Consulting, Initiation and realization of resaerch projects
Specialists at the CC IIEE advise industrial and economic partners on questions concerning “Grid-Living and Mobility”. They also offer support for state-of-the-art product specifications.
In addition, the elaboration of feasibility studies is offered. Partners who plan to launch new products are consulted professionally.
Specialists also offer assistance on the initiation of innovation and development projects. They realize workshops for partners and take their research questions to different institutions such as the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER), in collaboration with the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) or other research funding institutions.
As a member of the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research with a focus on “Integration, Infrastructure and New Urban Transportation” a close cooperation between the CC IIEE and other universities is guaranteed. Knowledge related to the content produced may be directly used for other partner projects.
Public and private urban e-mobility and infrastructure
Questions concerning e-mobility, new technologies, charging infrastructures and stability of energy supply can be solved more efficiently as a result of the CC IIEE activities within the network of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research «SCCER Mobility».
In order to offer solutions from a single source, the CC IIEE cooperates with other universities under the heading “Integration, Infrastructure and New Urban Transportation”.
Drives, motors design and testing
The CC IIEE research team solves drive problems, realizes highly efficient and special cost-effective motors within a preferred range of 50W up to 5kW. Furthermore they provide efficiency certificates for industrial drives according to European standards. In particular, special attention is put on the entire drive system containing motors, power electronics and energy storage.
Many years of experience in the development, simulation and the integration of electrical motors into a drive train system including the energy storage systems, makes the CCIIEE the perfect partner for specific applications in this area.
The motors that are invented range from kickboards to the e-bikes and even to small buses. A self-developed automatic motor test bench allows high-precision efficiency measurements with fast changeovers. The picture shows some of the motors, which have been invented here.
system integration of mobile and stationary energy storages
The CC IIEE experts help to design and integrate electrical energy storage systems and specialize in supercaps and Li-Ion batteries. They are concerned with mobile applications and stationary storage units (the latter also in relation to batteries for electric vehicles) and with V2G technologies. The team is especially experienced in storage systems that deal with complex load and operating profiles. There is a special emphasis in research and services relating to the super accumulator modules (SAM), which represent an intelligent multi-storage combination.
Through many projects in industry, including the development of an energy pack for trolley buses for the Carosserie Hess Company or a local storage system for photovoltaic combined with a management system in cooperation with Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke, an enormous amount of practical know-how has been developed.
These types of questions are also part of the network of the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research «SCCER Mobility». Offering solutions from one single source, here the CC IIEE cooperates with other universities under the heading “systems and components for e-mobility”.
Smart-grid, energy Grid simulation
The CC IIEE executes grid-examinations and studies on decentralized and centralized grids. The engagement in decentralized storage systems and the emerging e-mobility as well as the crossover with and connection to public transportation networks is an important cornerstone of the CC IIEE.
For that NEPLAN, grid-simulation software invented in Switzerland, is used by the researchers for solving problems from lower voltage grids up to the highest voltage levels.
The Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke and other energy suppliers have been research partners for many years.
development and realization of prototypes and demonstrators
Prototypes and demonstrators of our ideas from our partners can be implemented quickly thanks to our modern infrastructure and efficient development processes. The development and assembling of prints or an efficiency measurement can be realized within one day.
Among other elements, the modern infrastructure includes simulation tools, an electromagnetic compatibility laboratory for testing the sensitivity of equipment against interfering signals from the environment, automatic measuring devices, facilities for electronic print fabrication as well as other workspaces and 3-D-printers.