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Metrological Information Technology

Department 8.5


Service and cross-sectional tasks in the field of information technology in regulated metrology: 

  • Conformity assessment of complex software and ICT components in regulated measuring instruments ((2014/32/EU), MessEG).
  • Type approval of gambling machines (GewO).
  • Type approval of digital voting systems (BWahlGV).
  • Software testing of industrial sensor networks (DIN EN 12830).
  • Research and development projects for the scientific and technical advancement of metrological services and for technology transfer.
  • National and international harmonization of legal metrology in the field of software, information and communication technology (WELMEC, OIML).  
  • Consulting and coordination activities for politics, economy and authorities.
  • Assessment activities for the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) and for the Conformity Assessment Body (KBS) of PTB.

The department is a faculty member of the Helmholtz Research School on Security Technologies (HRSST).


Figure 1:  File system structure FLOUDS [4]

The integrity and efficiency of file systems are important in many areas of PTB's work, e.g. in legal metrology. In collaboration with TU Dortmund [1] and TU Berlin [2], PTB has developed an innovative structure for file systems and applied for a patent. This efficient structure is particularly suitable for embedded systems. Patent DE 10 2016 110 479.5 (FLOUDS) became legally binding in March 2024...

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Abbildung: Graphische Darstellung des Signal-Interpretieren Petri-Netzen (SPIN) der Energiezustände

Research work at PTB is concerned with the analysis, modelling and performance optimisation of energy states in mobile embedded systems. The approach is also transferable to other IT systems, such as data centres.

Mobile devices have become an integral part of communication, business and social interactions. The energy consumption of such systems is constantly increasing due to the ever-expanding...

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The WELMEC Working Group 7 "Software" [1] of the European Cooperation in Legal Metrology (WELMEC) [2] met online for its 29th meeting on 28 February 2024. The working group is chaired by PTB's Division 8.5 "Metrological IT".

WELMEC Working Group 7 "Software" develops technical interpretations of the essential requirements of the European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID) and incorporates...

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