Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Brandmeier


Scientific Director CARISSMA


Phone: +49 841 9348-7460
E-Mail:
Room: H023
Subject Area: Electrical Engineering and Vehicle Communication

Research


  • Sensor systems and algorithms for assive Vehicle Safety, in particular crash impact sound
    sensing recognition (CISS) and rollover detection
  • Integration of Active and Passive Vehicle Safety Systems / Integral Vehicle Safety
  • High-Performance functions in the Integral Vehicle Safety
  • XiL-Test methods for vehicle safety systems with high cross-linking
  • Predictive crash detection based on integrated environmental sensor systems
  • Test methods for referencing and validation of precrash systems
  • High-precision positioning and dynamic vehicle location for safety applications
  • VRU-Target-dummy systems for the test of vehicle safety systems 

Vita


  • Oct. 1982 - May 1988
    Studies in the field of electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (TH)
  • July 1988 - Oct. 1992
    Research Assistant at the Institute of Process Measuring and Control Engineering (Institut für
    Prozessmesstechnik & Prozessleittechnik)
    at the University of Karlsruhe (Prof. Kronmüller)
  • July 1992
    Dissertation: "Wear and tear detection by vibration analysis on a lathe" (Verschleißerkennung durch Schwingungsanalyse an der Drehmaschine)
  • Nov. 1992 - Sept. 1997
    Advanced Development at Siemens VDO Automotive, Regensburg
    Head of various projects in Advanced Development
    From Dec. 1992        Exhaust gas after treatment of diesel engines in aconsortium with three
    vehicle manufacturers
    From April 1994        Vehicle dynamic systems (brake, steering and suspension)
    From June 1995        Developing an electromechanical braking system (brake-by-wire) until the
    adaption to the series development
  • Oct. 1997 - Sept. 2003
    Management of system development for electromechanical braking systems at Siemens VDO
    Automotive in Regensburg (Joint Venture with Continental) and head of algorithm development
    Passive Safety in the series
  • Since Oct. 2003
    Professor for "Electrical engineering and vehicle communication systems (Main focus of lectures:
    Vehicle electronics and mechatronics, International Automotive Master; 60 theses and 6 dissertations
    in cooperation with universities until summer semester 2014)
  • Oct. 2004 - Sept. 2007
    Installation and Mentoring of a scholarship program with Siemens VDO
  • Oct. 2007 - March 2008
    Research semester, topic: "Integration of Active and Passive Safety" in cooperation with Siemens VDO
  • since Sept. 2008
    Reviewer of several programs of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF): FH³,
    FHProfUnt 2010 and 2011, programs for young talents in engineering
  • Oct. 2008 - July 2010
    Academic advisor for Mechatronics, Establishing vehicle mechatronics as one major field of studies and
    as a competence field at the Institute of Applied Research (Institut für Angewandte Forschung) - IAF
  • since June 2010
    Scientific Director of the test and research center CARISSMA
  • June 2011 - Dec 2012
    Reviewer of the German Scientific Council (Wissenschaftsrat) (Assessment of the higher education
    system of the city state of Bremen and the state of Saarland)
  • since Oct. 2011
    Deputy Scientific Director of the Center of Applied Research (Zentrum für Angewandte Forschung) - ZAF
  • Jul. 2012 - Jul. 2013
    Vice president for Research at the THI
  • since Oct. 2013
    Research Professor for Vehicle Safety

Publications


  • Feser, Michael; Wieand, Christian; Schmidt, Claus; Brandmeier, Thomas (2004): Crash impact sound
    sensing (CISS) - higher crash discrimination performance at lower cost. Airbag 2004. Karlsruhe, 2004.
  • Brandmeier, Thomas; Lauerer, Christian; Spannaus, Paul; Feser, Michael (2006): Crasherkennung durch Körperschallmessung. In: Ulrich Brill (Hg.): Sensoren im Automobil. Unter Mitarbeit von Thomas Tille.
    Essen, S. 187–203.
  • Paggel, Jens; Feser, Michael; Brandmeier, Thomas; Spannaus, Paul; Lauerer, Christian (2006):
    Active and Passive Safety Integration for Advanced Rollover Protection. In: Fraunhofer ICT (Hg.):
    Airbag 2006 - 8th Int. Symposium and Exhibition on Sophisticated Car Occupant Safety Systems.
    Proceedings. Airbag 2006. Karlsruhe, Dezember 2006, S. 1–17.
  • Feser, Michael; McConnel, Douglas; Brandmeier, Thomas; Lauerer, Christian (2006):
    Advanced Crash Discrimination using Crash Impact Sound Sensing. SAE 2006. Detroit, April 2006.
  • Ertlmeier, Rudolf; Spannaus, Paul (2008): Expanding design process of the Airbag Control Unit ACU –
    Connection of active and passive safety by using vehicles dynamics for rollover and side crash detection.
    In: University of Applied Sciences Regensburg (Hg.): Proceedings of the Sixth International Workshop on
    Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems. University of Applied Sciences Regensburg, Regensburg,
    Germany, July 10-11, 2008. International Workshop on
    Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems; WISES, S. 75–83.
  • Brandmeier, Thomas; Kohlhuber, Markus; Wöckel, Sebastian; Auge, Jörg; Geigenfeind,
  • Mario (2009): Körperschallbasierte Seitencrasherkennung, Chancen und
  • Herausforderungen der Modellbildung. 9. Dresdner Sensor-Symposium, Dresden.
  • Brandmeier, Thomas; Lauerer, Christian; Spannaus, Paul (2010): Erfassung und Auswertung
  • hochfrequenter mechanischer Wellen im Fahrzeugcrash zur Verbesserung der
  • Crasherkennung von Insassenschutzsystemen. 15. ITG/GMA-Fachtagung, Nürnberg.
  • Brandmeier, Thomas; Mühlfeld, Florian; Ertlmeier, Rudi; Happe, Johannes (2011): Criticality
  • estimation of Pre-Crash scenarios. 14th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation
    Systems (ITSC), Washington DC, USA.
  • Mühlfeld, Florian; Ertlmeier, Rudolf; Brandmeier, Thomas (2011): Prädiktionsmodell der Fahrzeugtrajektorie
    für vorausschauende Sicherheitssysteme. In: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Hg.): 10. Magdeburger Maschinenbau-Tage. 27.-29. September 2011. 10. Magdeburger Maschinenbau-Tage. Magdeburg.
    Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg. Magdeburg, S. C4-4.
  • Sattler, Kathrin; Raith, Andreas; Brandmeier, Thomas (2011): Crashfähiges Testsystem für vernetzte Sicherheitssysteme im Automobil. In: Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg (Hg.): 10. Magdeburger
    Maschinenbau-Tage. 27.-29. September 2011. 10. Magdeburger Maschinenbau-Tage. Magdeburg.
  • Raith, Andreas; Sattler, Kathrin; Ertlmeier, Rudolf; Brandmeier, Thomas (2011): Networking and Integration
    of Active and Passive Safety Systems. In: Markus Kucera und Thomas Waas (Hg.): Proceedings of the Ninth
    Workshop on Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems. WISES 2011. Regensburg, S. 75–80.
  • Scherrmann, Patrick; Kohlhuber, Markus; Brandmeier, Thomas (2011): Auswertung aktiv erzeugter
    Körperschallsignale im Fahrzeug. 10. Dresdner Sensor-Symposium. Forschungsgesellschaft für
    Messtechnik, Sensorik und Medizintechnik e. V. Dresden. Dresden, Dezember 2011.
  • Sendtner, Ernst; Spannaus, Paul; Winkler, Roman; Matlok, Daniel; Brandmeier, Thomas; Grifka, Joachim (2011): Körperschallbasierte Detektion der Mikroseparation nach Hüftgelenksersatz. 59. Jahrestagung der Vereinigung Süddeutscher Orthopäden und Unfallchirurgen e. V. Baden-Baden, April/Mai 2011.
  • Ertlmeier, Rudolf; Faisst, Holger; Spannaus, Paul; Brandmeier, Thomas (2012): Model-Based Soil Trip Rollover Prediction Using Driving Dynamics. International Conference on Sustainable Automotive technologies ICSAT
    2012. Melbourne, März 2012.
  • Sattler, Kathrin; Raith, Andreas; Brandmeier, Thomas; Schyr, Christian; Sadou, Daouda (2012 / 2013):
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  • Maneuver-Based Testing of Integrated, Highly Interconnected Safety Systems. In: International Federation of
    Automotive Engineering Societies (Hg.): FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress / Proceedings of the Fisita
    2012 World Automotive Congress. Proceedings and Abstracts / Vehicle Design and Testing (II), Bd. 196.
    FISITA 2012 World Automotive Congress. Beijing, November. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, S. 1677–1689.
  • Sattler, Kathrin; Raith, Andreas; Brandmeier, Thomas (2012): Efficient test methods for the system of highly
    networked safety systems. In: Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt (Hg.): Proceedings of the Tenth Workshop on Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems. Klagenfurt.
  • Ertlmeier, Rudolf; Mühlfeld, Florian; Faisst, Holger; Jumar, Ulrich; Brandmeier, Thomas (2012): Verbesserung modellbasierter Überschlagserkennung mittels Schätzung relevanter Fahrzeugparameter. Model Based
    Rollover Detection Improvement by Estimation of Relevant Vehicle Parameters.
    In: at - Automatisierungstechnik 60 (7), S. 417–425.
  • Raith, Andreas; Sattler, Kathrin; Schyr, Christian; Sadou Daouda; Brandmeier, Thomas (2012): Test system
    including crash data feeding for maneuver-based testing of integrated safety systems. crash.tech. TÜV Süd.
    München, April 2012.
  • Lugner, Robert; Sequeira, Gerald; Brandmeier, Thomas (2013): Crash Detection with Structure-Born Sound –
    Analysis of plastic buckling of thin-walled circular tubes. In: Werner Bogner, Olaf Ziemann und Jürgen
    Mottok (Hg.): ARC 2013. 17th and 18th October 2013, Deggendorf. Applied Research Conference 2013.
    Deggendorf. Aachen: Shaker, S. 50–53.
  • Mühlfeld, Florian; Doric, Igor; Ertlmeier, Rudolf; Brandmeier, Thomas (2013): Statistical Behavior Modeling
    for Driver-Adaptive Precrash Systems. In: IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems 14 (4),
    S. 1764–1772. DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2013.2267799.
  • Speth, Thomas; Brandmeier, Thomas (2013): Positioning with a dual-frequency GPS receiver via RTK.
    In: Werner Bogner, Olaf Ziemann und Jürgen Mottok (Hg.): ARC 2013. 17th and 18th October 2013, Deggendorf. Applied Research Conference 2013. Deggendorf. Aachen: Shaker, S. 419–423.
  • Reitberger, Andreas; Doric, Igor; Brandmeier, Thomas (2013): A survey on the shoulder joint design of a
    humanoid dummy for the test of Pedestrian Protection Systems. In: Werner Bogner, Olaf Ziemann und
    Jürgen Mottok (Hg.): ARC 2013. 17th and 18th October 2013, Deggendorf. Applied Research Conference 2013. Deggendorf. Aachen: Shaker, S. 354–359.
  • Böhmländer, Dennis; Doric, Igor; Appel, Eva; Brandmeier, Thomas (2013): Video Camera and Capacitive
    Sensor Data Fusion for Pedestrian Protection Systems. In: Markus Kucera und Thomas Waas (Hg.):
    Proceedings of the Eleventh Workshop on Intelligent Solutions in Embedded Systems. WISES 2013. Pilsen.