A few references to illustrate the variety of our data management solutions
Who do we work for? What kind of projects have we executed so far? We'd really have a lot to tell. However, as confidence and dependability are essential to us, we can reveal only some of our cus-tomers and projects around the world.
Here, we give you an enthralling excerpt of the many well-known companies from the automotive in-dustry, aerospace industry as well as scientific institutions and public authorities we are working for and to whose success our know-how and our IT solutions have contributed.
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Rocket engine test beds of the German Aerospace Center
For more than 60 years, rocket engines have been undergoing tests at the German Aerospace Center's site in Lampoldshausen. As even slightest errors or defects can easily cost many millions of Euros, the engines are tested with meticulous diligence. Hundreds of sensors supply test parameters for the engines under test like pressure, temperature, fuel flow rate, vibrations and many other parameters for them to be recorded and evaluated.
The test bed automation system Werum developed for the German Aerospace Center's P5.2 test bed was specially designed to meet these high demands. And it had the chance to exhibit its quality a second time: in January 2023, the upper stage of the Ariane 6 rocket was successfully tested on the test bed and the engine was ignited.
Traffic routing on the Kiel Canal
Traffic controllers of the Kiel Canal use Werum's path-time image application to keep watch and ward that billions of tons of freight get from the North Sea to their destination ports in the Baltic Sea and adjoining states as efficiently as possible. That's why planning the fastest route for every ship and the optimum traffic flow in the canal is ultimate objective of the traffic control. At the Brunsbuettel control tower, our developers carefully looked over the traffic controllers' shoulders in order to program the ideal application for them. The electronic path-time image Werum designed has meanwhile been in successful operation for many years and facilitates the demanding task of controlling the traffic on behalf of the Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsverwaltung des Bundes, WSV).
See how our application works from minute 15:54 of the NDR video (Northern German Broadcasting) about the Kiel Cana (available in German only).
Better test quality and documentation
In close cooperation, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering and Werum have developed a Measurement Data System (MDS) and put it into operation to make their work faster, more efficient and, hence, more cost-effective. The MDS is based on our HyperTest platform, which has been tried and tested in many similar applications, and replaces the previous, heterogeneous storage of test results in files and paper documents.
"By introducing the MDS we have achieved a cross-departmental standardization of our entire workflow.
More efficient work processes as well as improved quality of data and results are a step into the future."
Martin Hilgenfeld Senior Manager Test Field, Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH
Launching an Earth observation satellite into space with a rocket is fascinating. But it's not until the satellite data have been processed and made available on the ground that new insights can be gained to understand our environment and to do research into the ecosystems. Werum's Geodata Management team therefore supports the German Aerospace Center in processing and supplying the data on earth. Scientists and other interested parties can download the data, analyze them and obtain new knowledge about our environment. Owing to the high-resolution images, changes in our environment can be detected earlier, land utilization can be made more sustainable and a light can be shown on the effects of climate change.
DSHIP to explore the Arctic
In autumn 2019, the most important Arctic expedition of all time began when Germany's largest polar research vessel, the "Polarstern", started drifting through the North Polar Sea for a whole year. During the expedition, the scientists on board the vessel intensively recorded data with countless measurement devices to examine the reciprocal influence between the Arctic and climate. With the support of DSHIP made by Werum in Lueneburg, the Alfred Wegener Institute (Helmholtz center for polar and marine research) in Bremerhaven, short AWI, collected the data, which are of so vital importance for climate science, from the vessel, but also from diving robots and polar aircrafts. The data and information management system has been running successfully on the Polarstern for many years and the AWI has meanwhile equipped many other ships with DSHIP.
Our contribution to the Copernicus Earth observation program
Copernicus is the central Earth observation program of the European Commission and ESA. It provides information gathered in different initiatives, projects and operational measurement programs about our environment, its changes and security aspects of our society. The operational Earth observation based on satellites is an essential part of this Earth observation program, which is made possible by a cooperation of different suppliers from industry – among them Werum – with the responsible authorities.
- Satellite mission Sentinel-1: components of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) to manage the SAR processing workflows, including their migration to a cloud-native software solution
- Ground segment of the Sentinel-3 mission: processing management for land and sea surface data
- Copernicus Space Component (CSC) Adapter System: various backend functions of the CSC Adapter System to access data (PRISM): acceptance of data products, archiving and provision
- CSC Reference System (reference and test environment for the Sentinels data processing chains in a scalable cloud environment): development of the core services, the Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 production chains as well as the browser interface for users
- Copernicus Long-Term Archive (LTA): operation of one out of four Copernicus long-term archives by way of a service in a public cloud environment based on our flexible, proprietary orchestration framework