Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Stephan Hußmann

Fachgebiet Mikroprozessortechnik und Elektronik
Fachbereich Technik

Telefon
+49 (0) 481 8555-320

Telefax
+49 (0) 481 8555-301

E-Mail
hussmann(at)fh-westkueste.de

Gebäude: 1.1, Raum: 1.024

Fritz-Thiedemann-Ring 20
25746 Heide

[+] Curriculum Vitae

Coming out of the trades (radio and TV technician) Stephan Hußmann received his ME and Ph.D. from the School of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the University of Siegen in 1995, and 2000, respectively. From 1996 to 2000 he worked half-time as a Research Associate at the University of Siegen's Center for Sensor Systems (ZESS) in real-time signal processing, 3D object recognition and multisensor systems. The remaining time he worked as a Development Engineer for Aicoss GmbH in Siegen, developing and implementing innovative optical multi-sensor systems for quality control and inspection.


From 2001 to 2003, he worked as a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the area of Computer Systems Engineering (CSE) at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. In 2002, he was elected as IEEE Computer Society Chairman, and in 2003, he was elected Secretary/Treasurer and IEEE Computer Society Vice-Chairman by the IEEE New Zealand North Section Committee. For his teaching he received in 2002, the Top Twenty Faculty Teachers award and in 2003, the Best Lecturer-Computer Systems Engineering Department award.


In 2004 he worked for the company PMDTec GmbH as a project leader responsible for the embedded system design for innovative 3D-cameras. Besides he was lecturing in the International Postgraduate Programme (IPP) at the Center for Sensor Systems (ZESS) in the area of embedded control and multi-sensor systems.

Since the end of 2004, Stephan Hußmann has been a full time Professor at the University of Applied Sciences Westküste (FHW) in the area of microprocessor technology and electronic systems. He is a co-founder  of the Machine Vision Technology Institute (Ma.Vi.Tec). The Institute is made up of two separate fields of activity. The industrial sector concentrates on developing, manufacturing and selling  inspection systems and components for optoelectronic quality controlling in the field of (automated-) production and the sientific sector does research in the field of image analysis. In 2012 Ma.Vi.Tec is converted into a commercial company (see eyespec GmbH). In 2011 he founded the  registered association Initiative Bildverarbeitung e.V. where he is the acting chairman. The Initiative Bildverarbeitung e.V. organizes regular lectures where industry partners and University members come together to discuss potential joint working groups or joint projects. From 2013 to 2016 he was the dean of  the Faculty of Engineering at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences.

His research interests include low-cost multi-sensor system design, real-time 2D/3D image processing, embedded systems design, and engineering education. He has widely consulted with the industry and has more than 70 publications, which include book chapters, international patents and refereed journal and conference proceedings papers. Since 2011 he is a senior member of the IEEE.

[+] Publications

Selected Publications of the last 10 years

Books/books chapters:

  1. Hußmann, S., M. Gonschior, B. Büttgen, C. Peter, S. Schwope, C. Perwass, M. Johannesson and E. Hällstig, "A Review on Commercial Solid State 3D Cameras for Machine Vision Applications", Book "Recent Advances in Topography Research", chapter 11, Nova Science Publishers Inc., ISBN 978-1-62618-840-2, 2013, pp. 303-352.
  2. Hußmann, S., Edeler, T. and Hermanski, A., "Real-Time Processing of 3D-TOF Data in Machine Vision Applications", Book "Machine Vision - Applications and Systems", chapter 4, I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-953-51-0373-8, 2012, pp. 73-92.
  3. Hußmann, S. and Edeler, T., "Robot vision using 3D TOF systems", Book "Robot Vision", chapter 16, I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-953-307-077-3, 2010, pp. 293-306.
  4. Hußmann, S., Hagebeuker, B. and Ringbeck, T., "A performance review of 3D TOF vision systems in comparison to stereo vision systems", Book "Stereo Vision", chapter 7, I-Tech Education and Publishing, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 978-953-7619-22-0, 2008, pp. 103-120.
  5. S. Hußmann "Schnelle 3D-Objektvermessung mittels PMD/CMOS-Kombizeilensensor und Signalkompressions-Hardware" (Fast 3D-objekt measurement by means of a PMD/CMOS-Linear Sensor and Signal-Compressing Hardware), Ph.D. dissertation at the Center for Sensor Systems (ZESS), University of Siegen, Germany, Online publication, 2000, 123 pages.

Patents:

  1. Hussmann, S. and Hu, A., "Methods and Apparatus for control of Inductively coupled power transfer", US 2007/0109708 A1 (17.05.2007), EP1634355A1(15.03.2006), CA2526544A1(21.11.2005) , WO2004/105208A1(2.12.2004), NZ529869(27.11.2003), NZ526115(23.05.2003).
  2. Hussmann, S. and Hu, A., "Frequency controller resonant converter", US2008/0211478 A1 (04.09.2008),EP1634366A1 (15.03.2006), CA2526713A1(21.11.2005) , WO2004/105226A1(2.12.2004), NZ529869(27.11.2003), NZ526116(23.05.2003).

Journal Articles (out of 20):

  1. Knoll, F., Holtorf, T. and Hußmann, S., "Hightech-Revolution?", Trade Journal: “Gemüse”, ISSN  0016-6286, June 2016, pp. 50-51.
  2. Knoll F., Holtorf T. and Hußmann S.,  "Investigation of different plant root exit point vector search algorithms in organic farming", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 65(5), 2016, pp. 1035 - 1041.
  3. Heinze C., Spyropoulos S., Hußmann S. and Perwass C., "Automated Robust Metric Calibration Algorithm for Multi-Focus Plenoptic Cameras", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 65(5), 2016, pp. 1197 - 1205.
  4. Hußmann S., Knoll F. and Edeler T.,  "Modulation Method Including Noise Model for Minimizing the Wiggling Error of TOF Cameras", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 63(5), 2014, pp. 1127 - 1136.
  5. Hußmann S. and Hermanski A., "One-Phase Algorithm for Continuous Wave TOF Machine Vision Applications", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 62(5), 2013, pp. 991 - 998.
  6. T. Edeler, K. Ohliger, S. Hussmann, and A. Mertins, "Super-Resolution Model for a Compressed-Sensing Measurement Setup", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 61(5), 2012, pp. 1140 - 1148.
  7. Hußmann, S., Hermanski, A. and Edeler, T., "Real-Time Motion Artifact Suppression in TOF Camera Systems", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 60(5), 2011, pp. 1682 - 1690.
  8. Hußmann, S., Edeler, T., "Pseudo 4-phase shift algorithm for performance enhancement of 3D-TOF vision systems", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 59(5), 2010, pp. 1175-1181.
  9. Hußmann, S., Liepert, T., "3D-TOF Robot Vision System", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, 58(1), 2009, pp.141-146.
  10. S. Hußmann and D. Jensen, "Crazy Car Race Contest: Multi-Course Design Curricula in Embedded System Design", IEEE Trans. on Education, 50(1), 2007, pp. 61-67.
  11. S. Hußmann and H. Hess "Dreidimensionale Umwelterfassung", Trade Journal: "Elektronik automotive",WEKA Publisher House, Germany, Issue 8, ISSN 1614-0125, 2006, pp. 55-59.
  12. J.C.K. Lai, W.H. Abdullaa and S. Hußmann "Hardware implementation of a sub-pixel algorithm for realtime saw blade deflection monitoring", Integration the VLSI journal (Elsevier), VLSI, 39(3), ISSN 0167-9260, 2006, pp.291-309.

Conference Articles (out of 57):

  1. Knoll, F., Grelcke, M., Czymnek, V., Holtorf, T. and Hußmann, S., "CPU architecture for a fast and energy-saving calculation of convolution neural networks", Proc. SPIE Vol.10335/Proc. SPIE 10334, Digital Optical Technologies 2017/Automated Visual Inspection and Machine Vision II, 2017, 103351M/103340P.
  2. Knoll, F., Holtorf, T. and Hußmann, S., "Modified 3D time-of-flight camera for object separation in organic farming", Proc. SPIE Vol.10335, Digital Optical Technologies 2017, 2017, 103351R.
  3. Holtorf, T., Knoll, F. and Hußmann, S., "Multimodal Image Stitching Algorithm for Weed Control Applications in Organic Farming", IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Computing Conference 2016, 2016, pp. 336 - 342 .
  4. Knoll, F., Holtorf, T. and Hußmann, S., "Investigation of Different Sensor Systems to Classify Plant and Weed in Organic Farming Applications", IEEE Technically Sponsored SAI Computing Conference 2016, 2016, pp. 343 - 348.
  5. Knoll, F., Holtorf, T. and Hußmann, S., "Vegetation index determination method based on color room processing for weed control applications in organic farming", I2MTC 2016, Proc. of the 33th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2016, pp. 1024-1029.
  6. Knoll, F., Holtorf, T., Schmidt, M. and Hußmann, S., "Plant root exit point search algorithm for weed control applications in organic farming", I2MTC 2015, Proc. of the 32th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2015, pp. 18-22.
  7. Knoll, F., Holtorf, T. and Hußmann, S., "Fast Correspondence Search Algorithm for Stereo Vision Range Sensors",I2MTC 2015, Proc. of the 32th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2015, pp. 23-28.
  8. Hußmann, S., Holtorf, T. and Knoll, F., "Investigation of different polar to Cartesian coordinate system conversion methods for ToF-cameras in the close-up range", I2MTC 2015, Proc. of the 32th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2015, pp. 1072-1077.
  9. Heinze, C., Spyropoulos, S., Hußmann, S. and Perwass, C., "Automated Robust Metric Calibration of Multi-Focus Plenoptic Cameras", I2MTC 2015, Proc. of the 32th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2015, pp. 2038-2043.
  10. Edeler, T. and Hußmann, S. , "Uncertainty analysis for optical time-of-flight sensors based on four-phase-shiftrange calculation", SAS 2014, IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium 2014, 2014, pp. 382-387.
  11. Hußmann, S. and Sandner, J., "Real-time classification of industrial products based on the photonic-mixer-devicesensor technology", SAS 2014, IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium 2014, 2014, pp. 267-271.
  12. Hußmann, S. and Knoll, F.  "Modulation Method for minimizing the Depth Distortion Offset of Lock-in ToF Cameras", I2MTC 2013, Proc. of the 30th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2013, pp. 551-556.
  13. Hußmann, S. and Hermanski, A.  "Real-time image processing of TOF range images using a single shot image capture algorithm", I2MTC 2012, Proc. of the 29th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2012, pp. 1551-1555.
  14. Hußmann, S., Huhn, P. and Hermanski, A.  "Systematic distance deviation error compensation for a ToF-camera in the close-up range", I2MTC 2012, Proc. of the 29th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2012, pp. 1546-1550.
  15. K. Ohliger, T. Edeler, S. Hussmann and A. Mertins,  "Increasing the Parameter Robustness of Active Contours using Image Data driven Initializations", 19th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO, 2011, pp. 26-30.
  16. S. Hussmann, F. Knoll and T. Edeler, "Real-time image Processing of TOF range images using a reconfigurable processor system", Proc. SPIE Vol.8085, Videometrics, Range Imaging and Applications XI, 2011, pp. 808507 (8 ).
  17. T. Edeler, K. Ohliger, S. Hussmann, and A. Mertins,  "Multi image super resolution using compressed sensing", 36th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2011, pp. 2868-2871.
  18. T. Edeler, K. Ohliger, S. Hussmann, and A. Mertins,  "Parameter calibration of a novel super-resolution model for a compressed-sensing measurement setup", I2MTC 2011, 28th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2011, pp. 1376-1380.
  19. T. Edeler, K. Ohliger, S. Hussmann, and A. Mertins, "Super resolution reconstruction method for Time-of-Flight range data using complex compressive sensing", I2MTC 2011, 28th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2011, pp. 1381-1385.
  20. Edeler, T., Ohliger, K., Hußmann, S. and Mertins, A. "A New Shift Estimation Algorithm for Barcode Super Resolution", ICSP 2010, Proc. of the 10 th Int. Conf. on Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2010, pp. 720-724.
  21. Edeler, T., Ohliger, K., Hußmann, S. and Mertins, A. "Time-of-Flight Depth Image Denoising using Prior Noise Information", ICSP 2010, Proc. of the 10 th Int. Conf. on Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2010, pp. 119-122.
  22. Ohliger, K., Edeler, T., Hußmann, S., Condurache, A. P. and Mertins, A. "A Novel Approach of Initializing Region-Based Active Contours in Noisy Images by Means of Higher Order Statistics and Dissimilarity", ICMA 2010, Proc. of the Int. Conf. on Mechatronics and Automation, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2010, pp. 477-482.
  23. Hußmann, S., Hermanski, A. and Edeler, T.  "Real-time motion supression in TOF range images", I2MTC 2010, Proc. of the 27th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2010, pp. 697-701.
  24. Ohliger, K., Edeler, T., Hußmann, S., Hermanski, A. and Mertins, A. "Illumination Invariant Measurement of Mechanical Dimensions Using a Multiple Segmentation Method", I2MTC 2010, Proc. of the 27th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2010, pp. 1008-1013.
  25. T. Edeler, K. Ohliger, S. Hussmann, and A. Mertins, "Super resolution of time-of-flight depth image under consideration of spatially varying noise variance," in Int. Conf. on Image Processing (ICIP). IEEE Computer Society, 2009, pp. 1185-1188.
  26. Edeler, T., Ohliger, K., Lawrenz, S. and Hussmann, S. "Automated ethernet based test setup for long wave infrared camera analysis and algorithm evaluation", Proc. SPIE Vol.7389, Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection VI, 2009, pp. 73892J (12 ).
  27. Hußmann, S. and Edeler, T.  "Performance improvement of a 3D-TOF PMD camera using a pseudo 4-phase shift algorithm", I2MTC 2009, Proc. of the 26th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2009, pp. 542-546.
  28. Hußmann, S., Schauer, D. and MacDonald, B. "Integration of a3D-TOF camera into an autonomous, mobile robot system", I2MTC 2009, Proc. of the 26th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2009, pp. 547-552.
  29. Hußmann, S., Liepert, T. "Robot Vision System based on a 3D-TOF Camera", IMTC 2007, Proc. of the 24th Int. Conf. on Inst. and Meas. Tec., IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, 2007, pp. 1-5.

[+] Research & Projects

Research Interests

My research interests include Machine Vision applications, 3D-camera design, 3D-image processing, real-time image processing and embedded systems/digital systems design.

(RG Score 21.81 at Research Gate)

 

Major projects (FHW)

Project Title:Sensor-Actuator system for Precision-Bio-Weed-Regulation maximising the ground coverage
Funding Source/Agency:Land Schleswig Holstein, Struktur- und Exzellenzbudget (Germany)
Research Budget:260 k€
Period of funding:2018-2019
Project Title:Precision-Bio-Weed-Detection
Funding Source/Agency:Land Schleswig Holstein, Exzellenz- und Strukturbudget für "die Stär-
kung der Forschung an Fachhochschulen,
Förderung von Forschungsprojekten" (Germany)
Research Budget:260 k€
Period of funding:2013-2017
Project Title:Large equipment grant for the project Precision-Bio-Weed-Detection
Funding Source/Agency:Land Schleswig Holstein, Struktur- und Exzellenzbudget (Germany)
Research Budget:364 k€
Period of funding: 2014-2015
Project Title:CICAD Machine Vision
Funding Source/Agency:Land Schleswig Holstein + EFRE (Germany) 
Research Budget:2.5 M€
Period of funding: 2009-2013
Project Title:Pilotstudie: Technologie- und Wissenstransfer durch Entwicklung eines
akademischen Mittelbaus an der FHW
Funding Source/Agency: Innovationsfonds SH (Germany)
Research Budget:in total ca. 235.000 €
Period of funding:2006-2008
Project Title:Development of an exhaust controlled fuel burner with fuel detection
Funding Source/Agency: WTSH and Scheer GmbH (Germany)
Research Budget:in total ca. 230.000 €
Period of funding:2005-2008
Project Title:Development of a mobile turbidity sensor system
Funding Source/Agency: ITD GmbH and ATS GmbH (Germany) 
Research Budget:in total ca. 50.000 €
Period of funding:2005-2008
Project Title:Development of an microprocessor control system for vegetable
oil fill of commercial vehicles
Funding Source/Agency: ITD GmbH and PTN GmbH (Germany)
Research Budget:in total ca. 300.000 €
Period of funding:2006-2007
Project Title:Development of an optical inspection system for bulk materials
Funding Source/Agency: ITD GmbH and Helms Technology GmbH (Germany)
Research Budget:in total ca. 160.000 €
Period of funding:2005-2007


Project Title:Funds to build up the company ITD GmbH
Funding Source/Agency: EU and Land Schleswig Holstein (Germany)
Research Budget:in total ca. 2.5 M €
Period of funding:2004-2009

[+] Bachelor, Master and PhD theses

Supervision of the last 5 years:

PhD theses:

  1. Edeler, T., "Bildverbesserung von Time-Of-Flight Tiefenkarten", ISBN: 978-3-8440-0809-8, Shaker Verlag, West Coast University of Applied Sciences / University of Lübeck, supervisor and second examiner, 2011.
  2. Li, H. L.,  "High Frequency Power Converters Based on Energy Injection Control for IPT Systems", University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, external examiner, 2011.

Master theses:

  1. Nottrott, R., "Generating high-quality colour images from image sensors with colour filter arrays employing four different colours", Basler AG, Ahrensburg, second supervisor, 2017.
  2. Grelcke, M., "Implementation of a real-time Convolutional Neural Network CPU design on a FPGA", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2017.
  3. Haake, K.,"Development of an automated biosensor system for the on site analysis of multiple seawater samples", Fraunhofer ISIT, Itzehoe, first supervisor, 2017.
  4. Köhm, J. O., "Development of an automatic system to measure the focal spot stability and the internal influencing factors from microfocus X-ray tubes", YXLON International GmbH, second supervisor, 2016.
  5. Wenzel, T. M., "Development of a synchronous multichannel measurement system for air-borne and solid-borne sound", Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), Hamburg, second supervisor, 2016.
  6. Köster, F., "Development of a functional prototype of a 10-Gbps-Interface based on a FPGA", DSI GmbH, Bremen, first supervisor, 2016.
  7. Holtorf, T., "Development of a weed-database for organic farming using a mobile farming robot and new developed optical, metrical calibrated image acquissition system", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2015.
  8. Pinnow, R., "Development of a System Interface Simulator to control x-ray generators", Philips Medical Systems DMC GmbH, Hamburg, second supervisor, 2015.
  9. Klockmann, H.,"Connection of an Android smartphone to an energy efficient sensor network using Bluetooth Low Energy", Dräger AG & Co. KGaA, Lübeck, second supervisor, 2015.
  10. Schröder, L., "Conception, implementation and testing of a gesture-based control for print image inspection systems", EyeC GmbH, Hamburg, second supervisor, 2015.
  11. Burmeister, D., "Predevelopment for a system for ultrasonic-assisted wound debridement", Söring GmbH, Quickborn, second supervisor, 2015.
  12. Weiler, L., "Design and Implementation of an Ethernet UDP data connection between a FPGA and a PC for visual presentation of 3D data", Fraunhofer ISIT, Itzehoe, first supervisor, 2014.
  13. Knoll, F., "Determination of the root exit point and vector of weeds by means of different 3D-technologies", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2014.
  14. Severins, D., "Design and implementation of a generic control and debug environment for the development of electronic power generators using NI LabVIEW", Trumpf-Hüttinger GmbH + Co. KG, Freiburg, first supervisor, 2014.
  15. Ostermann, R.., "Analysis and optimization of the transmit and receiving path of an automobile ultrasonic based level sensor", Hella Fahrzeugkomponenten GmbH, Bremen, second supervisor, 2014.
  16. Voigt, T., "Concept of a gateway to connect different cryptographically secured units", NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH, Hamburg, second supervisor, 2014.
  17. Dahmen, F., "Development of a smart camera system estimating the self-movement of a hexacopter", Aibotix GmbH, Kassel, first supervisor, 2014.
  18. Sahak, E., "Detection of low ground structures with a multilayer laser scanner", ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, Hamburg, second supervisor, 2014.
  19. Falk, G., "Methods for person tracking and counting in busy transit areas using the Kinect 3D image sensor", Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), Hamburg, second supervisor, 2014.
  20. Heinze, C.,"Design and test of a calibration method for the calculation of metrical range values for 3D light field cameras", Raytrix GmbH, Kiel, first supervisor, 2014.
  21. Hinrichs, M.,"Evaluation of SMART camera systems used for the final inspection of MELF resistors", VISHAY BCcomponents BEYSCHLAG GmbH, Heide, first supervisor, 2013.
  22. Sandner, J.,"Real-time classification of industry products in the close-up range using a 3D ToF camera and a HW/SW-codesign platform", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2013.
  23. Zahn, F.,"Development of a spectral estimation method for diagnosis of ABS sensor signals", Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), Hamburg, second supervisor, 2013.
  24. Kröhnert, C., "Design and HDL implementation of a serial digital video interface to an ARM SoC for the automotive area", Avionic Design GmbH, Hamburg, first supervisor, 2013.
  25. Sabotta, D., "Design of a CMOS test chip for the digital and analog signal processing in ABS sensors", Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), Hamburg, second supervisor, 2013.
  26. Roloff, F., "Design of a FPGA-based test method for functional testing of ethernet PHY-chips with cross-correlation and oversampling", Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg, second supervisor, 2012.
  27. Karcoon H., "Real-time data image processing of range data of a 3D ToF camera in the close-up range for inspection applications", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2012.
  28. Van Hall, B., "Development of an Partially Automated Testing Procedure for Components of an Onboard Entertainment System for Airplanes", Lufthansa Technik AG, Hamburg, first supervisor, 2012.
  29. Müller, M., "Development of a multichannel, flexible DDC-Core in VHDL", Plath GmbH, Hamburg, second supervisor, 2012.
  30. Kyle, N., "A Model-Driven Approach for Designing Industrial Embedded Systems", University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, external examiner, 2012.
  31. Appel, S., ""Design, implementation and test of a FPGA-based demonstrator for data transmission with millimeter-wave front ends", Siemens AG, München, first supervisor, 2012.
  32. Starke, M., "Development of an automated HIL-inspection system for the functional software-safeguarding of CAN-based vehicle control units", STILL GmbH, Hamburg, second supervisor, 2012.
  33. Schamott, C., "Possibility of using SysML and methods of variant management during the development process of a forklift truck", Jungheinrich Norderstedt Ag & Co. KG, Norderstedt, second supervisor, 2012.
  34. Bolls, K., "System on Chip development of a FPGA based real time processing of radar information under use
    of an UDP/IP stack realised in hardware
    ", SAM Electronics, Hamburg, second  supervisor, 2012.

Bachelor theses:

  1. Hempel, T., "Development of different real-time algorithms for plant segmentation in RGB-images in organic farming", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2017.
  2. Löbkens J., "Evaluation of parameter changes on the network topology of Deep-Learning-Networks for pattern recognition in organic farming", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2017.
  3. Harlaender T., "Development of an efficient image segmentation algorithm optimized for the classification by means of convolutional neural networks", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2017.
  4. Sternke S.O., "Development of a real-time algorithm for plant separation based on RGB images from organic farming applications", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2017.
  5. Petersen F., "Set-up and start-up of a food computer under consideration of the energy balance", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2017.
  6. Brügge H., "Development of a machine vision system for size inspection of pastilles", BST Buck Systemtechnik GmbH, Brunsbüttel, first supervisor, 2017.
  7. Trompf T., "Development of a real-time capable weed control system based on a Delta-Robot, as well as the evaluation of repeatability and speed", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2017.
  8. Marmann N., "Evaluation and optimisation of a process model for German KMUs for the Chinese market entry", Antech-Gütling Gruppe, Fellbach, second supervisor, 2017.
  9. Wlotzka N., "Implementation of a bidirectional communication between an enterprise resource planning system and a mobile robot by means of the Robot operating system as well as QR-codes", Kristronics GmbH, Harrislee, first supervisor, 2017.
  10. Dell W., "Development of a microcontroller based RGB/IR-illumination unit for time-of-flight cameras", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  11. Beyer J., "Evaluation of different efficient automatic real-time weed control systems by simultaneously protecting the agricultural crop", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  12. Poczihoski, S., "Evaluation of Deep-Learning-Networks for pattern recognition for a weed control application", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  13. Piening, P., "Development of an interface circuit for realtime controlling of a linear axis", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  14. Pfau, D., "Development and implementation of a multi-PC learning software for artifical neural networks", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  15. Meißner, A., "Development of a real-time capable weed control system based on a Kuka robot as well as the evaluation of repeatability and speed of the robot", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  16. Battige, N., "Development of an object movement speed measurement setup for various camera sensors", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  17. Haiduck, A., "Preparation of an investment appraisal of the automated weed control process benchmarked against conventional weed control process", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  18. Czymmek, V., "Development of an energy saving illumination unit for the measurement of different plants", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2016.
  19. Niang, S., "Development of a real-time weed elimination unit based on current induction by means of a focused Tesla inductor discharge ionization nozzle", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2015.
  20. Koehne, J., "Development of a real-time data acquisition and visualization software for the energy meter of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2015.
  21. Lentfer P., "Choice of a Laser Triangulation Displacement Sensor for precise measuring of caps", ISW GmbH, Kölln-Reisiek, first supervisor, 2015.
  22. Kraft, T., "Promotion of the University of Applied Sciences Model "Practical semester" by organizing an information event with the participation of students / companies as a part of an University cooperation between Germany and China", Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST), first supervisor, 2015.
  23. Heycke, J.H., "Capturing the schematic and designing a printed circuit board of a 12 megapixel CMOS imaging camera with global shutter and USB 3.0 interface as the basis of a monocular 3D Light-field camera", Raytrix GmbH, Kiel, first supervisor, 2015.
  24. Merkel, A., "Development of a real-time robot simulation workstation evaluating different sensors and algorithms for the automatic plant detection", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2015.
  25. Knauer, M. A., "Intercultural intermediation process by means of a project to set up and evaluate a typical laboratory experiment in the context of a University partnership between Germany and China", Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (ZUST), first supervisor, 2015.
  26. Grelcke, M., "Development and Implementation of a Printed Circuit Board for a Global Shutter CMOS Image Sensor", Raytrix GmbH, Kiel, first supervisor, 2015.
  27. Kohn, M., "Development of a continuous temperature measurement device for early detection of blood circulatory disorders during breast cancer treatment", BR Product GmbH i. G., Heide, first supervisor, 2014.
  28. Schmidt, M.,"Development of a communication protocol and a graphical user interface for the data of a 3D-LIDAR Scanner", Fraunhofer ISIT, Itzehoe, first supervisor, 2014.
  29. Holtorf, T., "Evaluation of a ToF-camera in the close-up range for robotic applications", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2014.
  30. Michelsen, F., "Development and evaluation of a control concept in the area of the commutator production with particular consideration of the expense situation and the complex manufacturing structure at the Robert Bosch GmbH in Hildesheim", Robert Bosch GmbH, Hildesheim, first supervisor, 2013.
  31. Meise, M., "Development of a GPS controlled Iphone navigation-app with incorporated web service for the buildings of the FHW", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2013.
  32. Thiel, D., "Development of an audio and visual display unit for scale data of a workplace for disabled people", Werkstatt Neuwerk, Stiftung Mensch, Heide, first supervisor, 2013.
  33. Szendefi, T.A., "Development of a high precision, low-noise reference voltage source", Texas Instruments Deutschland GmbH, Freising, second supervisor, 2013.
  34. Clausen, M., "Development of a microcontroller system to parameterize a laser based calibration machine for cylindrical resistors", VISHAY BCcomponents BEYSCHLAG GmbH, Heide, first supervisor, 2013.
  35. Hansen, D., "Concept, installation, configuration and integration of a virtuel infrastructure using Vmware ESKi", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, second supervisor, 2013.
  36. Stoldt, M., "Development of a web based process control application for a CMP station using a 8-bit microcontroller", Fraunhofer ISIT, Itzehoe, first supervisor, 2013.
  37. Arle, C., "Development of an Android-Application for structuring the study", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, second supervisor, 2013.
  38. Wölke, C., "Development of an iPhone App for vehicle control using the wireless Bluetooth Low Energy standard", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2012.
  39. Kleinke, T., "Development of an Ethernet interface between a ToF-camera and a configurable soft processor for real-time image data transfer", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2012.
  40. Wolff, M., "Redesign of a 12V/25W-Converter for Lighting Applications", Hansen Neon GmbH, Haselund, second supervisor, 2012.
  41. Thedens, M., "Development of a GPS controlled Iphone navigation-app for the buildings of the FHW", West Coast University of Applied Sciences (FHW), Heide, first supervisor, 2012.
  42. Beckemeyer, L. M., "A technical marketing analysis and concept for PowerbyProxi focussing on Business-to-Business Marketing", PowerbyProxi Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand, first supervisor, 2012.

[+] Further Information

Sabbactical
Research & study leave

Research Fellow in the ECE Department at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Research topic: Development of a 3D-TOF vison system for autonomous, mobile robot systems (WS 2007/2008).

[+] Teaching

The lecture material to the following courses can be accessed via moodle (http://moodle.fh-westkueste.de/).

Postgraduate courses

  • Real-time Image Processing:
    This course covers the following topics:
    Introduction to real-time image processing systems, FPGA based real-time image processing systems, real-time image processing algorithms

Undergraduate courses

  • Digital Technology / Microprocessor technology:
    This course covers the following topics:
    Number representation, logic minimization, coding, logic circuits using memory, FSM, implementation technology, microcontroller structure
    Introduction to Hardware Modulation Languages (VHDL), storage components (RAM/ROM), AVR microcontroller, serial and parallel interface ICs
  • Digital Image Processing:
    This course covers the following topics:
    Image acquisition, image compression, histogram manipulation, thresholding, introduction to digital filters, segmentation
  • Digital Systems:
    This course covers the following topics:
    Introduction to embedded systems, design criteria for embedded systems, comparison of current implementation technologies, Syntax notations in VHDL, entity & architectures, logical operators, signal delays and structural hazards, processes and sequential commands, latches and flip flops, tri-state & don't car modelling, arithmetic and synchronous counters, FSMs, design of hardware processors

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