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Future requirements for drastic reduction of CO<sub>2</sub> production and energy consumption will lead to significant changes in the way we see mobility in the years to come. However, the automotive industry has identified significant barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles, including reduced driving range and greatly increased refueling times.… (More)
Automated valet parking services provide great potential to increase the attractiveness of electric vehicles by mitigating their two main current deficiencies: reduced driving ranges and prolonged refueling times. The European research project V-Charge aims at providing this service on designated parking lots using close-to-market sensors only. For this… (More)
In the past we presented a delay tolerant network that used public buses and trams in the city of Braunschweig to monitor air pollution. Today, as smartphones are becoming computationally more powerful and offer a variety of communication interfaces, it becomes attractive to investigate whether smartphones and vehicular nodes can cooperate with each other,… (More)
We present PotatoNet, an outdoor testbed for Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). Its primary focus is robustness, reliability and flexibility. PotatoNet is designed to operate without on-site maintenance for extended periods of time. It can withstand heat, dust and rain and has already been tested running outside for several months.
We present an experimental mobile platform which can drop self contained sensor nodes to deploy a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). At the same time, this network can be used to increase the operation range of the mobile platform.
Mobile robots can be helpful for post disaster management, e.g., to explore hazardous and damaged environments. However, many challenges in various areas have to be solved, e.g., mechanical issues, situation awareness, communication capabilities. We present the interdisciplinary research project Robotic Firefighters (RFF) which addresses some of the IT… (More)
The fault-tolerant character of WSN protocols and applications that do not assume completely reliable systems legitimize undervolting - a highly efficient energy management technique where the supply voltage is set below the minimum specifications. As has been shown in earlier work, by using thereliable IdealVolting undervolting scheme the lifetime of WSN… (More)
DTN nodes often idly wait for contacts and unnecessarily consume energy during these periods. For solar-powered nodes this means that solar panels and batteries could be much smaller with an efficient energy management, reducing the physical size of these nodes. We present our design of a solar-powered DTN node including a module that handles solar charge… (More)
It is a well-known fact that Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) that are exposed to real environmental conditions suffer from harsh temperatures. Yet, the temperature does not only have negative impact as the energy efficiency of processing units benefits from higher temperatures. The minimal voltage for correct operation of CMOS circuits is bounded by the… (More)
Future requirements for drastic reduction of CO2 production and energy consumption will lead to significant changes in the way we see mobility in the years to come. However, the automotive industry has identified significant barriers to the adoption of electric vehicles, including reduced driving range and greatly increased refueling times. Automated cars… (More)