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The research focus of the Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) is the holistic investigation of optical measurement systems, which includes the design, realization, modelling, characterization and, finally, the application of novel measurement techniques. By applying a rigorous system-based analysis of the measurement systems, the limits of measurability and the respective uncertainty principles are investigated in order to determine and to surpass the limits of state-of-the-art approaches. Beyond pure measurement tasks, automation aspects and the application of quality controls is investigated as well. However, the core competence of BIMAQ is measurement system engineering, which is a key discipline for solving technical and overall social challenges.


Workshop "Model-based, dynamic measurement systems - Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so!"

The workshop "Model-based, dynamic measurement systems - Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so!" took place at BIMAQ on June 29, 2017. Since August 1, 2016 Professor Fischer is the new director of the Institute BIMAQ and chair of the thematic field Metrology, Automation and Quality Science at the faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen. So he took the opportunity to present the annual report 2016/2017, and refer to 10 years BIMAQ. The guided lab tours, such as the Laboratory for Inside Sensoring, the Laboratory of Geometric Measurement Technology, the Laboratory for Optical Metrology and the Thermography Laboratory, also attracted great interest.

BIMAQ meets IWES - A visit to the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology

The IWES in Bremerhaven has a lot to offer concerning the wind energy sector. A visit to the IWES on June 21, 2017 did not disappoint the employees of the BIMAQ institute. A comprehensive introduction by the branch manager IWES Nordwest, Mrs. Dr. Wagenknecht, was followed by a guided tour to the rotor blade test center and the nacelle test facility.

In the rotor blade test center the visitors are informed about the world-wide unique installed test infrastructure for rotor blades of up to 90 meters in length with two parallel clamping devices. An uniaxial dynamical fatigue test with the help of a servo-hydraulic cylinder was impressively demonstrated on a currently clamped rotor blade.

After a short drive to the IWES Dynamic Nacelle Testing Laboratory (DyNaLab) site, the visitors were informed about the structure and function of the test facility and then passed through the nacelle test laboratory. This large-scale test facility for the complete gondolas of wind turbine systems impressed. For the first time, a test facility of this size was put into operation in 2015 and offers a true test field in the multi megawatt range for all plant manufacturers.

We would like to thank IWES for the interesting impressions.

BIMAQ joins MAPEX – The Center for Materials and Processes

On 29 August 2016, the spokesman council appointed Prof. Fischer as a Principal Investigator to the MAPEX Center. With its three core areas of materials, technologies and methods, the MAPEX network represents one of the scientific focal points of the University of Bremen.