Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR

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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.

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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Fraunhofer FHR is part of the Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik. One-Stop-Shop for the complete micro and nanoelectronics value chain.

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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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We develope Radar and High Frequency Technology for your Application

 

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

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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9.9.2019

Fraunhofer FHR presents innovative contributions to radar applications in the automotive sector at the IAA

The Fraunhofer Institute for High-Frequency Physics and Radar Technology FHR is participating in the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt am Main for the first time this year. The institute will be presenting its comprehensive radar expertise in the field of automobility ranging from antenna design, cognitive radar and material characterization up to efficient test procedures using synthetic data at the joint Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft stand from the 10th to 13th of September 2019.
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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

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Events and Exhibitions

 

19.11.2019

Space Tech Expo Europe 2019

Bremen, Germany

 

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12th International Summer School on Radar/SAR

Remagen, Germany