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In this section a summary of the projects that are being done can be found. It is also mentioned who is doing which project. If you are interested in some project you can of course always contact a student of that project. The summaries of their work will be presented in the final report of the study project Shouraizou.

Eelco Dalhuisen

April – July 2004

at Systems and Materials for Information Storage (SMI)

SMI, a department of University of Twente, had started development of a webbased system called OpenReference. It is a system to manage large quantities of reports, papers and references and provides a common interface and centralised database for multiple co-workers. Currently there is a running version but it still lacks features and isn't ready to be used yet. Goal of the project is to finish it and make it ready for production use.

Mathijs Marsman

April – July 2004
Anomalous Hall Effect

at Systems and Materials for Information Storage (SMI)

The goals of this contract research are: design a sample holder, change and improve the Anomalous Hall Effect measurement setup and measure magnetic properties of different Co/Pt multilayer dots.

Michel Franken

May – July 2004
Development of a State Predictor

at Laboratory for Measurement & Instrumentation (MI)

The goal of this research is to develop and to evaluate a method for the prediction of future states of a dynamic system using measurements of these states. The predictions must be done under different circumstances. The method will be based on optimal estimation theory and will be tested using real measurement data.

Casper van Benthem

Janarthanan Sundaram

May – July 2004

at Versatel Nederland

To guarantee the continuity of the telecom services provided by Versatel, the conditions of the Local Exchange boxes have to be monitored. We will write a rapport on how to implement a system that would perform functions such as monitoring the status of the auxiliary power supply and environmental temperature.

Bertjan Davelaar

Laurens van Oostveen

May – July 2004

at Versatel Nederland

The reliability of electronic systems depends on a few factors. ElectroStatic Discharge (ESD) is one of those factors. The goal of this project is to write a consultancy report about how ESD prevention in Versatel's electronic systems can be lifted to a higher level to reduce ESD to a further minimum.

Paul Omta

June – August 2004

at Versatel Nederland

A major node in the Versatel network is called a PoP (Point of Prescence). Here big glassfiber cables are multiplexed in different lines with smaller bandwith. For the sake of redundancy, the multiplexers have 2 supply lines. In principle, if one of the power lines would fail, the other one would take over. Some implementations of this principle are not entirely spotless. At a few locations, it is the case that if the redundant power line would fail, the operator sometimes wouldn't get an alarm. It is my job to accurately determine why this is sometimes happening at some PoP's, and suggest a solution.

Pieter Cuperus

May – September 2004
Designing and building a prototype

at Schröder Auto-Totaal

A prototype has to be made of a small device that is capable of doing a few specific tasks. The power needed to operate will only be supplied by solar power. In order to assure the secrecy no specific details about the functionality will be presented here. The project will probably be a mixture of a micro-controller/micro-computer with additional digital hardware including diverse analog circuits to provide the required functionality. Because the lack of a strong power supply the design also has to be very energy-efficient.

Bart Spikker

Thomas Janson

May – July 2004
Active Phased Array Antenna Unit

at Thales Nederland

This project is classified.

Harald Profijt

September – December 2004
Individual Research Assignment - Phantom Oscillator

at Integrated Circuit Design (ICD)

In a phantom oscillator architecture, multiple mixers are used to design a system that behaves like one single mixer, but with improvements in DC offset, IIP2 (second order) noise and LO (local oscillator) radiation.

In the assignment the technology behind the phantom oscillator has to be researched. Practically a-periodic signals have to be used to demonstrate the principle. Also the advantages in DC offset, IIP2-noise and LO-radiation have to be demonstrated.

Jos Ansink

Augustus – September 2004
Laboratory Assignment

at Integrated Ciruit Design Laboratories

To be able to simulate high frequency signal amplifiers, so called S-parameters have to be know. This is because of the non-linearity of high frequency amplifiers. To obtain these parameters measurements have to be made. The assignment is to create an interface between a frequency generator, spectrum analyser and oscilloscope. From these the parameters can be determined. The interface has to be created in a program called Aplac. This is a program which is suited to make analyses on high frequency electronics.

Maarten Bezemer

June - Augustus 2004

at Koninklijk Instituut voor de Marine

The goal of this project is to create a dynamicly built HTML interface from one or more XML files. The XML files contain the information of the next years curriculum. The HTML interface should provide an overview of the curriculum and a mechanism in which users can enter queries to select courses in the XML files. The result of the query should be shown in a graphical way and containing links to the detailed pages of the courses.

Kasper van Zon

June - July 2004
Signal Processing

at Koninklijk Instituut voor de Marine

The goal of the assignment is to give third year students of the Royal Netherlands Naval College
a course in (digital) signal processing. This course consists of lectures and practical assignments
which the students do by using Matlab. The study material for the course had to be mainly
provided by myself.

Sebastiaan van Loon

June - August 2004
Coal Gasification

at Capital Turbines

Investigate what the possibilities are of the coal gasification process and if it is usable for gas turbines. Coal gasification is a process that converts carbonaceous feedstock into gaseous products at high temperature. The resulting product is a synthesis gas which is a mixture of predominantly CO and H2. This gas can be used in gas turbines and provide electricity where needed.

Jasper Klewer

Dirk van Schaijk

July - August 2004

at Strukton Railinfra

Strukton Systems focuses on railway mobility systems and is the developer of the preventive maintenance and failure diagnostics system POSS. One of the features of the POSS system is to predict and detect railway switch failures. The Contract Research aims to improve this system. More information is available at

Martin Schepers

July - October 2004

at Texas Instruments

This research project is carried out at Texas Instruments Almelo, in the design engineering department of automotive sensors. An air quality sensor, that senses harmful gasses in the outside air is currently under development. The signal of this sensor is used for automatic control of the recirculation valve in an air conditioning system of a car. The main goal of this research is to model the heat flow and temperature distribution in the sensor.

Matthijs Krens

Casper Smit

July - August 2004
Lighting System

at Spark Design Engineering

The objective of this research is the design of a tuneable power supply which will be applied in a special kind of light source. The power supply will generate a very high frequency high voltage, while the input is a low voltage DC source. It will be a challenge to design this power supply and pay also attention to different aspects like radiation and short circuit and open circuit securities.

Niek Bouman

July - August 2004
Paper sensor

at Océ Technologies

The assignment deals with a new paper-sensor concept. An important goal is to create a cheaper sensor. Another chacteristic of the concept is the expected increase in accuracy and reliability. My task is to analyze and to test the new concept, to develop a theoretical model, to discover the capabilities of the concept, and to improve it (if possible).

Joost de Klepper

July - August 2004
Half toning algorithm

at Océ Technologies

The objective of this assignment is to explore a new algorithm for half toning and to propose a mapping for this algorithm on a given platform. A part of this assignment is to determine the quality of the output of the algorithm for both western and Japanese characters.

Michel van Dijk

August - September 2004
Literature study on Micro-mechatronics

at Philips Centre for Industrial Technologies (CFT)

The goal of this research assignment is to explore ongoing activities in the field of micro-mechatronics. The main part of this research will concentrate on the current activities at the MESA+ research institute.
The result of the assignment will be a report that gives an overview of the achievements in the field of micro-mechatronics.

Frank van der Aa

Rogier Veenhuis

August - September 2004
Design temperature sensor using nano-technology

at Philips Research

Nowadays, Integrated Circuits have to be protected against high temperatures that can damage the IC. In the past this temperature measurement system was realized externally by a sensor that was connected on the IC. To measure the temperature with a higher accuracy, an integrated sensor circuit is required. With this circuit, it is possible to influence the behaviour of the IC more directly.

The goal of this research assignment is to design such a circuit in a standard 90nm CMOS process, which can measure the on-chip temperature. It shows if the temperature is above a specified temperature or not. The main requirements are:

- The smallest possible mismatching
- The smallest possible chip-area
- Pre-determined low voltage supply

The measurement method is free to choose, but it has to meet the requirements.

Bert van den Berg

August - September 2004
Transmitting-sensor data via RS232

at Heijmans N.V. Infrastructuur

An existing Sensor generates analog sensor data, which needs to be converted to a digital signal. This data can now be transmitted via a RS232 connection. At the other end of the line the data needs to be converted back in the original values to ensure the correct behavior of the whole.

Lodewijk Bouwman

August - September 2004
Management Assistant

at MESA+ Research Institute

One of the goals is to collect all reports of PhD theses done at MESA+ both digitally and printed. This for promotional purposes. Furthermore there are some tasks for supporting the management for optimizing communications with external contacts.

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Updated on 11/15/2006 11:01 PM by MartinW
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