Centria University of Applied Sciences focuses in terms of Critical Communications on Reserach and development, cyber security and future networks by providing 5G test networks, cyber laboratory and related education.
Research and Development
Centria’s Research and Development is working extensively on IT solutions. The team is involved in both national and international research and development projects, as well as in teaching and service activities.
Our team has expertise in the fields of wireless networks and systems, positioning, cyber security and embedded systems. We also possess a strong know-how in working with industrial internet and intelligent traffic applications, as well as mobile networks – especially in testing mobile networks.
Centria digitalization team has experience in electronics and hardware design in research and development projects and service activities. There is plenty of experience in developing wireless solutions and new hardware platforms. Skills are also found in electronics design and simulation. In addition, there is also expertise in integrating sensors, RFIDs and other electronic components into textiles. The team has expertise in developing embedded systems and embedded software. Centria has also been a part of multiple smart and electric traffic projects and is a member of ITS Finland (Älykkään liikenteen verkosto).
Cyber security is the concern of companies of all sizes. In its projects, Centria has tackled the challenges of cyber security – especially in mobile networks, where huge amounts of sensor and other data (Big Data) is transferred. The Centria Cyber Security Laboratory examines, tests and develops the security of industrial Internet and wireless systems. Centria provides tools for system security testing and expertise in information security management to SMEs of the region.
Cyber security laboratory – A cutting edge research and test environment for:
- Vulnerability testing
- Network load testing
- Protocol testing
Cyber secure processes and staff training in the fields of:
- Cyber security awareness
- Privacy-related issues
- Information security management and systems
Future Networks & Centria’s field test environment
Centria team has a long experience in deploying new technologies in field test environment, which has been developed for the needs of 5G testing during Business Finland (Tekes) funded national Cognitive Radio Trial Environment (CORE), 5GTN+, CORNET and IMAGE 5G projects.
Centria field test environment is ideal for companies, developers and researchers to test new products and innovations in mobile networks as it allows you to carry out experiments with large-scale tests. Network data is also analyzed and visualized by means of augmented and virtual reality.
The 5G test environment has been successfully used for demonstrating several testing tools, technologies, algorithms, systems and applications.
Centria is a member of Finnish 5G Momentum ecosystem, a collaborative network aiming at making Finland the leader in 5G networks.
Heterogeneous test network includes:
- 3 GHz macro cells
- 5 GHz macro cell
- 3 GHz small cell
- 3 GHz indoor pico cells
- 5 GHz small cells
- WiFi network
Centria’s subjects of interest
Internet of Things
- Intelligent Industry
- Testing technologies
- Licensed Shared Access – LSA
- Authorised Shared Access – ASA
- Active Antenna System – AAS
- 3D beamforming
- Drone technology
- 3D visualisation and analysis of the network data
- Real time measurement analysis
Point of contact, more information and follow us
Joni Jämsä, firstname.lastname@example.org