Fields of Research
The Institute of Power Systems Technology and Power Mechatronics deals with topics in the fields of mechatronic drive systems and regenerative energy supply. From the regenerative generation of electrical energy to its provision and use in technical processes such as production or electromobility systems, a holistic research approach is pursued at the institute.
With the control of energy, mankind created the basis for technological and economic developement. Energy exists in different forms and it is indispensable for every day living, food preparation, communication and technology. Energy sources are Earth, Sun and the planetary motion. They are transformed into human usable energy forms like thermal, electrical or chemical energy.
The term „system“ comes from the Greek word “Σýστημα”(systema), meaning “structured entity”. In the field of engineering ‘system‘ is a fundamental term. It describes the combination of multiple interacting components that result in a common function.