ETHZ / Computer Engineering & Networks Lab.
Expert in Resource constrained system optimization, RF communication, computer engineering
Lothar Thiele
ETHZ
X-Sense2
Developing MEMS acoustic detectors for detecting destructive processes such as a rock face collapsing, leading to severe natural hazards
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ETHZ/CENL
Expert in wireless and embedded systems
Jan Beutel
ETHZ
ETHZ/D-BAUG/IGP
Expert in satellite geodesy and precise navigation
Alain Geiger
ETHZ
ETHZ/MicroNanoSystems
Expert in Energy scavenging for thermal and hybrid systems
Christofer Hierold
ETHZ
FOEN/BAFU - Federal Office for the Environment 
Expert in risk management on landslides, the monitoring and the development of remote sensing applications for mass movements
Hugo Raetzo
FOEN
UZH/Geography/GGG
Expert in modelling rapid dynamic changes of glaciers
Andreas Vieli
UZH

Project Description

Understanding, controlling and minimizing the risk associated with changes in our natural environment is of major societal interest. An accelerating growth in the need for risk-reduction methods and technology is caused by three superimposed trends: 

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Notable publications

Measurements of ice dynamical properties of Bowdoin Glacier, Norwest Greenland
Julien Seguinot, Andreas Bauder, Martin Funk, Guillaume Jouvet, Philippe Limpach, Fabian Neyer, Claudia Ryser, Shin Sugiyama, and Yvo Weidmann
Abstract Volume of the 13th Swiss Geoscience Meeting

Towards Real-time Wireless Cyber-physical Systems
Romain Jacob, Marco Zimmerling, Pengcheng Huang, Jan Beutel and Lothar Thiele
WiP Proc. of ECRTS 2016, Toulouse, France, p. 7-9, July 2016

Quantifying irreversible movement in steep fractured bedrock permafrost at Matterhorn (CH)
S. Weber, Jan Beutel, Jérome Faillettaz, Andreas Hasler, Michael Krautblatter and Andreas Vieli
The Cryosphere Discuss., June 2016, doi:10.5194/tc-2016-136

Monitoring unstable parts in the ice-covered Weissmies northwest face
L. E. Preiswerk, F. Walter, S. Anandakrishnan, G. Barfucci, J. Beutel, P. G. Burkett, P. Dalban Canassy, M. Funk, P. Limpach, E. Marchetti and L. Meier and F. Neyer
13th Congress INTERPRAEVENT 2016, Luzern, p. 434-442, May 2016


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Posters from 2016


RTKNAV - A Low-Cost, Compact, User-Friendly, Centimetre-Accurate, Real-Time Navigation Solution
Zhenzhong Su, Tonio Gsell

Fast Detection of Hazardous Mass Movements with GNSS Low-cost Sensors
Roland Hohensinn, Alain Geiger, Sébastien Guillaume

Time-of-Flight Aware Time Synchronization for Wireless Embedded Systems
Roman Lim, Balz Maag and Lothar Thiele

A Heterogeneous System Architecture for Event-triggered Wireless Sensing
Felix Sutton, Reto Da Forno, David Gschwend, Roman Lim, Tonio Gsell, Jan Beutel, and Lothar Thiele


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Posters from 2015


Predictable Wireless Embedded Platforms
Felix Sutton, Reto Da Forno, Marco Zimmerling, Roman Lim, Tonio Gsell, Georgia Giannopoulou, Federico Ferrari, Jan Beutel, and Lothar Thiele

Dependable Long-Term Operation of Solar Energy Harvesting Systems
Bernhard Buchli

Low-Power, Sub-Microsecond, Multi-Hop Time Synchronization with COTS Components
Roman Lim, Balz Maag, Jan Beutel, Lothar Thiele

Short-term velocity variations of permafrost slope movements
Vanessa Wirz, Jan Beutel, Stephan Gruber, Andreas Vieli


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Posters from 2014


Efficient acoustic to mechanical transduction for environmental acoustic emission monitoring
Michelle Müller, Verena Maiwald, Cosmin Roman, Christofer Hierold

Ultra low power electro-mechanical trigger for environmental acoustic emission monitoring
Verena Maiwald, Michelle Müller, Cosmin Roman, Christofer Hierold

Synchronous Transmissions Enable Simple Yet Accurate Protocol Modeling
Marco Zimmerling, Federico Ferrari, Luca Mottola, Lothar Thiele

An Ultra-Low Power Asynchronous Data Interface
Felix Sutton, Reto Da Forno, Roman Lim, Marco Zimmerling, Federico Ferrari, Jan Beutel, Lothar Thiele


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