Electronics and ICT research at the Erasmushogeschool Brussel

Publication date 19.09.2011

The applied research conducted by the Electronics and ICT group at the Department of Industrial Sciences and Technology of the Erasmushogeschool Brussel (EhB) focuses on the possible applications, the architectural aspects and the power consumption of embedded electronic systems.

The TETRA-project entitled ”Use of state-of-theart embedded HW/SW techniques for applications in Mechatronics” was one of the first in a row of successes.

Thanks to these TETRA-projects, funded by the IWT, and the close collaboration with VUB, the expertise of the group has increased and allowed it to play an active role in national and international research networks and associated projects. New collaborations with other universities and research institutes were set up and have led to more external research funding. Thanks to the specific policy of TETRA-projects, new important synergies with companies could also be initiated. The research group now regularly collaborates with 30 companies on education, research and development.

Furthermore, the group maintains regular contacts with networking organizations such as DSP Valley (Embedded Systems) and LSec (Security).

Together with Siemens and IBBT, an R&D project – also funded by the IWT - was carried out on the implementation of an embedded motion detection algorithm in reconfigurable hardware. Currently the team, headed by Prof. Abdellah Touhafi and Prof. Kris Steenhaut, is also involved in an IWT Strategic Basic Research project being led by the UGent.

Formal collaborations have also been set up with research groups at VUB. ETRO, MEMC, COMO and TONA all regularly collaborate with this EhB team. Prof. Kris Steenhaut’s research in sensor networks has been completely integrated into ETRO.

Erasmushogeschool Brussel – Electronics and ICT Research Group
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1070 Brussels – Belgium
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