Development of a sensor platform for behavior analysis of zoo animals

  • Subject:Hardware-Design, Audio processing
  • Type:Bachelor-/ Masterarbeit
  • Date:ab 03 / 2023
  • Tutor:

    M. Sc. Vitus Lüntzel

Development of a sensor platform for behavior analysis of zoo animals

Zoo Karlsruhe Maike Franzen/ Zoo Karlsruhe


In the Zoological City Garden Karlsruhe, endangered animal species are specifically bred and thus preserved. In order to keep the animals in a species-appropriate manner, keepers and veterinarians need to know the animals' behavior and adapt environments and situations if necessary. For permanent operation, a solution for local signal recording and processing is needed. Currently, audio data is collected using a freely available audio recorder. Since this does not meet the long-term requirements in terms of configurability and performance, we would like to develop our own platform. This platform should be designed in such a way that additional functions can be implemented.

Goals of the work

  • Determination of the requirements for this with regard to the given structures in the zoo (The final work takes place in parts also on site.)
  • Development of an embedded system for audio signal processing and recording
  • Extension of the embedded system with selected peripherals (MA only)
  • Commissioning of the system


  • Knowledge in PCB design
  • Experience in hardware related programming