UROP Project

Thermal cameras in industrial applications



Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP


+49 241 80-90695


Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
RWTH UROP, UROP Network, UROP International
Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Engineering
Organisation unit:
Advanced Mining Technologies
Language Skills:
English and/or German
Computer Skills:
Programming skills in Matlab, C#, C or C++
Work in a comfortable and creative environment within a focused team;-Aachen is a big center of engineering; Aachen is located in the three country corner, lots to see and travel; Students get a regional train pass to travel around; Institute is located right next to the city center, everything is around


Thermal imaging is a technology to visualize infrared radiation using thermal cameras. In several research-oriented projects for automation or process control thermal imaging was used at AMT (Advanced Mining Technologies). To facilitate the handling of the camera for users the student shall develop and implement a graphical user interface (GUI) for a thermal camera. It should at least obtain the communication with the camera, storage of data and first image processing steps. We at AMT are committed to providing technologies and system solutions for harsh environments like in mining and heavy machinery construction. Resource efficiency, safety and social responsibility are our vision and mission. Our diverse team strives to always provide excellent and at the same time viable solutions. We provide a creative workplace to research innovative ideas and deliver outstanding results.


-Define requirements for the GUI -Develop a concept for the GUI -Implement the GUI -Test its functions with a real camera -Describe the process


-Research oriented mindset -Strong problem solving skills -Experience in developing software in a team -Outstanding interpersonal skills