Projects

1. Photovoltaic (PV) solar-powered water pump system

Client: Hailong Li, HST, MDH

Steering group: Andreas Johnsen, Jan Carlson

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The use of photovoltaic solar-powered systems to provide water for irrigation or daily life in rural areas has attracted more and more interest lately. This project addresses the software part of such a system, developed in a research project at the school of sustainable development of society and technology at Mälardalen University. The main task is to develop an interface (possibly web-based) that can graphically display the operation of the system including the instant and accumulated power generation from PV cell, the data collected from the weather station, the water level and the amount of pumped water. There are some measurement sensors installed onsite. The interface should also allow some type of manual control, for example shutting down the pump. The second task is to develop a simple automatic control program. In order to have a stable and high efficient operation, the pump and water storage tank should be controlled based on the current solar irradiation and water level (available water resource).


2. Tool for calculations in the construction business

Client: Peter Valfridsson, Byggwalle AB

Steering group: Juraj Feljan, Jan Carlson

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The final product of this project will be a webpage and an iPad app that allow customers to do their own calculations for home renovation projects. The customer should be able to choose between different rooms, add their own measurements and then make the calculations based on a number of preselected checkbox options in a simple way. The desired functionality includes: 1) An admin tool allowing to easily manage room types, articles, pricing, etc.; 2) A web page where customers enter information in the form of measures and checklist selections and can view the result of the calculations; 3) An iPad app providing the same functionality as the web page.


3. XC-SkiLab – Coach tool: Motion-data and Video synchronized

Client: Magnus Jonsson, Internet of sports, SICS

Steering group: Juraj Feljan, Jan Carlson

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As a part of the development of the next generation tools for cross country skiing in collaboration with Team2015 (Swedish National Team) we are looking for a tool that synchronize a video from a smart-phone with motion data from a smart-phone. The motion-data are accelerometer data that after the analyzis engine shows parameters in the athletes moving patterns, such as power efficiency, symmetry and classification of skiing technique. The combined video and data solution will be a useful complement to support a XC skiing-coach and their athletes to understand and improve their skiing technique. The Coach tool will be developed as a smart-phone application with possibilities to publish to a web-tool.


4. A digital Project Office Tool

Client: Peter Ohlman, Tritech Technology AB

Steering group: Andreas Johnsen, Jan Carlson

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Today we use white boards to visualize the status of all the company's personnel, including allocation of our resources, i.e. if a person is part of an in-house project or work as a consultant in a customer's project team. A white board is a great visualization tool but has several limitation e.g. that the space on the board is limited and the information is only available at one physical location (our office). The aim of this project is to develop a secure online application (accessible via web, smartphones etc.) where it is possible to view status of a project's allocated recourses and the status of consultants at customers. The tool should extract all employees from an Exchange Server, and support creation and update of projects, companies, project member assignments (role, time span, allocation etc.). The tool should support history search, presentation of projects (current, closed, projected) and customer assignments. The tool should also support presentation of different reports e.g. list the consultants for which assignments end in 1, 2 or 4 weeks from today.


Jan Carlson ( jan.carlson@mdh.se)