Press releases

  • Automated route planning for fiber-optic networks
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    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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  • Autumn School / 2018

    QUILT Autumn School »Quantum-Enhanced Imaging and Spectroscopy«

    Press Release / 13.8.2018

    Within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project QUILT (Quantum Methods for Advanced Imaging Solutions), the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF from Jena, Germany, together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM from Freiburg, Germany, will organize an Autumn School on Quantum-Enhanced Imaging & Spectroscopy at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, from September 9-12, 2018.

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  • Sweden tests road scanners / 2018

    Top Score for Pavement Profile Scanner

    Press release / 7.5.2018

    Mobile mapping of road surface
    © Lehmann + Partner GmbH/ montage Fraunhofer IPM

    In a comprehensive study, the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute VTI conducted a comparison of road surface measurement systems. The study documented the performance of the Pavement Profile Scanner PPS from Fraunhofer IPM.

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  • Awards / 2017

    ETS Life’s Work Award for Dr Harald Böttner

    Press Release / 18.10.2017

    Harald Böttner, former head of department at the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM, was awarded the European Thermoelectric Society’s (ETS) award of honor for his long-standing research activities in the field of thermoelectrics and his commitment to the ETS. The award ceremony took place on the occasion of the ETS annual conference in Padua in September.

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  • Parts2Clean: Inline measuring system / 2017

    Detecting impurities on 3D components

    Press Release / 4.10.2017

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    Impurities adhering to the surface of components can cause problems in later stages of the production process – or even make the entire component useless. A new fluorescence scanner developed by the Fraunhofer IPM allows specialists to inspect metallic parts for residues of grease, machining chips and cleaning agents – for every single item in production cycle. The inline-measuring system will be presented at the Parts2Clean trade show from October 24 to 26, 2017.

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  • © Fraunhofer IPM

    At this year’s »LASER World of PHOTONICS«, Fraunhofer IPM will be presenting its systems for nonlinear-optical frequency conversion. A wavelength »range extender« will be introduced, which makes mid-infrared radiation visible by using fast silicon detectors. Visit Fraunhofer IPM at »LASER World of PHOTONICS« from June 26 to June 29 (Booth B3.327).

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  • © Fraunhofer IPM / Frauhofer IWM

    Fraunhofer IPM has partnered with Fraunhofer IWM to develop a new strain measurement system that combines the advantages of optical and mechanical measuring procedures and dramatically accelerates materials testing. This makes the new system a multifaceted tool for quickly performing material tests. The measurement system will be presented at the 8th International Conference on Low Cycle Fatigue LCF8 in Dresden from June 27–29, 2017.

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  • ”Track and Trace Fingerprint” / 2017

    Component tracking solution via ”fingerprint”

    Press Release / 1.6.2017

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    With its “Track & Trace Fingerprint“ Fraunhofer IPM has developed a marker-free system for tracing mass components — an important tool for production and process optimization in the context of digitized production.

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