A new centre dedicated to research and training in cyber-physical systems has been opened at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi.
The Centre for Sensors, Instrumentation and Cyber Physical System Engineering (SeNSE) will work as an interdisciplinary unit that has emerged from the institute’s erstwhile Instrument Design Development Centre. It will focus on research in sensors technologies, instrumentation and Cyber Physical Systems.
SeNSE will have a strong industry connect and with prototype development as a focus. “It will draw upon its talent from multiple departments and will have as many faculty with industry affiliation as there will be core faculty members,” said Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi.
" The core areas of activities of the centre will be optical engineering, electronic system design, advanced optical fabrication, micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems, sensor technology and cyber-physical systems. "
The core areas of activities of the centre will be optical engineering, electronic system design, advanced optical fabrication, micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems, sensor technology and cyber-physical systems. The application domains will be defense, medical and industrial applications.
Prof Subrat Kar, head of the centre said “we have laid out a futuristic roadmap for the centre which will remain relevant over the next decade. As we move towards the Internet-of-everything, we will have a research focus in each of the constituent areas of such a future.”
The centre will facilitate teaching and foster research ties between hardware (optics, mechanical and electronics) and software (Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, IoT) for smart sensors and instruments. It has research laboratories in the area of electronic systems and optical instrumentation, and research facilities such as Laser Applications and Holography Laboratory, electronic systems Engineering, optical workshop and metrology.
It is equipped with CAD and Computational Lab to support the research activities. These laboratories in SeNSE are used for the development of strategic electronic and optical sensors, instruments and systems. The centre will offer an interdisciplinary M. Tech. program, aimed to develop and train manpower for the industrial needs and PhD Program in specialized research areas combining multiple disciplines.
India Science Wire