The aim of the project are novel flow sensors based on low-cost film technology that will, for the first time, allow the analysis and energy-economic optimization of air conditioning system operation. The sensors are connected via a modern wireless network, allowing a distributed data acquisition. Achievable performance and efficiency of the approach are verified with extensive simulation studies and experiments. ** The project E-Sense (Enthalpie Sensor for increased Energy Efficiency in Buildings, FFG 834481) is co-funded by the Klima und Energiefond/FFG withing the Neue Energien 2020 programme.


Duration 01/07/2012 - 30/06/2016
Funding FFG
Program Neue Energien 2020

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems

Center for Micro and Nano Sensors

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Priv.-Doz.Dipl.-Ing.Dr. Thilo Sauter
Project members
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Samir Cerimovic
Dr. Thomas Glatzl, MSc
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Harald Steiner


Schachner, S.; Sauter, T. (2018). Comparison of Energy Harvesting Concepts for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems. IEEE, proceedings IECON 2018: 6235-6240, IEEE, USA

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