SMART-guarding water resources with first-of-its-kind holistic sensor
LEDIF (left, 1st pix) is placed inside the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) dubbed the NUS ARL STARFISH and launched at a reservoir.
The SMART Centre is a major research enterprise established by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in partnership with the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF) since 2007. It is the first entity in the Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) developed by NRF.
The SMART Centre serves as an intellectual hub for research interactions between MIT and Singapore. Cutting-edge research projects in areas of interest to both Singapore and MIT are undertaken at the SMART Centre. SMART comprises an Innovation Centre and five Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs): BioSystems and Micromechanics (BioSyM), Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM), Infectious Diseases (ID), Future Urban Mobility (FM) and Low Energy Electronic Systems (LEES).
Using measurements from a variety of sensors and sensor networks, the Center for Environmental Sensing and Modeling (CENSAM) IRG aims to develop an accurate and predictive model of the natural and built environment of Singapore that seamlessly transitions between different scales, from the level of a single building or facility to the level of the state, including the surrounding seas.
CREATE is an international collaboratory housing research centres set up by top universities. At CREATE, researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds work closely together to perform cutting-edge research in strategic areas of interest, for translation into practical applications leading to positive economic and societal outcomes for Singapore. The interdisciplinary research centres at CREATE focus on four areas of interdisciplinary thematic areas of research, namely human systems, energy systems, environmental systems and urban systems. More information on the CREATE programme and the CREATE factsheet can be obtained from www.research.gov.sg.