Thomas Klinger

Thomas Klinger
Fachhochschule Kärnten · Faculty of Engineering and IT

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Publications (63)
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This paper describes the results of a project funded by the Austrian government that has set a starting point for the digitalisation of the Austrian fire brigade training. Within the scope of this project, the theoretical contents of the group commander training were transferred to an online learning platform (Moodle). This has led to the great adv...
Article
Lab work and exercises are an essential part of Electronic Engineering Education as it improves understanding of the theoretical concepts. Remote Labs like VISIR (Virtual Instrument Systems in Reality) can supplement the learning process but are limited to a small set of components. Therefore, experiments with VISIR should be combined with prepared...
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This paper presents the main steps for creating an innovative educational Optical Laboratory, based on the flipped classroom educational model. This laboratory called FlipOL: Flipped Optical Laboratory. FlipOL intends to support hands-on training and skill enhancement on photonics by offering hands-on educational activities, broadening the audience...
Conference Paper
The approach for the development of Remote Labs described in this paper is based on the use of prototyping and measurement systems from National Instruments (NI), myDAQ and ELVIS. Both can be interfaced with USB, which allows for a great number of experiments connected to a single PC. Basically, the ELVIS with its prototyping board is the perfect s...
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Deep neural networks are state of the art for many machine-learning problems. The architecture of deep neural networks is inspired by the hierarchical structure of the brain. Deep neural networks feature a hierarchical, layer-wise arrangement of nonlinear activation functions (neurons) fed by inputs scaled by linear weights (synapses). Deep Learnin...
Presentation
Remote Labs are an emerging trend in STEM education; enabling students to perform laboratory exercises using real hardware from a remote location & on their own time.
Poster
This poster describes and shows an exercise in the field of transmission line theory with the VISIR virtual lab platform. It measures the behavior of a 100m long coaxial wire, including propagation velocity, characteristic impedance using termination resistors, and frequency inversion.
Conference Paper
This paper shows that it is possible to develop higher advanced experiments with the VISIR (Virtual Instruments Systems in Reality) platform if some modifications are made and operating conditions have defined that match the measurement equipments specifications. The paper describes these additions and modifications as well as the example exercise:...
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This work in progress describes the ongoing initiative at CUAS to use Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for educational purposes. First, it describes the relevance of Internet of Things technologies in education, next it focuses on different hardware platforms used by CUAS. The main part describes the implementation of one specific example deve...
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This paper gives an overview about the design, implementation, and practical use in Engineering Education of “CoCo—Cluster of Computers,” a massive parallel IoT-computing cluster developed by bachelor degree students. First, the development goal and its expected application is explained. Next, hardware and software design and implementation are des...
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Even though modern laboratory concepts like Online Labs and Pocket Labs are implemented in a number of engineering education programs, the available exercises are still limited regarding the use of standard com-ponents (in case of Pocket Labs) and standard experiments (Online Labs). The goal of the work described here is to increase the number of a...
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This paper describes the two-year experience at CUAS regarding the use of Pocket Labs, which are small, portable pieces of hardware, combined with free or affordable software, thus enabling students to be free in place and time for carrying out laboratory exercises. Results from evaluation questionnaires show that Pocket Labs are widely accepted by...
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This work in progress describes the ongoing initiative at CUAS to use Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for educational purposes. First, it describes the relevance of Internet of Things technologies in education, next it focuses on different hardware platforms used by CUAS. The main part describes the implementation of one specific example deve...
Chapter
This paper shows, how Pocket Labs, being the latest trend in engineering education, can be used together with already established Remote or Online Labs. Not only technical aspects, but also didactical methods and student’s motivation have to be considered.
Conference Paper
This work in progress describes the ongoing initiative at CUAS to use Pocket labs in Master degree programs. First, it describes the relevance of Pocket labs in education, next it focuses on substantial differences between Pocket labs in Bachelor vs. Master programs. The main part describes three different case studies in Microcontrollers, Real-Tim...
Conference Paper
This paper shows the experience with the use of pocket labs at CUAS (Carinthia University of Applied Sciences). Two types of pocket labs were used: National Instruments' myDAQ and Raspberry Pi; the courses were Electronic Engineering and Circuit Design, and Image Processing. For each course, some exercises are described as example. After each cours...
Conference Paper
This paper describes the overall image-processing system, which has been developed for the use in education and at various industrial projects. The added value for the students is the tight link between computer-based education in image processing and the real-world relevance. Complex and changing quality control demands of safety critical componen...
Conference Paper
This paper describes the R&D Project FlexZell. FlexZell is an industrial automation showcase including hardware and software as well as mechanical components. The objective of the project is on the one hand the implementation of a flexible, fully automated production line with special emphasis on quality aspects, on the other hand the possibility o...
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This paper focuses on a new way for students to deepen their knowledge in image processing and analysis with the help of an online laboratory. The existing solution provides a remotely controlled visual presenter which is used to project a document or book to various kinds of screens. The visual presenter can be controlled remotely and it provides...
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A low-cost sensor platform (MORES Sensor) was combined with a microcontroller to build up an embedded solution which e.g. allows for a small hand-held Color Estimation System for blind people. The color sensor used here measures the intensity response of a surface caused by radiation with a specific wavelength in the range of visible light. This ra...
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Quantification of vessel diameters of artherosclerotic or congenital stenosis is very important for the diagnosis of vascular diseases. The aorta extraction and cross-section calculation is a software-based application that offers a three-dimensional, platform-independent, colorized visualization of the extracted aorta with augmented reality inform...
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a common systemic disease predominantly involving the joints. Precise diagnosis and follow-up therapy requires objective quantification. For this purpose, radiological analyses using standardized scoring systems are considered to be the most appropriate method. The aim of our study is to develop a semi-automatic image a...
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Domains of highly grain oriented SiFe sheets are characterized by a frozen-in-effect with respect to stress. This means that application of stress will not change the main domain configuration in a spontaneous way, a process of demagnetization proves to be prerequisite for major changes. The paper demonstrates that this effect is existing also for...
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Parameters of a recently developed movement sensor using amorphous ferromagnetic alloys, such as distance of the coupling elements or geometry of the magnetization coil, were reflected in a numerical simulation using a three-dimensional finite-element program package. It was found that both linear behavior and high sensitivity cannot be achieved in...
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A novel sensor, very simple and inexpensive to manufacture, and with adjustable sensitivity, was developed for the monitoring of articular movements and lung ventilation. This sensor makes use of the change in permeability with respect to mechanical stress or strain. If an amorphous ribbon is glued on a plastic ribbon which shows considerably highe...
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Contrary to domain structures typical for extremely anisotropic crystalline materials, amorphous materials show a basically different set-up. At least in the case of pre-annealed samples, the inner structure of 180° bulk domains of some millimetres width is accompanied by irregular surface maze domain patterns with typical width of some 10 μm. The...
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Losses were measured as a function of magnetization frequency f <sub>d</sub> for two advanced soft magnetic alloys: laser-scribed 0.23-mm HI-B steel ZDKH (designated HB) and consolidated amorphous Powercore (designated PC). Although domain observations on HB yielded distinct domain refinements due to the laser treatment, anomalous losses W <sub>a</...

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The ETAT project aims to create exemplary Education & Training Centers in the field of engineering education at selected EEC universities that are able to support as education hubs in the region industry-related education and training for engineers and young specialists. The following objectives are to be achieved with it: - Modernization of higher education in Thailand based on the experience of European countries; - Increase the employment rate of university graduates and implement the concept of lifelong learning with the help of special training modules in the field of industrial automation; - Development of partnerships with enterprises; - Improve the quality and relevance of higher education inThailand in the field of industrial automation; - Establishment of 6 certified Education & Training Centers at partner universities, which will be equipped with 30 special training places (respectively 5 ETAT Smart Labs per Thai university) - Establishment of a platform for distance learning and cooperation between the partners for providing e-learing & Cloud-based learning courses and for exchange of didactical documents and information. Education & Training Centers will be provided with teaching materials and certificated courses for different target groups (students, employers, post-graduates) as well as with the Thai trainers trained by EU university partners during the ETAT project.