Aalto Virtual Planetarium
The Aalto Virtual Planetarium is a tour of the inner Solar System, with the grand structures of planetary magnetospheres show through the eyes of a space physicist. Aimed at education and outreach, the immersive virtual reality experience demonstrates Aalto space research, including the plasma physics of the Sun, magnetosphere of inner planets, the Finland100 satellite and cometary environments. Complex structures and spatial scales of magnetospheric physics are intuitively presented, with plans for research tools of 3D simulation data based on the system.
Magnetic levitation control
Actively controlled magnetic levitation enables contactless and frictionless movement and provides various advantages, such as greater precision and higher speeds. The control algorithms applied in this demonstration (developed by our master’s students) extend to industrial applications with active magnetic bearings and bearingless motors.
Electric jukebox drive
Let there be sound, there was sound… This rotating jukebox consists of an electric motor, a frequency converter, and a processor board. Similar setups are often used in the development of control algorithms for electric motor drives and for grid-tied converters.
3D sound with VR
A recorded sound scene and a 360-degree video of a few live events. The sound is reproduced with a technique, which accounts for the head orientation of the user. The technique provides the impression that for example the choir singing comes from a certain direction. This sound reproduction technology has been developed at the Acoustics Lab of Aalto University.
Fractal sound generator
How does mathematics sound like as music? Fractals refer to mathematical patterns that retain an identical appearance irrespective of the scale on which they are examined. In his fractal work Associate Professor Ville Pulkki opens the horn of the best-known fractal curve, the Koch snowflake, and transfers it into a musical melody.
Cell-free Ultra-Dense Network (UDN)
This demonstration presents the proof-of-concept created using the Aalto Radio Framework platform providing positioning based on data from an outdoor measurement campaign conducted to experimentally validate the solutions developed to address practical issues encountered by implementations.
Rapid development of technology and increasing awareness of global challenges have increased the need for lean and agile space missions, and calls for a new generation of engineers to design them. The space journey of Aalto-2 satellite has already ended. Aalto-1 and Suomi 100 satellite has worked according to plan and science data have been received from all of their research equipment. The Centre of Excellence’s first FORESAIL-1 satellite is already under construction in Aalto as well as Aalto-3, which is the third member of the Aalto Satellites family.
Computed Tomography (CT) is a non-invasive method that is widely used in many applications to reveal inner structures of an unknown object using propagation of x-ray through the object from multiple view or projections. Since the beginning of its development during the 1960s, it gave rise to a deluge of applications in medicine, nondestructive testing and security application.
Health measuring chair
Health measuring chair is a solution for simultaneously monitoring various health parameters of individuals, such as weight, bioimpedance, electrocardiogram, blood pressure and blood oxygen saturation. The aim is to make regular health checks easier, more attractive and physically undemanding.
The human retina can be stimulated using low-frequency magnetic fields, generating subjective visual sensations, termed magnetophosphenes, that appear as flickering white light. We are currently developing a new type of stimulator that generates magnetophosphenes using amplitude-modulated magnetic fields.
Wireless EKG measurements with electronics
Electrocardiography (EKG) is a technique for recording the activity of the heart and is commonly used by clinicians to detect cardiac problems. Recent developments in electronics have made it possible to integrate reliable low-cost EKG measurements in a variety of consumer health products.
Micro and Nanotechnology
The research groups in microelectronics and nanotechnology work with world-class research facilities and instruments; the biggest clean rooms in the Nordic countries are located in the Micro- and nanotechnology centre Micronova. The research field spans from microfluidics to single electron devices. The techniques used range from deposition of atomic layers and nanometer sized structures to devices that utilize structures up to hundreds of microns.