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Institute for Sensors and Electronics

We are the competence centre for sensor technology, with a special focus on aerosol measurement, microelectronics, signal processing and communication technology.

Our competencies are used in many application areas: from environmental measurement technology to industrial electronics and avionics.

We support industrial partners with the execution of research, development and consulting projects up to series production according to industrial standards. We take care of entire projects from system analysis and feasibility studies to specification, modelling, development, verification and implementation. In consultation with our industrial partners, we publish results in national and international journals.

We advise industrial customers, model and verify complex circuits and carry out feasibility studies and concept assessments. We educate engineers in specialised courses and with Master of Advanced Studies (MAS).

Selected Projects

Measurement of soot particles with photothermal interferometry

The FHNW Institute for Sensors and Electronics is working on a new measurement method for detecting atmospheric soot particles.

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Aesthesiometer for measuring corneal sensitivity

Feasibility study for the development of an aesthesiometer.

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Vortex throughflow measurement in steam

Two FHNW institutes developed a new measuring method for an innovative product manufactured by Endress+Hauser.

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SAPE – a modular printing system

The modular printing system SAPE raises the benchmark in terms of printing speed and quality.

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Employment of novel tools for the continuous characterization of the carbonaceous fraction in ambient aerosol

Development of a new measurement system to better understand the effects of carbonaceous aerosol on climate and public health.

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Avionics Certifiable Ethernet ACE

Researchers at the FHNW are developing a Media Access Controller (MAC) for Gigabit Ethernet for aviation. Functional safety plays a particularly important role ...

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Free-space optical communication with a high-altitude balloon

The FHNW Institute for Sensors and Electronics currently develops an optical receiver and a 2-axis gimbal for a high-altitude balloon (HAB) platform to ...

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Contact us

Prof.
Prof. Dr. Gerd Simons Head of Institute for Sensors and Electronics FHNW
Telephone : +41 56 202 75 68 (direct)

FHNW School of Engineering, Brugg-Windisch

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland School of Engineering Klosterzelgstrasse 2 CH - 5210 Windisch
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