TU Ilmenau

The Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Informatics (BMTI) as well as the Electronic Measurement Engineering Group (EMG) of Technische Universit├Ąt Ilmenau (TUIL) will be involved in the EMERALD action.

Biomedical Engineering has a long tradition at Technische Universit├Ąt Ilmenau. BMTI launched the first academic Biomedical Engineering on-campus program in Europe in 1954. Since then BMTI has been working in development and application of innovative technologies in many fields of medical diagnostics and therapy (imaging, bio-signal processing and monitoring). In the last decade, BMTI has also consolidated expertise in the fields of low power wireless body area networks, tissue impedance measurements and UWB medical microwave sensing for imaging and physiological signature detection.

The Electronic Measurement Engineering Group has a long experience in the construction and application of M-sequence based UWB sensors and imaging devices. More than 15 years ago, this group has introduced this measurement concept and has since developed it constantly. The devices can be configured as network analyzer or time domain reflectometer which may be applied for various microwave sensing tasks for non-destructive testing, medical imaging and vital sign tracking, rescue and security issues, material characterization and many others.

The labs of TUIL are equipped with the latest standard RF-measurement technology (network analyzers, TDR, spectrum analyzer, signal sources up to about 100 GHz; anechoic chamber) and devices for medical data acquisition and imaging (Ultrasonic, X-ray apparatus, experimental CT). Furthermore, several M-sequence devices and MIMO systems are available which are intended to be used in the joined hyperthermia-microwave-imaging system. The ESR will have different software packages for field simulation (e.g. HFSS, CST), for signal processing and visualization (MATLAB) at his/her disposal and he/she will have access to the institute's own workshops for the production of demonstrators and test objects.