The 6th China International College Students’ “Internet +” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (2020)
Review

The first place

Beijing Institute of Technology, Satellite network communication measurement

The second place

Tsinghua University, High energy efficiency industrial edge AI chip and its application

Xiamen University, FATRI: A leader in china's MEMS chip industry

The third place

Moscow Aviation Institute, JetPack MAI

Technical University of Munich, Advanced Robot-assisted System for Dental Surgery

Carnegie Mellon University, E-mental Health

The Finals and Award Ceremony

Project Overview

Satellite Network Communication Measurement

Song Zhe, Beijing Institute of Technology

As human activities are gradually expanded from land, sea, and air to outer space, space has become the upper frontier of national strategy. The satellite network composed of thousands of communication satellites undertakes the information transmission task of "wartime response-emergency response-peacetime service”, making it a vital piece of space infrastructure. Since 2014, the United States, Japan, Europe and other countries have successively unveiled satellite network plans. On April 20 this year, the NDRC also officially incorporated the satellite network into "new infrastructure." In pursuit of first-come and first-served frequency and orbital resources, the technological war has already begun, and it’s an international competition waiting for no one!

Measurement is the foundation of satellite development and operation, and a key link in the satellite network industry chain. Without measurement, satellites can't be manufactured, go to the sky, or play a role. According to the survey of the MIIT: In 2019, the global satellite industry recorded an output of USD 286 billion, of which the measurement market accounted for about 5%. From this figure, we can know that the market scale of communications satellite measurement is up to hundreds of billions.

However, as a highly specialized segment, satellite measurement has not received due attention, evidenced by "insufficient precision", "low efficiency", "single function" and "high price" of measuring instruments. To address pain points of “incorrect, slow, unrealizable and high-cost measurement” of existing products, Satellite Network Measurement took many years to invent a series of measuring instruments, breaking the strict blockade set by the Wolf Amendment of the United States on Chinese measurement technology in space field, and solving bottlenecks that restrict the development of China's communication satellite.

By revealing mechanisms, proposing models, self-developing chips, and making bold innovations, a series of original results in the field of satellite Internet measurement have been made by the project team: It developed the first satellite communication array parallel measuring instrument in China, ensuring accuracy and increasing efficiency by 100 times; invented a flexible measuring instrument for satellite communication link that can measure hundreds of scenarios; created a multi-mode signal analysis method that can help users save 90% of costs; self-developed multi-mode signal processing chips and ultra-wideband digital-to-analog conversion chips; applied for 21 national invention patents (11 authorized ones), obtained 4 software copyrights, and published 12 SCI papers, realizing independent control of core technology; the product has provided support for the development of many satellites such as BeiDou, TIANTONG, and CHINASAT.

Academician Wang Xiaomo, winner of the China's top science-and-technology award, gave high recognition to the relevant technologies, holding that: These technologies are domestically leading and internationally advanced, and are major technological innovations; in the past five years, Satellite Network Measurement has signed a number of horizontal contracts with a total amount of more than RMB 59 million; users include: China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Limited, China Electronic Technology Group Corporation, etc. Users feedback: It solves the bottlenecks restricting satellite communication measurement, and has extremely high value of promotion.

An Jianping, the winner of National Technology Invention Award and the member of Chinese Institute of Electronics, served as the mentor for the project team, and Academicians Zhang Jun, Fan Bangkui and Wang Shafei of served as consultants.

Satellite Network Communication Measurement upholds the mission of promoting new infrastructure with measurement and pursuing the space dream with ingenuity.

High Energy Efficiency Industrial Edge AI Chip and Its Application

Wu Tongda, Tsinghua University

Founded in September 2018, Pai Fang Technology, as a leading high-tech enterprise of empowering the industrial intelligent connection revolution, has developed the world's leading AI chip technology and the industry's leading AI algorithm technology. It is committed to fostering a closed value loop of intelligent upgrade of traditional industrial equipment, and delivering cross-category and full-stack AI Internet of Things (AIoT) solutions to equipment management for equipment manufacturers, users and agent customers. In support of a variety of equipment categories such as pump, motor and compressor, it has served more than 100 well-known companies at home and abroad in many sectors of petroleum, petrochemical, steel, electric power, metallurgy, cement, automobile manufacturing, etc.

The core team of Pai Fang Technology is composed of doctors and masters from Tsinghua University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as practitioners from Alibaba, Google, PetroChina, Sugon and other related fields. As the industry's leading full-stack AI service provider, Pi2Star Technology was awarded with the "First Batch of Top 10 Gazelle Enterprise and Excellence Innovation Award Enterprise" by Tianjin Municipal Science and Technology Bureau, and won the "Top 10 Most Potential Early AI Companies in China in 2019" of Synced Machine Intelligence Awards, and "No. 1 New Technology Company” of the 36Kr Start-Up Star Species Competition. Its AI chip technology won the first place in the 2019 ISLPED International Low-Power Design Competition, and two low-power AI chip technology achievements were selected into the "Chip Olympics" International Solid-State Circuit Conference (ISSCC2020).

Starting from the chip, Pai Fang Technology has established an independent and controllable underlying hardware architecture, and carried out integrated storage and arithmetic work based on this architecture, ensuring the best match between industrial AI algorithms and hardware, and solving the disadvantages of low monitoring rate of traditional threshold analysis. At present, it has independently developed a “four-in-one” product matrix of Pi2Star Core (the world’s leading edge AI chip), Pi2Star Image (one-stop industrial AI management), Pi2Star Dust (multi-dimensional AIoT platform), Pi2Star Cloud (service platform for intelligent equipment management) mainly for the predictive maintenance of rotary equipment, so as to improve quality, reduce cost, increase efficiency and control risks in the production and operation process. At present, the products mentioned above have entered massive production and been sold. Typical rotating equipment represented by pumps, motors, compressors and fans can be sold with a trillion-dollar scale on an annual basis. For the stock market, the maintenance costs of equipment only in petroleum and petrochemical, power, coal and rail transit sectors reach trillions, while the equipment with predictive maintenance function accounts for less than 5%, which suggests the great room for improvement in the future.

Pai Fang Technology has set up branches such as Pi2Star Beijing, PangPai Intelligence, and Pi2Star Chengdu, and established partnerships with front and rear assembly enterprise such as PetroChina, Sinopec, CNOOC, Huawei, Inspur, NVIDIA, Double-Wheel Pump Machinery, Jiamusi Electric Machine, and Singapore Winston Group. Going forward, Pai Fang Technology will join hands with more partners around the world to build a new ecosystem of equipment intelligence.

FATRI: A Leader in China's MEMS Chip Industry

Nie Yongzhong, Xiamen University

FATRI is dedicated to independent R&D and design of MEMS and sensors, and has built independent R&D capabilities and accumulated core technologies in various production links of MEMS sensor chip design, wafer fabrication, packaging and testing after years of R&D investment. A localized MEMS production system has been established. The Company has completed the independent design of infrared electric heating piles, infrared thermal imaging chips, UVC chips, pressure chips, silicon microphone chips, and developed continuous innovation capabilities. The MEMS industry is faced with strong R&D difficulties and barriers in terms of chip design, wafer fabrication, packaging and testing. The Company's technological advantages in independent R&D and design in various production links lay a solid foundation for continuous upgrade of the existing product line and the R&D of new MEMS products in the future. Current customers are mainly concentrated in the sectors of energy, civil aviation, rail transit, precision instruments, industrial automation and IoT. The Company also provides global customers with OEM and ODM services of MEMS chips. The Company is committed to delivering high-quality, high-yield and high-efficiency services for customers by virtue of standardized production management.

Highlights

The 6th Competition was officially renamed as China International College Students’ “Internet+” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition and integrated the original international section into the higher education main section. It is themed “Startup own business in an aggressive spirit”. In spite of adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of universities and competitors still reached a new high. A total of 1.47 million projects and 6.31 million people from 4,186 schools in 117 countries and regions at home and abroad signed up for participation, showing the characteristics of "large numbers of people, famous universities, types, practical results, highlights and posts".

A total of 164 projects from Mainland China, 23 projects from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and 111 international projects were shortlisted for the Gold Award of the Higher Education Main Section, in which 57 projects from Mainland China and Hong Kong, 5 projects from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan in China and 40 projects from the international community won gold awards.

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