Berlin  /  09/26/2017  -  09/28/2017


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Hall 4.1 Booth D4.041
Fraunhofer IPM

Systems to detect three-dimensional geometries and the location of objects

The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM develops tailor-made measuring techniques, systems and materials for industry. Many years of experience with optical technologies and functional materials form the basis for high-tech solutions in the fields of production control, object and shape detection, gas and process technology as well as functional materials and systems. In the »Object and Shape Detection Business Unit«, Fraunhofer IPM detects three-dimensional geometries and the location of objects. For this purpose, not only laser scanners but also custom-tailored lighting and camera systems are developed. These devices take measurements at high speed and with high precision, particularly from moving platforms. Fraunhofer IPM focuses specifically on speed, robustness and long service life of the systems and efficient data evaluation. The systems scan objects and shapes over a broad size range: from tenths of a millimeter to into the 100-meter range. The measuring systems are in operation all over the world – for monitoring rail infrastructure and for measuring road surfaces. New applications include mobile data recording from the air, in water or by handheld systems.