In principal all known conventional satellite navigation systems like GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, QZSS and BeiDou are enabling the determination of the position with accuracy on the centimeter-level by help of the carrier phase. However, the carrier signals, upon which the navigation signals are modulated, are typically impaired by various error sources, like ionospheric errors, tropospheric errors, instrumental errors and/or other error sources, leading to a defective determination of the position.
The invention from Technische Universität München enables a precise and reliable relative positioning (relative kinematic positioning - RTK) with centimeter-level accuracy in urban environments as well as a precise attitude determination (heading estimation with 0.25°/m accuracy) with low-cost sensors.
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Increased numbers of electric and hybrid cars and reduction of feeding power from solar power plants into the net lead to a rising demand for new battery-systems. However, traditional energy conversion systems and energy saving systems are made of static series and parallel circuits comprising up to thousands of subunits to reach the wanted output voltage and amount of electricity (e.g. the Tesla S model has 6.000 battery cells). The major draw back here is that the cells all differ regarding aging and capacity and due to the underlying physical principle the weakest battery cell determines the electrical charge and the electrical efficiency. A new intelligent battery System from the Universität der Bundeswehr Munich can overcome this disadvantage.
MODAG GmbH is the winner of the PEP Award 2014 in the category „Early stage start-up projects“. The PEP Promotor-program of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is awarding the innovative start-up team for the development of a drug candidate for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Chronic hepatitis C virus infections are among the most common reasons for liver transplants. Because existing viruses also infect the new liver, the immune system is highly active there. Despite this, the new organ is not rejected, as scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technische Universität München (TUM) have now discovered. The long-term stimulation of the innate immune system by the virus actually increases the probability of tolerance.
Picture: Prof. Ulrike Protzer and Dr. Felix Bohne investigate the results of the blood samples of HCV-infected transplant patients. (Photo: E. Mitterwallner / TUM)
When can we expect to drive the length of Germany in an electric car without having to top up the battery? Chemists at the NIM Cluster at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) and at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, have now synthesized a new material that could show the way forward to state-of-the-art lithium-sulfur batteries.
On behalf of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Bayerische Patentallianz GmbH is awarding a license to NavVis GmbH for an award-winning technology for navigating inside buildings. This technology, which was initially developed at TUM under the name of NavVis, allows navigation inside large buildings without the need of GPS. In addition, with the help of a mobile app for smartphone users this technology also opens up new possibilities for interactive services such as museum tours or product advertising in shopping malls.
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Early nutrition is recognized as a target for the effective prevention of childhood obesity. Protein intake was commonly associated with more rapid weight gain during infancy, a known risk factor for later obesity. Now researchers from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) studied the influence of protein content in infant nutrition on the BMI of children years later and suggest foods that provide excessive protein intake should be avoided.
Generative manufacturing method from Technische Universität München for components in combination with a specific directional three-dimensional fiber structure.