Working Group Sensor Nodes & Embedded Microsystems

Our group designs and develops manufacturing approaches for autonomous miniaturized systems and components. Modeling and simulation of both individual components and complete systems allows us to determine functionality, operating lifetime, and reliability at early stages of development. This allows us to customize the design process to individual applications.

Reference projects in the field of Sensor Nodes & Embedded Microsystems

ASTROSE – Power Line Monitoring

ASTROSE® is a wireless sensor network for the monitoring of high and extra high voltage power lines. The technology was developed to address power transmission shortfalls resulting from decentralized power harvesting of renewable energy supplies.

PECMES - Design Tools for Energy Autarkic Systems

Energy autarkic condition monitoring systems (CMS) will soon facilitate condition-based maintenance of machines and equipment.



The research project “Intelligent Condition Monitoring - Models, Algorithms, Autonomous Microsystems” is establishing the basis of models and analysis methods for condition monitoring and lifetime prognosis and for the development of appropriate microsystem technology for autonomous sensor and monitoring systems.


In this project, we are developing a condition monitoring system for power electronics in photovoltaics to implement condition-oriented maintenance using lifetime predictions for power electronic components.


Here we are developing a sensor network that monitors engines and storage facilities in industrial environments. The sensor nodes harvest the power required for operation from their environment and communicate wirelessly, which makes cabling redundant. Vibration sensors detect failures, for example in a paper factory, and alert a technical control center further on down the line.

Universal Sensor Platform (USeP)

A Revolutionary Sensor Platform for Next-Generation IoT Systems.


Low Power and Communicative Microsystems: Turnkey Solution for Industry



Download | Autonomous and wireless IIoT sensor networks

Synchronized acquisition of dynamic data with wireless sensors


Download | SWARMY

Wireless, autonomous, miniaturized sensor- actuator platform for industrial applications