RESEARCH

Research Brief

Professors Lih-Tyng Hwang and Tzyy-Sheng Horng received the Most Influential Research Monograph Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology

 

For the first time, the Ministry of Science and Technology organized a contest for the most influential research monograph, "3D IC and RF SiPs, Advanced Stacking and Planar Solutions for 5G Mobility", a monograph written jointly in English by Professor Lih-Tying Hwang of the Institute of Communications Engineering and Professor Tzyy-Sheng Horng of the Department of Electrical Engineering was awarded the Most Influential Research Monograph Award in the category of Engineering and Technology, which represents excellence in research. Both prefessors encapsulated the essence of their years-long academic and research expericence into the monopgraph.

 

NSYSU team developed miniaturized silicon photonic gyroscope driver chip the size of a mung bean

 

The Department of Photonics has established an academia-industry research collaboration to develop a new type of silicon photonic gyroscope modules-hybrid interferometric optical gyroscope. Over the past two years,the NSYSU team has reached a milestone, using the Si photonic technology, and demonstrated the first miniaturized Si photonic fiber-optic gyroscope driver chip in the world, which has shown a great potential for mass production. The volume of the whole chip does not surpass 5 mm- it is as small as a mung bean, and the production cost was reduced to one third. Professor Yi-Jen Chiu of the Department of Photonics said that the main application of the silicon photonics gyroscope  is in the huge market of miniaturized navigation, including  biomedical testing, self-driving cars, smart robots, GPS aircraft tracking, and CubeSat.

 

Saving power and labor using smart technology: AI shrimp farming system producing healthy shrimps

 

To overcome various challenges faced by the traditional aquaculture industry in Taiwan, Ing-Jer Huang, Yun-Nan Chang, and Shiann-Rong Kuang - professors of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Chin-Chang Hung and Li-Lian Liu - professors of the Department of Oceanography, joined forces to form a cross-disciplinary research team. The research team applied artificial intelligence technology to shrimp farming and achieved spectacular results. Infrared underwater monitoring system, image enhancement and recognition technologies were developed to automatically identify the bait and the shrimp. The APPs on the server or smartphones perform automatic feeding. Using AI technology can greatly improve the traditional pattern of  four fixed-quantity feedings per day. The smart system identifies residual bait every 30 minutes, and chooses the feeding efficiency. The system also prevents the residual bait from polluting the water and helps save on labor costs.

 

NSYSU teams up with National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology for development of gyroscope chip modules and training of electro-optical engineering professionals

 

The University has recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology for the development of gyroscope chip modules and the training of electrooptical engineers. In the future, both parties will contrbute their expertise to develop innovative gyroscope chip modules, which will be evaluated through system testing.

Interdisciplinary" Music Planting" : Painting a Tree by Playing the Piano

 

Professor Ying Kwang-I from the Department of Music and Professor Cheng Chi-Cheng from the Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering developed an interdisciplinary "music painting" algorithm. The algorithm detects sound parameters, such as frequency, amplitude, and intensity and converts sounds into visual points, lines, and planes. When music is played, the animation is synchronized with the sounds originating from the instrument to combine music with the painting. This interdisciplinary collaboration is expected to be used in the fields of interactive games, medical rehabilitation, and art therapy.

Outstanding Venture Award for Smart Color-Changing Windows

 

The color of the windows can be changed at any time through the remote control of a mobile app. Lin Tsung-Hsien, a distinguished professor in the Department of Photonics, teamed up with the Liquid Crystal Photonics Lab students and spent more than a year to develop a film that could attach to the glass. Through the mobile app, a touch on the screen of the phone can alternate the glass between blurred, light, and dark colors as well as convert it into a projector at any time. In the future, the film could be applied to vehicles and commercial buildings. This innovative invention was distinctive among the 166 enlistments from new team members and won the Outstanding Venture Award from the Ministry of Science and Technology, with a prize valued at NT$2 million. This product can be used in  a variety of situations. In vehicles for example, the glass can be switched to a heat-insulating state during the day to block the glare of light and heat, and to a transparent state in the evening to provide a clear view while driving. When applied to architectural glass, users can actively control the light flux inside the room, and switch to a state of black fog at night to ensure privacy. The multifuntional smart window can be uesd with projection equipment to present high-quality images on the glass, thus improving the experience of augmented reality.