Fraunhofer HHI and 5G Berlin operate new 5G test field in Berlin offering environment for testing 5G technologies

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Novel application: Fraunhofer HHI broadcasts surgery as AR-based 3D live stream

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Fraunhofer HHI announces new video codec H.266/VVC

New codec paves way for higher quality video capture and transmission.

 

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Optical Wireless Communication/LiFi

Fraunhofer HHI has developed a transmission technology to transmit data with commercially available LED lamps – with data rates up to 1.25 Gb/s.

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Innovations for the digital society

Innovations for the digital society of the future are the focus of research and development work at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI. In this area, Fraunhofer HHI is a world leader in the development of mobile and optical communication networks and systems, fiber optical sensor systems as well as the 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. The institute develops standards for information and communication technologies and creates new applications as an industry partner.

Innovations for the digital society of the future are the focus of research and development work at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI. In this area, Fraunhofer HHI is a world leader in the development of mobile and optical communication networks and systems, fiber optical sensor systems as well as the processing and coding of video signals.

Departments

Overview

Photonic Networks and Systems

The research focus of the department are high-performance optical transmission systems for use in in-house, access, metropolitan, wide-area and satellite communication networks. The focus is on increasing the capacity as well as improving security and energy efficiency.

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Photonic Components

The department develops optoelectronic semiconductor components as well as integrated optical circuits for data transmission. Another focus is on infrared sensor systems, terahertz spectroscopy and high-performance semiconductor lasers for industrial and medical applications.

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Fiber Optical Sensor Systems

The research on novel photonic sensors used in measuring and control systems for early hazard detection, energy management, robotics and medical technology is a focus of the department. The sensors are characterized by extreme miniaturization, excellent communication and network capabilities and high energy efficiency.

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Wireless Communications and Networks

The research focus is on radio-based information transmission. The department provides contributions to the theory and technical feasibility of radio systems and develops hardware prototypes. This is supplemented by scientific studies, simulations and evaluations at the link and system levels.

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Video Coding & Analytics

The research focus of the department is on efficient coding, transport, processing, and analysis of image and video signals. Moreover, different areas of deep learning, interpretable machine learning, compression of neural networks, and analysis of biomedical data are the subject of further research activities.

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Vision & Imaging Technologies

The focus here is on complex 2D/3D analysis and synthesis methods, on computer vision as well as innovative camera, sensor, display and projection systems. The department is researching for the entire video processing chain from content creation to playback.

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