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FP7 EAR-IT

EAR-IT

Project reference: 318381
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Experimenting Acoustics in Real environments using Innovative Test-beds [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2012-10-01 to 2014-09-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 878 070

EU contribution:

EUR 1 450 000

Coordinated in:

Portugal

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-8

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
Audio sensors are cheap and often easy to deploy and, with the growing power of processing and networking capabilities it is possible to exploit audio data for a broad range of applications. The untapped value of audio data is still to be revealed but key partner in this project are already working on energy efficiency and traffic monitoring applications, just to mention few. There is thus great potential for RTD on intelligent (acoustic) solutions based on acoustical sensor networks to support a myriad set of applications of high (social, business, etc.) value.On the other hand, there exist now large-scale innovative test-beds to support experimentally-driven research on ‘real-life’ environments – the FIRE facilities! These facilities (notably here, SmartSantander and HobNet) have an installed base of sensors, networked altogether, capable of supporting some advanced research in intelligent acoustics solutions. This leads to the idea of “Ears on FIRE” directed at Experimenting Acoustics in Real environments using Innovative Test-beds (EAR-IT) by realising some distributed intelligence powered by acoustics.To explore, validate and confirm the RTD possibilities of using audio data both in indoor and outdoor environments, this project will use then use nice test-bed capabilities of the HobNet project for indoor environment and related application such as energy efficiency, as well as the capability of the SmartSantander project for large-scale outdoor but also indoor environments where applications can be useful in a smart city environment. The objectives will be both to validate main research lines but also to deliver new innovative range of services and applications targeting (but not limited) to smart-buildings and smart-cities.

Objective

Audio sensors are cheap and often easy to deploy and, with the growing power of processing and networking capabilities it is possible to exploit audio data for a broad range of applications. The untapped value of audio data is still to be revealed but key partner in this project are already working on energy efficiency and traffic monitoring applications, just to mention few. There is thus great potential for RTD on intelligent (acoustic) solutions based on acoustical sensor networks to support a myriad set of applications of high (social, business, etc.) value.\nOn the other hand, there exist now large-scale innovative test-beds to support experimentally-driven research on 'real-life' environments – the FIRE facilities! These facilities (notably here, SmartSantander and HobNet) have an installed base of sensors, networked altogether, capable of supporting some advanced research in intelligent acoustics solutions. This leads to the idea of "Ears on FIRE" directed at Experimenting Acoustics in Real environments using Innovative Test-beds (EAR-IT) by realising some distributed intelligence powered by acoustics.\nTo explore, validate and confirm the RTD possibilities of using audio data both in indoor and outdoor environments, this project will use then use nice test-bed capabilities of the HobNet project for indoor environment and related application such as energy efficiency, as well as the capability of the SmartSantander project for large-scale outdoor but also indoor environments where applications can be useful in a smart city environment. The objectives will be both to validate main research lines but also to deliver new innovative range of services and applications targeting (but not limited) to smart-buildings and smart-cities.

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Coordinator

UNINOVA - INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIAS
Portugal
CAMPUS DA FCT/UNL, MONTE DE CAPARICA
CAPARICA, Portugal
Administrative contact: Adolfo Steiger-Garcao
Tel.: +351 212948527
Fax: +351 212957786
E-mail

Participants

MANDAT INTERNATIONAL ALIAS FONDATION POUR LA COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE
Switzerland
CHEMIN WILLIAM RAPPARD
BELLEVUE, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Sébastien Ziegler
Tel.: +41 22 959 88 55
E-mail
WUXI SMART SENSING STARS COMPANY LTD
China
ZHENZE ROAD BUILDING OF AQUARIUS
Wuxi, China
Administrative contact: Jian Ma
Tel.: +8613812286495
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Hansastrasse
MUNCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Andrea Zeumann
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
AVENIDA DE LOS CASTROS
SANTANDER, Spain
Administrative contact: Juan José San Miguel Roncero
Tel.: +34942201071
Fax: +34942201071
E-mail
EASY GLOBAL MARKET SAS
France
RUE ALBERT EINSTEIN
VALBONNE, France
Administrative contact: Philippe Cousin
Tel.: +33 680479513
E-mail
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
University Campus, Porsoen
LULEA, Sweden
Administrative contact: Annika Sällström
Tel.: +46703733310
E-mail
Record Number: 105468 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09