For around 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:

The main objective of SEO-DWARF is to realize the content-based search of earth observation images on an application specific basis. The marine application domain and data from Sentinels 1,2,3, ENVISAT will be used. Queries such as “Calculate the rate of increasing chlorophyll in the NATURA area” will be answered by SEO-DWARF, helping users to retrieve the appropriate earth observation images for their specific needs or alert them when a specific phenomenon occurs

An Horizon 2020 project.

Early predictions and correspondingly early design decisions are key success factors in modern development processes. Today the development of new vehicles is distributed over many partners at many locations in many countries. This includes not only the development process with real components and systems, but also preliminary development with models and simulation. The project ACOSAR is tasked with developing an interface called Advanced Co-simulation Interface (ACI) that allows real-time systems (including systems from different producers) to be linked over topological distances to form a virtual, simulated overall system. A particular aim of the standardization activities is to significantly reduce the configuration effort necessary for this and thereby boost the efficiency of tests and simulations.

An ITEA3 project.

The objective of the project iSSE (Improvement of numerical models for JTI/GRA Shared Simulation Environment) is to support the electrical system design for CO2-emission reduced regional aircraft by providing a system simulation. This will be implemented by way of TWT’s co-simulation framework into which the complex numerical models of the individual electrical subsystems will be integrated. Challenges to be overcome include the heterogeneity of the simulation tools as well as the strong diversity of the solver time steps of the individual models. The behaviour of individual electrical components, as well as their interplay as a complete system will then be investigated under realistic flight conditions.

A CLEANSKY project.

The BaaS project targets the need for comprehensive and open cross-domain management and control functions in today's buildings. These integrated management and control functions are not yet available due to the isolation of automation disciplines. The main goal of the project is the establishment of an open service platform enabling smart commercial buildings. As a core element of this platform the project develops an abstraction layer to facilitate controlled access to building resources, allowing services that range from basic monitoring & control services reflecting the building automation domain to mechanisms to create and deploy advanced building services.

An ITEA2 project.

The objective of HoliDes is to develop process, techniques and software tools that enable development and qualification of cooperative human-machine systems that adapt to the internal (e.g. the status of the human operators operator, current tasks) and external context in safety critical environments. The tools will be integrated in a Reference Technology Platform and methodology that keeps human factors and functional design in balance during all phases of system development, deployment and training.

An Artemis Project.

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 sized 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.

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 (European 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.