Providing a Sustainable, Adaptive IT Infrastructure for Portable Micro-CHP Test Benches

  • Dominik SchönerEmail author
  • Richard Pump
  • Henrik Rüscher
  • Arne Koschel
  • Volker Ahlers
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)


During the transition from conventional towards purely electrical, sustainable mobility, transitional technologies play a major part in the task of increasing adaption rates and decreasing range anxiety. Developing new concepts to meet this challenge requires adaptive test benches, which can easily be modified e.g. when progressing from one stage of development to the next, but also meet certain sustainability demands themselves. The system architecture presented in this paper is built around a service-oriented software layer, connecting a modular hardware layer for direct access to sensors and actuators to an extensible set of client tools. Providing flexibility, serviceability and ease of use, while maintaining a high level of reusability for its constituent components and providing features to reduce the required overall run time of the test benches, it can effectively decrease the CO2 emissions of the test bench while increasing its sustainability and efficiency.


Battery electric vehicles Portable Micro-CHP unit Test bench SOA Adaptive IT infrastructure Sustainable software engineering 



This project was supported by the VolkswagenStiftung and the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (project funding number VWZN2891). We would like to thank the students who participated in the bachelor project building this service infrastructure and all our colleagues from the research focus ‘Scalability of mobile Micro-CHP units’ and the Institute for Engineering Design, Mechatronics and Electro Mobility (IKME) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover for their support and the productive cooperation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dominik Schöner
    • 1
    Email author
  • Richard Pump
    • 1
  • Henrik Rüscher
    • 2
  • Arne Koschel
    • 1
  • Volker Ahlers
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty IV, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Faculty II, Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Applied Sciences and ArtsHannoverGermany

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