Measurement is at the heart of all science. The Instrumentation and Measurement (I&M) group at EMT focuses on the development and application of electrical and electronic instruments and equipment to measure physical phenomena. Hereby the research interests of the group focus on the design and optimization of measurement systems for applications in harsh environments (e.g. online condition monitoring of industrial processes, power grid applications, subsurface applications etc.). Our research experience covers modeling and simulation of physical sensor effects, analog circuitry design and the development of dedicated digital signal processing methods including statistical approaches for measurement uncertainty quantification. We also investigate aspects of autonomous large scale sensor systems (e.g. reliability and safety, energy efficiency etc.). Most of our research work is done in cooperation with leading international industrial and automotive companies.
Modeling and simulation of physical sensor effects, in particular capacitive and inductive principles