Fraunhofer FHR-Newsletter 03/2024

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

In the first edition of our newsletter in 2024, we have compiled a wide range of research topics from our institute for you: from flexible and stretchable metasurface antennas to more precise reconnaissance capabilities through multidimensional radar imaging, to the detection of Starlink satellites by the space surveillance radar GESTRA – read about how radar offers valuable application possibilities in many areas.  

For more in-depth information, questions or interview requests, our contact persons will be happy to help you.

We wish you an interesting read!

Warm regards,

Prof. Peter Knott and Prof. Dirk Heberling
Directors of Fraunhofer FHR

Current Research Projects at Fraunhofer FHR


Improved Reconnaissance Capabilities through Multidimensional Radar Imaging

More precise results in the detection and classification of ground objects by airborne radar systems: Research at Fraunhofer FHR has shown that valuable additional information about a scene can be gained through multidimensional radar imaging. The institute is working on this topic on behalf of the German Armed Forces and is participating in NATO research task groups on the subject.


GESTRA reliably detects Starlink satellites

Abundant in number, similar in size and orbital data, the Starlink satellites are ideal test objects for the space surveillance radar GESTRA. The radar's tracking mode can be tested almost anytime with the Starlink satellites. With success: GESTRA reliably detects the satellites.


"Intelligent Skin" for more precise communication in robotics and other fields

Flexible and stretchable metasurface antennas can scan the environment much more effectively than conventional antennas. Fraunhofer FHR is researching this future technology, which aims to optimize communication and interaction, for example, in robotics.