Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives

Interactive Communication (InterCom): Massive random access to subsets of compressed correlated data

Participants : Jean Dumoulin, Antoine Crinière, Frederic Gillot.

  • Type: Labex COMINLABS

  • Objectif: Massive random access to large-scale sensor network (Smart Cities)

  • Duration: Since November 2016 to Nov. 2019.

  • Coordinator :Aline Roumy, Thomas Maugey (Sirocco), Jean Dumoulin (I4S)

  • Partners: Elsa Dupraz (Lab-STICC), Aline Roumy (IRISA, Sirocco team), Michel Kieffer (L2S), Thomas Maugey(IRISA, Sirocco team), CentraleSupelec, Univ. Paris Sud.

  • Inria contact: Jean Dumoulin

  • Abstract: This project aims to develop novel compression techniques allowing massive random access to large databases. Indeed, we consider a database that is so large that, to be stored on a single server, the data have to be compressed efficiently, meaning that the redundancy/correlation between the data have to be exploited. The dataset is then stored on a server and made available to users that may want to access only a subset of the data. Such a request for a subset of the data is indeed random, since the choice of the subset is user-dependent. Finally, massive requests are made, meaning that, upon request, the server can only perform low complexity operations (such as bit extraction but no decompression/compression).

Algorithms for two emerging applications of this problem will be developed: Free-viewpoint Television (FTV) and massive requests to a database collecting data from a large-scale sensor network (such as Smart Cities) in which I4S is involved. Compression of spatio-temporally correlated and massive georeferenced Data have been investigated [42].

MAG2C-Pont Tabarly

Participants : Ivan Guéguen, Jean Dumoulin.

  • Type: GIS

  • Objectif: bridge instrumentation

  • Duration: Since 2014

  • Coordinator: LIRGEC

  • Partners: IFSTTAR, CSTB, Nantes Métropole, Université de Nantes

  • Inria contact: Ivan Guéguen

  • Abstract: The project deals with the instrumentation of the Tabarly Bridge. In collaboration with Nantes Métropole, CSTB, and Université de Nantes, instrumentation of both dynamical and InfraRed properties of an operational bridge are investigated. These measures coupled with a wireless data transmission system will allow remote monitoring of the evolution of the structure. Objective is to couple different kind of measurement to achieve thermo-vibration monitoring of the structure. This is a big milestone for the team and our objective to mix thermo-vibration data.

MAG2C-MOSIWIND (MOnitoring of Structural Integrity of an onshore WIND turbine slab foundation and tower)

Participants : Xavier Chapeleau, Ivan Guéguen.

  • Type: GIS

  • Objectif: MOnitoring of Structural Integrity of an onshore WIND turbine slab foundation and tower

  • Duration: Since 2015

  • Coordinator : LIRGEC

  • Partners: IFSTTAR, CSTB, Nantes Métropole, Université de Nantes, ECN, Valorem, Valréa and Valémo

  • Inria contact: Xavier Chapeleau

  • Abstract: The project deals with the instrumentation of an onshore WIND turbine’s slab foundation and tower. The aim is to experiment sensors and methods for structural integrity monitoring of an onshore wind turbine under real conditions and to qualify them over long term. Fiber optic sensors were installed in the slab foundation before casting and accelerometers were placed at several level in the tower of the wind turbine. Since July 2017, data from accelerometers were logged on a web data server.

Collaboration with GeM

Participants : Laurent Mevel, Michael Doehler, Md Delwar Hossain Bhuyan.

Md Delwar Hossain Bhuyan has done his PhD on damage localisation on civil structures in collaboration with GeM (Institute of Civil and Mechanical Engineering), Université de Nantes. The thesis is co-directed by L. Mevel, and F. Schoefs from GeM, with supervision shared with M. Doehler and Y. Lecieux from GeM. It is funded by the Brittany region for 3 years and has been successfully defended in November 2017. In 2018, a mockup of the Saint Nazaire bridge has been funded by GAM and tested for damage localization.

Collaboration with IETR

Participants : Vincent Le Cam, David Pallier.

The thesis is directed by Sébastien Pillement at IETR. It is funded by RFI WISE Electronique Professionnelle within the SENTAUR project.

The subject of the thesis is to study, implement, and propose a deterministic and reliable dating solution for wireless sensor networks. This solution must take into account both the risks of loss of synchronization signals, environmental hazards and the desire to achieve the most sober possible solution in energy.