Mobile World Congress 2017

FEB - MAR 2017

27 - 2

Barcelona, Spain

The Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI is a world leader in the development for mobile and optical communication networks and systems as well as processing and coding of video signals. Together with international partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer HHI works in the whole spectrum of digital infrastructure – from fundamental research to the development of prototypes and solutions.

At Mobile World Congress 2017 Fraunhofer HHI presents the latest developments in processing of virtual reality and wireless communication at Fraunhofer booth 7G31, Hall 7, February 27 - March 2, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Press Contact

Anne Rommel

Anne Rommel

Press Officer

Phone +49 30 31002-353

Tile Based HEVC Streaming for Virtual Reality

Enabler for high quality in 360° Video Services

Only high resolution content can give a sense of immersion in VR video applications, but the large amount of data poses a challenge to common transport systems and decoders. Tile based DASH streaming with lightweight HEVC Tile Aggregation allows to easily adapt the 360° video data stream to the current user viewport. This technology allows reducing throughput and decoder requirements significantly without complex transcoding.

Technical Contact

Robert Skupin

Robert Skupin

Research Associate

Phone +49 30 31002-185

Millimeter Wave technology for:

Millimeter Wave technology for:

  • Ultra high link data rates
  • Ultra dense networks
  • Extension in new spectrum
  • Reduced interference range
  • Massive Antenna Arrays at small size

mmW channel measurements for:

  • Radio access & backhaul scenarios
  • Coherent multiband

mmW system design for:

  • Hybrid beamforming
  • Ultra dense deployments
  • Meshed mmW backhaul
  • Vehicular communication

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Keusgen

Head of mm-Wave Group

Phone +49 30 31002-639

Active Antenna Arrays for Massive MIMO Signal Processing

Massive MIMO technology as enabler for:

  • Increased coverage
  • Improved spectral efficiency
  • Energy efficient transmission
  • Lower interference per area
  • Multi-user localization

5G active antenna arrays:

  • Beamsteering capabilities
  • Channel measurements with high spatial resolution
  • Multi-user MIMO signal processing
  • Hybrid Beamforming
  • Compensation of RF impairments

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Haustein

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Haustein

Head of Wireless Communications and Networks Department

Phone +49 30 31002-340

3D/4D Quasi-Deterministic Channel Mode

For 5G Research, Prototype Testing and Smooth Network Roll-Outs

Quadriga was developed at Fraunhofer HHI to enable deterministic modeling of MIMO radio channels for indoor and outdoor heterogeneous terrestrial as well as satellite communication systems. Quadriga contains a collection of features created in SCM(E) and WINNER channel models along with novel modeling approaches.

Technical Contact

Dr.-Ing. Lars Thiele

Dr.-Ing. Lars Thiele

Head of System Level Innovations Group

Phone +49 30 31002-429