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Tracking, tracing, Sensoring Platform

Project Manager: Dr. ir. Gerard Smit
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science - EEMCS
Tel.: +31 53 489 3734
Email: g.j.m.smit@utwente.nl


The project is concerned with research on and development of a new generation electronic technique, TSP, for commercialization. TSP enables to determine the exact location of a tag, and to communicate through this tag. The strength of TSP technology is:

  • The tags use hardly any energy. The tiny batteries do not run out by energy consumption of the tags. The life of the tags is thus the same as the life of batteries ‘on-the-shelf’. Good quality batteries have a duration of five years.
  • The place where the tags are located can be very precisely determined at a distance of 100 meters. By the advanced technique TSP also works within buildings.
  • The tags have computing capacity, able to make computations and store data.

By TSP, complete new applications come into existence, through which participating companies are able to open new markets.

For the region, TSP creates a platform of economic activity, which creates many new jobs at a high level of knowledge, with a high added value.

The project is carried out as a cooperation of three companies in the region, and the University of Twente, all having complementary knowledge.

Project duration: 2009 - 2013
Project budget: 5.765.814 € / 3.540.564 € funding
Number of person/years:  
Project Coordinator: Nedap 
Participants: Recore, SmartSigns, UT, Nedap
Project budget CTIT: 1.332.797 € / 866.318 € funding
Number of person/years CTIT: 2.3 fte / year
Involved groups: Computer Architecture for Embedded Systems (CAES)