Laboratories

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Computer Center and CIP Pools
Seybothstr. 2
93053 Regensburg

Description:
The former CAD laboratory of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering is now one of the university’s CIP pools, which means that the software is hosted on the central server. By arrangement with CIP pool managers, the laboratory provides programs which have been customised for teaching purposes, such as EAGLE, EPLAN, SimulationX, Simplorer and others. Faculty courses are held without any restrictions despite the general access to the laboratory. With its 25 computer workstations, the laboratory can accommodate medium-sized study groups, while boards, overhead projectors and beamers facilitate complete, self-contained study courses.

Data Communication Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Data Communication Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S123,
Universitaetsstrasse 31, Room U617
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 9831
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

WWW: www.las3.de

Director: Prof. Dr. Michael Niemetz
Associates: Michael Farmbauer
Associates: Simon Feiler

Key topics:
The laboratory comprises 6 CIP pools with around 150 PCs at the Seybothstraße site. The PCs are shared with the Faculties of Business Studies, Applied Social Sciences and Mechanical Engineering. The CIP pools are used for courses and lectures, for writing dissertations and by students wishing to practice their skills. Annual terminal hours exceed 3,500 for all pools. The laboratory is also home to the faculty's amateur radio system (on the Sammelgebäude site), with its transceiver for shortwave and VHF, a second VHF transceiver and moonbounce-compatible antenna system. The system is used to carry out project work and for supplementary practical training in high-frequency engineering and communications.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Computer science
  • Bachelor and Master projects
  • Project work (e.g. amateur radio payload for stratosphere balloon flight)
Thick-Film Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Thick-Film Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S-103
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1153 /1154
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Rainer Holmer

Associate: Alfons Wild

Key topics:
The thick-film laboratory provides facilities for printing and burning ceramic substrates up to 2" x 3" in size. There is equipment for lithographic screen structuring, an enamelling furnace (500 °C – 1000 °C), a screen printing machine (up to 12" x 12"), drying cabinets, stereo microscopes, a split-beam microscopes for measuring film thicknesses, and PCs for layouting. There are facilities for printing pcb conductor pastes, resistor pastes, dielectric pastes, insulation pastes, overglaze pastes and brazing pastes. The PTI practical (integrated circuit technology) is carried out in this laboratory.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Integrated circuit technology

Hybrid integration:

  • Design of hybrid circuits
  • Print screen structuring
  • Screen printing on ceramic substrates (pcb tracks and resistors)
  • Assembly and brazing of hybrid circuits
  • Measurement and statistical evaluation
Electrical Components Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Components Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S081
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1148 / 1149
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Rainer Holmer

Associates: Robert Deibl, Jochen Pernsteiner

Key topics:
The Electrical Components Laboratory is housed in the same room as the Electronics Laboratory, enabling them to share the laboratory equipment and measuring systems.
The Components Laboratory provides workstations for research and experimentation for the Electronics Practical (PEK), the Analogue Electronics Practical for Mechatronics Engineers (PAE) and the Analogue Electronics Practical for REE (PAE).
Current research topics include “Characteristics and switching performance of bipolar transistors”, “Switching performance of power MOSFETs”, “Transistor amplifiers” and “Operation amplifiers”.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Electronics
  • Lab course Analogue Electronics
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
Digital Signal Processing Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Digital Signal Processing Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2 Room S082
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1150
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424
WWW: more information

Directors: Prof. Dr. Peter Kuczynski, Prof. Dr. Peter Schmid 

Associates: Peter Mainka, Thomas Meißner

Key topics:
A total of 14 workstations are currently taken up by the mechatronics and communications internships (digital signal processing).

Internships/Projects:

  • Lab course Signal display / signal processing
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Research projects
Digital Engineering and Automation Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Digital Engineering and Automation Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S-128
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1157
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Franz Graf

Associates: Jochen Pernsteiner, Simon Feiler

Key topics:
The laboratory has 14 workstations, each comprising a PC with 2 flat screens and software, including Altium Designer; XILINX WebPack; Keil development environment; SoftScope; FPGA Board (currently Life Design by Altium); microcontroller board (currently C167, XC167); connection board for microcontroller to FPGA; ZigBee and BlueTooth modules are also on the board; bus connection with CAN, FlexRay or similar; oscilloscope (SoftScope). The laboratory also provides flexible standard PC workstations for CANoe systems by Vector Informatik; Power PC (Freescale) systems with FlexRay;  4-channel oscilloscopes by Tektronix; logic analysers; micro controller development systems by Mikrochip, TI, Atmel; PLC systems by Siemens and Panasonic; accessories: laboratory PSUs, function generators and much more.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Digital engineering
  • Lab course Embedded control
  • Lab course Automation
  • Industry partnerships
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
Power Systems Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Power Systems Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S072
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1142
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Welsch

Associates: Harry Sigler, Günther Schmidt

Key topics:
At the heart of this laboratory is a three-phase grid model that can be used to simulate a 220 kV power line up to 1000 km in length. The model is fed from a motor generator set with adjustable excitation and speed (a full power plant model in island operation). The model is supplemented with a range of terminating impedances and a synchronising circuit  for connection to the laboratory network. There are also a number of experimentation stations for studying ground fault neutralising and electronic distance protection, and for measuring electrical and magnetic 50 Hz fields. The laboratory computers provide programs for power flow and short-circuit current calculation and a program for calculating grid perturbations.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Power distribution
  • CAE projects
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Industry partnerships
Electrical Machines and Drive Engineering Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Electrical Machines and Drive Engineering Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S-173
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1161
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424
WWW: more information

Directors: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hopfensperger, Prof. Anton Haumer

Associates: Walter Stelzl, Monika Maier

Key topics:

The Electrical Machines Laboratory provides 20 test benches with robust grey cast iron foundations allowing even quite heavy machines to be tested. These test benches can be supplied with fixed and variable d.c. and three-phase current and with up to 150 kW of power. Variable transformers, motor-generator sets, static converters and frequency inverters are all available for this purpose. The laboratory is used to carry out practical tests and experiments in the field of electrical machines, drive engineering and mechatronics. The experiments range from conventional testing and measurement of electrical machines to the testing of modern variable-speed three-phase machines fed from different frequency inverters which are used in industrial production plants and automation. Analog and digital instruments such as oscilloscopes and power analysers are provided for measurements and can also be used to analyse harmonics and other grid perturbations.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Electrical machine
  • Lab course Drive engineering
  • Lab course Actuator
  • Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Research projects
Electro-Acoustic Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Electro-Acoustic Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S-184
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1163
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Armin Sehr

Associates:
Walter Stelzl, Alois Schönberger

Key topics:
The following equipment and facilities are available: reverb chamber, semianechoic chamber, turntable, approx. 60 loudspeakers; special headphones. A range of measuring microphones 4 Hz - 100 kHz, 15 - 164 dBSPL, measuring amplifiers, level meters. Laser doppler vibrometer for contactless vibration measurement. Acceleration sensors, shaker, pick-up test stands. Head simulator to IEC 959 incl. torso narrow-band analysis (DFT) with 100 dB dynamic, 0 - 40 kHz real-time. Octave and third analysis based on digital filters, 90 dB dynamic, 18 kHz real-time, PTB certificate class 0 (highest accuracy class). DIN reverb analysis for spatial and building acoustics measurements. DIN loudness analysis with 1 ms resolution (real-time), complies with ISO 532B, sharpness, harshness, fluctuation strength, tonality. Order analysis 20 kHz real-time, 3%, 6%, 9%, 12%, 30 orders per analysis.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Research projects
  • Seminars for industrial clients
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis

Contact Details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Electromobility Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S-191
93053 Regensburg

Directors: Prof. Dr. Christian Schimpfle, Prof. Dr. Andreas Voigt

Key topics:
The Electromobility Laboratory is divided into two distinct spaces. One area houses three laboratory measuring stations for measuring direct and alternating voltages and currents, each equipped with laboratory PSUs, digital function generators, multimeters and oscilloscopes. A 16 channel USB data logger is provided for data acquisition. This area also provides 6 computer workstations, two of which are equipped with CAD-compatible PCs each with two monitors. A separate room accommodates a workshop with an assembly stand for an electric car, a battery charging station and a workplace for mechanical operations. The workshop's fire alarm is linked to the central fire alarm system, while its electrical and ventilation installations meet the F90 fire protection rating. The laboratory provides the tools and protection equipment essential for working in the high-tension range.

Electronics Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Electronics Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S081
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1148 / 1149
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Martin Schubert

Associates: Robert Deibl, Jochen Pernsteiner

Key topics:
The Electronics Laboratory offers test setups with both analogue and digital circuits as well as partly computer controlled measuring and test devices.
The analogue circuits range from the basic single-transistor amplifier to the phase-locked loop (PLL) and delta-sigma A/D converter.
Modern developments with field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are available for digital experiments.
Experiments such as the delta-sigma A/D converter or field-programmable analogue array (FPAA) with switched capacitors link the analogue with the digital world.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Electronics
  • Lab course System concepts
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Industry partnerships

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Laboratory
Universitaetsstr. 31, Room U617
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 9885
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Directors: Prof. Dr. Thomas Stücke

Associate: Anton Udalzow, Tobias Probst

Key topics:
In the EMC laboratory, electronic devices are investigated for their electromagnetic compatibility, and two fully equipped test and measuring stations are provided for this purpose – an EMC booth and a shielded chamber equipped with absorbers. Antennas, a strip line and a selection of coupling devices are available for measuring emitted interference. Both radiated and conducted EMI can be measured with this equipment. Power antennas and a strip line are available for testing immunity to interference, in conjunction with the necessary broadband power amplifiers. There are also a range of probes, sensors and couplers with which corresponding preliminary investigations (pre-compliance) can be carried out. The two stations can be used according to relevant DIN/EN standards or automotive standards such as ISO11452-X and CISPR 25.

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Research Center for Power Grids and Energy Storage
Universitaetsstrasse 31, Room U617
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 9881 bzw. -9888
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Directors: Prof. Dr. Oliver Brückl and Prof. Dr. Michael Sterner
 

The Research Center for Power Grids and Energy Storage (FENES) is a research-intensive university facility which from a scientific standpoint studies technical, economic and political issues relating to power and energy supply networks on all voltage levels and to energy storage facilities employing a range of technologies.

Our key research areas include:

  • The grid integration of renewable energy sources,
  • Grid operation (grid planning, management and regulation),
  • Wind power (from determining the meteorological wind potential to plant engineering)
  • Developing new energy storage concepts (power-to-gas etc.)
  • Site analysis for power-to-gas plants and other energy storage facilities
  • Integration of energy storage facilities into energy plants
  • Energy system analysis and energy industry studies and reports
  • Development of energy concepts and energy use plans
Laboratory for High Frequency Technology and Optical Transmission Systems

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Laboratory for High Frequency Technology,
Laboratory for Optical Transmission Systems,
Seybothstr. 2, Room S077,
93053 Regensburg,
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1143,
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424
WWW: more information

Directors:

High Frequency Technology: Prof. Dr. Klaus Wolf,
Optical Transmission Systems: Prof. Dr. Roland Schiek

Associates: Peter Mainka, Thomas Meißner

Key topics:
This laboratory provides facilities for conducting experiments and course practicals involving electrical high frequency and transmission systems.
It currently offers 10 workstations in permanent use for experiments as part of high frequency technology lab courses (WLAN, X-band waveguide, network analyser, pulse transmission on lines, polyscope).
As well as the equipment used by students for their lab courses, there are versatile devices for signal generation, transmission and surveying in many different frequency ranges.
See also: hps.hs-regensburg.de

High Voltage Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
High Voltage Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S078
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1145
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424
WWW: more information

Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Welsch

Associates: Harry Sigler, Günther Schmidt

Key topics:
The laboratory is optimally shielded from outside interference (Faraday cage: honeycomb windows, doors with screened double-Z springs). The laboratory is divided up into six experimental bays each enclosed with metal grilles. The bays contain apparatus for generating high DC, AC and pulse voltages up to 300 kV. AC voltage is measuring using digital peak voltage meters, while pulse voltages are measured with a 2-channel 100 MHz transient recorder. One test bay is provided with a computer-assisted digital measuring system for measuring partial discharge with a mean frequency of up to 10 MHz. The laboratory also has a Schering bridge for 50 Hz and a modern digital system for determining cable loss factors at 0.1 Hz. A test stand with a heavy current installation and PC-assisted temperature measurement (30 measuring points) is provided for heating tests (singe and three-phase).

Lab courses/Projects:

  • Lab course High-voltage
  • CAE projects
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Industry partnerships
Industrial Electronics Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Industrial Electronics Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2 Room S-133
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1132
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424
WWW: more information

Director: Prof. Dr. Hans Meier

Associates: Michael Farmbauer, Simon Feiler, Jürgen Bachl

Key topics:
The IE laboratory (Room S-133) houses a computer pool comprising fourteen high-performance computer workstations (+ extension monitor) configured for student training. Each workstation provides two evaluation boards with an Infineon XC164 microcontroller, plus a USB logic analyser for capturing digital signals. The evaluation boards are mounted on support frames together with the USB logic analyser. Analogue signals can be measured using modern oscilloscopes. The software is specially configured for dealing with topics taken from the field of embedded control, including hardware-based programming (Assembler, C), debugging and documentation. A further four computer workstations (+ extension monitor) are available for projects and dissertations. A number of functional models (e.g. elevators) that will allow more extensive and self-contained tasks are currently under development. The VMC projects in the range of elective modules are being conducted with microcontrollers from a number of suppliers (Microchip, Atmel, freescale, NEC, TI and Infineon). The IE laboratory currently has 100 evaluation boards (developed inhouse) for hardware-based C programming in the Computer Science Course INF1. The two evaluation boards used for practicals are another inhouse development and the result of a number of final-year projects.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Microcomputer engineering
  • Projects for further microcomputer engineering
  • Internship semester options
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Industry partnerships

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Laser and Optoelectronics Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S-158
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1160
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Heiko Unold

Associate:
Christoph Kubata, Tobias Probst, Evi Feistenauer

Key topics:

The chief purpose of the Laser and Optoelectronics Laboratory is to offer students the opportunity to gain practical insights into the fundamentals and applications of laser technology and optoelectronics. The laboratory provides basic workstations (with P-U-I characteristics, spectrum, temperature response, emission characteristic) and a large number of optical emitters (high-power LEDs & OLEDs, semiconductor laser, frequency-double laser, solid-state, dye and gas lasers), including in the visible range. The applications include laser metrology (Lidar, laser scanner, interferometry, spectroscopy), visualising (laser projection, holography) and simple material processing. The measurement set-ups and demonstrators used for practical applications are made by our students for projects, Bachelor/Masterthesis etc. and undergo continuous upgrading.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Industry partnerships
Power Electronics Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Power Electronics Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S072
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1142
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Manfred Bruckmann

Associates: Harry Sigler, Günther Schmidt

Key topics:

The laboratory's key activities include the study of the performance of motor/converter systems and of converters alone, and converter simulation.  1. Motor/converter performance: The laboratory has a number of test stations with appropriate incoming supply and motor sets. These are: three-phase drive, d.c. drives, with control by frequency changer or d.c. chopper. The converters' operating parameters can be studied and conveniently documented using modern measurement aids such as differential probes and digital storage oscilloscopes etc.  2. Converter performance: Students can investigate the performance of line-commutated and self-commutated converters in different modes at these test stations. The emphasis here in on practical exercises that support course theory, with students creating their own buck converters with M3 and B2 circuits. Other circuits can be assembled and investigated using a flexible experimental system.  3. Simulation: The laboratory provides modern simulation tools such as Simplorer and LT Spice, allowing circuits to be studied by both experimentation and simulation, so completing students' understanding of how these circuits work. The laboratory sets great store by providing tools that are widely used in industry.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Power electronics
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Industry partnerships
Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Mechatronics and Robotics Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S-157
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1236
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424
WWW: more information

Director: Prof. Dr. Gareth Monkman

Associates: Ralph Trautner, Evi Feistenauer

Key topics:
The laboratory used for the Mechatronics courses is housed in Room S-157 and provides 8 general-purpose measurement and work stations plus another two workstations with a compressed air supply for pneumatics. It is equipped with two Stäubli 6-axis robots (RX60 and RX132), a number of Wago Ethernet-compatible PLC systems, a wide selection of pneumatic, electrical and mechanical components for automation plus a large number of different actuators and sensors and the equipment needed to operate and evaluate these items. The laboratory's main responsibility is providing facilities for the practicals for the 'Automation' and 'Actuators and Sensors 2' components in the 6th semester of the BEng Mechatronics course. The laboratory is affiliated to the Mechatronics Research Unit, one of the largest and oldest research facilities of OTH Regensburg, and so is available as a resource for students to carry out work as part of internship semesters, final-year projects or the Applied Research Master course.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Automation
  • Internship semester options
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Industry partnerships
  • Research projects (www.mechatronics.org, www.mechatronik.org)
AC/DC Measurment Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
AC/DC  Measurement Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2 Room S079/ S080
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1147/1146
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Directors: Prof. Dr. Roland Mandl, Prof. Dr. Anton Horn

Associates: Evi Feistenauer, Alois Schönberger

Key topics:
The AC/DC Metrology Laboratory provides 32 workstations for practical experimentation ranging from measurements on AC and DC circuits to the computer-aided processing of measured data. Nine workstations are equipped with computers for teaching LabVIEW, a modern software package used for capturing and analysing measured data.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Measurment
  • Lab course Foundation Electrical Engineering
  • Lab course Measurment 2
  • Lab course Analogue Electronics
  • Elective module - LabVIEW - Graphic Programming
  • Technology transfer
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
Laboratory Smart Embedded Systems

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Laboratory Smart Embedded Systems (SES)
Seybothstr. 2 Room S-125
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1155
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Roland Mandl

Associates: Gerald Schickhuber

Key topics:
The Laboratory Smart Embedded Systems provides 14 workstations equipped for research and development assignments covering a range of subject areas including embedded control, sensor technology, signal capture and processing and software application development. Our work focuses on the “Biometric Smart Pen” BiSP research project (www.bisp-regensburg.de) with a number of applications such as computer input, biometrics (e.g. computer access via handwriting) and medicine (e.g. computer aided diagnosis and therapy of neurological diseases). This work is carried out with the involvement of students taking 'Diplom', Bachelor and Master degree courses as part of course practicals, projects and dissertations as well as doctorates awarded jointly with a university.  ) Laboratory resources comprise PC workstations with 2 to 3 monitors, access to software tools like Matlab, ProE, Visual-Studio, Eagle, Altium, FEMLab, Labview and various microcontroller development tools. The laboratory is also equipped with high-quality measurement systems and development tools supplied by Tektronics, Gossen-Metrawatt, HAMEG, Agilent, National Instruments, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices etc.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Opportunities for pre-study placements and internship semesters
  • Biometrics research project (www.bisp-regensburg.de)
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Technology transfer
Microelectronics/CAE Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Microelectronics/CAE Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S156
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1169
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dieter Kohlert

Associates:
  Michael Farmbauer, Jochen Pernsteiner, Robert Deibl

Key topics:

The laboratory is used for training in the “Design and Testing of Integrated Circuits”.
It offers 9 PC workstations running under Linux with software for the design and simulation of integrated circuits (Micromagic Design Tools: MAX, SUE, NGSPICE, LTSPICE, IRSIM). 
Metrology resources include a GPIB-controlled measuring station with semiconductor parameter analyser, gain-phase analyser, source meter, a selection of power supply units and system multimeters. Researchers can carry out measurements at wafer level (Suss wafer probers, microscopes, 8 micro-manipulators) and measure parameters on operation amplifiers in the package (inhouse test setup).
There is also a measuring station for the measurement of parameters on AD and DA converters and a further measuring station with an automatic tester for digital circuits (inhouse design, FPGA based).
For FPGA developments the laboratory provides demo boards with the necessary design software (VHDL, 10 licences for XILINX-ISE full version) and a measuring station with function generator and mixed-signal DSO for testing digital filters.
The laboratory has developed its own software (TCL/TK and C++) for the design and simulation of digital filters.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab Course Circuit integration
  • Lab courses in measuring and test engineering
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Industry partnerships (Infineon, DLR)
Control Engineering Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Control Engineering Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S071
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1141
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Directors: Prof. Dr. Birgit Rösel, Prof. Dr. Claus Brüdigam

Associates: Alfons Wild, Ralph Trautner

Key topics:
The laboratory provides students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge they have previously acquired in the control engineering lectures to specific practical assignments.
The following systems are used:
•    Temperature control with an industrial compact controller
•    Throttle position control (“electronic accelerator”) for accuracy and dynamic response with a microcontroller
•    DC motor speed control

The participants learn to assemble a model of the system and to identify its parameters. They then use the Matlab/Simulink tool to simulate the system's behaviour. Different controller design methods are used (including root locus, magnitude optimum and symmetric optimum).
The designed controllers are produced as continuous or discrete controllers. Once the control circuits are assembled and tested, the response is evaluated and the controller is optimised as required.

Practicals/Projects:

•    Lab course Control engineering
•    Circuit simulation with MATLAB and SIMULINK
•    Investigating and optimisation of control circuits
•    Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis

Renewable Energies Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Renewable Energies Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S072
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1142
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424


Directors: Prof. Dr. Oliver Brückl, Prof. Dr. Michael Sterner

Associates: Glaser Vadim, Monika Maier

Key topics:
Activities in the laboratory concentrate on the operating behaviour of photovoltaic and wind power installations, with both experiments and simulation.
No detailed description is available as the laboratory is currently being set up.
However Its main activities can be outlined as follows:
 

  1. Performance of photovoltaic systems: The laboratory has a number of test stations with the relevant equipment and instrumentation.
    This includes: radiation source, solar panels (with variable parameters such as inclination, interconnection), electronic loads for simulating the consumer. The panels' operating parameters can be studied and conveniently documented with the use of modern measuring resources.

  2. Performance of wind farms: These test stations can be used to study the performance of wind turbine models in a wind tunnel in different operating modes. Here again, the focus is on practical training that supports the theoretical course content and allows the performance characteristics of wind farms to be experimentally determined.

  3. Simulation: The laboratory offers modern resources for simulating wind power plants and photovoltaic installations, providing an ideal complement to the measured characteristics.  Students are able to dimension and simulate complete plants and investigate the influence of shadow etc., so acquiring insights and experience that will be invaluable in their future professions.

  4. Outdoor solar power system and project field: This resource enables students to gain practical experience under real-life conditions. They can configure the system within the project field and then carry out long-time measurements of the power output.

 
Practicals/Projects:

  • REE project practical
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
Sensor Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Sensor Laboratory
Galgenbergstr. 30, Room I108
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1383
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424
WWW: more information

Director: Prof. Dr. Mikhail Chamonine

Associates:
Christoph Kubata, Tobias Probst

Key topics:
The design of the laboratory is flexible enough to accommodate tuition in the form of student practicals as well as scientific work and research contracts for outside clients.
The resources needed to develop complete sensor systems are available. For advance engineering there is a computerised workstation for the virtual physical modelling of the sensor materials and for creating simulation series (Comsol Multiphysics and others).
Preparing the material specimens calls for equipment suitable for handling chemical substances. The laboratory provides facilities for physical experiments, for carrying out test and measurement series on the developed sensor systems and for the mechanical operations which are involved.
Experiments can also be evaluated at all workstations. The existing facilities of the Microsystems Technology laboratory building can be used for providing the equipment with the necessary supplies of process media.
The laboratory offers a number of special-purpose measuring devices and appliances such as network analysers, a computerised magnetic field system, magnetising equipment, rheometer, low-noise voltage and current amplifier etc.

Practicals/Projects:

  • Lab course Sensor
  • Internship semester options
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Research projects
  • Industry partnerships
Software Engeneering Laboratory

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Software Engineering Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2, Room S123
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1467
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424
WWW: more information

Director:
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mottok

Associates: Homepage LaS³


Key topics:

The 'S³' in the laboratory's title LaS³ stands for the design of safe and secure software-intensive systems – functional safety and data safety through and with software – as well as the methodical development of safe software and systems. Our primary aim is to help design optimal software architecture in automotive embedded systems as regards performance, safety and availability. Design, implementation and development methodology are at the heart of our research interests. The laboratory's main aims can be summed up as follows: Metrics for software architecture evaluation with selected design approaches (taking into account functional safety, availability and the use of resources), analysing dynamic architecture, especially multicore and  manycore systems (scheduling, dependability etc.), approaches to performance analysis & simulation of embedded software platforms, model-based design, analysis and formal verification, verification of methods on actual embedded software platforms.

Internships/Projects:

  • Lab course Computer science
  • Options for Bachelor- and Masterthesis
  • Research project into secure software systems (www.las3.de)

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Laboratory for Urban Vehicle Concepts
Seybothstr. 2, Room S-195 (ground floor)
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 9877
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Directors: Prof. Dr. Manfred Bruckmann, Prof. Dr. Christian Schimpfle, Prof. Dr. Andreas Voigt

Associate:
Jürgen Bachl

Key topics:

New solutions to private transport are urgently needed as the world's fossil fuel supplies dwindle. The Laboratory for Urban Vehicle Concepts is concerned with the development of new pedelec drive concepts as well as research on electric-powered microcars.

Contact details:
Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
Laboratory Sensor Systems
Galgenbergstr. 28  Room I 104
93053 Regensburg
Tel: +49 - 941 - 943 - 9331
Fax: +49 - 941 - 943 - 1424

Director: Prof. Dr. Robert Sattler

Associates: Gerald Schickhuber

Key topics:
The laboratory sensor systems offers modern electronic workbenches for development of sensors and also diverse measure equipment for their characterization. In addition, there is a workbench for mechanical work and a fume hood for chemical tasks available. The PC workstations are equipped with software for signal processing (Matlab), for simulation at the component level (COMSOL Multiphysics) and for simulation at  system level (Simulink/Modelica ).
In the laboratory several different topics in the area of sensors, actuators and power supply concepts  are carried out for the development of innovative sensor systems, as well as for the illustration of sensor principles for teaching purposes.
In this environment conscientiously outstanding issues are created, which are challenged by students during their bachelor or master thesis, project work or practical semester.