Current Projects

Automotive & Mobility

Decarbonization in rail transport by retrofitting diesel locomotives with highly efficient zeroemission hydrogen engines (HydroLoc)

Project Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Wittek

Sponsor: BMBF FH-Kooperativ 1-2020

Total Project Cost: 331.167,43 €

Project Period: 01.08.2021 - 31.07.2024

Development of a method for optimising the surface quality of compensated effective surface geometries; Subproject: Development of the individual solution approaches for optimising the surface quality

Project Leader: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Markus Scholle

Sponsor: BMWi ZIM

Total Project Cost: 220.000 €

Project Period: 01.07.2021 - 30.06.2023

Development of an automated adjustable hemming die- FlexFalz Subproject: Development of a digital twin for the automation of an adjustable hemming die

Project Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Timo Hufnagel

Sponsor: BMWi ZIM

Total Project Cost: 220.000 €

Project Period: 01.08.2021 - 31.07.2023

Automated Citizen Shuttle to Promote Social Participation

Project Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raoul Zöllner

Project Partners: Emm! Solutions GmbH, Künzelsau Town, Stegmaier Nutzfahrzeuge GmbH, hfcon, Stetten Castle

Sponsor: Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg

Total Project Cost: 614.823 € (HHN: 185.436 €)

Project Period: 29.06.2020 - 30.06.2022

Autonomous Driving Test Field in Baden Württemberg

Project Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raoul Zöllner

Project Partner: FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Karlsruhe City, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB, Bruchsal Town and Region, Heilbronn City

Sponsor: Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg, Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden-Württemberg

Total Project Cost: 2.5 Mil. €

Project Period: 01.10.2016 bis 2023

Hydrogen Combustion Engine with Variable Compression Ratio

Project Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Wittek

Sponsor: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts Baden Württemberg (Innovative Projects)

Total Project Cost: 139.800 €

Project Period: 01.01.2020 - 30.06.2022

Proximity Sense through Ultrasonic Skin (proSenseUSkin)

Project Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raoul Zöllner, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nicolaj Stache

Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Education and Research-Research at Universities of Applied Sciences with Companies ("FHprofUnt") 

Total Project Cost: 456.051 €

Project Period: 01.08.2019 - 31.07.2022

Materials Processing & Engineering

Energy-efficient operational concepts for health protection with cooperatively operating ventilation and air-conditioning systems based on simulations, sensor data and artificial intelligence (ESTATE).

Project Leaders: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jennifer Niessner, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raoul Zöllner

Sponsor: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Total Project Cost: 640.160 € 

Project Period: 01.01.2022-31.12.2024

Determination of concepts for the reduction of aerosol particle pollution in public transport using flow simulations and sensor networks (AerÖPNV)

Project Leaders: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jennifer Niessner, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Raoul Zöllner

Sponsor: MWK

Total Project Cost: 510.000 € 

Project Period: 01.12.2021-31.05.2023

Development of Planking Components for Rail Vehicles with Optimised Vibroacoustic Behaviour (OptiPlank)

Project Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arndt Birkert

Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs)

Total Project Cost: 217.428 €

Project Period: 01.11.2020 - 31.07.2022

Development of an energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly nitriding process for heavily deformed components

Project Leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marc Wettlaufer 

Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs)

Total Project Cost: 183.429 €

Project Period: 01.01.2020 - 30.04.2022

Virtual Try-Out - Active Surface Design taking into account the System Deformation

Projektleiter: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arndt Birkert 

Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (Central Innovation Programme for SMEs)

Total Project Cost: 188.650 €

Project Period: 01.10.2019 - 31.05.2022

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