EJUST Research Projects
Nuzzer: A Device-free Passive Localization System for Wireless Environments
WLAN Device-free Passive (DfP) localization is an emerging field in location determination enabling the localization of entities that neither carry any devices nor participate actively in the localization process using the already installed wireless infrastructure. The DfP concept utilizes the fact that RF characteristics are functions of the surrounding environment. Changes in the received physical signals can be related to changes in the environment. Among these changes, we are interested in detecting and tracking the motion of entities, humans in particular. DfP systems are attractive for many practical applications including: intrusion detection and tracking, sensor-less sensing, low cost surveillance, home automation and interactive visual display systems for museums and retail stores.
In this project, we aim at extending the DfP system to be capable of achieving high accuracy for typical scenarios in real environments. In particular, the project targets the development of accurate detection and tracking algorithms that are suitable for operation in large-scale real environments. In addition, detection and tracking of multiple entities in the same time are being studied. Techniques for automatic construction of radio maps are being devised to save calibration effort. Moreover, advanced features like identifying the profile of the detected entities are investigated.
Egyptian Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF)
Innovation of Sewage Treatment Technology for Agricultural Reuse in Arid Region
In arid and semi-arid regions irrigation by use of raw sewage and incompletely-treated sewage is widely practiced, causing serious public health risk to farmers and consumers. For instance, more than 70% of irrigated farmland in Egypt is reported under such a dangerous situation. Moreover, in most of developing countries serious contamination of surface waters caused by direct discharge of untreated or partially-treated sewage and wastewater becomes one of the most acute environmental problems, threatening system in developing countries can be mostly blamed to the lack of appropriate sewage treatment technology from the viewpoints of technical and economic feasibility.
On this background, costly and energy consuming as well as skilled man-power requiring sewage treatment technology like conventional activated sludge process (ASP) cannot be a good answer for water problems in developing countries.
The purpose of this project is to establish the international R&D hub for innovative sewage treatment technology satisfying simultaneously minimum cost, minimum energy requirement and easy maintenance. Aiming at the above-mentioned the project has been conducted since 2011 by formulation of an international research consortium composed of Tohoku University as a representative at Japan-end and E-JUST (Egypt-Japan Science and Technology University) as a representative of C/P-end.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan (MEXT)