At the MIOTY Summer School, students developed prototypes for radio transmission techniques.

Researching data transmission during the vacation

At the MIOTY Summer School, students worked on radio transmission techniques

The Internet of Things is one of the megatrends of our time. But what exactly is it? This is what more than 25 students from all over Germany learned at the Summer School on our research campus in the Bavarian town of Waischenfeld.

The topic of the one-week event was radio transmission and specifically the MIOTY™ technology developed by Fraunhofer IIS. This system can transmit data up to 15 kilometers and has a battery lifetime of up to 20 years. Following a technical introduction to the finer details of radio transmission tech- niques, the participants worked together in project teams. For the project, they received a transmission platform with which they experimented, developed application ideas and implemented them in prototypes. Some of our scientists were on site throughout the week to support the teams. At the end of the week, the teams presented their results.

Examples of the ideas developed by the students include concepts for monitoring wind turbines for icing and vibrations, concepts for monitoring hospital beds and assisting patient management, and sensors for monitoring precipitation and water levels for applications in environmental and flood protection.