Research Cooperation

PIDSO is currently conducting research on new materials, production methods and technologies, from many different industries to expand the limits of technology in the field of high frequencies technology. This research activity is being transferred directly to customer solutions and innovative antennas as well.

PIDSO amongst others is involved in the following research projects:

Development and Study of the Electro Impulse Technology as Drilling System
(dt. EIV-Bohrsystem)

A research program of Baker Hughes INTEQ, financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

The only know regenerative energy source is the geothermal energy. The costs of exploiting this inexhaustible natural resource resources depend on the drilling expense. The immense drilling challenge is the propulsion through hard, brittle rock such as granite.

The goal of this program is the study of alternative drilling technologies as the Electro Impulse Technology with regard to their cost saving potential.

The primary aim of the component project “compatibility drill string, communication and test” was the technical and financial feasibility study. The construction mining electrode was optimized by modelling and simulation. Finally, the mining electrode was produced and applied for a patent.

Research partner:

  • Baker Hughes INTEQ GmbH - Celle Technology Center
    (Research Management)
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg
    Institute of Drilling Engineering and Fluid Mining
  • Institute of Mechatronic Engineering at the TU Dresden
    Institut für Fluidtechnik

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Radio technologies for sustainable mobility
module 5 “Integrated Vehicle-Chassis Antennas”

Christian Doppler Laboratory at the TU Vienna

The Christian Doppler Laboratory for Wireless Technologies for Sustainable Mobility focuses on fundamental questions related to vehicular, cellular and short-range communication.

In cooperation with BMW and Vienna University of Technology, PIDSO was working on new design methodologies and production methods for antenna systems with improved gain characteristics.

The research objective is the improvement of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to increase traffic safety and efficiency.

Open Modular/Open Source Avionics Architecture for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems

Research project of the Institute of Aviation, FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH

The project aims at the investigation of a modular, open-source system architecture of avionics especially for the challenges of small unmanned aerial vehicles. Using modular hardware and open-source software, an aircraft electronic device shall be set up and used for flight control.

To increase the safety margins for unmanned aerial vehicles, one focus of the research is to find out how to define and calculate reliable quality measures for the outputs of the navigation module.

Research partner:

  • FH Joanneum GmbH
    (Research Management)
  • Navigation Institute at the Graz University of Technology
  • Aerodyne Systems GmbH

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Reliable Control of Semi-Autonomous Platforms

A FFG project – Austrian Research Promotion Agency on behalf of the BMVIT (Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology)

The Austrian Security Research Programme KIRAS supports national research projects whose results contribute to the security of all members of society. The programme management is within the responsibility of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) on behalf of the BMVIT.

The RelCon project focuses on the integrated use of autonomous vehicles and remote control by teleoperator so as to be able to respond quickly and flexibly to a variety of operational scenarios or conditions. The result should be a new concept for an autopilot which, in combination with a teleoperator at a remote control station, is able to fulfil the specified mission tasks flexibly, reliably and robustly.

Research partner:

  • AIT-Austrian Institut of Technology
    (Research Management)
  • Taurob GmbH
  • Johannes Kepler University
  • Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH Österreich

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Remotely Piloted Aircraft – Airspace Integration

Ein Projekt der FFG – der Österreichischen Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft im Auftrag des BMVIT (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie)

The project aims in the development of a collision avoidance systems, especially designed for RPASs (remotely piloted aircraft) applications.

In order to provide a reliable system, hardware was minimized and software adapted to the new conditions. Crucial was the integration and use of collision avoidance algorithms for save operation of unmanned aircraft systems.

Research partner:

  • AIT - Austrian Institut of Technology GmbH
    (Research Management)
  • Novotech Elektronik GmbH
  • HB Flugtechnik GesmbH
  • Diamond Aircraft Industries GmbH

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