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Measurement Technologies Lab

Background

In December 2017, Keysight Technologies, Inc and SUTD signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for research collaboration and opened the new Measurement Technologies Laboratory.

The Measurement Technologies Laboratory (MTL) is a product of the collaboration between SUTD and Keysight, which saw Keysight donating S$8 million worth of cutting-edge equipment for education and research purposes. The intent of the collaboration was to allow SUTD researchers and Keysight R&D specialists to explore and prototype new electronics test and measurement solutions – an initiative under Keysight’s Singapore Research and Development Centre of Excellence (COE). These technologies are critical to the efficient, optimal functioning of many industries, including aerospace, engineering, manufacturing and defence.

On top of the equipment donation, Keysight also donated S$2 million in research grants for SUTD faculty, for the purpose of accelerating R&D in the domains of advance manufacturing, data analytics and IoT security, also in line with its COE.
 

Projects

Some of the approved projects under this SUTD-Keysight collaboration include:

  • Cybersecurity for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices and systems
    • IIoT systems and devices are becoming widespread as manufacturing becomes increasingly automated. MTL researchers are developing stringent security safeguards to guard IIOT systems and devices against cyberattack.
  • Developing new methods and technologies for ensuring the integrity of electronics products
    • MTL researchers are exploring the use of Magnetoresistance (MR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies to advance and innovate the testing of printed circuit boards, a crucial component of electronics manufacturing and used in all but the simplest electronic devices.
  • Data analytics to streamline business processes
    • By harnessing the power of sensors and big data analytics, MTL researchers will develop a proactive method of predictive maintenance to prevent unexpected failures of operating equipment.