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Hitachi Mu-chip Research Project

A Research Project in Cooperation with the Distributed Systems Group

The µ-chip project is a research cooperation between the Distributed Systems Group (DSG) at ETH Zurich and the Hitachi Systems Development Laboratory (SDL), Japan. The aim of the cooperation is to explore potential µ-chip applications and business cases with focus to ubiquitous computing scenarios. In particular, we investigate novel concepts and usage scenarios based on the large-scale deployment of RFID technology. As proof of concept, we develop and prototypically implement demonstrators where appropriate. The µ-chip project was officially launched in February 2003.

Technology: The Hitachi µ-chip (mu-chip) is a tiny passive RFID-chip of 0.4 mm x 0.4 mm size with 128-bit read only memory. The µ-Chip equipment operates at a radio frequency of 2.45 GHz with a maxmum communication distance of up to 25 cm. More detailed technical information can be found at the Hitachi µ-Chip homepage.

This project ended in March 2007.

Selected Publications

See the Publications of the Distributed Systems Group page for a full listing of our publications.

Related Student Projects

The following table lists corresponding student projects in our group. Note that some descriptions will be in German.

TypeTitleStudentSupervisorSemester
S Augmented Photoalbum Implementation for Cell-phone Michele CrociMatthias LampeSS 06
M SDRI-Privacy: Privatsphäre in hochverteilten RFID-Umgebungen Remo MartiMarc LangheinrichSS 06
S Bestimmung der Bewegung von Fahrzeugen mit Hilfe einer hochverteilten RFID-Tag Infrastruktur Thomas ZweifelJürgen BohnWS 05/06
M Ortsbasierte Datenfragmentation in hochverteilten RFID Umgebungen Lukas StuckiMarc LangheinrichWS 05/06
S Augmented Photoalbum Implementation for Cell-phone/PDA Roger KellerMatthias LampeSS 05
S Multi-User Augmented Photoalbum Nicole HattMatthias LampeWS 04/05
D Nachverfolgung und Positionierung von Fahrzeugen in Gebieten mit dicht verteilten RFID-Tags Nicola OprechtJürgen BohnWS 04/05
S Mobile Phone Based Remote Control for the Smart Vacuum Cleaner Michael BürgeSvetlana DomnitchevaSS 04
S Sichere Rekonstruktion von RFID-getaggten Dokumenten Emmanuel PythonJürgen BohnSS 04
S Bestimmung der Position eines Lego-Mindstorm-Modellfahrzeuges in einem Testgelände mit zufälliger RFID-Tag-Verteilung Marco BärJürgen BohnSS 04
S Attentive Cleaning Robot Markus SauterSvetlana DomnitchevaSS 04
M Ad-Hoc Facilities Management Ong Kien HungSvetlana Domnitcheva,
Thomas Schoch
SS 04
M Robuste selbst-organisierende Dienste durch hochredundanten Einsatz von RFID-Tags Vito PirainoJürgen BohnSS 04
S Augmented Photo Album Ilario MusioMatthias LampeWS 03/04
S Smarter RFID-basierter Puzzle-Assistent Nicola OprechtJürgen BohnWS 03/04
L Smart Vacuum Cleaner Julio Perez,
Matthias Sala
Svetlana DomnitchevaWS 03/04
S Game of Whist with Smart Playing Cards: Feedback Program Martin HinzSvetlana DomnitchevaSS 02
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