Technical feasibility

SECTION I: Testing

 

1

Has the R & D result been tested?

YES

X

NO

 

The following question is replied according to the reply in question 1

 

If yes

 

1a

In what mode has the result been tested?•             Prototype

•             Pilot Application

•             Alpha/BETA testing

 

Alpha prototype:- laboratory tools (compilation of components, not specialized device)

- real environment (not simulated)

- evaluation of results

1b. Please describe and discuss the testing results
The results showed that it is possible to identify and seperately measure the dominant environmental noise source in a multi-source environment with acceptable accuracy, while the source-selective monitoring data can be used for the periodic calculation of the noise immission in other points. The control was realized by human observer and control noise measurements.

 

If no:

 

1c

Describe what type of testing does the R&D result need?
1d. What is the time needed for testing?
The pilot project should last at least a few weeks.
1e. What is the cost needed for testing?
The estimated cost of the pilot project is 10 000 EUR.

SECTION 2: Current Stage of Development

 

2a

To what extent does the development team have technical resources for supporting the production of a new product? (Researchers, human resources, hardware, etc. )
The team has one researcher and potential partners for software and hardware development, and site installation works. 

 

2b

What are the technical issues that need to be tackled for full deployment, if needed?
Several tests have to be carried out to increase the reliability of the system and prepare for all applications. Each project realization will need some specialized development.

2c

What additional technical resources are needed for the production of this new product?
 Software and hardware development.

 

2d

Overall assessment of the current stage of technical development.
The development is in alpha stage. The first test results are promising, but the rest of the development work is still to be done. The development will never stop because of the wide application field of the product. The method and the system has to be prepared for servicing in legally sensitive situations as well.

SECTION 3: Deployment

3a

Define the demands for large scale production in terms of
  • Materials
According to the hardware, the product relies on existing technology, already on the market.Possibly there will be a need to develop specialized hardware for source-selective noise monitoring, however it can be solved by the extension of noise monitoring stations already installed on the site.

No large scale production is needed.

  • technologies, tools, machineries
Software development has to cover the decision maker algorithm of source-selective monitoring, and core software module of the real-time noise mapping.
  • Staff effort
Significant staff involvement is needed for the realization (design, installation and maintenance) of each system. This part of the work cannot be avoided, possibly mitigated in typical situations. 

SECTION 4: Overall Assessment

1

What is you overall assessment of the technical feasibility of the research result?
The product is feasible but it is burdened by some uncertainties. The key question is, whether these uncertainties can be decreased to acceptable level for the clients. 

 

KEYWORDS QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT (0-5).

 

Please put X as appropriate. 1 2 3 4 5
Adequacy of testing activity undertaken so far x
Adequacy and availability of technical resources of the development team X
Current development stage X
Overall technical feasibility X

 

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