Capabilities

Sense-T's broad range of skills, experience and facilities delivers research project outcomes in real timeframes.

Can-do people and facilities

Sense-T creates value for its stakeholder and industry and government project partners by introducing or enhancing the operational and strategic benefits of adopting data driven and technological capabilities.  Sense-T enables real time data and modelling outputs by unifying complex sensor and industry data sets to enhance business decision making.

People

Sense-T’s Research Engineers are qualified mechanical/electrical/software engineers have generic and specialised industry knowledge and experience in all facets of integrating Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 activities.  For example, we have specialists and industry experience in:

Sense-T has the expertise to design, build, test and deploy systems and sensors, in research, production and commercial environments. From development of bespoke solutions to integration of commercial products into project design, the Sense-t team has extensive experience in:

  • Industry 4.0/Internet of Things (IoT)
  • RF design and telemetry systems
  • data acquisition
  • sensor development
  • embedded software development
  • sensor deployment
  • hardware design
  • networking and communications
  • hardware prototyping and manufacturing processes
  • short production runs
  • product design for commercial scale production
  • embedded systems engineering
  • 3D CAD design and modelling
  • motion control
  • energy harvesting
  • software system engineering

Design, selection and deployment of telemetry and integration solutions to consume data to feed research, application and modelling objectives:

  • LTE, CatM1, NBIoT
  • BLE
  • satellite
  • LoRa/LoRaWAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sigfox
  • near range device to device
  • Zigbee
  • mesh networking
  • antenna design, modelling and selection

Software services and networking

The team has extensive experience developing services and integrating via common Industry 4.0, IoT and web software services and integrations, inlcuding:

  • Integrations to consume data from other data services
  • Message Brokers
  • Relational database design and optimization.
  • Time-series database design
  • Data collection, service and API provision
  • System architecture design and implementation
  • Securing systems

Machine Learning

  • ML model development in a range of project environments that have ranged from vision based feature extraction to prediction of fruit quality on arrival at market.
  • ML tools that are being, or have been used include  Bayesian Networks, CNNs, LSTMs, Auto-encoders, Random Forests and Reinforcement Learning.
  • ML team lead for technology start-up - able to turn product requirements into analytics team projects and deliver product enhancements to market.
  • Vision processing projects using OpenCV for feature engineering and Yolo based object detection.
  • Modelling-pipeline service design and implementation.
  • Model management.
  • Critical control point analysis.
  • Business process modelling.

The team has also had extensive experience in software development - at all layers.

Many of our Research Engineers have had their own businesses and some have had extensive experience in commercialisation activities including:

  • Research and Discovery
  • Raising capital
  • Market Research
  • Evaluation
  • IP Protection
  • Technical and Commercial development and validation
  • Licencing
  • Spin-outs
  • Compliance

Facilities

Sense-T has access to the extensive resources of the University of Tasmania and has established its own specific facilities to enable efficient delivery of solutions and services.

Sense-T operates four labs dedicated to the design, development, testing and calibration of project technologies including sensor and telemetry solutions.  These facilities are located on the Sandy Bay campus of the University of Tasmania.  The Labs provide capabilities that extend throughout the complete data value chain when undertaking IoT and Industry 4.0 related projects.

Sensors and Bespoke Systems Development

This laboratory includes sensor development and testing, an extensive range of RF development capability, and small-scale electronics production and prototyping for production runs up to about 100 boards.

  • Memmert ICH260 Environmental Chamber
  • ESD Safe assembly and testing areas
  • Range of RF Testing equipment including Spectrum Analyser, Network Analyser, TEM Cells, SIgnal Generators and SDRs.
  • Digital Oscilloscpoes and Pico Scopes
  • Logic Analysers
  • Programmable Power Supplies and Loads
  • DAQ970A Data acqusition/Control systems
  • Imaging equipment including FLIR E75 Thermal Imaging Camera
  • Precision DMMs, Handheld DMMs and Clamp meters
  • Fritch manual pick and place, IMDES Vapour Phase, Reflow Oven, Solder Fume extraction system, Rework stations and soldering irons
  • Inspection system for circuit assembly Quality Assurance
  • Small mechanical workshop

This lab is used for small scale assembly runs and small scale prototyping/assembly runs and for configuring systems prior to despatching to the field for deployments.

  • Drills, , Panel/Compound Mitre Saws, various power tools
  • CNC Router
  • Air compressor and tools
  • General workshop tools
  • Workbenches to facilitate assembly (and testing) of larger items
  • Test jigs

This lab housed Sense-T's 3D printing and other automated fabrication faciltities which include:

  • Precision 3D Printers
  • Carbon fiber composite 3D Printer
  • Other fabrication tools and engineering materials
  • Ultrasonic Cleaner

The project lab is setup to provide dedicated space for projects which require longer running testing or calibration.  The benches are configured based on project needs and equipment is circulated in and out of the lab as required.

Sense-T has access to the facilities provided by the University of Tasmania's Central Science Laboratory (CSL).

These include extensive workshop facilities and the associated experienced staff.

Sense-T has access to the vast range of facilities across the University of Tasmania.

Sense-T manages 2 LoRa gateways at the University of Tasmania Sandy Bay campus which are used for testing LoRa nodes, sensors and systems.

Sense-T also utilised two storage rooms for storing larger inventory items/equipment and project spares.