monika | Beránková Věra | Brandejský Tomáš | Bulíček Josef | Chocholáč Jan | Fikejz Jan | Filip Aleš | Fišer Ondřej | Honc Daniel | Hruška Roman | Hyršlová Jaroslava | Juryca Karel | Kavička Antonín | Kučera Tomáš | Machalík Stanislav | Mužáková Galina | Nachtigall Petr | Pidanič Jan | Růžičková Lucie | Sommerauerová Dana | Tischer Erik | Zálabský Tomáš | Široký Jaromír | Šourek David | Štursa Dominik
Description: The main goal of the project is to strengthen and develop intersectoral and interdisciplinary cooperation in the Hradec-Pardubice agglomeration in the fields of electrical engineering, informatics, transport systems and logistics.
The project investigates the low intensity of cooperation between research organizations (ROs) and entities from the application sphere in the agglomeration in fields that are highly exacting in terms of knowledge and with a high level of science and research. As a result of the low level of cooperation, there is a growing disparity between the supply of research results of ROs and the demand thereof in the application sphere, insufficient use of national and international sources for R&D funding, little knowledge transfer between the two sectors. Other problems addressed in the project are: stagnation, or reduction of the number of high-quality research and development workers in the Hradec-Pardubice agglomeration in the field of electrical engineering and related fields. Shortage of skilled workers and further support for research development have had and will have a demonstrable impact on the further development of innovations in technical fields, support is crucial to sustaining industries in the agglomeration. Support to the intersectoral cooperation directly in the agglomeration is linked to the competitiveness of the regional economy, danger of transfer of foreign R&D investments to other regions with more developed research capacities, deterioration of the level of student education, and decline in further professional training for both private and public sector professionals. Within the project, partnerships is entered between the University of Pardubice as a research organization and 6 entities of the application sphere.


 

System Suitability Study for Train Positioning Using GNSS in ERTMS in 2020

Provider: European Space Agency
Program: Navigation and Innovation Support Programme
Period realization: 09/2018 - 05/2020
Department: Faculty of Electrotechnics and Informatics - Research Team FEI
Principal investigator: Filip Aleš
Description: The objective of this activity is to study the suitability of the current generation of SBAS for use in an evolution of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) using GNSS for virtual balise detection. This activity focuses on the current generation of the European SBAS, EGNOS v2 (GPS L1 only) and includes the following aspects:

  • Review and consolidate requirements and assumptions on virtual balise detection in ERTMS using GNSS;
  • Suitability analysis of the current EGNOS system design for its use in ERTMS, confirming the feasibility of current system allocations; and
  • Analysis, by an accredited independent safety assessor, of the suitability of the existing EGNOS Safety Case for cross-acceptance by railway safety authorities.

See more information: https://navisp.esa.int/project/details/40/show


 

Improvement and ReliabiIity Increase of the Transportation Infrastructure by Microwave Technologies

Provider: Ministry of Industry and Trade
Program: TRIO (2016-2021)
Period realization: 12/2017 - 07/2020
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engineering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Roleček Jiří | Zálabský Tomáš
Description: R&D of detecting system based on microwave technologies to increase traffic safety: theoretical and experimental solution of reading RFID units for identification of quickly moving objects; sensors systems for detection of free railway crossings and detection system for moving individuals or vehicles based on microwave technologies. R&D of microwave technologies for applications above 20 GHz on polymeric and alumina substrates under focus on fine line photolitography, film technologies, assembly techniques covering SMT processes and bare chips assembly as well, laser machining and functional trimming, packaging, measurement and testing procedures harmonized with European standards.


 

Microwave Power Amplifier

Provider: Ministry of Industry and Trade
Program: TRIO (2016-2021)
Period realization: 2017 - 2020
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engineering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Roleček Jiří | Zálabský Tomáš
Description: The project is focused on the research and development of an innovative solution to microwave power amplifiers for applications in surveillance radar systems designed for air traffic control and monitoring. The aim of the project is assembled, calibrated and validated autonomous block of modular microwave power amplifier. This amplifier will be based on the latest available technology of Gallium-nitride semiconductors. The resulting block will comprise of complete functional structure of the amplifier with all technical accessories for ensuring easy integration into superior system, which is primary surveillance radar. The project outcome will fully replace the existing technology of microware power amplifiers based on silicon bipolar microwave transistors, which is nowadays unpromising and becomes obsolete.


 

A system for detection of small flying objects in the airport area

Provider: Ministry of Industry and Trade
Program: TRIO 2016 - 2021
Period realization: 2016 - 2019
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engineering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Matoušek David | Pidanič Jan
Description: Description: Research and design of a prototype of a system for detection of small flying objects like unmanned air-vehicles (UAV, drones) or meteorological balloons in the airport area. The system is designed for civilian and military application. The system integration to the airport security systems is possible. The digital processing of the received signals employ the most advanced technologies and components including FPGA circuits enabling system functions further extension with minimum requirements to physical circuit modification.


 

Usage of Modern Microelectronic Components for Increasing Utility Properties of Primary Radar

Provider: Ministry of Industry and Trade
Program: TRIO 2016 - 2021
Period realization: 2016 - 2019
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engineering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Juryca Karel | Pidanič Jan | Roleček Jiří
Description: Design and research of a universal FPGA platform for a high-speed radar signal processing using advanced processing methods. New methods and algorithms of radar signal digital processing will be used for adaptive signal distortion cancelation and for suppression of unwanted reflections (clutter) with a complicated Doppler spectrum (like scattering from wind turbines). The detection range of remote low radar cross-section targets will be enhanced not only by the radar output power increase but also by pulse compression quality and effectivity improvement. The new design will permit to meet jointly the TMA and SRE operation requirements. The advanced technology of the FPGA platform will be used simultaneously for fast digital communication.


 

Passive direction finder for ADS-B/MLAT systems and their accuracy enhancement

Provider: Ministry of Industry and Trade
Program: TRIO 2016 - 2021
Period realization: 2016 - 2019
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engeneering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Zálabský Tomáš
Description: The goal of the project is functional prototype of the ground station for passive evaluation of the azimuth and the elevation of the transponder equipped aircraft. The equipment will be based on adaptive multi beam and MIMO antenna system. It will use the latest microelectronic parts including the new generations of programmable gate arrays (FPGA). It will provide independent information about the airtraffic situation and it will enhance operational parameters existing passive surveillance systems (ADS-B, MLAT) by independent evaluation of target elevation. The equipment will significantly help with implementing the ADS-B system as leading future navigation technology and also will help with overcoming technical constraints. These main constraints are jamming of the satellite navigation system and spoofing the ADS-B position information. The equipment will be designed for outdoor operation and also for using in the mobile systems.


 

Railway High Integrity Navigation Overlay System will define a GNSS-based system to support the localization of trains respecting the challenging requirements of the railway safety standards (RHINOS)

Provider: Europien Union
Program: HORIZON 2020
Period realization: 01/2016 - 10/2017
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engeneering
Principal investigator: Němec Zdeněk
Investigator: Filip Aleš
Description: RHINOS aims at increasing the use of EGNSS to support the safety-critical train localization function for train control in emerging regional and global markets. RHINOS adds value to EGNSS by leveraging the results from prior or existing projects, and develops a Railway High Integrity Navigation Overlay System to be used by the rail community. RHINOS pillar is the GNSS infrastructure realized for the aviation application with additional layers that meet the rail requirements in the difficult railway environments. RHINOS will feature an international cooperation with the Stanford University that has been involved in the aviation application since the birth of the GPS, gaining an undeniable knowledge of the GNSS performance and high-integrity applications. The ambition is a positive step beyond the proliferation of GNSS platforms, mainly tailored for regional applications, to favor 
a global solution to release the potential benefits of the EGNSS in the fast growing train signaling world market. The RHINOS work programme includes the investigation of candidate concepts for the provision of the high integrity needed to protect the detected position of the train, as required by the train control system application. The EGNSS (GALILEO and EGNOS) plus GPS and WAAS constitute the reference infrastructure that is available world-wide. Moreover, local augmentation elements, ARAIM techniques and other sensors on the train are the add-on specific assets for mitigating the hazards due to the environmental effects which dominate the rail application. A further objective of RHINOS is to contribute to the definition of a standard for the Railway High Integrity Navigation Overlay System leveraging on the EUUS Cooperation Agreement on ARAIM. The RHINOS dissemination plan includes three specific Workshops with the rail and satellite stakeholders, at Stanford University for the US community, in Roma for the Western European community and in Prague for the Eastern European community.


 

Functional sample of ground-based interrogator for MSSR

Provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Program: ALFA
Period realization: 2014 - 2017
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engeneering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Němec Zdeněk
Description: The main goal of this project is research and development of hardware platform with a firmware for a functional sample of ground based interrogator. The system will be able to transmit interrogations as well as receive and process replies in modes 1, 2, 3/A, B, C, D and S. The functional sample of tround based interrogator will be suitable for easy integration into a monopulse secondary surveillance radar (MSSR). Integration into atypical mobile airport radar systems will also be possible. Conception of this functional sample will enable future extension of the functionality by firmware upgrade with minimal circuit modification requirements. In other words, hardware itself, particularly signal and data processing systém will be designed using programmable logic devices with sufficient reserves. 


 

System for Monitoring and Detection (SYMOD)

Provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Program: ALFA
Period realization: 2014 - 2017
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engeneering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Dobrovolný Martin | Matoušek David | Němec Zdeněk
Description: The goal of this project is realization of personal microsystem SYMOD for monitoring of vital functions and for monitoring of environment characterised by: - detection of ionising radiation; - detection of gases; - vital functions monitoring; - tested and verified microsystem SYMOD.


 

Functional Sample of Ground Based ADS-B and MLAT Receiver

Provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Program: ALFA
Period realization: 2014 - 2016
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engeneering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Němec Zdeněk
Description: The main goal of this project is research and development of a hardware platform, firmware and software processing for a functional sample of ground based ADS-B and MLAT receiver. The system will be able to receive, process and evaluate ADS-B messages broadcasted by aircraft’s transponders as well as all other replies in mode S and SSR modes (1, 2, 3/A, B, C and D). The functional sample of ground based ADS-B receiver will work independently or in combination with primary and secondary surveillance radar systems. Furthermore, the ADS-B receiver can be configured to support the Mode S multilateration for both surface and wide area applications. The system will be designed as a modular, with a variable number of antennas and their gain according to customer requirements on range. Integration into atypical mobile airport radar systems will also be possible. Optional configuration of ADS-B receiver is intended for installation in a rack located in outdoor environment (with a possibility to supply it from batteries, which can be charged by solar cells). Conception of this functional sample will enable future extension of the functionality by firmware upgrade with minimal circuit modification requirements. In other words, hardware itself, particularly signal and data processing system will be designed using programmable logic devices (CPU, DSP, FPGA, etc.) with sufficient reserves (computing power, amount of memory, interface parameters, etc.).


 

System for Improvement of Helicopter Safety During Landing and Take-off in an Unknown Terrain

Provider: Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Program: ALFA
Period realization: 2014 - 2016
Department: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, Department of Electrical Engeneering
Principal investigator: Bezoušek Pavel
Investigator: Zálabský Tomáš
Description: The objective of this project is to increase the helicopter safety duting landing and take-off phases, especially when landing in an unknown and potentially dangerous environment and in poor visibility. To achieve this objective, the project research team developed a system that is able to detect a wide array of obstacles in the vicinity of the helicopter. If the system evaluates a real risk of collision with an obstacle, it provides the pilots with an appropriate audio or visual alert to help the crew to avoid the collision. The system consisting of detection, evaluation and imaging subsystem was successfully tested during flight tests performed on the Mi-17 helicopter.

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