Projekte (in englischer Sprache)
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HighSens - Highly Versatile, New Satellite Sensor Applications for the Austrian Market and International Development
The objective of HighSens was to develop a software tool to generate highly accurate 3D information based on the Pléiades system for the production of multi-parameter information solutions needed in urban and forest mapping applications.
Covering forest logistics enhanced by satellite-based navigation, the project aimed at developing a closed logistic system for wood industry based on satellite navigation technologies; optimisation of the dispositional and administrative tasks was the objective.
The HP3 (Heat flow and Physical Properties Probe) instrument was developed to investigate the thermal, mechanical and electrical properties of soil. The permittivity probe (PP) within the HP3 instrument shall determine the electrical permittivity and conductivity of the soil adjacent to the sensor.
Within this project we want to perform a research and development programme concerning specific thermal insulation for use in vacuum insulated double wall steel tank systems for storage of liquid gas as Helium or Hydrogen. Such tank systems shall be used e.g. in medical applications or hydrogen propelled cars. Hydrogen propelled cars may become important for the deployment of sustainable energy sources.
HWRM - Hydrology and Water Resources Management – HWRM New Satellite Techniques for Hydrology and Water Management of Alpine Regions
The project supports the scientific preparations for the CoRe-H2O mission (COld REgions Hydrology High-resolutionObservatory).
The project aimed at developing a telemetry system based on GPS and GSM technology which provides generally higher data rates due to additional energy generation on the animal.
ICEAGE - Modelling Snow-ice Cover Evolution and Associated Gravitational Effects with GOCE Constraints
In the frame of global warming, various methods for the monitoring of glaciers and ice caps are applied. In this context, the main objective of the project “Modelling snow-ice cover evolution and associated gravitational effects with GOCE constraints (ICEAGE)” was to set-up a processing environment serving to produce a suite of combined cryogravic models of the Eurasian Arctic Sector. Its snow and ice resources (SIR) were determined and mapped with respect to their present state on the one hand and to their fluctuations on the other hand.
The GNSS/SINS combination may be adapted for terrestrial use where the platform will be mounted on a car. The gravity measurement by a moving car is a possible alternative to airborne and terrestrial gravimetry. This method can especially be applied for the densification of gravity measurements in complicated regions with sparse gravity distribution. Within the project GRAVIS a demonstrator for determining the Earths gravity field by using a car will be built.
IMUVar - VarIoNav - Analysis of Various Integration Methods of GNSS and Inertial Measurement Systems with Respect to Different Scenarios of Georeferencing
The main objective of the project VarIoNav is a scientifically based and comprehensive investigation of the integration of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and inertial measurement systems (IMS).
This project aims at investigating whether the purging storage method is at least comparable to the previous spring cap method.
The aim of this activity is to develop a standard solution for a generic, comprehensive, central, long-term mission archive for Earth Observation missions.
The aim of INSIDE is the development of a first demonstrator of a GNSS based information system to support drivers of snow groomers. The snow groomers will be equipped with a GNSS receiver and an automotive computer as central processing device. The touch screen displays the actual position and the infrastructure and dangerous areas on a digital map as background. Furthermore, tracks of already prepared slopes will be highlighted to avoid multiple preparation work.
The aim was to investigate the feasibility of designing and testing a sleeping bag for ISS. The methodology used included the fabrication of a prototype from material used on ISS such as Nomex-based textiles. The development of the sleeping bag involved a total of three design iterations based on feedback from European astronauts.
The objective of JOE is to create new possibilities for intelligent infotainment in the area of recreation and tourism by using satellite-navigation based devices.
This project was dedicated to the analysis of electric field sensors as flown on board the NASA spacecraft JUNO to the gas giant Jupiter. The overarching goal of the JUNO mission is to understand Jupiter’s origin and evolution.
KeraSchub - Feasibility Study of Regeneratively Cooled Thrust Chambers Made of C/SiC Ceramic Composites
The KeraSchub study has analyzed whether cost-efficient C/SiC materials could also be used for the design of rocket thrust chambers. The KeraSchub study has performed a material survey and investigated conceptual thrust chamber designs based on these materials. It was determined that deficiencies of cost-efficient materials can be overcome by clever thrust chamber designs. As well as areduction in cost and an increase in lifetime, a significant increase in reliability and safety can possibly be achieved.
The project prepares for the operational and scientific utilization of new high frequency imaging radar (SAR) missions: the X-band SAR missions TerraSAR-X and COSMO-SkyMed, both launched in June 2007, and the TanDEM-X mission (scheduled for launch in 2009).
This project aimed to improve the quality of land cover information by vastly increasing the amount of in-situ data available for calibration and validation of satellite-derived land cover.