Mobile Prototyping Platforms for Remote Engineering Applications


  • Karsten Henke Ilmenau University of Technology
  • Steffen Ostendorff Ilmenau University of Technology
  • Thomas Volkert Ilmenau University of Technology
  • Andreas Mitschele-Thiel Ilmenau University of Technology



Remote Engineering, Remote handling, Remote sensing, Mobile robots, Mobile communication, Rapid prototyping


This paper describes a low-cost mobile communication platform as a universal rapid-prototyping system, which is based on the Quadrocopter concept. At the Integrated Hardware and Software Systems Group at the Ilmenau University of Technology these mobile platforms are used to motivate bachelor and master students to study Computer Engineering sciences. This could be done by increasing their interest in technical issues, using this platform as integral part of a new ad-hoc lab to demonstrate different aspects in the area of Mobile Communication as well as universal rapid prototyping nodes to investigate different mechanisms for self-organized mobile communication systems within the International Graduate School on Mobile Communications. Beside the three fields of application, the paper describes the current architecture concept of the mobile prototyping platform as well as the chosen control mechanism and the assigned sensor systems to fulfill all the required tasks.




How to Cite

Henke, K., Ostendorff, S., Volkert, T., & Mitschele-Thiel, A. (2009). Mobile Prototyping Platforms for Remote Engineering Applications. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 5(5), pp. 35–42.



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