Chosen Projects

Lantern Parking

project supervisor: Prof. Pretschner

To force the electric mobility it is inevitable to build an effective and user-friendly loading infrastructure. In this project a modular loading system was developed that is able to be integrated in common street lanterns. The first street lanterns with integrated charge base for electric cars in Leipzig were inaugurated in August 2016. By the use of the existing infrastructure those "electricity filling stations" are relatively easy and cost-effective to add on in public. An important step for the mobility of tomorrow.  

SMART-MS - "SMART Monitoring at Switchgears"

project supervisor: Prof. Valtin / FEIT

The projects aim is the development of sensors that are able to evaluate the condition of electric facilities. Especially the risk of becoming inoperative suddenly. A threepart traffic light system signalises the condition of a certain part of the facility: "safe", "partly safe" and "critical". The superstruction of a connected, intelligent working surveillance system called On-Line-Monitoring is said to ensure the functioning of the infrastructure meant by its switchgears.

SMART-TR - Condition valuation of power- and distribution transformers in electric power engineering

project supervisors: Prof. Valtin, HTWK Leipzig and Prof. Kornhuber, Hochschule Zittau / Görlitz

In the project a diagnostic system is developed to predict the operational risk and the remaining lifetime of power transformers.

iFacs - Intelligent functional and decentral facility surveillance for an efficient process automation

project supervisors: Prof. Faouzi Derbel and Prof. Andreas Pretschner

The project iFacts works on the automatic attrition detection for railway switch heatings. 

CanTurbo - Development of controller modules for load- and pump limit control of turbo compressors based on modelling methods

project supervisor: Prof. Jäkel / FEIT

At the engineering of automation solutions in the field of rotating machines the projects effort is mainly determined through creating the control software. In the project an innovative engineering process is developed therefor. This is said to consist essentially on libraries to be developed based on reusable functional modules of different intricacy. The functional modules are made in an abstrakt description language that allows reusablility despite different hardware on the one side and the logical test to ensure function on the other. The engineering process including testing and commissioning is believed to be designed more effective thereby and the solution quality is about to be improved at the same time. This engineering process and the libraries of the functional modules are about to be implemented, attempted and tested prototypically in controller modules for load- and pump limit control of turbo compressors that are said to be developed from scratch. Those controller modules to be developed are based on modern modelling methods that are applied on the load- and pump limit control. In the year 2016 the project has passed the pilot stage.

MALEVIK - Control system for the intuitive usage of power reinforcement robots based on mechanically skilled virtual fields of force

Sub-project: Conceptional development, experimental inspection and parameterisation of the MALEVIK-system

project supervisor: Prof. Jäkel / FEIT

One application for the human-robot-cooperation is the force amplification to lift heavy and bulky loads for example. In the MALEVIK project a system for robot based force amplifying is developed. Centrepiece of the system is the guidance of the user through an assisting virtual field of force for an ideal path of motion. This force field is learned through the motion paths of experienced users. In the project a hard- and software architecture for the navigation is developed and prototypically implemented. In 2016 the concept for the assisting field of force is completed. The parameterisation was vetted through user studies. And furthermore results for stability analysis of the total system were aquired. The user studies also gained statements about ergonomic enhancements.

Fluorotest - Development of a flexible and standardisable evaluation system on the basis of a new fluorescence marker for functional, image-based, cellular and other molecular-biological test procedures

project supervisor: Prof. Heimbold / FEIT

Fluorotest provides laboratories in routine and research a state-of-the-art testing plattform for important, diagnosis-relevant protein analysis. The usage of Fluorotest reaches that such laboratory diagnoses and results can be standardised and carried out in a higher grade of quality. The Fluorotest system aims primarily on gel-based analysis which are lifted to higher level of quality in terms of speed, sensitivity and quantifiability. At the same grade a software environment is developed that deals with device control, evaluation, tracking and documentation of the patients clinical findings on a level that is formerly available on high-throughput devices. Through the usage of combinable and extensible modules the platform can be adjusted flexible on changing requirements and so it is possible to expand it for further tasks. In this way initially an analysis system is available that complies with the claims of modern laboratory diagnostics in its performance capability and is, however, also financially feasible for smaller labs.

FERD - Frequency selective ground fault

project supervisor: Prof. Faouzi Derbel

At present ground fault experiments are the only possibility to determine the harmonic content of ground fault residual current exactly. Since ground fault experiments often lead to consequential errors they are rarely conducted. The projects aim is to develop an electrical network with the objective to insert a ground fault for a single frequency. This electrical network is about to be dimensioned and constructed to trial it in the medium-voltage network. Therewith it should be possible to detect the harmonic content of the ground fault residual current without risking a consequential error.

LeWiSim - Development of a surgical training simulator for the lumbar spine

project supervisor: Prof. Korb / FEIT

The Aim of project LeWiSim was the advancement of the prototypical lumbar spine simulator developed at the ISTT to a useable and marketable training simulator for surgical operations on the lumbar spine. The training system was applied for a patent in autumn 2013. In 2014 the advanced training simulator was presented at the MEDICA, the EUROSPINE and at the Annual Congress of the German Spine Association. Moreover it is already applied successfully at the training courses at the ISTT.