Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

Fraunhofer Prize 2019

A team from Fraunhofer IPM was awarded for the development of a fully automated data evaluation and object recognition. The software speeds up infrastructure planning considerably.

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Annual report 2018/2019

Elastocaloric heat pumps, color change based sensors for fire gas detection, underwater laser scanning, component inspection in free fall: Our annual report will give you an insight into selected research projects. We hope you enjoy browsing though and discovering our innovations.

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»We measure
fast and precisely.«

Fraunhofer IPM develops tailor-made measuring techniques and systems for industry.

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If you wish, we will send you regular news about research results, events and our range of services.

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Our Business Units

 

Business Unit

Production Control

We analyze surfaces and 3D structures of components quickly and with micrometer precision. This means that 100 percent production control in real-time is possible.

 

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Object and
Shape Detection

We detect the three-dimensional shape and position of objects and large structures at high speed and with high precision. Measurements are taken predominantly from moving platforms.

 

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Gas and Process
Technology

We develop and manufacture measurement systems for gas and liquid analysis which feature high precision and reliability even under extreme conditions. The scope ranges from laser spectrometers for exhaust gas analysis to energy-efficient gas sensor for  food quality monitoring.

 

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Thermal Energy
Converters

We manufacture and optimize materials with special physical properties. These materials form the basis for systems for magnetic cooling or thermoelectric energy harvesting.

9.5.2019

Planning infrastructure faster thanks to machine learning

Secure, stable and fast data transmission requires an area-wide network of fiber optic cables. But where is the best place to put the cable ducts? Finding the optimal cable route is enormously complex and time-consuming. A Team led by Prof. Dr. Alexander Reiterer, Dominik Störk and Dr. Katharina Wäschle from the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM has developed a novel process chain based on machine learning that solves this issue. For this, the three mentioned scientists are awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.
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9.1.2019

Fraunhofer IPM wins Innovation Challenge

Fraunhofer IPM was able to prevail against global competition as one of the two winners at the Swedish SmartSteel Innovation Challenge. The competition looked for processes for label-free tracing of steel products. By the end of last year, 26 teams from all over the world had placed themselves to this task. Fraunhofer IPM convinced the jury with »Track & Trace FINGERPRINT«, a method for label-free tracing.
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8.1.2019

Tunnel inspection 4.0: Multisensor system for efficient condition monitoring of tunnels

In the future, a compact multisensor system should provide precise and objective measurement data of tunnel constructions. The system will collect data on geometry, surface structure and water inlet in tunnels in a single measuring procedure and will provide the measurement data in digital format, compliant with BIM. The German AKG company group, Amberg Technologies AG from Switzerland and Elaborarium SL from Spain are working with Fraunhofer IPM as research partner in a joint project for the integrated inspections process for which a novel multisensor system will be developed.
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11.10.2018

Software from Fraunhofer IPM supports optimized route planning for fiber-optic networks

Deutsche Telekom AG will optimize the planning for new fiber-optic cables in the future using infrastructure data it collects itself. To achieve this, the company is investing in optical measurement technology with automated data analysis. Fraunhofer IPM has developed software for the telecommunications group that automatically recognizes physical objects in measurement data and uses these results to relay reliable planning data for civil engineering works, one of the major risks implicit in the expansion of fiber-optic networks.
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Fraunhofer IPM

Heidenhofstrasse 8
79110 Freiburg, Germany
Phone + 49 761 8857 0
Fax + 49 761 8857 224
info@ipm.fraunhofer.de

 

Annual Report 2018/2019

 

We keep you up to date

If you like, we will regularly send you news about research results, events and our range of services.