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Reference Number EP/H051791/1
Title Robust Intelligent Lamp Post (ILP) Sensor Networks for Energy Efficient Transportation Systems
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 15%;
Not Energy Related 85%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 50%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 50%;
Principal Investigator Professor PT Blythe
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Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Newcastle University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 June 2010
End Date 31 May 2012
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £241,943
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors; Transport Systems and Vehicles
Region North East
Programme Digital Economy, Energy Multidisciplinary Applications
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor PT Blythe , Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University (99.999%)
  Other Investigator Professor MC Bell , Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University (0.001%)
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Objectives The following grants are linked together: EP/H051791/1 and EP/I000054/1
Abstract The purpose of the proposed research is to develop radically new strategies and protocols for the supply of both energy and data communications along existing power transmission lines used by Intelligent Vehicle and Transport Infrastructures, IVTI. Energy demand is reduced due to its potential for seamless integration of novel pervasive sensors with legacy technologies for indoor and outdoor monitoring using existing power line infrastructures. The project builds upon our expertise in communication and information technology at King's College London and the pioneering mote technology developed at the Newcastle University in the EU ASTRA, and the EPSRC MESSAGE, projects. The impact of these results will be significant at a time when UK Government acknowledges the crucial role of Intelligent Vehicle and Transport Systems, IVTS, technology to make more efficient use of existing infrastructure in the delivery of a low carbon transport systems for the future. The development of dense, pervasive, multitask sensor networks, that provide real-time traffic flow information and monitor several environmental factors (such as pollutants from vehicles) has been demonstrated in MESSAGE to facilitate the development of more efficient traffic control schemes, thus leading to a significant reduction in the energy consumption and environmental pollution. We aim to disseminate the results not only through outstanding publications but importantly through existing links in the regional transport boards, Foresight Intelligent Infrastructure Forum in UK and Europe, and ITS World Congress generating knowledge dialogue at all stages of the project
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