|Scientific and research sector
The ETF Sarajevo is trying to broaden its research, development and professional activities in all the fields of its expertise and teaching interests. In addition to education, the ETF Sarajevo is actively involved in research and development for industry and scientific organizations. Within this framework, the ETF Sarajevo is offering its services in:
-research and development projects in domestic and international cooperation;
-studies and analyses;
-evaluation of the projects;
-design of non-standard and research results implementation projects;
-realization of tender documentation;
-implementation of tenders and investment projects.
Teaching and research activities on the ETF Sarajevo are organized through four Departments.
Apart from teaching, members of the academic staff from the Department of Automatic Control and Electronics are involved in various research and development activities. Department of Automatic Control and Electronics is equipped laboratories for teaching, research and development that are used in all levels of the educational process. In the first cycle, students are trained for the industry, further studies on the second cycle, and prepare for research that is performed on the second and third cycle. During this cycle, students are only slightly involved in serious research. Practical projects that address the engineering aspects of where the problems are: linear and discrete control, microcontroller-based applications, real time and embedded software, data acquisition and SCADA systems, power converters, sensors and transducers, design of electronic circuits, motors and actuators, PCB design, power systems, mechatronic systems, robotics, PLC, etc.
Students from second and third cycle of study, together with the permanently employed researchers (teachers and assistants) are working to resolve the serious research problems such as: development of algorithms and power system protection, development of SCADA systems for complex industrial processes, development of control algorithms using fuzzy logic, neural networks, modelling of biological systems such as processes in the human, sociological modelling systems, remote control, mobile robotics, modelling the behaviour of robots in unstructured environments, etc. Also, many students are involved in research projects from different areas, such as advanced and intelligent control of robot, mobile robot, helicopter, wheelchair and motor drives, robot vision, thermal imaging and 3D surface modelling, human-robot and man-machine interactions, networked control systems and telemanipulation, embedded design and control, control of wind generators and turbines, integration of solar panels on distributed power networks, biomedical applications.
Research activities on the Department of Computing and Informatics is done in several areas including:
Computer vision, virtual agents, fuzzy logic, neural networks, computer aided education, SCADA systems, computer grids, image recognition, cryptographic algorithms, virtual heritage reconstruction, evolutionary computing, software localization, executable code editing, FPGA, geospatial systems, image recognition, JAVA technology, service oriented computing, object oriented modelling, bioinformatics, etc.
Members of the academic staff from the Department of Electrical Power Engineering are involved in various research and development activities. Electrical power engineering research work is generally concerned with increasing the availability and the reliability of an electrical power system with an emphasis on the adjustment to an open market environment. Recent research covers:
-improving models and methodologies for power system analysis, operation and control;
-exploring the system stability, security and economic operation;
-advanced modelling and measuring of dynamics, disturbances and transient phenomena in transmission and distribution networks (switching overvoltages, very fast transient overvoltages in GIS, lightning overvoltages protection and real-time remote measurements of lightning currents);
-application of telecommunication and information technologies in improving the process of power system exploitation (SCAD-Like and I3CM systems, remote acquisition of electrical -energy consumption);
-development of methodologies for electrical equipment maintenance;
-development of new models for power system generation optimisation and planning under uncertainties on open electricity market;
-economic utilization of power transmission lines (transmission pricing);
-impact analysis and introduction of new voltage levels in the electrical power distribution system.
Other research activities are related to industrial systems, electrical components and technologies:
-cathodic protection systems design and construction;
-large motors start-up;
-design of a electric machines;
-reactive power compensation;
-measuring and analysis of the quality of electric energy;
-calculation, measurements and impact analysis of the industrial frequency electric and magnetic fields;
-solar cells behaviour analysis.
Apart from teaching, main research activities organized through Department of Telecommunication are:
-Networking (modelling, protocols design, teletraffic, network load optimization, QoS management, etc.);
-Radio and mobile communications (wireless channel modelling, coverage analysis, mobile network optimization and modelling, etc.);
-Feasibility studies for a new technologies implementation (feasibility study for UMTS implementation, feasibility study for WiMAX implementation, etc.);
-Privacy and security in telecommunication.
Last update: 08:28 30/01 2012