Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR

Research for the future

Fraunhofer FHR is one of the leading radar research institutes in Europe. It conducts extensive research in the area of high frequency and radar techniques and is committed, in cooperation with public institutions, universities and industrial enterprises, to the development of new products that will create benefits for society and strengthen the economy.

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Space Surveillance with GESTRA

New capabilities in space surveillance in Germany: Learn more in our current short film.

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Space observation with TIRA

What does our largest radar do? What is it used for? Find out more in our film.

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What is inside the "ball"?

With its space observation radar TIRA, the researchers at FHR develop new radar techniques for the precise determination of the trajectory, size and form of objects in space. These innovative techniques are also used to check the functionality of satellites, support space missions and monitor the general situation in space.

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Corona virus: Fraunhofer FHR’s response and actions

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) to be “a public health emergency of international concern.” The current situation and the as-yet unpredictable trend for Germany as a whole present all of us with major challenges. The welfare of its employees is of utmost importance to the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, its institutes and research institutions, as is providing professional care and support, and protecting all of Fraunhofer’s business partners.

As is the case at all Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft locations, all employees at the Fraunhofer FHR were informed about the current situation and risk situation due to the corona virus SARS-CoV-2, including the behavioral guidelines, precautionary measures, contact persons and relevant sources of information, and preventive and accompanying measures were implemented. Wherever possible, Fraunhofer FHR makes extensive use of the home office option, so that most employees can now work from their home office. Business trips are largely avoided and replaced by telephone and video conferences. Events and conference/trade fair participations were cancelled until the end of May.

The Executive Board of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has adopted these far-reaching measures out of its duty of care not only toward its employees and their families, but also to Fraunhofer’s business partners and participants at its events. We are aware that, depending on the further course of the pandemic, these measures could, in individual cases, result in restricted availability and in delays to projects at Fraunhofer’s headquarters, its institutes and research institutions. Despite everything, we of course consider it crucial to ensure all our units continue to function, and that projects and orders are properly managed – while still protecting all those concerned.

 

Fraunhofer FHR

Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR
Fraunhoferstraße 20
53343 Wachtberg | Germany

Phone+49 228 9435-227
E-Mail info@fhr.fraunhofer.de

25.11.2019

Fraunhofer FHR develops novel multi-band antennas for ships radar SEERAD

Innovative development of antennas for improved safety in sea rescue services: Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Frequency Physics and Radar Technology FHR has joined forces with the Institute for Microwaves and Plasma Technology of the FH Aachen and Raytheon Anschütz GmbH to develop a harmonic radar system that can safely locate persons in the water. At the final presentation of the consortium partners, which also includes the company Kadematic Seenotrettungsgeräte GmbH as an associated partner, the experimental system was successfully tested in Eckernförde.
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21.10.2019

Plaque on Cologne’s Hohenzollern Bridge to Commemorate the Birth of Radar

On May 17, 1904, a public experiment was conducted on Cologne’s Hohenzollern Bridge which would go down in history as a milestone of international engineering art. On this day, the inventor Christian Hülsmeyer was the first to succeed in detecting ships travelling on the Rhine River based on the reflections of high frequency electromagnetic waves: It was the birth of radar. On October 19, a ceremony with Cologne's Lord Mayor Henriette Reker has been held to unveil a plaque commemorating this important milestone of technological history.
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16.10.2019

Millimeter Waves Make It Possible: Fraunhofer FHR to Showcase Non-contact, Non-destructive Quality Control of Plastic Products at the K 2019

At the K 2019, the world’s leading trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry in Düsseldorf from October 16 – 23, the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR will demonstrate the broad range of applications of its SAMMI® millimeter wave scanner in the plastics sector. With their trade fair presentation, the scientists will demonstrate the diverse possibilities of millimeter wave technology for the non-contact, non-destructive inspection of plastic products.
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27.9.2019

Fraunhofer FHR to Showcase Leading-Edge Radar Technology at the European Microwave Week 2019 in Paris

Radar innovations beneath the Eifel Tower: The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR will present leading-edge technology at the 22nd European Microwave Week 2019 taking place in Paris this year. From September 29 to October 4, Europe’s leading trade show und conference for microwave technology, high frequency techniques and radar will once again bring together industry and science. Fraunhofer FHR will attend the EuMW 2019 with two shared booths, six specialist lectures and contributions to three workshops.
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Technical Equipment

The institute possesses an extensive range of technical equipment which is used in the development of innovative radar techniques and systems. 

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Annual Reports

Here you can view our current annual report online or download it as a PDF file.

Business Units

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Events and Exhibitions

 

15.6.2020

EuSAR

Leipzig, Germany

 

23.6.2020

Sensor + Test

Nuernberg, Germany

 

9.7.2020

bonding AutomotiveDay Aachen 2020

Aachen, Germany

 

15.9.2020

EuMW 2020

Utrecht, Netherlands