Austrian Competences in Aeronautics Technology

Technische Universität Wien - Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems

The Institute (ISAS) is grouped in three research departments: Micro-and Nanosensors, Applied Electronic Materials and Microsystems Technology. Because Prof. Schmid, head of ISAS, has been with the research labs of EADS (European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company) for several years, there is a strong focus on micro/nanomachined devices and systems for airborne applications.

Technologies and competences

The Institute‘s work focuses on micro-/nanomachined devices and systems including packaging aspects. For hardware realisation, clean rooms with equipment for thin and thick film technology can be used. Furthermore, long-term expertise in the design and characterisation of MEMS/NEMS sensors (e.g. pressure, flow, acceleration, gyroscopes. etc.) and actuators (e.g. piezoelectric, magnetic, etc.) is available.

Fields of Activity Research Development Production
Aircraft (complete)      
Aircraft structures and parts
Cabin interiors and furnishing (incl. cargo hold)
Materials and manufacturing technologies      
Cockpit equipment and aircraft electronics
Air traffic infrastructure and air traffic control applications      
Ground test and training equipment      
Airport infrastructure      

Products and services in aviation

  • energy harvesting devices for low energy sensor networks (e.g. SHM, integrated seat applications)
  • robust pressure sensors for high temperature applications up to 700°C (e.g. turbines)
  • radar sensors for ‘on-board’ vortices detection on aircrafts
  • sensor/actuator networks for flow control on aircraft wings

Technische Universität Wien - Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems

Gusshausstrasse 27-29
1040 Wien, Austria
+43 1 58801-36689


Ulrich Schmid

Economic data

Employees 50 - 250
Turnover 1 - 5 M€
Export quota aviation 0 %
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Last update: 2017-02-02