ASP Cycle

NRGWaste: A safe small scale thermal treatment for unsorted solid waste with recovery of energy

NRGWaste is a micro scale, turnkey, self-contained system for the treatment of unrecoverable waste at the point of arising, based on high temperature plasma pyrolysis and on downsized waste pre-treatment technology (metal extraction, shredding, pelletisation). The core of the micro treatment prototype is based on the downsizing of the technology used in large waste to …

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EMIMT: E-Government meets integration and mining techniques

People shop online, book hotels and flights online. This happens because the data needed to complete these tasks are easily accessible and a lot of websites allows users to query the Web to obtain enough information to be confident. This project aims to propose a framework tailored to extend the internet revolution to public administrations. …

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WISE-SOS: Wireless Security Solution for Scuba-diving

Diving is an activity in continuous development, firstly as an exciting and relaxing sport, secondly because of the increasing attention to the underwater environment requiring continuous and in-situ observation. In this contest, the underwater safety represents a vital requirement. Beside the regular maintenance of the equipment it would be expected that single divers have a …

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MCDA for cultural Heritage: Multi-criteria decision analysis for cultural heritage conservation and development

The enhancement of built cultural heritage is recognized as a major element for strengthening the economic base of a territory as it fuels development through its attractiveness for inhabitants and external visitors, in terms of both tangible and intangible values. Furthermore, the collective nature of built cultural heritage due to the large number of persons …

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NHEC: NEA Human Exploration Concept

In 2011, the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) formulated a shared Global Exploration Strategy providing, in two different mission scenarios, the guidelines for the next decades manned and unmanned space exploration activities. The ‘Asteroid Next’ challenging mission scenario foresees two human visits of a Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) up to 2035. Most of the key …

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SMAPS: Smart products, places and services for smart cities

The SMAPS project is based on the idea that the smart development of cities should be connected to the design of the interaction between their traditional physical structure and the new digital informational infrastructure. This interaction can be primarily built through the introduction of new “smart” service ideas and solutions for the emerging needs of …

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Re-Condo: Rethinking condominium – Urban scenarios and design proposals for a transformation of the middle-class housing stock in Milan and Turin

Between 1950s and 1970s, Milan and Turin experienced an impressive growth in housing production. A consistent part of this building boom was made up of condominiums that aimed at meeting the cultural and spatial needs of an emerging middle class. Such factors, together with economic and regulatory aspects, deeply influenced the formal, typological and technological …

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sMAIN: Innovative Small Appliances & Accessories

sMAIN is a project completely focused on innovation and product development. It originates from a collaboration between Alta Scuola Politecnica and Electrolux Company and the main goal was to conceive a completely new product to be used in households, in particular in the kitchen area. During the two years of our group work on this …

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EVEH: Enhancing Vibrational Energy Harvesting

Our world and our lives are led by innovation. New brilliant solutions and break-through ideas dawn as answers to go further everyday obstacles or just to force mind set barrels. Among these novel projects, energy harvesting, which is the study of all those technologies capable of realizing the direct conversion of reduced amount of energy …

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