PAMIR - Parking slot occupancy information and parking slot reservation for a more comfortable multimodal traveling

Searching for a parking space in urban areas is often a time-consuming and nerve-wracking process. In the fact, about one third of the traffic in European city centers is spent on finding a parking space – which is not acceptable in the light of climate change and the current air pollution levels. In addition, a barely calculable search time has a negative effect on PARK & RIDE, since a corresponding high time buffer has to be planned.

HELLO - Highly efficient power electronics for solar-based pump systems in the water supply

The project aims at developing submersible pumps for groundwater extraction in remote areas based on photovoltaics. Thus, the self-sufficient power supply for water delivery systems is more environmentally friendly, more efficient and independent of expensive fuels – currently, diesel generators are frequently used for power supply.

OptiBelD - Joint Project: Energy efficiency and process optimization of the activated sludge process based on an integral process-fluid flow simulation - Sub-Project: Development of an integral process engineering simulation environment

In Germany, wastewater treatment plants are the largest municipal electricity consumers. A study by the Federal Environment Agency (Haberkern, 2008) indicates that in the case of a pure energy optimization, an average electricity saving of 10 to 20% of the total power requirement can be expected. The aim of the project is the holistic optimization of the biological treatment stage of wastewater treatment plants by a plant-specific optimization of the processes technology, the selection of energy-efficient machine technology and the development of intelligent control concepts.

MONAT - Model-based and demand-driven network configuration for automation and telecommunications networks

The future project Industry 4.0 envisages new concepts for flexible production. Starting with the planning tasks, the commercial order processing up to the production-technical execution, tasks can be negotiated automatically and carried out cooperatively. This requires flexible communication between a wide variety of tools - from office-based tools in the ERP environment to real-time communication of components in the shop floor. Immanent for Industry 4.0 is the ability of participants to react dynamically to requirements at all levels and to find suitable communication partners on their own. From the point of view of the communication systems used, different requirements must be fulfilled, e. g. with regard to security requirements or real-time properties. It is not necessary to treat proprietary communication systems in the field separately.

INVITE4.0 - Smart services for the process and paper industry on the Internet of Things INVITE4.0

The objective of the research project INVITE40 is the development of methods for engineering and services in the context of industry 4.0.