Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR


Fraunhofer FHR

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

Phone +49 228 9435-0


Monitoring of critical infrastructure from space: Fraunhofer FHR is working on the IIMEO project

The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR is participating in the "Instantaneous Infrastructure Monitoring by Earth Observation" (IIMEO) project. The project is funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe program as an Innovation Action with 2.8 million euros and aims to develop and demonstrate key technologies for global monitoring of critical infrastructure from space in near real-time. The pilot application is the monitoring of rail networks. The project runs until November 30, 2025.
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The new Fraunhofer FHR

With three thematically focused areas aligned with the main application fields, a Project Management Office, and customized structures in administration, the institute has set the course for continued success in the future.
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A novel radar technique automatically monitors the rotor blade manufacturing process

Identifying defects in fiber composite materials during the production process will be possible in the future thanks to a novel radar method that automatically and non-destructively monitors the manufacturing process of fiber composite materials such as wind turbine rotor blades. Until now, monitoring has consisted of visual inspections. The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR collaborated with consortium partners Ruhr University Bochum, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences and Aeroconcept GmbH to develop an innovative method in the FiberRadar project.
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Cognitive Network of HF-Radars: A Revolutionary Enhancement of European Defence

The threat spectrum faced by the European Union is broadening and demands a new and robust capability to complement existing assets and address increasingly complex challenges. The EU-funded project iFURTHER will focus on a disruptive system of systems defence concept that is fit for this purpose and thus is capable of protecting the sovereignty and integrity of the European Union.
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Stuttgart, Germany / 9.5.2023

Control 2023



14th International Summer School on Radar/SAR


Fraunhofer-Forum Berlin, Germany | 24.-26. May 2023

International Radar Symposium (IRS) 2023



Multistatics & Passive Radar Focus Days 2023


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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