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M. Sc. Niklas Duda

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    91058 Erlangen

About Niklas Duda

Biography

Niklas Duda received the M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Information Technology from the FAU Erlangen in November 2016.
Since January 2017 he works as research assistant at the Institute for Electronics Engineering.
His work focuses on low-power wireless sensor networks.

Areas of Interest

  • low-power wireless sensor networks
  • analog and digital circuit design
  • programming
  • space and weight optimized assembly

Open thesis projetcs

Just contact me if you are interested in the topics above. Focus of the thesis can be set depending on your strength and preferences.

Further duties

Responsible for exchange with Tongji University Shanghai. In case you are interested feel free to contact me.

 

Awards

  • N. Duda, Reisekostenvollstipendium für FAU Shenzhen Fall School, Digital Tech Academy Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2019. [Bibtex]
    @prize{duda_prize_2019,
    author = {Duda, Niklas},
    booktitle = {Digital Tech Academy Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg},
    cris = {duda_prize_2019},
    year = {2019},
    month = {07},
    day = {19},
    title = {Reisekostenvollstipendium für FAU Shenzhen Fall School},
    type = {20773-Kleiner Preis},
    }

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Publications

2019

  • N. Duda, S. Ripperger, F. Mayer, R. Weigel, and A. Koelpin, "Extensive Wireless Sensor System for Proximity Sensing and Sensor-Based Vital Parameter Detection for BATS" in International Bat Research Conference (IBRC), Phuket, Thailand, 2019. [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{duda2019b,
    author = {Duda, Niklas and Ripperger, Simon and Mayer, Frieder and Weigel, Robert and Koelpin, Alexander},
    language = {English},
    booktitle = {International Bat Research Conference (IBRC)},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/222789593},
    year = {2019},
    month = {07},
    day = {28},
    eventdate = {2019-07-28/2019-08-01},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Extensive Wireless Sensor System for Proximity Sensing and Sensor-Based Vital Parameter Detection for BATS},
    type = {Abstract zum Poster},
    venue = {Phuket, Thailand},
    }
  • B. Cassens, M. Hartmann, T. Nowak, N. Duda, J. Thielecke, A. Koelpin, and R. Kapitza, "Bursting: Increasing Energy Efficiency of Erasure-Coded Data in Animal-Borne Sensor Networks" in ESWN 2019, Beijing, China, 2019. [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{cassens2019,
    abstract = {Observing the (social) behavior of animals and especially bats contributes to improved epidemic forecasts and improved protection of rare or endangered species. For this task, animal-borne sensor nodes are powerful tools since they allow collecting more information at less influence to the species compared to traditional radio telemetry. However, as bats are inherently small vertebrates, a strict weight limit of 2 g is dictated for attached sensor nodes. To acquire enough data, the sensor nodes must achieve a runtime of at least two weeks, which demands a rigorous energy management. As the data transmission is the most energy hungry task, minimizing the energy demand in this segment is a key to achieve the desired runtimes. In this paper we present a novel technique that enables bursts of erasure coded data without sacrificing reliability (in a wildlife setting). To keep data losses at a minimum, our approach exploits the characteristics of the erasure channel and combines encoded packets in smart way. We evaluated this approach extensively with experiments, field tests and a theoretical analysis. The results show a decreased energy demand by 30.177 % to 36.951 % while the data rate is increased up to a factor of 4 at the same time.},
    author = {Cassens, Björn and Hartmann, Markus and Nowak, Thorsten and Duda, Niklas and Thielecke, Jörn and Koelpin, Alexander and Kapitza, Ruediger},
    language = {English},
    publisher = {Junction Publishing},
    booktitle = {ESWN 2019},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/208990776},
    year = {2019},
    month = {02},
    day = {27},
    eventdate = {2019-02-25/2019-02-27},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    series = {EWSN ?19 Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks},
    title = {Bursting: Increasing Energy Efficiency of Erasure-Coded Data in Animal-Borne Sensor Networks},
    type = {Konferenzschrift},
    venue = {Beijing, China},
    }
  • S. Ripperger, L. Günther, H. Wieser, N. Duda, M. Hierold, B. Cassens, R. Kapitza, A. Koelpin, and F. Mayer, "Proximity sensors on common noctule bats reveal evidence that mothers guide juveniles to roosts but not food", Biology Letters, 2019. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{ripperger2019a,
    author = {Ripperger, Simon and Günther, Linus and Wieser, Hanna and Duda, Niklas and Hierold, Martin and Cassens, Björn and Kapitza, Rüdiger and Koelpin, Alexander and Mayer, Frieder},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/214825514},
    year = {2019},
    month = {02},
    day = {13},
    doi = {10.1098/RSBL.2018.0884},
    faupublication = {yes},
    issn = {1744-9561},
    journaltitle = {Biology Letters},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    shortjournal = {BIOL LETTERS},
    title = {Proximity sensors on common noctule bats reveal evidence that mothers guide juveniles to roosts but not food},
    type = {Letter},
    }
  • N. Duda, A. Barthule, S. Ripperger, F. Mayer, R. Weigel, and A. Koelpin, "Non-Invasive Low Power ECG for Heart Beat Detection of Bats" in 2019 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet), Orlando, Florida, USA, 2019. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{duda2019,
    abstract = {In this paper a small size low power electrocardiogram (ECG) system which is optimized for the heart rate detection of bats is proposed. Due to the smaller size and different physical properties of animals like bats the system has to fulfill different requirements than standard human ECGs. The usecase of animal monitoring also requires an ultra-low power approach to enable long battery runtime. The described system has been evaluated with measurements on bats and compared to a commercially available ECG integrated circuit (IC). Apart from the ECG circuit itself the electrodes and the electrode position as well as the used algorithms are evaluated.},
    author = {Duda, Niklas and Barthule, Alexander and Ripperger, Simon and Mayer, Frieder and Weigel, Robert and Koelpin, Alexander},
    language = {English},
    booktitle = {2019 IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet)},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/204219980},
    year = {2019},
    month = {01},
    day = {23},
    doi = {10.1109/WISNET.2019.8711816},
    eventdate = {2019-01-20/2019-01-23},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Non-Invasive Low Power ECG for Heart Beat Detection of Bats},
    type = {Konferenzschrift},
    venue = {Orlando, Florida, USA},
    }

2018

  • N. Duda, T. Nowak, M. Hartmann, M. Schadhauser, B. Cassens, P. Wägemann, M. Nabeel, S. Ripperger, S. Herbst, K. Meyer-Wegener, F. Mayer, F. Dressler, W. Schröder-Preikschat, R. Kapitza, J. Robert, J. Thielecke, R. Weigel, and A. Koelpin, "BATS: Adaptive Ultra Low Power Sensor Network for Animal Tracking", Sensors, 2018. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{duda2018a,
    abstract = {In this paper, the BATS project is presented which aims to track the behavior of bats via
    an ultra-low power wireless sensor network. An overview about the whole project and its parts
    like sensor node design, tracking grid and software infrastructure is given and the evaluation of the
    project is shown. The BATS project includes a lightweight sensor node that is attached to bats and
    combines multiple features. Communication among sensor nodes allows tracking of bat encounters.
    Flight trajectories of individual tagged bats can be recorded at high spatial and temporal resolution
    by a ground node grid. To increase the communication range the BATS project implemented a
    long-range telemetry system to still receive sensor data outside the standard ground node network.
    The whole system is designed with the common goal of ultra-low energy consumption while still
    maintaining optimal measurement results. To this end, the system is designed in a flexible way and
    is able to adapt its functionality according to the current situation. In this way it uses the energy
    available on the sensor node as efficient as possible.

    }, author = {Duda, Niklas and Nowak, Thorsten and Hartmann, Markus and Schadhauser, Michael and Cassens, Björn and Wägemann, Peter and Nabeel, Muhammad and Ripperger, Simon and Herbst, Sebastian and Meyer-Wegener, Klaus and Mayer, Frieder and Dressler, Falko and Schröder-Preikschat, Wolfgang and Kapitza, Rüdiger and Robert, Jörg and Thielecke, Jörn and Weigel, Robert and Koelpin, Alexander}, language = {English}, cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/204216811}, year = {2018}, month = {10}, day = {07}, doi = {10.3390/S18103343}, faupublication = {yes}, issn = {1424-8220}, journaltitle = {Sensors}, keywords = {wireless sensor networks; animal tracking; adaptive sensor network}, peerreviewed = {Yes}, shortjournal = {SENSORS-BASEL}, title = {BATS: Adaptive Ultra Low Power Sensor Network for Animal Tracking}, type = {Article in Journal}, url = {https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/18/10/3343}, }
  • N. Duda, R. Weigel, and A. Koelpin, "Enhanced Mobile Node Design for Small Size Animal Borne Wireless Sensor Nodes with Encounter Detection and Localization" in GeMiC 2018, Freiburg, Germany, 2018. [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{duda2018,
    author = {Duda, Niklas and Weigel, Robert and Koelpin, Alexander},
    language = {English},
    booktitle = {GeMiC 2018},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/119745824},
    year = {2018},
    month = {03},
    day = {11},
    doi = {10.23919/GEMIC.2018.8335044},
    eventdate = {2018-03-12/2018-03-14},
    faupublication = {yes},
    isbn = {9783981266887},
    peerreviewed = {Yes},
    title = {Enhanced Mobile Node Design for Small Size Animal Borne Wireless Sensor Nodes with Encounter Detection and Localization},
    type = {Konferenzschrift},
    venue = {Freiburg, Germany},
    }

2017

  • N. Duda and A. Koelpin, "Sensor node design for animal tracking in resources limited wireless sensor networks" in Workshop on Resource-efficient Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks, Nürnberg, Germany, 2017. [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{duda2017,
    author = {Duda, Niklas and Koelpin, Alexander},
    booktitle = {Workshop on Resource-efficient Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks},
    cris = {https://cris.fau.de/converis/publicweb/publication/120886964},
    year = {2017},
    month = {10},
    day = {12},
    eventdate = {2017-10-12/2017-10-12},
    faupublication = {yes},
    peerreviewed = {No},
    title = {Sensor node design for animal tracking in resources limited wireless sensor networks},
    type = {Abstract zum Vortrag},
    venue = {Nürnberg, Germany},
    }

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