At the Interface Between the Physical World and Digital Information Processing

The chair of Electronic Systems and Sensors focusses on application-relevant research questions in the fields of sensors and communication technology. In particular, we work at the interface between electronics and microwave engineering, as well as signal processing and information technology. One of the focus topics of our research are modern innovative radar systems as well as methods of microwave metrology for application in industrial and autonomous systems, robotics, and autonomous driving. Due to the broad know-how in the field of electronics, high frequency and microwave technology, the research areas also extend into the field of radio communication.

Like building blocks, our research can be assigned to four categories. This holistic perspective on electronic systems allows us to describe and optimize the properties of the entire system, to exploit component dependencies in a synergetic way, and to find novel system realizations. This results not only in theoretical research results, but also in practically realized circuits and systems from laboratory demonstration to near-series application.

Interfacing the Physical World

Sensors, Antennas, Antenna-Arrays, Coupling-Structures

  • Application-specific antenna design
  • Antenna arrays for direction-of-arrival estimation and beamforming
  • Electrically small antennas
  • Ultra-wideband antennas
  • Sensors for materials characterization
  • Sensors for process- and condition-monitoring

Electronic Systems

Bringing electronic signals into the digital domain

  • Circuits and Systems for Microwave, RF- and Baseband processing
  • Embedded systems for digital signal processing
  • Safety-relevant electronic systems
  • Analog and digital systems for measurement data processing
  • Robust electronics for harsh environments

Model Building & Signal Processing

Understanding Signals, Extracting Information

  • Characterization of physical systems, kinematics of measurement objects
  • Modeling of antennas and RF systems
  • Angle estimation and spatial signal processing methods
  • Machine learning and artificial neural networks for signal processing
  • Innovative methods in radar signal processing

Sensor & Communication Systems

Solving Application-Oriented Challenges

  • Radar systems for applications in industry and traffic
  • Radar-based environment perception, mapping and navigation
  • Industrial positioning and process measurement technology
  • Sensor networks for control and regulation tasks
  • Wireless communication systems
  • Medical sensor systems