The sensor fusion group is part of the Division of Automatic Control at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Linköping University. We have had research projects in sensor fusion since 1995, and the output includes 25 PhD theses, 250 MSc theses, 3 text books and hundreds of journal papers. We mix basic research with more applied projects. The theoretical research is focused on localization algorithms for improved performance and robustness.
Tech for industry
The applied research involves collaborations with companies such as SAAB, Ericsson, Volvo Cars, Volvo AB, Scania, ABB, Scania, Xsens to mention a few where we have had at least two funded projects together. The following list shows some of the largest platforms:
- EU Prometheus 1992-1994 (Volvo Cars)
- Vinnova Industry CoE ISIS 1995-2005
- SSF CoE MOVII 2003-2008
- VR Linnaeus CoE CADICS 2008-2018
- Vinnova Industry CoE LINK-SIC 2008-2018
- Vinnova Industry CoE LINK-SIC II 2018-2028
- Vinnova VinnVäxt Initiative Agtech 2030 2019-2029
Tech for good
Since 2014, we have been deeply engaged in a conservation effort in Kenya. Project Ngulia aims at providing cost-efficient technology for park rangers in the rhino sanctuary Ngulia. The project is described at www.projectngulia.org and suitable technology is overviewed on www.wildlifesecurity.se
Tech for innovation
At a number of occasions, the research has led to innovations outside the scope of on-going projects. We are particularly proud of having generated a number of spin-off companies:
- NIRA Dynamics AB niradynamics.se, developing automotive safety systems such as tire pressure monitoring systems and friction estimators. Sensor fusion of wheel speed signals, inertial sensors, control signals, etc.
- Softube AB www.softube.com, developing audio plugins for music studios. Expert company on mathematical modelling and system identification of audio effects.
Senion AB www.senion.com, developing indoor positioning systems. Sensor fusion of all sensors in a modern smartphone, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers and WiFi and Bluetooth radio signal strengths.
- Stylaero AB www.stylaero.com, developing magnetic tracking algorithms, based on a network of magnetometers.
These outstanding good examples of what can be done with signal processing and sensor fusion for the purpose of safety and entertainment.