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eiger
About eiger
  • Overall FSE Germany
  • Overall FSE Netherlands
  • Engineering Design (FSN, FSA, FSG, FSS)
  • Cost & Manufacturing (FSA)
  • Skidpad (FSN)
  • Efficiency (FSN, FSA, FSG)
  • Business Plan (FSN)
  • Acceleration (FSN, FSA, FSG)
  • AutoX (FSA)
  • Endurance (FSN)
  • Cost & Manufacturing (FSN)
  • Efficiency (FSS)
  • Acceleration (FSS)

eiger was designed to be one of the most daring leaps in AMZ’s history of innovation, introducing several new concepts with the goal of defending the first place in the world rankings. Building upon the successes of its predecessor, the concept of a dual-accumulator, four-wheel drive race car with a hydraulic suspension system was taken to the next level: For the first time in AMZ’s history, the inverters were developed completely in-house, thus making all parts of eiger’s drivetrain custom engineered for maximum performance.

Each inverter controls one of the four M8 wheelhub mounted motors using a self-developed direct torque control modulator recalculating motor state and switching positions every 10 nanoseconds. Custom silicon-carbide modules allow for increased power efficiency in applying up to 390 Nm of torque at each wheel through a staged planetary gearbox.

A newly developed SLM-manufactured aluminum upright allows for integration of motor and gearbox housing, cooling jacket and suspension pickup points into one stiff, lightweight topology optimized part. Self-developed CFRP rims decrease unsuspended rotating mass whilst providing superior stiffness.

A hydraulically actuated active suspension system controlled by ballistically boosted digital valves enables situation-specific control of the car’s roll, pitch and ride-height. In conjunction with the suspension kinematics, this allows for live adjustment of wheel camber. Furthermore, warp displacements are decoupled to reduce tire load variations.

The wind-tunnel validated aerodynamics package further increases eiger’s cornering performance. The chassis-integrated Y-diffuser maximizes the produced downforce at minimal drag, whilst tire wake control devices and nosewings ensure the optimal performance of downstream aerodynamic devices.

The countless efforts spent solving technical challenges were rewarded with overall victories in the Netherlands and Germany. By going undefeated in Engineering Design and achieving first place in the world rankings, eiger proved to be the most advanced of its kind.

Management

Nirushan Arumugam
  • Chief Executive Officer
Max Zuang
  • Chief Technical Officer
Timothy Novotny
  • Chief Operations Officer

Operations

Johannes Aicher
Felix Drescher
Marc Gantner
Michele Graziano
Stéphane Hentzen
Lorenz Hetzel
Eloi Roset Altadill
Linus Schoch

Aerodynamics

Abtin Houshan
Head
Stéphane Hentzen
Focus Student
  • Design
Frank Schaufelberger
Focus Student
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
Nick Bussmann
Focus Student
  • Manufacturing
Cyriak Heierli
Freelancer
  • Drag Reduction System

Batteries

Marc Gantner
Head
Valentin Oetliker
Focus Student
  • Battery Testbench
  • Cell Selection
Oliver Haselbach
Focus Student
  • Battery Box
  • Battery Mounting

Chassis

Rafael Bänziger
Head
Beat Ulrich
Focus Student
  • Rims
Patrice Gobat
Focus Student
  • Manufacturing
Cyrill Schmid
Focus Student
  • Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet
Jon Zehnder
Focus Student
  • Packaging
Philipp Keller
Freelancer
  • Roll Hoops
Justin Brely-Demeules
Freelancer
  • Steering Wheel
Nick Bührer
Freelancer
  • Impact Attenuator
Peter Werner
Freelancer
  • Headrest
Pascal Theiler
Freelancer
  • Seat Belts
Nicolas Streit
Freelancer
  • Impact Attenuator

Controls

Max Zuang
Head
Sinan Uyan
Focus Student
  • Telemetry
Linus Schoch
Focus Student
  • Vehicle Dynamics Control
Felix Drescher
Focus Student
  • Vehicle Control Unit
  • Data Analysis
Tomasz Zaluska
Freelancer
Erol Gromig
Freelancer
  • Laptime Simulation
  • Data Analysis
Luis Jira
Freelancer

Drivetrain

Tobias Zumsteg
Head
Johannes Aicher
Focus Student
  • Motor
Lukas Schlagenhauf
Focus Student
  • Gearbox
Silvio Müller
Focus Student
  • Cooling
Pirmin Zimmermann
Focus Student
  • Motor Testbench
Eloi Roset Altadill
Focus Student
  • Motor

Electronics

Daniel Winz
Head
Philip Tschupp
Focus Student
  • Electrical Safety Form
  • HV Safety Circuit
Andreas Lindegger
Focus Student
  • Sensors and Actuators
Sinan Uyan
Focus Student
  • Dashboard
Pirmin Zimmermann
Focus Student
  • LV Supply
Raphael Wirtz
Focus Student
  • Wiring Harness

Inverter

Raphael Wirtz
Focus Student
  • Hardware
Andreas Horat
Focus Student
  • Software
Michele Graziano
Focus Student
  • Firmware
Lucia Liu
Freelancer
  • Modulator

Suspension

Pascal Schoppmann
Head
Johannes Aicher
Focus Student
  • Uprights
Lukas Hofstetter
Focus Student
  • Springs/Dampers
Raphael Huber
Focus Student
  • Brakes
  • Pedalbox
Paul Fitz
Freelancer
  • Wishbones
Maximilian Müller
Freelancer
  • Steering
Niklas Bastuck
Freelancer
  • Wishbones
Pascal Theiler
Freelancer
  • Attachments
Toshi Protsch
Freelancer
  • Steering