For about 20 years, TWT has been involved in publicly funded research projects. Interdisciplinary teams of specialists cover a wide range of technological and industrial areas in the scope of automotive, aerospace, and healthcare through TWT research and develop innovative solutions.
Our research activities include:
Within the project iZeus (intelligent Zero Emission Urban System), concepts and application examples for the integration of electric mobility in the private transport sector and in the urban transport industry are investigated and demonstrated in field tests. As part of the project, solutions for the connection of transport and energy systems, innovative billing and fleet energy management systems, as well as a decentralized energy and load management are being developed.
Sponsored by the BMWi.
The design and prototype implementation of a cloud-based ICT solution for electric vehicle fleets across corporate boundaries is the focus of shared e-Fleet. The project is aimed at small and medium size businesses that are in close proximity to each other, i.e. technology parks, that want to share a "green" fleet of company cars.
Funded by the BMWi.
As part of the project VeTeSS (Verification and Test Support for Safety Standards), standardized tools, processes, and methods for security-relevant, embedded systems for vehicles are being developed, allowing a certification by the new ISO 26262.
An Artemis Project.
With focus on the European automotive industry, the ITEA 2 project MODELISAR addresses the concepts of model-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop in the context of interdisciplinary digital development of cars. To spread their use significantly, the project is meant to establish standardized, powerful and open platforms for the joint simulation of software modules and multi-physics models, and build on top of these methods and tools for system development. Developed in the context of MODELISAR as integral part of the platform is the open interface FMI (Functional Mock-Up Interface) for the exchange of models between tools for system and software simulation and for the coupling of corresponding simulators.
An ITEA2 project.
TWT's FMI compatible tools:
Functional Mock-up Trust Centre
TWT Co-Simulation Framework
TWT Matlab/Simulink FMU Interface
The signaling and train control systems across Europe are often incompatible. The aim of the openETCS project is the development of an integrated modeling, validation and test platform for the realization of a cost-effective and reliable implementation of a unified ETCS (Europan Train Control System). ETCS is meant to replace the conventional signal and train control systems on almost all mainline routes in Europe, thus facilitating cross-border rail traffic.
An ITEA-2 project.
As part of the project ON WINGS (ON Wing Ice Detection and Monitoring System), a passive optical sensor and actuator system for the detection and electro-thermal ablation of ice on aircraft wings and helicopter rotors during flight is being developed. The sensor system is the basis of a semi-autonomous Ice Protection System (IPS), which is to meet the particular requirements of fiber composites.
An FP7 project.
Under the e-Bird research project, the project partners develop a Modelica library with sub-models for electromechanical actuators, the flight control system and the landing gear. Special attention is given to the realistic modeling of the electrical load behavior.
A CleanSky project.
The target of the enhance project is to give SMEs access to hardware-acceleration for high performance computing through FPGAs, CellBE and GPGPUs by radically improving coding and operating system support. As part of the research project TWT created a requirement analysis for the use of hardware-accelerated supercomputers for digital engineering in the automotive industry. In addition TWT implements a hardware-accelerated aero-acoustic simulation in the automotive, aviation and aerospace environment.
Sponsored by the BMBF.
For ESA's gravitational wave mission "LISA", TWT developed the surface property models of the gold test surfaces. The research partners are investigating available light sources, design a sensor and adapt the Discharge-Model of LISA Pathfinder for the project.
An ESA project.