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Current projects of the Institute of Smart Sytems and Services

The successful acquisition of numerous research projects for state, federal and EU, as well as a variety of industry funded projects document the quality of diverse research activitites in recent years.

Here you can find an overview of current research projects of the Institute of Smart Systems and Services:

  • Diverse projects regarding Displaytechnik (Project lead: Prof. Dr. Blankenbach)
    The projects mainly deal with the following questions: How can the car grow beyond its role as a means of transport and be converted to a private retreat? Which role does the driver play in a car that drives automatically? Which security aspects have to be considered? The display technology provides a part of the answers: screens in the vehicle interior make the continuous exchange of information between vehicle, driver and the outside world possible.
  • MikroSens (Funder: Land Baden-Württemberg / EU (EFRE), Funding line: ZAFH, Lead of the partial project: Prof. Dr. Rech):
    With the Center for Applied Research at Universities (ZAFH) "MikroSens - Innovative millimeter wave sensor for industrial applications" novel and highly integrated millimeter wave technology for various application fields will be made available in Baden-Württemberg to small and medium-sized enterprises. A compact sensor platform should be created in cooperation with an Industrial Advisory Board of the participating SMEs in BW. The project is focused on innovations in the field of radar technology, level and flow sensors (environmental technologies), soil and road condition detection (sustainable mobility), automation technology (ICT and intelligent products, industry 4.0, complex test environments) and media sensor and medical. Project partners are the colleges of Ulm (HSU), Heilbronn (HHN) and Pforzheim (HSP) and the University of Ulm (UU). The promotion is provided into equal parts by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art as well as the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the European Union.
  • Mosyko 3D (Funder: Baden-Württemberg-Stiftung, Funding line: Intelligente optische Sensorik, Project lead: Prof. Dr. Greiner)
  • PaMoCarDiag (Funder: BMBF, Funding line: IngenieurNachwuchs, Project lead: Prof. Dr. Bernhard and Prof. Dr. Greiner):
    The project includes the study of individualized flow models for arterial circulation with issues in different areas of diagnosis and prognosis. Through the application and transfer of methods of digital signal processing to parameter estimation and pattern classification an innovative information-based diagnosis is made possible which can be used especially for non-invasive checkup examinations and screenings in the cardiovascular field. Further insights should be gained whether the approach is useful as a forecasting tool.
  • Promotionskolleg "Design and Architecture of Embedded Systems (Funder: Land Baden-Württemberg, Funding line: Kooperative Promotionskollegs, Project lead: Prof. Dr. Greiner):
    The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts promotes intense cooperation between universities and polytechnics. After a very successful period twelve PhD scholarships are again available for the cooperative graduate program "Design and Architecture of Embedded Systems". Through the cooperation of the different types of higher education their skills are brought together and used efficiently. Qualified graduates of the college have the possibility to do doctoral research. Embedded systems are hardware-software systems that make up the core of many modern products from cars to mechanical engineering to communications technology. These systems take over a variety of largely invisible control and monitoring tasks. They are the basis for technological development in major key industries and are seen as a strategically important field of technology. The design and development of embedded systems is extremely complex. A large number of decisions have to already be taken into account at the system design stage so that, for example, the security technology in the car runs smoothly. As part of a three-year structured program the graduate program provides the opportunity to acquire a challenging academic qualification in this innovative area. This is done in connection with intensive supervision and an accompanying study program.
  • Usability of company-based product-service-systems in medium-sized businesses (Use PSS) (Funder: BMWi, Funding line: Mittelstand-Digital, Project lead: Prof. Dr. Bulander und Prof. Dr. Kölmel):
    The role of manufacturing companies is changing fundamentally: While the focus has until now been primarily on the development, production and distribution of high quality tangible products the customers expect complete solutions in the future. Product Service Systems (PSS) are appropriate for providing such a complete solution. They consist of a traditional product component which is complemented by services in the course of a product lifecycle. Ideally, both blend into one innovative total solution. In this context, using real use cases, the research project Use-PSS is developing and testing new business models that are specifically tailored to small and medium-sized businesses.