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  • Simultaneous detection of two targets with the GESTRA space surveillance radar. Mea-sured distance and target velocity are shown.
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    The space surveillance radar GESTRA (German Experimental Space Surveillance and Tracking Radar) developed by Fraunhofer FHR on behalf of the German Space Agency at DLR is delivering promising results. As part of a series of mea-surements, several experiments were conducted with the system operated by the German Armed Forces Space Situational Awareness Center (WRLageZ) at the GESTRA site on Schmidtenhöhe in Koblenz.

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  • Self-driving vehicles / 2022

    LiDAR and radar sensors – space-saving headlight installation

    Press Release / September 07, 2022

    LED headlight model with multispectral combiners for coaxially merging optical light, LiDAR (red) and radar beams (green), with the aim of achieving space-saving sensor integration for next-generation driver assistance systems.
    © Fraunhofer FHR

    People use their eyes and ears to pick up on traffic situations involving potential hazards. For self-driving vehicles to do the same thing, they need a whole host of sensors. As the number of sensors they contain increases, however, so too does the amount of space required to fit them in – something that is often incompatible with the vision of designers. Now, researchers at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft have discovered a method of integrating certain sensors discreetly. Their solution lies in the vehicle’s headlights, where they are combining optical light, radar and LiDAR.

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  • The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR in Wachtberg, in a consortium with the Ruhr University Bochum, the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Wuppertal and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits IMS, has been awarded a contract for the terahertz.NRW research network in the "Networks 21" funding program of the MKW.

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  • Future technology on the Thames: the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR will present the wide range of its capabilities at the 24th European Microwave Week 2021 (EuMW), which will take place in London from April 2 to 7, 2022 after being postponed due to the pandemic. Industry and science will now come together again on site at Europe's leading trade fair and conference for microwave technology, radio frequency engineering and radar. Fraunhofer FHR is participating in EuMW with a joint booth and 11 conference presentations.

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