CAES

Research Areas

Research Areas

In the recent years, energy-efficiency was the main research focus of the CAES group. This direction started before 2005 with energy-efficient processing and communication sub-systems for battery-powered embedded systems, such as mobile phones and wireless sensor networks. This has been extended to streaming applications in the high-performance high-tech domain (e.g. phased array antenna systems, medical image processing and signal processing on board of satellites) and ICT for energy management of systems such as smart grids. The three main research themes are:


Efficient architectures and tools for streaming applications

In the past five years the group has been working with this theme on energy-efficient MPSoC (Multi-Processor System on Chip) architectures and tools for streaming applications such as: phased array antenna systems, medical image processing, software defined radio and sensor networks.

Dependable embedded systems

The research in dependable systems, including mixed-signal IPs and sensors, is focused on the design and implementation of SoC architectures and IPs for dependable embedded systems.The key research challenge is to foster dependability (i.e. availability, reliability, safety and maintainability) as embedded systems are often business - or safety critical in many applications.

ICT for energy management in buildings and smart grids

The research in this theme started in 2007. In this theme Molderink, Bakker and Bosman have developed a 3-step control methodology (based on prediction, planning and real-time control) for energy management in buildings and smart grids supported by STW (SFEER project), Essent, Gasterra and E.ON.