• DeepSea Sampling: In this joint project, a consortium of seven partners is developing a template that can be used for vertical ore mining in the deep sea area.

    The following tasks are being carried out at the institute:

    Conceptual design of the tool changer: Investigations for detecting wear on tools and technical solutions for changing tools under water

    Position determination: Investigation of sensor systems and sensor data fusion for orientation and position determination under water

    SMS minerals: Investigation of relevant mineral properties and experiments to estimate mining conditions

    Pressure-tight design of sensor systems

    Conception of semi-autonomous work systems

    Sensor data acquisition, -analysis and -transmission with limited bandwidths

    Control and regulation of drives using position data