Embedded Systems

Using existing cellular networks for drones

The communicative challenges facing drones are manifold: They need to communicate with a base station on the ground, but they must also be able to swap…

Vulnerability of cloud service hardware uncovered

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are, so to say, a computer manufacturer's “Lego bricks”: electronic components that can be employed in a more flexible…

Efficient and intelligent: Drones get to grips with planning the delivery of goods

“We are analysing a system in which customers order goods that are stored in depots and the subsequent deliveries are made by drones”, Christian Bettstetter…

Efficient time synchronization of sensor networks by means of time series analysis

For decades, researchers have been working on improving sensor networks. A key design goal is to keep the cost of individual sensors (such as cameras and…

E-car sharing comes of age

But if it’s going to succeed with electric vehicles, charging times need to be shorter and booking processes simpler. That means a straightforward process for…

Solutions for an Internet of Energy

This Internet of Energy is defined as the networking of relatively autonomous electricity producers and consumers, who determine and cover the energy demand…

Adaptive software architecture for E-vehicles rectifies problems on its own

The aim is to allow developers to design software so that the system will autonomously compensate when problems arise during operation. This adaptive system is…

Darwin Enhances Software Quality

In the natural world, laws of evolutionary biology such as selection, cross-breeding and mutation ensure that plants and living beings adapt to changed…