Fraunhofer IIS

Communication, Positioning Technologies and X-Ray for Safety and Security Application

Communication, Positioning Technologies and X-Ray for Safety and Security Application

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Founded in 1985, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen, Germany is the largest of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft institutes.

Backed by a wide range of know-how in the field of security, we develop x-ray applications such as 3D computed tomography for inspecting air freight or ocean containers, 2D radioscopy or fast x-ray detectors that feature a high degree of radiation stability.

In the field of communications, one of the institute‘s core areas of expertise is wireless communication. This includes software defined radio technology for tactical radio communications, high-quality voice and data services for security and military personnel and RFID systems used in security applications and logistics processes.

Fraunhofer IIS provides extensive know-how and experience in the field of positioning and navigation technologies and among other applications develops systems for the localization and precise positioning of people and objects within critical infrastructures. In this area the institute also develops GNSS receivers that are robust against to spoofing or jamming.

Fraunhofer IIS is also engaged with the integrated cyber security of networked and distributed systems in the IoT. We research secure narrowband communication channels especially for industrial processes and applications.

The Nuremberg location is furthermore home to the L.I.N.K. test and application center, a one-of-a-kind facility featuring state-of-the-art equipment for supporting security system development projects and testing.

In the field of security applications Fraunhofer IIS is also involved in the development of virtual reality systems designed for training security and public safety personnel. Fraunhofer IIS offers a wide range of services, from technology and business consulting, feasibility studies, research and development, technology licensing, to independent testing and measurements and various IC technologies for security applications.