Stream Technologies Collaborates With GCU to Establish Radio Frequency Based Sensor Interface

By CIOReview | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Stream Technologies, a distributor of M2M and IoT connectivity is cooperating with Glasgow Caledonian University to research and develop an automatic, self-energizing and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) based sensor interface to exclude the need of charging batteries of low power devices. RFID is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data which ultimately tacks electronically stored information.

Stream Technologies basically facilitate enterprises integrated network connectivity in a single view regardless of network type and location like TCP/IP based satellite and store and forward satellite connectivity. Now plans to invest in Radio Frequency (RF) driven power generating solution which will be leveraged by low intensity wireless sensors. RF is a rate of electronic oscillation which corresponds to the frequency of radio waves and alternating currents carried by radio waves. Through RF energy sensor harvesting low power devices can be charged without using any physical cables, modulating product design, usability and reliability.

Regarding their project, Stream Technologies is pursuing GCU’s experts Dr. Larijani and Dr. Ahmadania help to get in depth knowledge on RF energy harvesting, low power radio network and sensors and embedded electronics under their two years duration accord of ‘Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)’ project.

Initially the low power wireless network will be implemented on GCU’s and Stream Technologies operating location to conduct test measurement and indoor performance assessment. This smart power sensor interface can send data when required to the network. Dr. Hadi Larijani who has worked previously on Cognitive Radio Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks and Intelligent Systems says that the project is cumulative work of GCU’s research on intelligent sensors Stream Technologies proficiency in IoT and M2M connectivity accelerating opportunities for energy conserving applications.