May 19, 2020


SANTO is a TTX collaboration between the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, and KAPITEL D GmbH, Austria, and already well on its way. The project started on 1 April and its aim is to enable low-cost digitisation and self-calibration of mobile tank systems via a one-size-fits-all sensor solution that evolves from the UAM Diesel sensing microsystem technology.

Based on digitised fuel level and fuel flow sensor data a customised, low-energy computing solution will be deployed. The basic idea is to use the sensor data to develop a self-calibration algorithm that will autonomously determine the tank size and shape and enable a universally deployable sensor solution. UAM will transfer their know-how of sensor hardware, embedded engineering as well as self-learning algorithms to KAPITEL D, a specialist in digital transformation. Despite the challenging situation the environmental sensors team is successfully working on a self-calibrating algorithm and the preparation for a tank database. At the other end, KAPITEL D has successfully progressed according to plan in their definition and set-up of an electro-mechanical interface between the sensor solution and industrial tanks. The tanks will be operated via a smartphone, which, too, is in development. The app authorises users and serves as digital key to unlock the tanks. The project is planned to run until December 2020.


TETRAMAX is a Horizon 2020 innovation action within the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative in the domain of customized and low-energy computing for Cyber Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. As a Digital Innovation Hub, TETRAMAX aims to bring added value to European industry, helping to gain competitive advantage through faster digitization. The project partially builds on experiences with the TETRACOM project during 2013-2016. TETRAMAX was launched in Sep 2017 and runs until Dec 2021.