Project: Use of MEMS-based sensors for condition monitoring in lightweight construction (InnoPrepare, MEMS)
Project No.: 2023 IIP 0013
The CiS Research Institute would like to identify and develop fields of application in lightweight construction in order to further increase its contribution to CO2 reduction. Lightweight construction is the combination of lower and inexpensive material usage with increased functionalities as a contribution to resource conservation.
MEMS sensors can detect mechanical loads in the form of forces, mechanical stresses, vibrations etc. as well as temperature loads.
This is particularly necessary for load monitoring over the service life. This provides information for the innovative design and manufacture of lightweight components for the hydrogen economy, agriculture (agricultural machinery), biogas containers, bicycles and other environmentally friendly means of transportation.
If MEMS sensors can be integrated into lightweight components, this opens up new fields of application with high potential, particularly in the area of safety-relevant component monitoring.
To prepare the project application, the following tasks were awarded to the Thüringer Institut für Textil- und Kunststoff-Forschung Rudolstadt e.V. (TITK) as a service in accordance with the ThürVgG:
- Development of a defined task
- Recruitment of cooperation partners
- Research and market analysis
The scope of the service amounts to € 48,800.00 in the performance period from 01.10.2023 to 15.04.2024.
The grant is earmarked for preparatory activities for the joint R&D project with the topic “Use of MEMS-based sensors for condition monitoring in lightweight construction” for the application in the R&D funding program “Technology Transfer Program Lightweight Construction (TTP LB)”.
The project is part of the specialization field “Sustainable use of energy and resources” of the Regional Innovation Strategy for Intelligent Specialization and Economic Change in Thuringia (RIS Thuringia).
The project, which was funded by the Free State of Thuringia, was supported by funds from the European Union as part of the European Regional Development Fund (EFRE).