ASE – Advanced Systems Engineering

Academic Staff

Continuous interaction between domain-specific development and cross-domain networking in advanced systems engineering

Topics and Focus

The mission statement ASE - Advanced Systems Engineering as the focus and namesake of the research group comprises three pillars:

  • Advanced Systems: The consideration of highly interconnected, complex, mechatronic systems and System of Systems (SoS)
  • Advanced Engineering: The exploration and use of new (digital) technical and work-organizational processes, methods and tools
  • Systems Engineering: As an approach to the interdisciplinary and consistent development of complex mechatronic systems

The research group's areas of expertise address these three pillars holistically. Essential aspects are:

  • MBSE - Model-Based Systems Engineering incl. methods, modeling languages and tool implementations.
  • IPEK-ASE-Framework for holistic, human-oriented and product generation crossing modeling of systems based on the model of PGE - Product Generation Engineering
  • Methods and modeling approaches to support product-production codesign
  • Research and development of methods and systems for validation of advanced systems as SoS
  • Research and development of strategies to exploit potential synergies or avoid potential conflicts in the interplay between systems engineering and agile product development
  • Research and development of strategies for MBSE-supported agile development of mechatronic systems
  • Human-oriented modeling to improve interdisciplinary collaboration in the analysis and synthesis of complex technical systems using purpose-oriented modeling languages such as SysML and the C&C² approach
  • Methods and interface descriptions for linking domain-specific and cross-domain models
  • Involvement in national and international working groups:
    • Advanced Systems Engineering Community (Link)
    • INCOSE – International Council on Systems Engineering (Link)
    • GfSE – Gesellschaft für Systems Engineering (Link)

Range of services

  • Goal-oriented development and application of methods, modeling languages and tool implementations in the context of MBSE for your specific use cases

  • Development and establishment of cross-product generation frameworks for modeling in terms of ASE

  • Development of methods and modeling approaches to support the validation of technical systems

  • Linking domain-specific and cross-domain models in a globally distributed product development environment

  • Development of physical, virtual or mixed physical-virtual validation environments for driver assistance systems

  • Application-oriented and company-specific MBSE training courses in interactive formats


  • Software-Tools…

    • for modeling in terms of MBSE (e.g. Cameo Systems Modeler, iQuavis)

    • for simulation (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink)

    • for the integration of different digital models (e.g. Phoenix Integration ModelCenter)

    • for CAD modeling (e.g. Creo)

  • High-performance test benches and measurement technology for end-to-end validation based on the IPEK-X-in-the-loop approach (acoustic roller test bench, automated power tool test bench, powertrain-in-the-loop test bench, ...)

  • Creativity lab and prototype center

  • Extended Reality (XR-) Lab

Bachelor / Master theses

Current bachelor and master theses of the research group can be found here.


Selected Publications