Competence area automation/control systems, sensor and actuator elements
The interface to remote applications (e.g. machines) will be established through sensors. In industrial environments, the data is normally initially transferred to a higher ranking automation system, which can also assume local control tasks. In the area of sensor systems and actuating elements, Zentrum für Telematik focuses mainly on subjects like remote actuation, cross-linking, pre-processing (e.g. filtering or compression) and fusion of sensor data as well as the evaluation of sensor systems. The telematics design makes a control loop possible through the total system and it is economically of interest. The connection of normally continuous, or at least discrete equidistant signals, at the target object and discrete signals with time related variations on the communication paths raise interesting questions for such control systems.