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ReaLCoE

Next Generation 12+MW Rated, Robust, Reliable and Large Offshore Wind Energy Converters for Clean, Low Cost and Competitive Electricity

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Offshore wind energy is a key technology for generating renewable energies. Due to its complex processes regarding installation, operation and service, and therefore relatively high costs, offshore wind energy converters still cannot compete with today’s energy market prices. To create a competitive offshore WEC with a Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCoE) target of €35/MWh ReaLCoE takes a holistic approach and scrutinises costs in each link of the value chain.

As a key element of ReaLCoE, BIBA focusses on the digitisation of future offshore WECs and their adhered value chain. Besides the integration of sensors and the implementation of a condition-based monitoring system, the digital representation of the WECs through a digital twin (“product avatar”) takes a major part in BIBAs contribution to ReaLCoE. Building on this, a concept for predictive maintenance will be developed and realized. Furthermore, BIBA will develop optimised logistic and installation concepts and will conduct various performance simulations for a further reduction of supply chain and installation costs. To validate the concept, a technology platform for a first prototype of a digitised 12+MW turbine as well as a pre-series array of 4-6 WEC will be installed, demonstrated and tested.

Duration 01.05.2018 - 31.10.2021, Funded by H2020

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AGILE-VT

Agile Virtual Testing: Alignment of Tesing Environments

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The implementation of the vertical and horizontal consistency within the functional test process of avionic systems is the main objective of the German national research project AGILE-VT.

The first level of consistency focuses on interoperability in the vertical and horizontal linkage of test environments. For this purpose, the test preparation and test execution is optimized to such an extent that it is not restricted to a specific test environment. It should be portable to other test environments at a significantly lower cost than at present.

The second level of consistency focuses on the interoperability in test development and design support during the test preparation. For this purpose, the phase of test case creation is optimized so far that test cases can be exchanged across the boundaries of test departments in a common standard. In addition, the reusability of results from the test process will be increased by preparing them and suggesting them to the test engineer as part of design support.

The two listed groups of technological goals follow the main goal of consistency and will result in the achievement of interoperability in functional testing of aircraft.

Duration 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020, Funded by BMWi

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CooPick

Collaborative robot-robot-human interaction for fruit laying

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Depending on flexibility and capacity requirements, placing fruit on conveyors is either completely manual or fully automated in large plants. Affiliated to the process is a quality control and a final packaging. Against this background, large rationalization potentials for medium flexibility and capacity requirements can be identified by partial automation. The aim of the project is the development of a collaborative fruit lay-up system, which is freely scalable in terms of both employee and robot use and can support automated handling, quality control and packaging. The system should be universally applicable and can be adapted quickly to different types of fruit depending on the season. An essential feature is an intuitive work organization between human and robot.

Duration 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019, Funded by BMWi

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Mittelstand 4.0

Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen

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Das Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Bremen bietet u. a. mittelständischen Unternehmen in der Region Bremen und darüber hinaus Unterstützung bei der Steigerung ihrer Digitalisierungskompetenzen. Insbesondere Fach- und Führungskräften in den Innovationsclustern Maritime Wirtschaft und Logistik, Windenergie, Luft- und Raumfahrt, Automobilwirtschaft sowie Nahrungs- und Genussmittelwirtschaft sollen für die Digitalisierung sensibilisiert, qualifiziert und zu "Digitalen Botschaftern" ausgebildet werden.

Duration 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020, Funded by BMWi

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InspectionCopter

Development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with anattachment mechanism for the automatic inspection of wind turbines

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With hub heights up to 160 meters and rotor blade lengths up to 88 meters, the inspection of wind turbines is a serious challenge. In this project we approach this problem by developing a UAV for the automatic inspection of wind turbine rotor blades. The UAV automatically scans the rotor blades for surface defects using optical sensors and machine learning methods. An attachment mechanisms further allows the UAV to establish mechanical contact with the rotor blade in order to inspect the functionality of the built-in lightning arrester.

Duration 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2019, Funded by BMWi

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SysInt
19th - 20th of June 2018, Hannover
LOGISS 2018
16. - 20. Juli 2018, Bremen
Industrie 4.0 Schulung
10. September 2018, Bremen
35. Deutscher Logistik-Kongress
17. - 19. Oktober 2018, Berlin
Industrie 4.0 Schulung
19. November 2018, Bremen

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