• Automated Brewing System

    Refer to the newspaper article on our automated brewing system from Giessner Anzeiger (07/29/2017)

    During winter semester 2016/17, our students Fabian Berg and Miklas Münke have built an automated brewing system as part of a project supervised by Prof. Schröder. It will serve as a tool in various future laboratory experiments in the Process Monitoring & Control lab (LET). Miklas Münke reports:

    First and foremost, foundational knowledge in brewing is required for the overall conceptualization of the plant. After analyzing a variety of brewing methods, we transitioned into the planning phase. We decided to equip the plant with two containers – one for mashing and the other one for lautering. The mashing container required a heater, a stirrer, as well as a component for temperature and fill level monitoring. For the lautering container, we originally planned to utilize a component for temperature monitoring and a component for once-through cooling. But since the latter was not necessary, we decided to do without it.

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    Automated Greenhouse

    In order to meet society’s increasing demand for biological and ecological cultivation and food, our students Viktor Jaritsch and Michael Brockmann developed an automated greenhouse as part of a project supervised by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frey. Besides a rich harvest, the greenhouse is to control essential parameters such as air circulation, lighting conditions, temperature, irrigation, and fertilization on its own.

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  • Electrical Energy via Hydrogen

    As part of a project work, Niko (a 6th semester automation technologies student) installed a hydrogen fuel cell for the EI department during lecture breaks. He had to read through manuals, search through a pile of individual device components provided by the department, and had to improvise occasionally utilizing the soldering bolt.

    After a few days, the Nexa 1200 cell power unit was already up and running in a fully functional state. Now, the task was to conceptualize, test and document possible experiments.

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  • Practical IoT Applications: Temperature Measurement via Hexacopter

    As part of a research project of the "Information and Communication Engineering" Master’s degree program, EI and IEM department, a hexacopter was modified with an additional communication and geolocation module. This drone can now be utilized for air quality monitoring in future projects.

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