Metrological Needs and Challenges in Industrial Sensor Networks

PhD Course
4 October 2023
6 October 2023
8 November 2023
15 November 2023
Start time 
10:00 am
Polo Ferrari 2 - Via Sommarive 9, Povo (Trento)
Seminar room
Target audience: 
UniTrento students
Contact details: 
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale
Guglielmo Frigo - Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS), Switzerland

The course

In the Internet-of-Things era, most industrial processes rely on distributed measurement infrastructures that shall satisfy stringent requirements in terms of accuracy, latency and reliability. In this context, metrology plays a crucial role. On one side, metrology is the science of measurement and indicates the most suitable and optimized methodologies to quantify and estimate the parameters of interest. On the other side, metrology allows us to evaluate the uncertainty associated to each measurement result and its propagation throughout the different stages of processing and control.

In recent years, the role of metrology has significantly evolved. Originally, it was restricted to the precise realization of the reference measurement units (e.g., the meter, the second). Nowadays, metrology is one of the main actors in the process of development and standardization of new instruments and devices, thus fostering the progress of both technology and quality levels.

In this seminar series, we are going to explore different aspects of metrology influencing industrial processes and applications, with a specific focus on distributed sensor networks.

The series is organized as follows:

  • Role of metrology in industry and quality processes                                   4/10/2023 10:00 - 12:00
  • Uncertainty of synchronized distributed measurement systems                 6/10/2023 10:00 - 12:00
  • Parameter estimation in dynamic non-linear models                                  8/11/2023 10:00 - 12:00 
  • Autoregressive model for dynamic model forecasting                                15/11/2023 10:00  - 12:00

About the speaker

Guglielmo Frigo was born in Padua, Italy, in 1986. He received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in biomedical engineering from the University of Padova in 2008 and 2011, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from the School of Information Engineering in 2015, with a dissertation about compressive sensing (CS) theory applications to instrumentation and measurement scenario. He served as PostDoc researcher at the Electronic Measurement Research Group, University of Padova (2015-2017), and at the Distributed Electrical Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (2018-2020). In 2020, he was foreign guest researcher at NIST, Gaithersburg, USA, and he is currently scientist at METAS, Wabern, Switzerland, where he is responsible for the research strategy in Energy and Mobility. Dr Frigo is active in several technical and standardization committees at both European and international level. His current research interests include the development of enhanced measurement infrastructures for electrical systems.