Major Research Output

Technology under Development

  • Providing Post-disaster Services using Rapidly Deployed Devices to Establish Communication in (Disruption-Prone) Networks
  • Mobile Infrastructure for Fishing Boats Off the Coast of Tamilnadu.
  • A novel plug and play integrated field sensors platform (open source hardware and software) called the SenseTube has been developed and three units have been deployed in the field.
  • An Aquafer Mapping service has been demonstrated.
  • A multi-purpose integrated system prototype is developed to monitor the quality and quantity of water flow in different scenarios mainly focused on drinking water.
  • Water management studies on finger millet during summer in mid land situation have been conducted probably for the first time in India. This experiment definitely provides valuable information regarding water demanded of finger millet. Finger millet may prove best option for replacing the summer rice.
  • Mobile based drought prediction system was developed by M2M team and tested in Gujarat.
  • A lab prototype of unmanned data collector using aerial vehicle from the sensor node has been tested.
  • Remote Health Kiosks in Bengal, Efficient Energy Management in Delhi, Transportation Systems for Chandigarh Roads.

Technology Transfer/ Collaborations

  • Healthcare Kiosks
  • Punjab State Departments (Transportation)
  • Tamilnadu Fishermen.
  • SENSETUBE – Possible solution & services business incubation at IIT Bombay
  • Business incubation for Aquifer Mapping – in process
  • Business incubation for Unmanned Vehicle for Agriculture data collection – in process
  • Mobile based drought monitoring service – Government agency to be aligned.
  • Urban Flood Management – DSS for Karnataka Disaster Management organization.
  • Aquasense – DSS for Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

Achievements

  • ITRA Model in place & Delivering Results.
    • LIN & PIN - 54
    • Pyralets - 17
  • Teams are Diverse
    • # of faculty members - 80
    • # students - 231
    • # Ph D students = 103
    • # of research collaborators from overseas Univ = 14
    • # of Mentors and Advisors (M 26 + W 17) = 43
    • # of Collaborators (Govt dept, NGO, Industry) – 46
  • Research Output started coming in.
    • # Ph D students = 110
    • # of Papers (Conferences & Journals) - 252
    • # of Patents – Nil
  • Outreach: Building & Spreading Innovation Culture
    • # of summer, winter and monsoon schools – 18
    • # of participants - 927
    • # of short and long courses at conferences - 7
    • # of participants to above courses - 380
    • # of tutorial at conferences - 5
    • # of seminar series - 9
    • # of participant to above series - 100
    • # of open houses to demonstrate work to public – 5
    • # of other institutes impacted – 15
    • # of collaborators – 46