ETHZ / Computer Engineering & Networks Lab.
Expert in Resource constrained system optimization, RF communication, computer engineering
Lothar Thiele
Developing MEMS acoustic detectors for detecting destructive processes such as a rock face collapsing, leading to severe natural hazards
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Expert in wireless and embedded systems
Jan Beutel
Expert in satellite geodesy and precise navigation
Alain Geiger
Expert in Energy scavenging for thermal and hybrid systems
Christofer Hierold
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
Expert in modelling rapid dynamic changes of glaciers
Andreas Vieli

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

Rock glaciers on the run – understanding rock glacier landform evolution and recent changes from numerical flow modeling
Johann Mu?ller, Andreas Vieli, Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
The Cryosphere, 10, 2865-2886, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2865-2016, 2016.

"End-to-end Real-time Guarantees in Wireless Cyber-physical Systems"
Romain Jacob, Marco Zimmerling, Pengcheng Huang, Jan Beutel and Lothar Thiele
Proc. of the 37th IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), Porto, Portugal, November 2016

Rockglaciers on the run – Understanding rockglacier landform evolution and recent changes from numerical flow modeling
Johann Mu?ller, Andreas Vieli, Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
The Cryosphere Discussion, doi:10.5194/tc-2016-35, in review

Rockglaciers on the move – A multi sensorial approach to rockglacier evolution
Johann Mu?ller, Andreas Vieli, Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP), Potsdam, June 2016


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


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


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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