Bachelor Thesis: Integrating the EnOcean VLD telegram type into the fortiss Living Lab demonstrator


The concept oft the „Living Laboratory“ enables to research new technologies in a real working environment. Sustainable and enduring, life and work are the goals of this concept. The effective and primarily the efficient usage of different technologies and their interaction are of vital importance.

Our transfer- and research institute offers a space therefore. Here the „Living Lab: Energy – Efficient Living“ has been developed. The „Living Lab“ is a distributed system with robust and adaptive embedded functionalities. An important feature oft he „Living Lab“-concept is the service-oriented architecture, which enables to easily integrate new sensor and actuator technologies and to use them efficiently.

The project is a joint cooperation between the Chair of Software and Systems Engineering of the TU München and the research and transfer institute of fortiss and will be executed in the fortiss office space.


The living lab demonstrator already supports different types of home automation devices, including the EnOcean protocol ( Last year, a new telegram type was introduced, which is much more complex that the telegrams before and is also bi-directional. So far the Living Lab demonstrator only supports the older telegram types. Goal of this thesis would be, to extend the existing module (in our system it is called the EnOcean Actuator Client) to support the VLD Telegram type

Your tasks are:

  • Getting familiar with the EnOcean Protocol
  • Comparison of the different EnOcean telegram types
  • Getting familiar with the Smart Living Lab demonstrator
  • Implementing and testing the new protocol type

Your prerequisites:

  • Good Java- and Eclipse-Knowledge (good to have but not mandatory: OSGi, maven, git)
  • Basic knowledge in protocol theory
  • Have fun to work in a group


Then we look forward hearing from you. Please send your application with the identification number to career(at)

Identification Number:

FB1-SES-12-12-2014 *

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Contact Person(s):  Dagmar Koss, Markus Duchon