University of Federal Defense Munich
Munich, Germany

Bundeswehr University Munich is one of only two federal research universities in Germany that both were founded in 1973 as part of the German Armed Forces . Originally called Hochschule der Bundeswehr München the institution was supposed to offer civilian academic education for military officers. Today, the university has an increasing number of civilian and international students. The academic year at the university is structured in trimesters and not the usual semesters, to offer intensive studies with more credit points per year. Very capable students can therefore achieve a Bachelor's and a Master's degree within less than four years, while this would usually require five years. Universität der Bundeswehr München has well-established scientific research and forms part of two excellence clusters of the German government's university excellence initiative. Bundeswehr University is one of only very few campus universities in Germany. Wikipedia.

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8th International Conference on Power Electronics - ECCE Asia: "Green World with Power Electronics", ICPE 2011-ECCE Asia | Year: 2011

Demanding future applications in power transmission and drives like solar-thermic power plants and off-shore wind power require advanced converter systems. Modular Multilevel Converters are well adopted to these needs, owing to industrial scalability, high efficiency and fast dynamic controllability under transient and fault conditions including DC-Side faults. The respective features of the established concepts for the high power range (M2C) and of new concepts for the low power range (MHF) are explained. © 2011 IEEE.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: AAT.2013.1-3. | Award Amount: 45.04M | Year: 2013

The ENOVAL project will provide the next step of engine technologies to achieve and surpass the ACARE 2020 goals on the way towards Flightpath 2050. ENOVAL completes the European 7th Framework Programme (FP7) roadmap of Level 2 aero engine projects. ENOVAL will focus on the low pressure system of ultra-high by-pass ratio propulsion systems (12 < BPR < 20) in conjunction with ultra high overall pressure ratio (50 < OPR < 70) to provide significant reductions in CO2 emissions in terms of fuel burn (-3% to -5%) and engine noise (-1.3 ENPdB). ENOVAL will focus on ducted geared and non-geared turbofan engines, which are amongst the best candidates for the next generation of short/medium range and long range commercial aircraft applications with an entry into service date of 2025 onward. The expected fan diameter increase of 20 to 35% (vs. year 2000 reference engine) is significant and can be accommodated within the limits of a conventional aircraft configuration. It is in line with the roadmap of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for 2020 to have the technologies ready for Optimised conventional aircraft and engines using best fuel efficiency and noise control technologies, where UHBR propulsion systems are expressively named as a key technology. ENOVAL will be established in a consistent series of Level 2 projects in conjunction with LEMCOTEC for core engine technologies, E-BREAK for system technologies for enabling ultra high OPR engines, and OPENAIR for noise reduction technologies. Finally, ENOVAL will prepare the way towards maturing the technology and preparing industrialisation in coordination with past and existing aero-engine initiatives in Europe at FP7 and national levels.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PROTEC-1-2015 | Award Amount: 2.84M | Year: 2016

Orbital space is getting increasingly crowded and a few collision events could jeopardize activities in important orbits and cause significant damage to the infrastructure in space. As a preventive measure to be included in future S/C, TeSeR proposes a universal post mission disposal module to be carried into orbit by any S/C to ensure its proper disposal after ending its service lifetime, be it planned or unscheduled due to S/C failure. This module shall be independent of the S/C. Principal aims of TeSeR are to 1. develop a removal module beginning with the exploration of concepts, going for a functional design with the aim to manufacture and test an on-ground prototype module which demonstrates the main functions 2. perform a thorough qualitative and quantitative mission analysis of existing removal concepts 3. develop a ground breaking new semi-controlled removal concept based on a passive removal concept which ensures the deorbit of a large S/C (>1 t) into the Pacific Ocean without a propulsion system but with an accuracy of a fraction of one orbit 4. advance and manufacture removal subsystems prototypes, for controlled, semi-controlled and uncontrolled disposal, based on already existing technology with the focus on scalability and standardized implementation to the removal module via a common interface 5. analyse the feasibility and potential advantages of multi-purpose concepts of the module and its removal subsystems (e.g. shielding by deployable structures) 6. perform a market study and define a business case for TeSeR 7. use TeSeR as leverage to propose changes in legal aspects and advanced state of the art licensing standard for spacecraft including the improvement of international debris mitigation guidelines and standards

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: JTI-CS | Phase: JTI-CS-2013-3-SAGE-06-011 | Award Amount: 1.48M | Year: 2014

In modern aero-engine combustors combustor tiles are used to protect the walls from the hot gases, the temperature of which is rising in new engines due to increasing pressure ratios. However, the amount of air used for wall cooling should be reduced to allow for maximal air flow rates through the fuel injector. This measure enables optimised lean combustion with lowest pollutant emission rates. This objective can be achieved by combining effusion cooling on the hot side with impingement cooling on the cold side of the tiles. This complex system needs to be simulated during design processes. This project aims for improving the predictive capabilities and decreasing the uncertainties of current models regarding wall temperatures and thermal stresses. The model development will be supported and the emerging method will be validated by high-quality experimental data obtained from measurements on an engine-representative gas turbine combustor using Particle Image Velocimetry, Thermographic Phosphor Thermometry and Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy. An iterative method is proposed which couples tabulated chemistry based CFD and finite element method (FEM) simulations. In the CFD calculations previously ignored flame-wall interactions will be considered by adjusting turbulence models and extending the tabulation method to non-adiabatic conditions. Results of highly resolved large eddy simulations will be used to improve the computationally efficient RANS based techniques. The CFD calculations will provide the convective heat transfer for the FEM simulations as a boundary condition. For an accurate prediction of the metal temperature which is then fed back into the CFD part - and thermal stresses provided by the FEM, a probabilistic approach will be applied. A Monte Carlo method with a meta-model will be used to evaluate the thermal stochastic output improving the current state-of-the-art of thermal predictions.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-ITN | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN | Award Amount: 3.54M | Year: 2013

SPRITE is a multi-disciplinary European training network which brings together Europes premier research institutes in technology and applications of ion beams. Those involved are already actively collaborating, for example in the recently very favourably reviewed EC Infrastructure project SPIRIT. SPRITE addresses the urgent European need - identified in a recent Foresight Review - to train the next generation of researchers in this multi- and supra- disciplinary emerging field. Through its Internship Mobility Partnerships (IMPs) SPRITE offers an innovative training package, providing the researchers with the opportunity to gain real world experience and business facing skills in the private and public sectors. In addition, ELVEs (European Laboratory Visit Exchanges) are an integral part of the training program. In combination with the IMPs, every ER and ESR will thus spend up to 30% of its time outside its host laboratory, part of this time in another EC country. Collaboration with the IAEA opens up a further dimension to SPRITE, enabling the researchers to put their research into a global context and to interact with scientists from all over the world. Despite the numerous participants SPRITE is able to offer a personalized training program. For this purpose the Action Planner, a web-based training needs analysis tool, developed at the University of Surrey will be used. This maps on to the Researcher Development Framework, currently being trialled by the European Science Foundation. Action Planner allows the training for each researcher to be tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. In addition to individualized training, SPRITE organizes network wide training events, encompassing amongst others technical training and business facing skills. In this way SPRITE researchers will leave not only as a brilliant and experienced researcher but also as a skilled manager, able to lead their own group.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: FCT-05-2014 | Award Amount: 5.45M | Year: 2015

The threat of synthetic drugs is one of the most significant current drug problems worldwide. Amphetamine-Type Stimulants (ATS) are the second most widely used drugs. Since 1990, ATS manufacturing has been reported from more than 70 countries worldwide and the figure keeps rising. In 2008, 80 % of the amphetamine production facilities dismantled worldwide were located in Europe (UNODC, 2010) (EMCCDA, 2011). Organised Crime Groups are involved in ATS large-scale production (Europol, 2007) (EMCDDA, 2009). Since 2011, the wide availability of pre-precursors (like APAAN) significantly lowered the price of the controlled precursor BMK and caused severe environmental problems, taking the problem to a greater dimension. The aim of this project is to design, develop and test a prototype of a system for legal recording, retrieving and monitoring operations of ATS and ATS precursor laboratories in urban areas. The sensor system will be installed within the sewage system and will track waste associated to ATS production. Criminal investigators and forensic specialists will use the system in case of: 1. initial general suspicion of ATS production in a certain area, for locating laboratories by monitoring the sewage system for long time periods; 2. strong suspicions that in a well confined area ATS is being produced, for collecting material for forensic analysis and potential use in court, and for aiding in the planning of LEA raid operations. The Mole prototype will contain the following features: a) miniaturized system for 200mm sewage pipes, b) robust housing taking into account sewage system environment, c) minimized power consumption, d) enhanced operation time supported by energy harvesting, e) high-specificity electro-chemical sensors, f) integrated micro-tanks for sample storage, and g) secure GSM and radio communications for remote monitoring. Analysis of privacy law, data protection and social acceptance will be carried on at different stages.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: GALILEO-4-2014 | Award Amount: 1.67M | Year: 2015

The scope of the proposal is to strengthen the interaction between the areas of education-research-industry in Europe, leveraging on past activities already undertaken in this field, in order to consolidate a strong EGNSS knowledge triangle, i.e. a solid network for the creation of a critical mass involving the relevant actors in the three areas with the final objective of supporting the European economy development. The project approach is in line with the general policy of the H2020 programme, for the capacity building and critical mass creation in strategic areas, so to increase Europe competitiveness and attract investments from outside Europe. In GNSS this can only be realized by investing on a strong coordination between science and industry to fill the gap with respect to other areas of the world. Indeed the poor links between Industry and Research in Europe versus e.g. the US is permanently quoted as one of the reason of the constraints on innovation With respect to previous projects in the field (ERIG, G-TRAIN, GENIUS), the focus will be more on the innovation transfer to the industry field, the support to the creation of innovative downstream applications and the consolidation of the links and of the initiatives beyond the project duration.

Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-RIA | Phase: ECSEL-01-2015 | Award Amount: 33.04M | Year: 2015

The REFERENCE project aims to leverage a European leading edge Radio Frequency (RF) ecosystem based on RF Silicon On Insulator (SOI) disruptive technology, perceived as the most promising to address performance, cost and integration needs for RF Front End Modules (FEMs)s. The project targets to develop over the next 3 years, innovative solutions from material, engineered substrates, process, design, metrology to system integration capable to address the unresolved 4G\ requirements for RF FEMs (data rate >1Gb/s) and pave the way to 5G. The R&D and demonstration actions include: Development of innovative RFSOI substrates for 4G\ / 5G Move to 300 mm diameter Development of 4G\ / 5G RF-SOI devices with 2 major European foundries : analog in 200 mm 130nm technology, RF digital by combining RFSOI and FDSOI in 300 mm at 22nm; Innovative design for 4G\ /5G (analog and RF digital), Integration of several 4G\ FEM components on the same chip and demonstration System in Package Technology (SiP). 3 applications are investigated : Cellular / Iot : 4G\ RFSOI FEM demonstrator at SiP device level Automotive : 4G\ RF-SOI demonstrator at SiP device level Aviation: RF-SOI high data rate wireless communication module at system level; targeting a new frequency band for aeronautic. The project is executed within 5 European countries, by on a strong and complementary and well balanced consortium, 6 large industrial companies (world leaders in material, foundries, aeronautics), 4 SMEs and a network of world class level and major European public research institutes and academics. It clearly aims to develop industrial solutions enabling European leadership and production. Through this technology disruption, REFERENCE project addresses major thrusts for smart mobility, smart society, semiconductor processes, equipments, design technology and smart systems implementation, and support the societal challenges of smart transport, as well as secure and innovative society.

Feaam Gmbh and University of Federal Defense Munich | Date: 2015-09-18

The present invention relates to an electrical machine having a stator. The stator comprises a plurality of slots for receiving a stator winding. One respective conductor section of the stator winding is inserted into each slot. The conductor sections of at least one pair of poles are short-circuited to one another on a first side of the stator. The conductor sections on a second side of the stator, opposite from the first side, are each connected to a terminal of a power supply unit. The power supply unit consists of two annular electrical conductors, between which at least one power-electronics component is arranged.

University of Federal Defense Munich and Feaam Gmbh | Date: 2015-12-10

The invention relates to a power supply unit for supplying multiple conductor portions (3) of a stator winding of an electric machine which are inserted in respective slots (2), wherein the power supply unit is configured to supply a first conductor portion and a second conductor portion with at least one different operating parameter of a respective current function and/or the power supply unit is configured to supply a conductor portion with at least two superimposed current functions, which in each case have at least one different operating parameter. Furthermore, the invention relates to an electric machine having such a power supply unit.

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