RESEARCH FOR THE MOBILITY OF THE FUTURE
Emission-free mobility, automated vehciles and accident-free driving are visionary aims we at the Institute of Measurement, Control and Microtechnology (Institut für Mess-, Regel- und Mikrotechnik) at Ulm University want to realize.
Research and development of modern methods for measurement, control, signal processing and (real-time) optimisation are our basis to reach these aims. These methods are applied to applications in the areas of electric mobility, automated and connected driving and mechatronic systems. We attach great importance to practical applicability in our research in that we use our own test vehicles our test stands.
The algorithmic focus of the electric mobility workgroup is the data-based derivation of complex system and component models suitable for ECU application within model-based control and diagnosis algorithms. Examples are the model-based on-board diagnosis of fuel cells and lithium-ion batteries as well as the monitoring of electrical machines.
Another focus is laid on the control of vehicle dynamics and energy management, not only for electrically powered passenger cars with different power-train configurations, but also for all-wheel-drive electric motorbikes. In addition, as a member of the "Cluster Nutzfahrzeuge Schwaben" (commercial vehicles cluster), the electrification of main and auxiliary drives in special purpose and commercial vehicles also represents a primary concern.
Our research in electric mobility is tighly coupled to our reserach in automated and connected driving.