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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.


Bremer Forschungszentrum für Energiesysteme (BEST)

Bremen Research Center for Energy Systems (BEST)

The Bremen Research Center for Energy Systems (BEST) is a cross-departmental association of professors at the University of Bremen for bundling and intensifying research and teaching in the field of energy systems. In the field of teaching, BEST aims to offer attractive interdisciplinary courses, especially for young engineers and economists. In this winter semester 2020/21 BEST started the lecture series ENERGY SYSTEMS OF THE FUTURE. In the lecture contribution Wind turbines: Challenges of on-site research, BIMAQ presented novel optical measurement methods and measurement results for the investigation of wind turbines on 24.11.20, which can be applied on-site to running, real turbines. This offers fascinating insights into the actual deformation and flow behavior of real wind turbines beyond simulation and laboratory investigations.

Publication with excellent scientific quality

We are pleased to announce the recent publication "Noise reduction in high-resolution speckle displacement measurements through ensemble averaging" (https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.416028) in the internationally renowned journal Applied Optics, which was highlighted by the editor as a selected article with excellent scientific quality ("Editor's Pick").

Conference on Experimental Fluid Mechanics

The BIMAQ invited from 7th to 9th Septemeber 2021 to the 28th Conference on "Experimental Fluid Mechanics". The well-known conference series was initiated by the German Association for Laser Anemometry GALA e.V. and it is the second time that it took place at the University of Bremen. The diverse conference program emphasizes the importance of research on fluid flows for our society and contains fascinating insights into newest works, e. g., regarding laser metrology, wind energy, medicine technologies and food sciences.

For more information, please visit https://www.gala-ev.org.

Awarding of the Deutsche WindGuard Young Scientists Award 2020 for Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science

In compliance with all corona measures, the Young Scientist Promotion Award donated by Deutsche WindGuard GmbH for outstanding work at the Bremen Institute for Metrology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) of the Department of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen was also awarded for the fourth time for 2020 at BIMAQ for the promotion of young scientists.

In awarding the prize, particular emphasis was placed on progress for science, metrological system understanding and the relevance of the research results to measurement tasks of practical relevance. The award is associated with prize money of 250 euros per bachelor thesis.

2020 the awards went to:

Bachelor thesis: Aage Rehfeldt, B. Sc.

"Optimization of a wind tunnel measurement system for the investigation of the inclined flow behavior of wind measuring devices"

Bachelor thesis: Jan Lukas Tiefensee, B. Sc.

"Automated rectification and compositing of single images for thermographic flow visualization"