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Reference number
Coordinator Luleå tekniska universitet - Centrum för Distansöverbryggande teknik
Funding from Vinnova SEK 995 000
Project duration December 2014 - June 2015
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:

Purpose and goal

The project have investigated whether there were alternative sensors that could improve system performance. A survey on topics such as magnetic sensors proved to be the case. These have been purchased and tested both in the lab and in the field with very good results. The project has also tested debug tools and energy measurement instruments that helped to bring about tests and energy budgets. Laser distance sensors have been tested and the technology seems promising, but more time is needed for the integration and testing. Continued Project: Planning underway

Results and expected effects

From a technical point of view (Radio wise etc.) pole mount is a very possible way forward for iRoad technology. Radio-wise, we detected an improved range of about 50-75 m, which can be improved additonal with antennas adapted for installation above ground level. The project has evaluated a new magnetic tendons with better SNR and the opportunity for longer detection range and reliable vehicle detection. Energy-New opportunities with larger battery, solar charging mm. We see great potential to further develop iRoad technology through the pole mount

Approach and implementation

This project team has worked together for a long time and know each other well. This has facilitated the project work. Project funding was distributed between many parties which made that each participant had few hours in the project, which meant limited availability of participants and created difficulties to schedule joint meetings or work shifts. One lesson here is that it was better to focus the money on fewer parties / persons in order to achieve greater focus and momentum in the project. At the same time, we see very good results and that Antnäs Test Site is very valuable!

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2014-05113

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