February 6, 2020

Researchers use drone-mounted microphones to suss out the shapes of rooms

Can a drone determine the shape of a room using microphones alone? That’s what Purdue University researchers set out to discover in a study that will be published next week in the SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry. In it, they propose a drone-mounted microphone array that measures sound emitted by a loudspeaker to inform a digital reconstruction of the physical surroundings.
February 6, 2020

Purdue Researchers Awarded Trask Funding

The Trask Innovation Fund has awarded a total of nearly $81,000 to two Purdue University researchers to help them commercialize their innovations. The fund, established in 1974, helps support technology and innovations that are being commercialized through the Purdue Research Foundation.
February 4, 2020

Purdue Ag-celerator invests $100,000 in two plant science startups

The Purdue Ag-celerator has invested a total of $100,000 in two plant science startups for the fall round of investments.

The recipients are VinSense, a company assisting in wine grape agriculture through Purdue-patented technology, and Karyosoft, a genomics data analytics company empowering biologists for rapid data mining through just a few clicks proprietary platform to accelerate innovations.
January 23, 2020

Research ‘in the weeds’ powers data in the air

The demand for wireless broadband has exploded over the last 15 years. A number of both improved and new applications are driving this data consumption over a rapidly growing number of mobile devices. The rollout of 5G — the fifth-generation cellular mobile network, with higher speeds and lower latency — will further increase that demand.
January 23, 2020

Facebook donates its Surround 360 to ECE's VIPER Lab

A camera donated to Edward Delp, the Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, by Facebook will allow students in his Video and Image Processing (VIPER) Lab to capture images in 360 degrees. The Facebook Surround 360 uses 17 cameras – 14 around the edges, one on top and two on the bottom. Delp says the main capability of the camera is its ability to produce unique, high-quality and high-resolution imagery that can be used in research.
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