Press Releases

  • World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT) / 2024

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

    Press Release / May 28, 2024

    Non-destructive testing for quality control: Detection of foreign objects with SAMMI
    © FRAUNHOFER FHR / Michelle Brandenburg

    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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  • 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 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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  • Cutting-edge radar sensor technology successfully tested / 2024

    New sensor for contactless quality control in the industrial production of metal webs now on the market.

    Press Release / February 22, 2024

    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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  • Future urban air mobility / 2024

    Radar network for safe flight operations at vertiports

    Research News / February 01, 2024

    © Fraunhofer FHR / Andreas Schoeps

    For the first time, visitors at the 2024 Olympic Games will be able to fly to venues using air taxis. Vertical takeoff aircraft such as drones, multirotors and air taxis will take off from and land on pads known as vertiports. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR are developing an entirely digital sensor network, including a radar sensor, that in the future will be able to closely monitor air traffic at a vertiport and ensure safe flight operations. The system includes decentralized active and passive sensors with fully autonomous functionality, linking to each other and collectively sensing the port.

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  • German Radar System Detects Small Objects in Low Earth Orbit / 2023

    GESTRA: Successful Completion of Full Operational Demonstration

    Press Release / December 18, 2023

    Selected measurement results of the functional demonstration of GESTRA. Left: In search mode, more than 200 objects per hour could be detected. Right: In tracking mode, objects can be precisely tracked along their orbits.
    © Raumfahrtagentur im DLR, Weltraumlagezentrum

    A new era in space observation begins in 2024 for Germany and, consequently, Europe: The radar system GESTRA, developed and built by the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR on behalf of the German Aerospace Center's (DLR) Space Agency, has started its final verification in December 2023 after an intensive and successful test and verification phase. This marks the commencement of the several-month acceptance process for this globally unique space monitoring system.

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  • 2 Booths, 6 Workshops, 8 Lectures, and a Poster Presentation by Fraunhofer FHR / 2023

    Fraunhofer FHR at EUMW 2023 in Berlin: Radar for Industrial Applications and Additive Manufacturing of High-Frequency Components and Antennas, as well as the Presentation of

    Press Release / September 18, 2023

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    This year, the European Microwave Week (EuMW), Europe's leading conference on microwave technology, high-frequency technology, wireless, and radar, will take place in Berlin from September 17 to 22, 2023 – also an important conference for Fraunhofer FHR. In a total of 8 lectures within 6 workshops, 8 technical contributions, and a poster presentation at the conferences, as well as at two exhibition booths, the researchers showcase the latest developments in radar and high-frequency research.

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  • Dr.-Ing. Dirk Nüßler appointed as professor

    Press Release / July 19, 2023

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    Effective Aug. 1, 2023, Dr.-Ing. Dirk Nüßler, Head of section (acting) Industrial High Frequency Systems IHS at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR, has been appointed as professor of Integrated High Frequency Sensors at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at Ruhr University Bochum.

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