Technology Cluster Electrical Engineering (ESAT)
The research groups of the Technology Cluster Electrical Engineering (ESAT) are active on the technology campuses in:
- ES&S (Technology Campus Diepenbeek)
- Advise, KCE (Technolgy Campus Geel)
- DraMCo, Light&Lighting, E&A (Technology Campus Ghent)
- e-Media (Campus Group T Leuven)
- ReMI (Technology Campus Ostend)
- Eavise, EMC-RF-PCC (Technology Campus De Nayer Sint-Katelijne-Waver)
Indoor localisation, context awareness, secure wireless sensor networks, visible light communication, wireless power, energy harvesting, embedded design for mobile communications, RFID, M2M (Machine to Machine), IoT (Internet of Things), multi-touch multi-user interactive wireless information panels.
Stand-alone (hybrid) power systems, renewable energy sources, rational energy consumption, electrical safety, photovoltaics, EV Charging systems, pedelecs and e-bikes, Industrial data communication, Profibus/ Profinet, model predictive (embedded) control.
Computer vision, AI, embedded systems, GPU, FPGA, industrial automation, product inspection, traffic monitoring, eye tracking, microscopic imaging, surveillance, land surveying, 3D photogrammetry, real-time recognition, active blind spot camera, model-Based HW/SW co-design, vision-based automatic wheelchair navigation, OpenCL.
Technology for human computer interaction, physical computing, tangible & playful interaction for physical therapy and rehabilitation, soft user interfaces and e-textiles, gesture and activity recognition with motion sensors and 3D cameras, EMG and ECG data analysis, wearable and ambient sensing, single board computers.
The research focuses on the development of embedded systems with a focus on efficient implementatin for digital data security.
EMC, EM-modeling, thermal & mechanical behavior, antenna measurement, PCB design, signal integrity, HALT testing, power quality.
Optical characterization of objects and light sources, appearance and visual perception, LED and OLED technology, indoor lighting, impact of lighting control on energy savings, optical design of luminaires, optical modelling of fluorescence and scattering, ray tracing.
Multimodal sensing, chip design, radiation hardening, microwave sensing, audio signals, acoustic modeling, biomedical signal processing, machine learning, AAL, EEG.
Rational energy use in buildings and greenhouse cultivation, nano-grids, demand side management, renewable energy sources (PV, wind), smart grid.
ISO17025 Accredited Laboratory for Testing, calibration, certification and research in EMC, Mechanical and Climatology testing and Electrical Safety.