About SIMS

This research group will be an intensified, multi-disciplinary research collaboration with RESPECT (RF wireless) and CISMAT (Carinthia Institute of Smart Materials )  for Mechatronic sensor integration in the development of integrated wireless sensors and smart manufacturing/smart living. It is not only aligned with the diverse research facilities inside FH, but also follows the strategy of Silicon Austria Labs (SAL) to increase the international competitiveness in the future.


The goal is to investigate, develop and integrate complete autonomous sensor modules e.g. based on IC/ASIC platform that integrates sensor actuation, sensing, data processing, RF/wireless communication and portable energy harvesting on a single small chip /system-board for Industry IoT/industry 4.0 smart manufacturing applications.

We would expect the Austrian companies to benefit from our research either in an increased market for their products, or to develop and market devices, which result from the research group work.


  • CapSize
    Kollaborative Mensch RoboterArbeitsbereiche
    Modular human robot working cell, where a human can collaborate and interact with the robot in a safe and intuitive way.
    Development of integrated sensor frontend for a Contactless and Safe Interaction Cell (CSIC):
    1. Perception sensor
    2. Proximity sensor
    3. Motion tracking


  • More proposal submission in preparation

Research Interests

  • Sensor sensing system-on-chip for IoT/smart manufacturing technology (Industry 4.0);
  • Energy harvesting micro-system to replace power supply;
  • Sensor System on Module (SOM) Integration

Enabling Industry 4.0

Factory Floor:

  • Maximize return-over-investment(ROI)
  • Increase operational/production efficiency
  • Optimize resources

OEM & Service Providers:

  • Improve machine capabilities
  • Optimize systems
  • Capture/create new revenue models

SIMS Intelligent Solutions

Smart condition sensing solution extended beyond equipment, is growing rapidly, and has penetrated into every corner of our lives, ranging from Automobile to smart phone and from wearable sensing to smart manufacturing.


Campus Villach 9500, Europastr.4
T: +43 5 / 90500 – 2174
WEBSEITE: www.fh-kaernten.at

Hermann Sterner, Matthias Haselberger, Michael Köberle, Sahar Sarafi, Ingmar Bihlo

Cooperation Partner:
EED Automation,  eologix,  Joanneum Research, Alpen Adria University.