WiBRATE - Wireless, Self-Powered Vibration
WiBRATE explores new paradigms for developing innovative strategies for wirelessly monitoring and controlling vibration using a network of intelligent embedded devices that power themselves using harvested vibration energy. The project contributes directly to strengthening the European market in several key sectors such as quality control systems, safety systems, wireless communication and industrial automation and control systems.
WiBRATE defines new SoSE techniques to help create a synergy between individual complex systems (e.g. sensors, actuators, communication networks, energy harvesters, etc.) to ensure optimal operation of the overall vibration monitoring and control system. Using self-learning and distributed strategies, WiBRATE allows intelligent nodes to collaboratively analyse vibration signatures and perform autonomous cooperative networked control. Control operations are supported by WiBRATE’s unique ultra-low power Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) based technology that allows robust, real-time wireless communication even in harsh industrial environments. Moreover, intelligent actuators powered by vibration-based energy harvesters allow WiBRATE to present a completely wireless and flexible solution.