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Into the Future with Metrology - The Challenges of Digitalization

Innovation Cluster for Digitalization

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We are in the middle of a digital revolution. In households, trade and industry, new opportunities are being created everywhere by digital data traffic. The "Internet of Things" is driving this development at breakneck speed: machines exchange information directly with each other via digital interfaces. Entire production processes are already fully networked or have digital twins in a cloud. The catchphrase is "Industry 4.0". Measuring devices are also in part inseparably linked with digital technology and automated data processing.

This transformation is a major challenge to the sophisticated system of quality infrastructure, consisting of metrology, accreditation, conformity assessment, norms & standards and market surveillance. In order to be able to continue to guarantee the safety of (and confidence in) measured values, PTB has compiled all the necessary tools under the umbrella of a comprehensive digitalization strategy – from digital calibration certificates and virtual measuring instruments to intelligent research data management and digitally supported testing and approval processes. Thus, the German economy's commitment to providing quality shall continue to apply in a digitalized world.

Important publications by PTB

AI Strategy 2021

PTB has developed their own strategy for strategic planning of activities in the area of artificial intelligence (AI).

AI Strategy of PTB: Download

Digital transformation strategy 2020

This is the updated strategy on metrology and digital transformation of PTB 

Metrology for digital transformation of economy and society | 2020: Initiates file downloadDownload

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Patientin im MRT

Riesenchancen oder Hochrisiko – oder beides? Künstliche Intelligenz (KI)  in der Medizin kann helfen, Menschenleben zu retten oder Geld im Gesundheitssystem zu sparen. Aber die sprichwörtliche Black Box, also der KI-Algorithmus, der schließlich eine Diagnose ausspuckt, macht vielen Menschen Angst. Deswegen forscht die PTB intensiv an Methoden, die die Qualität der eingesetzten Algorithmen oder der...

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Ein MRT-Bild auf der Intensivstation (ungvar/ Adobe Stock)

Ein Magnetresonanztomograf liefert ganz ohne Strahlenbelastung äußerst detailreiche Bilder etwa von Herz oder Hirn. Aber zurzeit sind die Geräte so teuer, dass nur Kliniken und große Spezialpraxen sie sich leisten können. In einem EU-Projekt entwickelt die PTB ein MRT-Gerät, das kleiner, leichter und wesentlich preiswerter ist. Es bietet dank Open-Source-Hard- und Software ganz neue Möglichkeiten...

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Test von KI-Erklärmethoden

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Kernziele

PTB supports the efficient and safe use of digital technologies. Among the building blocks of this digital transformation are the electronic file, in short E-File, and the PTB customer portal E-Service. With this service, a web-based order data processing system is to be established which is closely linked to the E-File system.

  • E-File
  • Electronic Customer Portal E-Service

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PTB develops holistic concepts for the handling of measuring instruments and measurement data, taking into account the interaction of digital and analog components of measurement systems and promotes the networking of all interest groups involved. Central components are:

  • The "Metrology Cloud"
  • Communication of metrological data on the "Internet of Things"
  • "Metrology by design"

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Basic elements of research data management

PTB participates in the sustainable usability of research data. It ensures that research results are properly documented, archived in the long term and made publicly accessible free of charge if possible

  • Research Data Management
  • National Research Data Infrastructure

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digitales Kalibrierzertifikat

The quality infrastructure (QI) in Germany is essential for the country's economic success.The PTB wants to ensure uniformity in metrology even in a digitized world and be a guarantor for measurement accuracy, measurement stability and testability. To this end, it develops and operates:

  • digital calibration certificates
  • The "Metrology for Virtual Measuring Instruments" Competence Center
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence

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Core Objective 5: active participation of all employees in digitalization

A digital transformation can only succeed if no one is left behind and if digital innovation is stimulated. For this purpose, PTB is developing, among other things, formats for the active support of digital pioneers within its own ranks and offers a wide range of training and learning opportunities for all employees. These include a variety of seminars, training courses and learning opportunities, promotion of opportunities to participate and become involved, as well as regular "Digital Workplace" theme days as a forum for information and exchange.

Weitere Informationen

Innovation Cluster for DigitalizationInnovation Cluster for Digitalization

Geschäftsführer
Dr. Alexander Reissert
Fachbereich 9.4 "Metrologie für die digitale Transformation"
Telefon: (030) 3481 7483
Opens local program for sending emailalexander.reissert@ptb.de

 

Mitglieder
Dr.-Ing. Prof. h. c. Frank Härtig
Vizepräsident
Telefon: (0531) 592-2001
Opens local program for sending emailfrank.haertig(at)ptb.de

 

Dr. Thorsten Schrader
Leiter Abteilung 1 "Mechanik und Akustik"
Telefon: (0531) 592-1010
Opens local program for sending emailthorsten.schrader(at)ptb.de

 

Hon.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Kück
Leiter Abteilung 4 "Optik"
Telefon: (0531) 592-4010
Opens local program for sending emailstefan.kueck(at)ptb.de

 

Dr. Harald Bosse
Leiter Abteilung 5 "Fertigungsmesstechnik"
Telefon: (0531) 592-5010
Opens local program for sending emailharald.bosse(at)ptb.de

 

Dr. Jörn Stenger
Leiter Abteilung 6 "Ionisierende Strahlung"
Telefon: (0531) 592-6010
Opens local program for sending emailjoern.stenger(at)ptb.de

 

Prof. Dr. Tobias Schäffter
Leiter Abteilung 8 "Medizinphysik und metrologische Informationstechnik"
Telefon: (030) 3481-7343
Opens local program for sending emailtobias.schaeffter(at)ptb.de

 

Dr. Frank Lienesch
Leiter Abteilung 9 "Gesetzliche und internationale Metrologie"
Telefon: (0531) 592-9090
Opens local program for sending emailfrank.lienesch(at)ptb.de

 

Manfred Gahrens
Leiter Abteilung Q "Querschnittsdienste"
Telefon: (0531) 592-8010
Opens local program for sending emailmanfred.gahrens(at)ptb.de

 

Susanne Wiemann
Leiterin Abteilung Z "Verwaltungsdienste"
Telefon: (0531) 592-9010
Opens local program for sending emailsusanne.wiemann(at)ptb.de

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