Competence Building

Research Impact on Curriculum

  • Developed a courseware in Wireless Sensor Networks/Mobile Sensing at SHIV NADAR University
  • Introduced the topic of interfacing external sensors with mobile phones, in the Mobile Computing Course offered in the Monsoon semester at IIIT Delhi
  • A course module on spatial data analysis using GIS.
  • New course on “Programming Cloud Services for Mobile Applications” has been developed and is being offered.
  • A course module on Data Provenance is added at IIIT-Delhi
  • Amrita University added a module on Cognitive Radio in Advanced Wireless Course.
  • Amrita University also added a module on small cell network in Mobile Communication course.
  • A new course offered at IRPE on Advanced communication with introduction to cognitive radio for M Tech.
  • A new course is offered on Software Defined Radio at NIITU.
  • 8 new course modules have been introduced in different institutions associated with ITRA-Mobile.
  • 2 course modules were upgraded in different institutions associated with ITRA-Mobile.
  • At IISc, the existing elective course on “Urban Hydrology” has been extensively modified.
  • A new elective “Urban Hydrology” at Masters Level has been introduced at BIT Pilani at Hyderabad.
  • Rural Informatics: New modules have been introduced.
  • Geospatial Interoperability and Knowledge Discovery: The module on Sensor Web of this course has been enhanced.
  • IITH- M.Tech course on Ground Water modelling: This course will introduce new components such as Hydro-geologic characterization & Aquifer Mapping at Village scale.
  • Univ of Hyderabad revamped two laboratory courses and one elective course.
  • At IIT Kharagpur a short term course on Geospatial Technologies for Hydrological Modelling was conducted for students, teachers and researchers from different organizations/universities of the country.

Research Impact on Research Facilities

  • Test-bed at the nodal center/research lab with a few USRP (Universal Software Radio Peripheral) boxes and computers equipped with GNURadio will be the initial experimental setup on which basic wireless communication examples can be carried out.
  • DiSARM is developing a test-bed using low-cost computing devices for testing mobile architecture. The team developed an end-to-end system and tested it extensively on various places like department, outdoor market stores, shopping malls and disaster prone areas.
  • 7 new mobile research labs have been established in the institutions involved in the ITRA-Mobile project.
  • 4 Labs in the institutions taking part in the ITRA-Mobile initiative have been upgraded to further their research capacity in mobile computing, networks and applications
  • LTE simulation module for QualNet simulation platform.
  • Number of new labs– 7 and labs updated in a major way– 6
  • 3 in situ test beds for continuous monitoring of groundwater level and quality, major weather parameters, and soil moisture from different layers in the root zone using sensor technology were developed.
  • A water level measurement test bed is formed using ultrasonic sensors in the lab at IISc.