International Hellenic University
by Anastasios Papatsoris | Jan 14, 2020
Name of the Organisation: International Hellenic University
Organisation Short Name: IHU
Organisation Type: HES
ACTIVITYTopic(s) of interest from 2018-2019 Transport Work Programme:
- S2R-OC-IP5-02-2019: Advanced obstacle detection and track intrusion system for autonomous freight train
- SESAR-ER4-05-2019: Environment and Meteorology for ATM
- SESAR-ER4-14-2019: Meteorology at Airports
Fields of Activity: The Telecommunications & New Technologies Laboratory (TNT), an independent Research unit within the International Hellenic University conducts research and provides technical solutions in the general fields of radio communications, electromagnetic compatibility, optical communications, computer networks and security, meteorology, renewable sources of energy, energy economics and control theory and systems.
Skills and Experise Offered: The Telecommunications & New Technologies Laboratory comprises of nine academic members of staff and several students, who have significant research and applied expertise in: wireless systems and sensors including radars, propagation of radio waves, gathering and analysis of meteorological data, antennas, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), numerical electromagnetics, optical communications, microwave engineering, radio frequency (RF) and intermediate frequency (IF) component design, digital signal processing, embedded systems, renewable sources of energy, energy economics, life-cycle costing of energy systems, control theory and systems, computer networks and network security.
Of particular interest to the aims of the Transport Work Programme is the Laboratory's significant expertise to the assessment of the impact of meteorological factors on air traffic management (ATM). As part of an ongoing project since 2006, the TNT Lab is collecting data from several meteorological weather stations in Greece in order to derive the rain rate statistics necessary to assess the performance of wireless communication systems in the terrestrial and satellite fixed services as well as in radar collision avoidance systems. As a result the TNT Lab has constructed relevant meteorological parameter maps (for example spatial and temporal rain rate maps) in order to determine the impact of meteorological factors on all wireless systems including those used in airports for efficient ATM. The Lab has a long research track record on the analysis of weather data with respect to the assessment of environmental factors on radio communication systems, including weather doppler radar, cloud radar design in projects funded in the past by the European Space Agency and Rutherford Appleton Laboratories.
Other area of relevant expertise is in the detection of obstacles by means of radars or lidars or optical sensors applicable to autonomous freight train.
Keywords: Meteorological data, wireless systems, radar, lidar, Air Traffic Management, radio propagation.
Previous FP Projects Participated: ????
Contact Person: Anastasios Papatsoris
Position in the Organisation: Director of the TNT Laboratory, Professor