CLUWAL  - Closing the urban water loop - Integrated urban water and wastewater management for increased sustainability

In the research project CLUWAL, researchers from ifak, together with researchers at Technion in Haifa/Israel (research group of Prof. Eran Friedler), are developing simulation-based evaluation methods. These will allow municipalities and water authorities to assess their water systems and related measures according to social, ecological and economic criteria of sustainability, thus allowing a prudent management of the precious water resources. This project allows ifak, a world-renowned centre of competence in modelling and simulation of water systems, to extend its portfolio. Research within the CLUWAL project, based on an integrated water cycle-based approach, will also support the New Urban Agenda of the United Nations, as it has been adopted in autumn 2016 in Quito/Ecuador.

ABSOLUT - Non-destructive analysis and evaluation of thin layers by air-coupled ultrasound

Within the scope of the R & D project to be carried out in cooperation with NetCo Professional Services GmbH an innovative ultrasonic measuring system is to be developed. The non-destructive system is due for the quality testing of fiber composite materials, joining compounds and multimaterials. The aim is the non-contact measurement with air-coupled ultrasound at typical frequencies (f <2 MHz) with considerably improved resolution. The focus is on the characterization of "thinner" layers, as is not possible until now. Processes are provided for both transmission and reflection measurements, which take into account a different accessibility to the multi-layer object under test (one / both sides).

Productive 4.0

The project „Productive4.0“ is the biggest European research initiative on the area of Industrie 4.0. There are more than 100 partners from 19 European countries working under the coordination of Infineon Technologies AG on the digitalization and integration of the industry. Partners like BMW, Bosch, Philips, Thales, NXP, STM, SAP, ABB, Volvo, Ericsson and leading research institutions like Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, TU Dresden and ifak.

MESES - Multi-phase current sensor with integrated compensation of interfering signals for electric vehicles

The aim of the collaborative project is the research of a novel current sensor which is optimally adapted to the special requirements of e-mobility. Through the use of new algorithms, combined with the simultaneous measurement of the currents in the feed and return line, the current measurement is to be carried out more accurately, more immune to interference and more efficiently.