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Technology Cluster Electrical Engineering (ESAT)



Research Groups | Research topics

Research Groups

The research groups of the Technology Cluster Electrical Engineering (ESAT) are active on the technology campuses in:




Research Topics

Wireless & Mobile Communication

Indoor localisation, context awareness, secure wireless sensor networks, visible light communication, wireless power, energy harvesting, embedded design for mobile communications, RFID, M2M (Machine to Machine), IoT (Internet of Things), multi-touch multi-user interactive wireless information panels.


Energy and Automation

Stand-alone (hybrid) power systems, renewable energy sources, rational energy consumption, electrical safety, photovoltaics, EV Charging systems, pedelecs and e-bikes, Industrial data communication, Profibus/ Profinet, model predictive (embedded) control.


Embedded & Artificially Intelligent Vision Engineering

Computer vision, AI, embedded systems, GPU, FPGA, industrial automation, product inspection, traffic monitoring, eye tracking, microscopic imaging, surveillance, land surveying, 3D photogrammetry, real-time recognition, active blind spot camera, model-Based HW/SW co-design, vision-based automatic wheelchair navigation, OpenCL.


e-Media – Human Computer Interaction & Serious Gaming

Technology for human computer interaction, physical computing, tangible & playful interaction for physical therapy and rehabilitation, soft user interfaces and e-textiles, gesture and activity recognition with motion sensors and 3D cameras, EMG and ECG data analysis, wearable and ambient sensing, single board computers.


Embedded Systems & Security

The research focuses on the development of embedded systems with a focus on efficient implementatin for digital data security.

ReMI - Reliability for Mechatronics and ICT

EMC, EM-modeling, thermal & mechanical behavior, antenna measurement, PCB design, signal integrity, HALT testing, power quality.



Optical characterization of objects and light sources, appearance and visual perception, LED and OLED technology, indoor lighting, impact of lighting control on energy savings, optical design of luminaires, optical modelling of fluorescence and scattering, ray tracing.


Advanced Integrated Sensing lab

Multimodal sensing, chip design, radiation hardening, microwave sensing, audio signals, acoustic modeling, biomedical signal processing, machine learning, AAL, EEG.


Knowledge Centre for Energy

Rational energy use in buildings and greenhouse cultivation, nano-grids, demand side management, renewable energy sources (PV, wind), smart grid.


EMC-RF-PCC (EMC - Radio-Frequencies & Product Certification Center)

ISO17025 Accredited Laboratory for Testing, calibration, certification and research in EMC, Mechanical and Climatology testing and Electrical Safety.