Gdansk, Poland

The Gdańsk University of Technology is a technical university in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz, and one of the oldest universities in Poland. It has nine faculties and with 41 fields of study and more than 26 thousand undergraduate, as well as about 400 doctoral students. It currently employs 2500 people, including 1200 academic teachers. The rector of the university is professor Henryk Krawczyk.Some degree courses and various specialisations are taught in English. Moreover, some of the courses offered by GUT are unique in Poland, for instance ones in Construction Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Geodesy and Cartography, as well as Engineering of Natural Resources. Students have access to specialist laboratories, lecture theatres with multimedia facilities, a library with 1.2 million volumes and various sports facilities. Undergraduates can also join one or more of 60 student science or language societies as well as other organisations. During the recent years, Gdańsk University of Technology has made many changes, both preserving the tradition of a technical university and being open for economic and social demands. University is now facing transformation: from a digital university into a SMART university, realizing new international projects and innovative incentives. Great emphasis is placed on maintaining high education quality standards – GUT is the second Polish institution of higher education to hold the prestigious ECTS Label. GUT is also the first and only Polish university to be a member of the CDIO Initiative, founded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. CDIO aims to provide an education for engineers that enables them to “Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate” pro-industrial technological systems.Active member of a number of university networks and associations, e.g. Baltic Science Research , Baltic University Network and the Baltic Sea Region University Network. Wikipedia.


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Present invention relates to method of preparation of non-isocyanate polyhydroxyurethanes and method of preparation non-isocyanate polyhydroxyurethane-epoxides. Present invention relates to process characterized in that, in the first step epoxy resin is reacted with glycerol carbonate, in temperature range from 60 to 120C in atmosphere of inert gas to the full conversion of epoxy groups or to obtain conversion of epoxy groups equal from 20 to 80%. Obtained semi-product, which contains in the chemical structure cyclic carbonate groups, is cooled to room temperature. In the second step, prepared semi-product is reacted with diamines and/or polyamines, what permit to obtain polyhydroxyurethane, which is further seasoned for at least 24 hours at temperature from 80 to 120C.


Patent
Technical University of Gdansk and Przedsiebiorstwo Cemet Ltd | Date: 2017-03-01

The invention relates to a drilling tool (1) for maintaining a borehole and for cutting rock material, comprising a hollow elongated body (2) in a form of a pipe, provided with a plurality of cutting blades (3) arranged around the body (2) in such a way that they protrude from the external surface of the body (2). The tool is characterised in that the cutting blades (3) are shaped as bands (4), the ends of which are connected to the body (2), and the central part of the cutting blades (3) between the ends protrudes from the body (2), wherein the cutting blades (3) are grouped into sets (5) arranged on the periphery of the body and placed one above the other, and angularly offset relative to each other; each cutting blade (3) in the set (5) is remote from the axis of the body (2) of the drilling tool (1) by a dimension larger than the dimension of the distance from the axis of the body (2) of the cutting blade (3) located directly under it; the body (2) is provided with slots (6) connecting the interior of the body (2) to its external surface and arranged radially under the cutting blades (3), and not connected to the cutting blades (3); under the sets of the cutting blades (4), there is a lateral channel (11) through which the drilling fluid along with the cut rock material flow.


Patent
Technical University of Gdansk | Date: 2017-01-04

The subject of the invention is a device for determining direction of arrival of a radio signal, developed in SDR (Software Defined Radio) technology. Device consists of antenna array (1) with one reference antenna (RA) and N receiving antennas (A_(1), A_(2), ... A_(N)). Antenna array (1) is connected to antenna switching unit (2), which is connected via Ethernet network (3) with digital device (5), in which algorithms for estimation direction of arrival of radio signal, controlling the antenna switching unit (2) and software defined radio platform (4) are implemented. Antenna switching unit (2) is also connected with software defined radio platform (4), which via Ethernet network (3) is connected with digital device (5).


Patent
Technical University of Gdansk | Date: 2017-03-22

The circuit for canonical and adiabatic conversion of DC voltage comprises the canonical circuit (UK) with transfer modules (MT) and the final module (MK). From the canonical circuit (UK) there arc extracted equivalent terminals tt = (t_(0), t_(1), ... , t} each of which is connected to a respective switch of the switches contained in the Single-Pole Triple-Throw switch. In addition, the electronic switches (KL) are controller by the electronic clock, and to the terminals there is connected the capacitor (C_(out)) constituting the output of the circuit. Moreover, to the external terminal (to), preserving the continuity of current flow, there is connected an inductor (L), and electrical capacitors (C) have identical electric capacity. The method for canonical and adiabatic conversion of DC voltage consists in voltage regulation by the canonical circuit. During conversion the rectangular clock signal is controlled with electronic switches (KL), and all terminals from the set tt = {t_(0), t_(1)...,t} are assigned with numerical weights ww = {w(t_(0)), w(t_(1)),...,w(t)], according to which the terminals {t_(0), t_(1), ... , t_(n+1)} are switched. In addition, to the external terminal (t_(0)) there is connected the inductor (L), and capacitances of the capacitors (C) are chosen so that they are identical.


Patent
Technical University of Gdansk | Date: 2017-03-08

Method for obtaining polyols from lignocellulosic biomass based on the liquefaction of biomass in excess solvent where the said lignocellulosic biomass, containing cellulose and/or hemicellulose and/or lignin and hydroxycinnamic acids and/or ferulic acid ((E)-3-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxy-phenyl)prop-2-enoic acid) and/or coumaric acid ((E)-3-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-propenoic acid) in the amount ranging from 0.001 to 20 wt.% of total biomass, is dried until reaching the moisture content not higher than 30%, then it is liquefied by a chemical process or by means of microwave irradiation at a temperature of 100-300C for 1-600 min with the application of solvents such as, alcohols from the class methanol, ethanol, propanol, butanol, pentanol, hexanol, and/or diols from the class ethane-1,2-diol, propane-1,3-diol, propane-1,2-diol, butane-1,3-diol, butane-1,4-diol, butane-2,3-diol and/or 2,2-oxydiethanol and/or propane-1,2,3-triol and/or butane-1,2,3,4-tetraol (erythritol) and/or pentane-1,2,3,4,5-pentaol (ribitol) and/or polyhydroxy alcohols from the class poly(ethylene oxide), ethylene carbonate and/or glycerin filtrate effluent glycerin and/or raw glycerin. Brewers spent grain is preferably used as lignocellulosic biomass.


A method for improving the quality of a speech signal in a speech recognition system, comprising recording a users face and generating signals detecting the face and the activity of the mouth.


A method of modifying the sound signal frequency is characterized by that after acquiring a sample audio signal (SP) from the electronic device (UE) two, preferably three copies are formed wherein the first copy of the audio signal sample (S1) is analyzed by genre, a second copy of the audio signal sample (S2) is subjected to modification towards the optimal sound, and the third copy of the audio signal sample (S3) is treated as a reference signal. These copies are subjected to the process of modification which take into account the frequency characteristic of the room. A system for modifying the sound signal frequency consisting of the sound buffer (BD), which is connected via a genre classification unit (UG) to control unit (US), which is connected to modification unit (UM) is characterized by that the audio buffer (BD) is connected to modification unit (UM), and to control unit (US) the room phonic analysis unit (UA) is attached. The control unit (US) is connected to modification unit (UM) via first frequency modifier (7) compensating parameters of the room acoustics and via the second frequency modifier (8) compensating genre. The first frequency modifier (7) is connected to the second frequency modifier (8) which is connected via the percentile analyzer (9) to the signal amplifier (10). A signal amplifier is connected to the block export (BE), the sound buffer (BD) is also connected directly to the first frequency modifier (7), the second frequency modifier (8) and to the signal amplifier (10) which is connected to the export block (BE).


Patent
Technical University of Gdansk | Date: 2017-03-29

Te unit to give a handwritten signature and verify its authenticity provided with a hand-held tool equipped with multiple sensors comprising acceleration sensor, pressure and clamp sensor and the transmission unit that is connected preferably in non-contact manner with the receiving unit (UO) which is connected to a verification unit (UM), preferably connected to the screen characterized in that the hand-held tool (D) is additionally equipped with at least one rotation sensor, preferably registering rotation in X, Y, Z axes, at least one magnetic field sensor, preferably registering magnetic field strength in X, Y, Z axes and displacement sensor analyzing the movement of the tip of a hand-held tool in X, Y, Z axes, and verification unit (UM) comprising a pre-processing unit (UW), signature acquisition unit (UP), parameterization unit (UC) and authenticity verification unit (UA).


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: FETPROACT-01-2016 | Award Amount: 5.00M | Year: 2017

MAGENTA proposes a brand new technological path in thermoelectric materials research for waste-heat recovery applications. The originality of the project is based on the newly discovered thermal-to-electric energy conversion capacity of ionic-liquids and ferrofluids; i.e., colloidal dispersions of magnetic nanoparticles in ionic liquids (IL-FFs). It is an inter-disciplinary and cross-sector R&D project combining concepts and techniques from physics, chemistry and electrochemistry with an active participation from 3 SME and 1 industrial partners implicated in the materials supply-chain, the device design/performance and the market-uptake assessment. Both experimental and theoretical approaches will be employed to build foundational knowledge on novel magneto-thermoelectric phenomena in ferrofluids. Computational simulations will allow bottom-up construction of IL-FFs with optimal conditions for harvesting energy. The end-products of MAGENTA, application specific magneto-thermoelectric materials and devices, will provide innovation leadership to European companies in waste-heat recovery industries. The lead-user industries targeted by MAGENTA are automobile and microelectronic sectors, but demonstration-type thermoelectric generators will also be produced for public outreach actions on waste-heat recovery technologies. Through its foundational, interdisciplinary and cross-sector research & innovation actions, the consortium will become a seed community for building an innovation ecosystem around the novel magneto-thermoelectric technology, presenting long-term impacts on future renewal energy science and technology from which the society as a whole can benefit. Withal, MAGENTA offers breakthrough thermoelectric materials that are versatile, cost-effective and non-toxic to assist the economically and environmentally sustainable energy transition in Europe.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-IA | Phase: ECSEL-17-2015 | Award Amount: 64.82M | Year: 2016

ENABLE-S3 will pave the way for accelerated application of highly automated and autonomous systems in the mobility domains automotive, aerospace, rail and maritime as well as in the health care domain. Virtual testing, verification and coverage-oriented test selection methods will enable validation with reasonable efforts. The resulting validation framework will ensure Europeans Industry competitiveness in the global race of automated systems with an expected market potential of 60B in 2025. Project results will be used to propose standardized validation procedures for highly automated systems (ACPS). The technical objectives addressed are: 1. Provision of a test and validation framework that proves the functionality, safety and security of ACPS with at least 50% less test effort than required in classical testing. 2. Promotion of a new technique for testing of automated systems with physical sensor signal stimuli generators, which will be demonstrated for at least 3 physical stimuli generators. 3. Raising significantly the level of dependability of automated systems due to provision of a holistic test and validation platform and systematic coverage measures, which will reduce the probability of malfunction behavior of automated systems to 10E-9/h. 4. Provision of a validation environment for rapid re-qualification, which will allow reuse of validation scenarios in at least 3 development stages. 5. Establish open standards to speed up the adoption of the new validation tools and methods for ACPS. 6. Enabling safe, secure and functional ACPS across domains. 7. Creation of an eco-system for the validation and verification of automated systems in the European industry. ENABLE-S3 is strongly industry-driven. Realistic and relevant industrial use-cases from smart mobility and smart health will define the requirements to be addressed and assess the benefits of the technological progress.

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