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The AMI alliance develops multimodal imaging techniques that combine image processing technologies across different spectral ranges from ultraviolet (UV), visual (VIS), near-infrared (NIR) to short-wave (SWIR) and long-wave infrared (LWIR), as well as real-time 3D images, thus enabling enhanced object and scene description, for industrial growth areas relevant in Central and Southern Thuringia.
The Thuringian RUBIN-AMI alliance consists of 13 partners and links Thuringian commercial enterprises with local research institutions in the field of multimodal imaging and its application.
With their competencies, the alliance partners represent the entire innovation chain of multimodal imaging. This innovation chain is characterized by the following elements:
Sensor design and simulation: design of optics / electronics / mechanics, simulation on component and system level,
Sensor and component technologies: electronics development and design (technical design), opto-mechanical sensor components (filters, (micro)optics, projectors),
Sensor assembly: manufacturing technologies for bringing together all sensor components,
Sensor data processing: preparation of raw sensor data to the sought measurement values,
Data calculation / analysis: preparation of measured values, data fusion, web-based technologies,
Systems: Merging the five elements above into individual sensor systems, e.g. an illumination unit, a 5D sensor system, and others,
Application integration: realization of the application-related solutions, integration of the sensor technology into the specific application task at the customer and extraction of the target information from the customer's point of view.
Based on societal and technological requirements, the AMI Alliance will create the conditions for novel products & services and exploit multimodal imaging in initial relevant application markets. Taking into account considerable economic growth forecasts and the market access already available to the partners, the recycling of recyclable materials for closed material cycles and the mobility and healthcare industries were selected as priorities.
The first products envisaged in the selected specific target markets are
a single variety system for the retail trade (recognition and differentiation unit for different types of plastic for return systems with robot-based sorting),
an analyzer for construction waste recyclates,
a miniaturized contactless vital and activity sensor.
Flexible imaging methods are key technologies in the future markets of medicine & health, production & quality assurance, automotive & mobility, agriculture & forestry, food industry as well as recycling & circular economy.
Werner-von-Siemens-Street 9, 98693 Ilmenau, Germany
+49 3677 46905910