The research groups of the IRS

Networked Multi-Energy Systems

The research activities of our international team pursue one goal: energy supply based on renewable energies. We develop physics-, data- and learning-based methods to operate electricity, gas, heating, water, and hydrogen networks efficiently and safely with a high share of decentralized energy resources. Our methods are modular and scalable, making the very high complexity of these systems manageable.

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Cooperative Systems

The research group Cooperative Systems develops a framework for modeling and control of interactions between humans and machines. The individual strengths of human and machine are combined to achieve high performance systems, ready to meet future challenges of automatization. The fields of applications are e.g. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Robotics, Medical Technologies and Aerospace Engineering.

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Guarantees by Design

The research group Guarantees by Design investigates methods to design specifications and develops systems which create (estimation) or satisfy (control) guaranteed boundaries. In an estimation setting, these guarantees are interpreted as certain intervals enclosing the states while in the control setting, the guarantees are interpreted as operational limits which are given by the application. Particularly methods weakening requirements, reducing or simplifying assumptions bear the potential to save time and costs. Furthermore, formalized methods are less error prone and are thus leading to more reliable results.

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Laser Technology & Optronics

The focus of the research area laser technology and optronics is in basic and applied research in the areas of lasers and photonic components in the near and mid-infrared and associated laser metrology.

The research challenges are complex and address, for example, the increase of power and performance, the efficient generation of new wavelengths or the implementation of new laser concepts and architectures to achieve specific operating data under special boundary conditions (size, weight, reduced cooling options, intermittent operation, etc.).

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