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Institute of Measurement Science

Director: Doc. RNDr. Viktor Witkovský CSc.
Profile of the Institute:
Basic information about institute: History of the Institute (IMS) is connected with "Laboratory for research and design of measuring and physical devices" founded in 1953 as one of the first laboratories or institutes of the newly constituted Slovak Academy of Sciences. In 1963 the Laboratory was transformed to the Institute.

At present the IMS is a scientific institution whose activities encompass the following basic domains of fundamental and applied research:
  • measurement theory and mathematical-statistical methods for processing of experimental results,
  • systems for measurement of selected physical quantities,
  • measuring systems for biomedicine, mathematical and computer modelling of bionic structures and processes, biosignal processing,
  • measuring methods and systems designated to solve non-standard measuring problems in research and industry applications, development and realization of unique measuring systems.
Institute offers consultations and other expertise services that are connected to its main activities.

The Institute carries out postgraduate education (PhD study) in both daily and external form in study field 5.2.54 "Measurement Technology" as an external educational institution of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava.

Structure of the Institute:5 scientific departments (Departments of optoelectronic measuring methods, magnetometry, theoretical methods, imaging methods, biomeasurements) and mechanical workshop.

Present research program and fields of its possible application.
Besides of the basic research in the area of the selected measuring methods, the IMS is oriented to the following tasks with an impact to the industrial domain:
  • measuring systems for spatial stability of the large energetic objects,
  • measuring complexes for automatic measurements of selected physical quantities (temperature, pressure, infra-red radiation) in real time,
  • tomographic methods and instrumentation for non-destructive investigation of structural changes of 3D objects based on nuclear magnetic resonance,
  • magnetometric systems SQUID for low concentrations measurements of powder ferromagnetic materials in biological structures,
  • multi-channel systems of heart electrical activity and gastro-intestinal human tract scanning using surface electrodes.
Facilities: instrumentation for electric and biomagnetic fields measurement, hydro levelling and pendametric measuring systems, instrumentation for magnetic resonance imaging, infra-red thermometry, preparation and testing of new high-temperature superconducting materials, computational technology.
Products: IMC-P-01-0021-UM: Infrared thermometer IRT.

Services: IMC-S-01-0070-UM: Magnetopneumography
IMC-S-01-0071-UM: Laboratory for measurement of weak magnetic fields
IMC-S-01-0072-UM: Statistical data analysis
IMC-S-01-0073-UM: Construction of sampling plans - Quality control