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Non-Conventional Wave Propagation for Future Sensing and Actuating Technologies

Non-Conventional Wave Propagation for Future Sensing and Actuating Technologies

Objective

New sensing devices and technologies are the key in addressing numerous challenges that agriculture is facing today. Namely, to provide more food for the ever-growing population, a number of biophysical parameters of plants, soil and food products need to be monitored and measured constantly, thus providing valuable data needed to optimize the entire agricultural process. In addition, the corresponding actuating technologies responsible for applying various measures (e.g. irrigation, fertilization) need to become more precise and allow variable rate inputs with a resolution down to an individual plant.
To provide novel sensing and actuating solutions able to address the burning issues in agriculture today, NOCTURNO will bring together and synergistically advance several highly promising research directions which have been investigated separately in the last decade: wave-matter interactions, plasmonics, complex media and artificial materials, acoustic, electromagnetics, optics, bionanosensing.
The Project will focus on development of sensors and actuators based on non-conventional propagation of acoustic waves in artificial media, electromagnetic/optical sensors based on metasurfaces, and advanced manufacturing technologies including 3D printing, laser-micromachining technology, and e-beam lithography with the aim to provide practical solutions for the fabrication of novel acoustic and metasurface-based sensors and actuators.
NOCTURNO proposes an exchange programme which brings together three European academic institutions, two European SME companies, and two third-country universities. The consortium has the specific expertise in the fields listed above and it will create synergies that will first advance the current level of fundamental scientific knowledge and then support its transformation into innovative products with the high potential to revolutionize the agri-food sector.
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BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS

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Dr Zorana Dindica Street 1
21000 Novi Sad

Serbia

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Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 252 000

Participants (5)

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ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 54 000

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 135 000

INOSENS DOO NOVI SAD

Serbia

PLASMORE SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 40 500

SOFIA UNIVERSITY ST KLIMENT OHRIDSKI

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 72 000

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THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM

THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK

City University New York

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 777714

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 580 500

  • EU contribution

    € 553 500

Coordinated by:

BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS

Serbia