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Core topic Analysis of distributed IoT systems

Increasing complexity of distributed systems with minimal energy consumption required

In the Internet of Things, sensor data and information are collected and processed. The necessary system components are being used more and more widely thanks to diverse sensor technology and the goal of automated analyses, causing data volumes to increase exponentially. Thus, processing the data no longer is only practical at central points such as in the cloud, because bandwidth and real-time requirements can increasingly not be met.

Distributed processing, however, further increases the complexity of the systems. At the same time, it is becoming more important to minimise the overall energy consumption of the systems in terms of sustainability. To deal with this, it is necessary to design functions flexibly so that they are only executed when needed and are not firmly defined in advance.   

Research on flexible and robust IoT components

For such complex distributed IoT systems, we are working on modelling networks and nodes for system-wide analysis of functionality and associated energy consumption. We are investigating how intelligence can be established in the network, how tasks can be solved flexibly and autonomously and how individual functions can be made portable and robust.



Dr.-Ing. Tino Hutschenreuther

Head of System Design

tino.hutschenreuther(at) (0) 3677 874 93 40

Dr. Tino Hutschenreuther will answer your questions on our research in Smart distributed measurement and test systems and the related core topics Analysis of distributed IoT systems, Embedded AI and Real-time data processing and communications, on the lead applications Adaptive edge AI systems for industrial application and IoT systems for cooperative environmental monitoring as well as on the range of services for the development of embedded systems.

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Dirk-Hendrik John, Software-Service John GmbH

“From our point of view, the design IMMS came up with for the architecture was in itself convincing. Further, we were impressed by its support in integrating our application with the MQTT standard. Both during the ongoing joint field test in Jena and during the entire project period, IMMS staff were always readily available with prompt support if questions or problems arose.”


Dr. Katja Nicolai, IL Metronic

“From my point of view, the numerous outcomes, many of them already validated by demonstrators, speak for themselves. These wireless solutions with their energy self-sufficiency are blazing the trail for quick, cheap and easy retrofitting. I envisage their use not only in manufacturing processes but in other areas such as transport and logistics.”

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