Project Description

Near-field lift encoder projecte eurecat

The Near-Field Lift Encoder project develops and validates a new system for the precise measurement of the position of the cabin in elevators based on microwave technology and printed encoders.

The Near-Field Lift Encoder system is more robust against adverse environmental conditions and more reliable for the effects of dirt (inherent in elevator environments), compared to other equivalent existing systems on the market, which are based on optical technology.

The project consortium comprises three entities: Hohner Automáticos, coordinating the project, the Metamaterials Research Center for Innovation in Electronic and Communications Technologies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (CIMITEC-UAB) and Eurecat, for its experience in the field of printed electronics.

General details


NEAR-FIELD LIFT ENCODER   – Near field printed microwave encoder for lift height control

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Programme and call for tender

Project funded by the MINISTRY OF SCIENCE, INNOVATION AND UNIVERSITIES and by the European Union, within the framework of the call Retos-Colaboración of the State Program of Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the State’s Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation Plan 2013-2016, with the main objective of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.