Program: Collaborative Research with Industry (CRI)

Field: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Principal Investigator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supavadee Aramvith

Sending University: Chulalongkorn University (CU)

Japanese Co-Investigator: Prof. Hitoshi MORIKAWA, Prof. Takao ONOYE

Japanese University: Hokkaido University

Year: 2015


The research addresses the needs of the industry to develop Video Analytics and Transmission based Security and Environmental Monitoring using High Speed Wireless Communication System. The purposes of CRI project are to develop the hardware prototype that practically works in the real indoor and outdoor scenarios. Video processing algorithms such as person detection, tracking, etc will be developed based on real video scenes from those cameras as test data input. The selection of video processing algorithm will reflect the overall design of hardware prototype. The work process involves design, implementation, and testing of video processing integrated with 2×2 MIMO OFDM in computer simulation platform. Once it is satisfactory in computer simulation, the system will be designed, implemented, and tested in FPGA hardware board. Once it is satisfactory in FPGA hardware board, the system will be designed in RTL in which company will use RTL design to make VLSI chip and do field testing to evaluate possible commercialization.

More tighten collaboration among four universities from three countries. Expertise sharing and remote collaboration although challenging are proved to work well. International experiences and advanced knowledge transfer from Japanese universities contribute a significant part of the capacity development of our group. Industry can use the final design and output of the project to make System on a Chip (SoC) that use for video monitoring and can transmit video wirelessly. Once it is adopted, it will benefit the society for the monitoring system that can use in indoor and outdoor monitoring in various applications.