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Projects and references

Highlights of research and development activities at Carinthian Tech Research AG. Due to data security you can only find a short selection: 

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Smart baking tray

New sensor development for better baking results: The specially developed SAW sensors enable wireless measurements at extreme temperatures and provide pressure information during the baking process.


Recycling glass

Raman imaging: attractive, alternative technique for sorting glass: During this project, we turned Raman spectroscopy, which was purely a laboratory technique, into one suitable for industry in several steps.


Identification in car paint shops

Identification in car paint shops Body identification in paint shops using SAW technology


Smart photovoltaic modules

Further developing photovoltaics: IPOT is a project devoted to developing new, forward-looking technologies for the photovoltaic industry with partners in the entire value chain.


Smart socket

Electronic development for the future and further development of smart cities: The development of a smart charger for electric vehicles has meant that the socket has also become smart. With a smartphone, vehicles can for example be charged automatically.


Laser for high-tech headlights

Headlights can be turned into a high-tech light source with laser technology. Together with OSRAM, the market leader in automotive lighting, CTR is researching into a light source unit for automotive laser lights.


Laser ignition for engines

Revolution with laser spark plug: The design and development of a laser that ignites the fuel mixture means that it can replace conventional spark plugs.


Lightsheet microscope system

Development of a Scanner module for lightsheet microscope system ZEISS's new light sheet microscope enables researchers toexamine the life of organisms three dimensionally. The microcomponents for it were developed by Fraunhofer IPMS and CTR.


Light beam replaces expensive analysis

NIR photospectrometer as a fast and cost-effectice technology analyser: CTR experts developed the basis for Apo-Ident. Users can replace costly individual chemical analysis with a beam of light as it were. At the core of the Apo-Ident is an MEMS chip.


MEMS switch for gaming chips

Research and integration of an MEMS switch enable advances in this new gambling idea: Miniaturisation and the improvements in RFID chips for casinos make them more practical for players and increase chances of market success for the company.


MOEMS 1D scanner module

Integration of microsystem components (MOEMS) in the target application: The specially designed one-dimensional MOEMS scanner can greatly simplify and therefore speed up application development of MOEMS-based systems.


Optical technologies for consumer lifestyle products

Lifestyle with high tech: Together with CTR researchers, Philips developed its light-based hair removal device further so that it now automatically detects changes in the skin.


Optical quality control for automotive filters

Image-processing inspection system for process control in the production of filters: Selection and configuration of hard- and software, interface definition between process control system and camera, design of application specific software and user interface, implementation of the imaging system into the production process


Quality control for PVC films

Optical systems support quality control: An automatic inspection system detects tiny holes and cracks in separators, which can then be rejected.


Spin process simulation

CFD for flow simulation: Support in further product developments for etching and cleaning wafers.


Flow sensor

CFD for flow simulation: Characterisation of a sensor in relation to air flow and heat transmission.


Terahertz meets photovoltaics

The combination of two key technologies: Terahertz radiation will pave the way for new developments in the photovoltaic industry.


OPtima

The research project OPtima wants to improve the production of plastic components for semiconductor machines.


Infinity

The project INFINITY has the goal to adapt the photovoltaic system to different climatic and regional requirements. The holistic approach includes research along the entire value chain, beginning with materials, components, modules and the holistic pv-system.


Smart City

Villach wants to be a "Smart City" by addressing upcoming urban electricity challenges in a holistic way - from a technological, economical and socio-ecological perspective.


PV@Fassade

PV@Fassade researchers are currently designing building-integrated photovoltaics that are both efficient and aesthetically pleasing.


OptiSens

The OptiSens project focuses on research into smart printed sensors that can be used for in-situ analysis of impedance, temperature and protons in wood composites. A Linz-based company, Kompetenzzentrum Holz GmbH, is in charge of the project.


TIPS

The terahertz probing of photovoltaic substrates (TIPS) project uses terahertz radiation as a new tool in photovoltaics, for more accurate quality control and as a non-destructive test method.


EVAnetz

EVAnetz targets the conception and subsequent experimental validation of a non-destructive, inline-capable analysis method for determining the degree of crosslinking of the elasto¬meric ethylene/vinyl acetate encapsulants in PV modules.


HT SAW Gassensor

The High-Temperature SAW gas sensor project is aimed at developing a miniaturised sensor for detecting exhaust gas. Integrated in the exhaust gas flow, it will be designed to monitor and minimise emissions.


InnoModu

InnoModu reseachers are working on the next generation of photovoltaic cells and modules.


Smart Energy

The cooperative project "Smart Energy" fosters nationawide collaboration from Italy and Austria in the area of energy technologies.


MEMFIS

The MEMFIS project (ultrasmall MEMS FTIR spectrometer) has set itself the target of making the analysis of substances mobile, reliable and suitable for industrial processes. Microsystems technology enables testing on site in real time.


SAWHOT

The purpose of the SAWHOT project (Surface Acoustic Wave wireless sensors for High Operating Temperature environments) is to improve the performance of wireless SAW sensors at extreme temperatures.


TACO

The objective of the TACO project (three-dimensional adaptive camera with object detection and foveation) is to improve robots’ sensing systems and help them to interact with their environment in a more natural way.


EPPL

Europe has core competencies in power semiconductor technologies directly impacting everyday life in applications like eco-friendly solar power generation, extended range automotive mobility, lower power consumption in illumination or smarter and more powerful medical-diagnostic appliances.


EPT300

The ENIAC JU project EPT300 aims to develop and implement technology to achieve full-scale production of power devices on 300mm wafers. This will place European fabs at the forefront of power semiconductor manufacturing worldwide.


Power Base

The energy consumption of power supplies and battery chargers in smartphones, laptops, solar modules and many other applications can be significantly reduced by using intelligent and cost-effective power electronics on the basis of optimized semiconductor materials. The project power base is researching on energy saving electronics for the future.


IoSense

The project, named IoSense is derived from the “ Internet of Sensors”. The focus lies in the development and implementation of cost-effective production lines for sensors and sensor systems needed for the Internet of Things (IoT). The project, leaded by Infineon Technologies Dresden, is one of the most important European pilot line projects.