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Non-Destructive Testing with Radar: Fraunhofer FHR Demonstrates Industrial Applications at WCNDT 2024 in South Korea

At the World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT), held from May 27-31, 2024, in Incheon, South Korea, the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR will present tailored solutions for the industry as an expert in contactless quality control with radar.
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CROWN Project: Towards a European Multifunction AESA System

On February 27, 2024, INDRA hosted the concluding meeting and demonstration of the CROWN project. Launched in July 2021, with funding from the European Commission (EC) under the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) and the management of the European Defence Agency (EDA), the project European active electronically scanned array with Combined Radar, Electronic Warfare and Communications functions for military applications (CROWN) focuses on the innovative concept of a multifunctional radio frequency (RF) system, which aims at substantially enhancing future Defence capabilities, with specific focus on manned and unmanned aerial platforms.
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The TIRA space observation radar accompanied the re-entry of the ERS-2 satellite on behalf of the ESA and the German Space Situa-tional Awareness Centre.

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the joint Space Situational Awareness Centre commissioned Fraunhofer FHR to accompany the re-entry of the retired ERS-2 satellite. With its unique space observation radar TIRA (Tracking and Im-aging Radar), the final orbits were measured with high precision and the last images of ERS-2 were generated. For the first time, changes in the structure during re-entry were captured in images.
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New sensor for contactless quality control in the industrial production of metal webs now on the market.

Maxcess, a leading provider of innovative products and services for web handling ap-plications, has collaborated with Fraunhofer FHR to develop a new radar sensor to enhance web production in the metal industry. Maxcess introduced the prototype of the new Fife ExactTrak Radar Sensor at last year's METEC trade fair in Düsseldorf. Its practicality was demonstrated in a comprehensive 12-month field test phase at Ségal in Belgium. The newly available sensor utilizes radar waves to accurately detect the position of a metal strip through the insulation window of an oven with temperatures exceeding 1000°C.
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