Electronics

Dealing with electronic components and designing PCB’s are standard skills in industry. Building new systems out of systems of integrated circuits is a new challenging task, while dealing with energy efficiency, usability and reliability. The design of embedded systems will come more and more into the focus of standard industrial applications.

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Embedded Systems

Embedded systems are state of the art solutions in all kind of disciplines, their usage allows the system designer to create complex but stable control structures. The usage of predefined patterns allows the engineer to switch very fast to other Platforms and to implement new structures on a higher degree of abstraction. Embedded Systems are known in all disciplines, delivered as a single chip solution or as single PCB.

 

Control Systems

The discipline of Mechatronics defines itself in particular by control engineering as its backbone. In addition to modeling in different physical disciplines, controller design and system simulation, the focus lies on the implementation of modern hardware. Economic floating point hardware in combination with tools for automated code generation are permitting efficient and cost effective development of highly-specialized controllers also for small and medium-sized enterprises.

 

Measurement Systems

Integrated circuits, (measurement-) systems in systems but also standard tools are widely used in modern production machinery for health monitoring and control engineering tasks. Founded knowledge about field of application and their usage will lead to more efficiency, higher service life of machinery and more stable/flexible control algorithms.

 

Medical Engineering

The progress in medical surgery, treatment and therapy methods is significantly shaped by the technological progress. The scientific focus of medical engineering combines many different technologies of mechatronics such as modern image processing methods coupled with intelligent robot control in surgical technology, flow analysis in respiratory tracts as preparation for surgical interventions or prosthetics for surgery planning. This R&D area offers constantly new and interesting fields of application in medicine with the aid of technical methods.

 

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Research areas at a glance

MIEDA
PLG_RESEARCH_STATUS:
Abgeschlossen

PLG_RESEARCH_DAUER:
Oktober 2013

PLG_RESEARCH_PRMITARBEITER:
DI Dr. Andreas Mehrle
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, seit Oktober 2013


Ing. Ronald Stärz, BSc, MSc
ProjektleiterIn, seit Oktober 2013


PLG_RESEARCH_BESCHREIBUNG:
Das Ziel dieses Projektes ist es ein kompaktes und automatisiertes Messsystem zur Analyse und Überwachung von PVD Prozessen zu entwickeln und herzustellen und als industrietaugliches Produkt auf den Markt zu bringen. Das Konzept des MIEDA Systems (Multichannel Ion Energy Distribution Analyser) realisiert kleine, automatisch arbeitende Prozesssensoren, die direkt in die Vakuum- bzw. Beschichtungsanlagen eingebaut werden können und den Herstellungsprozess online messen und überwachen. Durch die wissenschaftlichen Vorarbeiten ist es uns gelungen die gelieferten Prozessdaten so zu analysieren und aufzubereiten, dass eine Beurteilung des Prozesszustandes und somit eine online Prozess¬überwach¬ung und Qualitätskontrolle möglich wird. Weiters soll bei PhysTech ein Know-How und Wissensnmanagenent erarbeitet und implementiert werden, das gewährleistet, dass die Ergebnisse und Erkenntnisse aus den verschiedenen Forschungsprojekten gesammelt und entsprechend aufbereitet werden und als interne Wissensdatenbank zur Verfügung stehen. Dies ist ein zentrales Thema, da derzeit durch die vielen projektbezogenen Mitarbeiter immer auch Wissen "verloren" geht.

MCI Quadcopter - Flying PCB
PLG_RESEARCH_STATUS:
Abgeschlossen

PLG_RESEARCH_DAUER:
September 2015

PLG_RESEARCH_PRMITARBEITER:
DI Dr. Andreas Mehrle
ProjektmitarbeiterIn, von Oktober 2014 bis September 2015


Ing. Ronald Stärz, BSc, MSc
ProjektleiterIn, von Oktober 2014 bis September 2015


PLG_RESEARCH_BESCHREIBUNG:
In the framework of a master students project MCI mechatronics wanted to make a ARM Cortex M4 processor fly. Due the spontaneous support from Infineon Austria the choice fell on a XMC 4500 from the Villach fab. The students implemented communication with the RC control, the motor drivers, and the IMU unit as well as the position control algorithms so that by the end of the semester a quadcopter was flying through MCI. Due to the huge success (Figure: Infineon Technologies PMM unit head Andreas Urschitz with the MCI quadcopter) Infineon mandated MCI mechatronics to further develop the platform. By the end of the project it should be downsized, using Infineon Semiconducturs exklusively and comprise interfaces to modern sensors.



  • B S Schneider · S Costea · C Ionita · R Schrittwieser · V Naulin · J J Rasmussen · R Stärz
    · N Vianello · J Kovacic · T Gyergyek , "Robust highly emissive probe for plasma potential
    measurements in the edge region of toroidal plasmas ", 1st EPS conference on Plasma
    Diagnostics; 05/2015, European Physical Society, Rome, Italy
  • Benjamin Hupfauf, Marc Koch, Ronald Stärz, Thomas Obholzer, Marco Rupprich;
    Online-Konzentrationsbestimmung von Lackflüssigmaterialien im Prozesswasser; Präsentation,
    Industrietage, Wassertechnik, Management und Behandlung industrieller Prozess und
    Abwässer, 30. November - 1. Dezember 2009, Fulda
  • C. Ionita, J. Grünwald, Ch. Maszl, R. Stärz, M. Čerček, B. Fonda, T. Gyergyek, G. Filipič,
    J. Kovači, C. Silva, H. Figueiredo, T. Windisch, O. Grulke, T. Klinger, R. Schrittwieser,
    "The use of emissive probes in laboratory and tokamak plasmas", PLASMA diagnostics 2010,
    International Conference on Diagnostic Methods involved in Research and Applications of
    Plasmas (Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France, 12-16 April 2010; 16 April 2010).
  • R. Schrittwieser, C. Ionita, K. Rahbarnia, J. Gruenwald, T. Windisch, R. Stärz, O. Grulke,
    T. Klinger, "Measurements of HF-plasma oscillations by means of a laser-heated emissive
    probe", 9th International Workshop on Electric Probes in Magnetized Plasma (Iasi, Romania,
    21-23 September 2011; 22 September 2011), Programme & Book of Abstracts (Faculty of
    Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iasi, Romania), p. 29,
    http://langmuir.plasma.uaic.ro/IWEP2011.

  • B S Schneider · S Costea · C Ionita · R Schrittwieser · V Naulin · J J Rasmussen · R Stärz · N Vianello · J Kovacic · T Gyergyek , "Robust highly emissive probe for plasma potential measurements in the edge region of toroidal plasmas ", 1st EPS conference on Plasma Diagnostics; 05/2015, European Physical Society, Rome, Italy
  • R. Schrittwieser, C. Ionita, K. Rahbarnia, J. Gruenwald, T. Windisch, R. Stärz, O. Grulke, T. Klinger, "Measurements of HF-plasma oscillations by means of a laser-heated emissive probe", 9th International Workshop on Electric Probes in Magnetized Plasma (Iaşi, Romania, 21-23 September 2011; 22 September 2011), Programme & Book of Abstracts (Faculty of Physics, "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University, Iaşi, Romania), p. 29, http://langmuir.plasma.uaic.ro/IWEP2011
  • C. Ionita, J. Grünwald, Ch. Maszl, R. Stärz, M. Čerček, B. Fonda, T. Gyergyek, G.Filipič, J. Kovačič, C. Silva, H. Figueiredo, T. Windisch, O. Grulke, T. Klinger, R. Schrittwieser, "The use of emissive probes in laboratory and tokamak plasmas", PLASMA diagnostics 2010, International Conference on Diagnostic Methods involved in Research and Applications of Plasmas (Pont-à-Mousson, Lorraine, France, 12-16 April 2010; 16 April 2010).
  • Benjamin Hupfauf, Marc Koch, Ronald Stärz, Thomas Obholzer, Marco Rupprich; Online-Konzentrationsbestimmung von Lackflüssigmaterialien im Prozesswasser; Präsentation, Industrietage ? Wassertechnik, Management und Behandlung industrieller Prozess ? und Abwässer, 30. November ? 1. Dezember 2009 Fulda

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