The core competence of the ISS is applied signal processing, pattern recognition and embedded systems in the context of Smart Systems. We work on diverse interdisciplinary research projects together with social scientists, microsystems technologists and sensor specialists.
The following graphic shows the 3 research focus areas of the research institute:
The Intelligent Energy Monitoring research focus deals with research on methods and algorithms for the disaggregation of electrical consumers based on the total energy consumption on the electricity meter. The special feature of this approach is the use of the total energy consumption at the meter without measuring the individual devices. The vision pursued with the research work is the creation of a dedicated awareness and thus a controlling of the electrical energy consumption, broken down to the individual devices.
In the interdisciplinary research focus Smart Systems, the ISS works with microsystem specialists and social scientists on research into intelligent miniaturised systems for diverse applications. The research institute's work focuses on the integration of signal processing methods for increasing the intelligence of the systems. In addition to this focus, we develop such systems from the idea to the finished product.
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), the third research focus of the ISS, is distinctly inter- and transdisciplinary in nature. The research focus lies in the use of secondary information for the support of elderly people. Secondary sensors such as SmartMeters and/or simple sensor networks are to be used to derive information that allows conclusions to be drawn about the behavior of individuals. In doing so it is important not to infringe directly on their personal privacy, but to operate as unobtrusively as possible to increase the sense of security of the person or the relatives involved.