WVU Tech awarded Internet of Factors grant

West Virginia University Institute of Engineering (WVU Tech) is building a state-of-the-art radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor network making use of a $20,000 grant from the West Virginia Greater Education and learning Policy Fee Division of Science and Study.

This venture is part of building “The Net of Factors.” Dr. Charan Litchfield, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Pc Engineering and Dr. Mingyu Lu, Professor of Electrical and Pc Engineering are the co-authors of the grant. This job is the following move in technology integration commercially and domestically, Litchfield describes.

“Think back to the 1980’s film Back to the Upcoming,” Litchfield reported. “If we remember Dr. Brown, we may perhaps remember his residence has technologies performing all his each day chores. The distinction in the up to date Internet of Points is that equipment could be controlled by means of a personal computer, mobile cellular phone, pill, look at and so on.”

The Web of Things refers to RFID tags and their interactivity with electronics to keep track of tools or individuals. For case in point, RFID tags could uncover goods in a huge warehouse or regulate conveniences in our properties.

For WVU Tech, the basis of this RFID sensor network will allow for college students to discover a lot more about how The World-wide-web of Things will work equally practically and technically. At first, Dr. Litchfield and Dr. Lu will use personnel monitoring RFID sensors, base stations and servers in conjunction with application to demonstrate the monitoring capacity of the know-how for pupils. There are quite a few purposes, but in particular in the strength sector. Clever electric power grids assist operate more competently and can consistently evaluate the circulation and electricity in distinct elements of the grid. Clever cities can supply wi-fi entry wherever in the town utilizing this know-how as well.

“The components and software make a valuable mastering tool for our electrical engineering, laptop science and pc engineering programs. This proposal functions as the to start with move in rising STEM progress in Raleigh county and West Virginia,” Litchfield stated.

Dr. Litchfield and Dr. Lu say they will use the devices and technological innovation to demonstrate their exploration and the capacity of the technology to WVU Tech students.