TRR 196: Mobile Material Characterisation and Localisation by Electromagnetic Sensing

Type of Funding: DFG Programmes, Collaborative Research Centres


The aim of the CRC/Transregio is to trial new approaches to mobile material detectors. This would enable the material properties of any object to be determined, even if it were concealed behind a wall, making it possible to locate unconscious persons in a building filled with smoke or contaminated with poisonous gases, or to detect burning cables inside walls, for example. To achieve this it is necessary to develop mobile detectors that record data in a frequency range from several gigahertz to terahertz, which can be used to precisely localise and characterise a complex environment.

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Contact Person at UA Ruhr:
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kaiser, University of Duisburg-Essen

UA Ruhr Researchers:
Dr.-Ing. Niels Benson, University of Duisburg-Essen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ilona Rolfes, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

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