A significant part of the research activity concerns basic research, with the aim to increase understanding of fundamental principles. This provides a solid cultural starting point for the development of a number of activities more oriented to the application. A natural bridge in this sense is provided by the presence, within the Department, of a number of Laboratories.
A short list is as follows:
- Biomedical Engineering Lab
- Automation Laboratory (Fermo)
- Optics and Microscopy Laboratory
- DAISY (Data Analytics, artificial Intelligence and cyber SecuritY)
- Microelectronics Lab
- Microscopy LAB
- Bioengineering and Movement Analysis Laboratory (LAMB)
- Microwawe LAB
- LORA - Lab. of Operations Research Applications
- Antennas and EMC
- Artificial Intelligence
- Automatic Control Didactical Laboratory
- LISA - Laboratory for Interconnected Systems Supervision and Automation
- ITA3 Laboratory of Industrial plants, Technologies and Automation (Fermo)
- 3Medialabs (A3lab, Semedia)
- Advanced Robotics Laboratory
- Laboratorio Misure Elettriche "A. Menchetti"
- RIOT Lab - sensoR networks and Internet Of Things Laboratory
- Computational Audio Processing LAB
- Steinberg LoLa Studio LAB
- DSP Audio LAB and Semi-Anechoic Chamber
- Electronic Measurements and Instrumentations Lab
- ICT Lab
|It is a research and didactical structure operating in the area of underwater robotics, industrial automation, home automation and mechatronics. The laboratory’s main equipment includes two Remotely Operated Vehicles, USBL acoustic tracking system, imaging sonars, underwater cameras.|
|Automation Laboratory (Fermo)|
|It is a research and didactical structure operating mainly in the area of industrial automation. The laboratory’s main equipment includes a 6DoF anthropomorphic manipulator, a two finger pneumatic gripper, a flexible work cell installation.|
|Optics and Microscopy Laboratory|
|DAISY (Data Analytics, artificial Intelligence and cyber SecuritY)|
|DAISY is currently an academic co-working laboratory hosted at DII. The lab hosts students and young researchers developing their projects in the fields of Social Network Analysis, Big Data Analytics, Process Mining, Natural Language Processing, Data Science, Multiple IoT, and Cybersecurity. People at the lab can exploit computing and storage resources hosted in the departmental cluster. DAISY has several collaborations with primary companies such as Daimler AG, SISAL, Microsoft, Google, Gruppo Engineering, NTT Data, Gruppo Reply, Gruppo BVTech, Gruppo Filippetti, Gruppo BCC.|
|The main activities of this laboratory concern: Measurement instruments and software for the design of electronic systems and integrated circuits, FPGA, RFId|
|The activities of this laboratory are currently focused primarily on Real-time Operating Systems. Various research activities are carried out that have as their field of application two real-time operating systems: Shark and Erika. The objective is to conduct experiments to evaluate the performance of the two real-time operating systems comparing them with those of the most popular general purpose operating systems.|
|The activities of this laboratory concern: near field scanning microwave microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy (contact/semi and non-contact; air and liquid), magnetic force microscopy; ongoing development of new devices, including near field optic microscopy|
|Bioengineering and Movement Analysis Laboratory (LAMB)|
|The activity is focused on research and clinical application in the field of human movement. The goal of the research activity is to characterize the movement and to identify motor control strategies in healthy and/or pathologic populations.
The instrumentation consists of two force plates to record force exchanged with the ground, six cameras of sterephotogrammetric system for kinematic analysis, a surface electromyography acquisition and analysis equipment (16-channel) to record muscular activity and a system for cardiopulmonary evaluation.
The laboratory is also equipped with a 16 channel surface electromyographic system for the kinesiologic analysis of muscle electric activity during motion. The system manages also electrogoniometers and foot-switch for basography. The software allows the statistical analysis of sEMG signal in case of very long data acquisition tests, both for level walking and on tapis-roulant. Suitable webcams and Kinect system allow the quantitative and markerless analysis of simple, yet significant, motor tasks, usually adopted in a rehabilitation context as functional evaluation scales.
|Movement Analysis Laboratory|
|This laboratory is involved mainly in measurement of microwave components and subsystems|
|This laboratory is devoted to the development of tools and procedures for modelling home automation systems, designing control strategies and analysing their performances. Distributed and centralized control strategies have been investigated and implemented to allocate the resources and to regulate their use in an optimal way. The research group collaborates with several companies in national and international projects on these topics: Indesit, Freescale, National Instruments, Bticino, MTS, Loccioni, ENEL, Thermowatt.
|LORA - Lab. of Operations Research Applications|
Researchers, practitioners and students of the LORA research group are mainly interested in (Discrete) Optimization, a cross domain subject lying between Operations Research, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Engineering. In particular, the members of the LORA research group are engaged in the development of mathematical programming model and discrete optimization algorithms for complex decision-making problems arising in several application domains (software engineering, manufacturing systems, supply chain, transportation and logistics).
More information can be found at LORA web site.
|Antennas and EMC|
|The antenna laboratory allows the antenna radiation pattern determination and the antenna impedance measurement. The EMC laboratory allows the emission and immunity measurement of equipments in reverberation chamber, including ESD and EFT tests.
|The main laboratory activities are related to the design, measurements, analysis and testing of integrated circuits and electronic systems.|
|The main laboratory activities are related to: the study of biological and synthetic signals, neural networks, signal processing and identification, the implementation of electronic embedded system for signal processing and recognition.|
|Automatic Control Didactical Laboratory|
|The laboratory is used for the design of embedded control systems. A specific micro controller is used in detail as embedded controller. The analysis of the resources incorporated and integrated with this micro controller are improved. Analog to digital conversion, PWM outputs and serial communications are used as functional blocks for real-time controllers. For all the items developed, different laboratories activities have been planned. Students are invited to develop a project on a topic of the course. All projects have a hardware realization, the electronics of the I/O interface will be analyzed. Students will learn how to analyze data-sheets of interface devices with the micro controller in order to allocate processor resources and to define driver electronics.|
|LISA - Laboratory for Interconnected Systems Supervision and Automation|
|This laboratory was created with the aim to provide students some tools for the studies of complex interconnecting systems. The laboratory is equipped with multiple interconnecting stations on scale that realize a flexible system, which carry out different processes according to various automated layout.
The aim is to study of the automation and control of interconnected systems and propose solutions for the management and interpretation of data from various phases of the production process so to increase the overall efficiency. Study of systems modeling, control and supervision of production systems by means of logical discrete event (DES).
In addition, with the collaboration with an external company, the Lab will be equipped with apparatus and tools so to emulate the functioning of a Building and Home Automation system that integrates energy-consuming sources for heat and light power supply, such as heat pumps and artificial lights with green energy-supplying sources like fresh air flow and natural illuminance. The main interest is to be able to test different control architecture solutions combined with supervisory logic modules with respect to both typical control performance index and energy consumption reduction.
|ITA3 Laboratory of Industrial plants, Technologies and Automation (Fermo)|
|This laboratory was created with the aim to provide students some of the most modern tools for the study of production processes, production systems and logistics, industrial automation and supervision control. The laboratory is equipped with a CNC workstation and with multiple interconnecting stations on scale that realize a flexible system, which carry out different processes according to various automated layout. The possibility offered by the laboratory to verify, by means of simulation analysis and control, the methods learned in courses of study constitutes a significant contribution in the completion of the course of studies. The availability of both simulation software and hardware models gives the possibility of analyzing from a multi-disciplinary point of view the system performance. The distinctive industrial features of the activities carried out contributes to reinforcing the link between academia and manufacturing by promoting the integration of graduate students into future work.|
|3Medialabs (A3lab, Semedia)|
|The laboratory activity is focused on Audio and Speech processing applications. The lab is provided with tools and equipments for real time experiments, composed by several professional sound cards, professional microphones, loudspeakers, headphones, amplifiers, preamplifiers, two professional audio mannequins used for spatial audio experiments and several workstations. Furthermore, a large audio semi-anechoic chamber with dimensions of 11x9x6m is under construction and it will be used for the experiments.|
|Advanced Robotics Laboratory|
|The Advanced Robotics Laboratory is place where graduate students carry small research projects in the areas of industrial and assistive robotics and electrical engines control.|
|The main activities of the TBD laboratory are the control and management of cooperative unmanned systems (aerial, ground) applied in different practical context as the structure/building inspection, surveillance, safe & robust navigation, assisted living for people with special needs. The laboratory is equipped with state of art instruments and systems where students, doctoral, post-doc and professors cooperate in order to explore and then deal new frontiers for unmanned system.
|Laboratorio di Misure Elettriche "A. Menchetti"|
|The main activity of the Laboratorio di Misure Elettriche is concerning the test of components, circuits and systems for the Electrical and Electronics Measurements.|
|RIOT Lab - sensoR networks and Internet Of Things Laboratory|
|The Sensor Networks and Internet of Things laboratory is a research and didactical structure of the Department of Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Marche. The lab is attended by researchers, PhD students, scholarship holders, theses and researchers in the Telecommunications area and other disciplinary sectors. In this lab, studies, design and performance analysis are carried out about the following research fields: Telecommunication Protocols; Wireless Sensor Networks for the Internet of Things; Interconnection and Interoperability Protocols for the IoT; Wearable and NonWearable Systems; Internet of Medical Things (IoMT); Ambient Assisted Living; Solutions and Services based on Bluetooth and Beacon Bluetooth; NB-IoT Technology; Indoor and Outdoor Localization; Network Architectures for Industry 4.0; IoT Solutions for Smart City, Smart Metering, Smart Environment; Seismic and Structural Monitoring; Early Warning Systems; etc.|
|Computational Audio Processing LAB|
|The Computational Audio Processing LAB is a research and didactical structure operating in the area of Digital Signal Processing and Computational Intelligence for Digital Audio applications. The laboratory’s main equipment includes multiple GPU-powered computers for extensive Machine Learning simulations and a large variety of microphones and professional soundcards|
|Steinberg LoLa Studio LAB|
|The Steinberg LoLa Studio LAB is a research and didactical structure operating mainly in the area of computer music production and sound design. The lab is equipped with 6 desktop GPU-powered computers, with professional headphones and soundcards, and suitable hardware for low latency audio visual streaming including a workstation, a digital mixer, a digital camera, audio/video monitors and microphones.|
|DSP Audio and Semi-Anechoic Chamber|
|The DSP Audio LAB is a research and didactical structure operating in the area of Digital Signal Processing applied to Digital Audio applications. The laboratory is equipped with a Semi-Anechoic Chamber of dimensions 9 m x 7 m x 5 m and qualified ISO 3745 that allows to perform acoustic analysis in free field conditions exploiting professional audio equipment (sound cards, microphones, loudspeakers, amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, mixer, headphone, binaural mannequins, phonometer).|
|Electronic Measurements and Instrumentations Lab|
The Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation Lab supports teaching and research activities focused on measurement science, electronic instrumentation, sensors and transducers. The Lab is being equipped with several sensors and transducers (inertial measurement units, RGB-D cameras, accelerometers, pressure sensors, PPG sensors, GSR sensors, wearable devices like Empatica E4 smartwatches), electronic boards for rapid prototyping and testing of smart sensing systems, as well as some traditional measurement instruments (portable and desktop digital multimeters).
The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (C2I) is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental center, jointly set-up by the Department of Information Engineering (DII) and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Science (DIISM).
|ICT Laboratory is the convergence point of Telecommunication System Team activities. The LAB is used for research, didactical activities and is the place where ideas are shared and different points of view get in touch. In the LAB you can find people studing, testing prototipes or having lectures. We offer a complete set of measurement instruments devoted to RF signal analysis and generation both in frequency and time domain. Many complementary devices are stored in the LAB, like Software Define Radios, mmWave Radars, microwave Links, IoT sensors and much more. Great importance is given to devices which realize our "advanced networking lab". Here you can find Huawei and other vendors equipment which enable students to increase their skills in networking, security and wireless. Equipment is increasing every year as we try to keep the pace with emerging technologies.|
|The Cybersecurity laboratory of the telecommunications group hosts technologies and skills regarding data and network security, with focus on cryptographic algorithms and protocols, network security techniques and blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The tools of the Cybersecurity laboratory allow to design, validate and test techniques for data and network protection, with typical ethical hacking skills, and are available for scientific and applied research activities, as well as for project activities in collaboration with companies and other institutions. The laboratory participates to the CyberChallenge.it initiative, aimed at training ethical hacker teams and participating to national and international competitions in the field of cybersecurity|