The close networking with third-level institutions and universities guarantees an intensive exchange of know-how and the training of highly-qualified personnel.

Cooperation with universities

Thanks to joint research projects as well as the long-term and close cooperation with universities and colleges in the areas of research and teaching, the scientists at Fraunhofer FHR are always in a position to integrate the latest scientific findings from the fields of radar technology and high frequency physics into new developments for their customers and partners.

University of Siegen, Center for Sensor Systems (ZESS)

The Institute Director, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Ender, holds a professorship for High Frequency Sensors and Radar Techniques at the Center for Sensor Systems (ZESS) in the Science and Technology Faculty of the University of Siegen. With this jointly appointed professorship, Fraunhofer FHR and the University of Siegen combine their expertise and research infrastructure in the areas of radar sensors, imaging radar techniques, SAR for remote surveillance and environmental exploration. The central focus of the cooperation lies on the investigation of new image and information acquisition techniques such as compressive sensing and the further development of these techniques to market maturity.

Ruhr University in Bochum, Professor for Integrated High Frequency Circuits

The successful cooperation of many years with the Ruhr University in Bochum was followed in 2015 by the joint establishment of a professorship for Integrated High Frequency Circuits in the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. This professorship is held by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nils Pohl, the Head of the Department for Millimeter Wave Radar and Ultrahigh Frequency Sensors at Fraunhofer FHR. He and his team conduct research on integrated circuits for radar techniques, high-resolution and miniaturized radar systems, circuits for multichannel measurement systems (MIMO radar) as well as ultrahigh frequency circuits up to 300 GHz and beyond. With the development of faster, more precise and, above all, smaller radar systems which can be implemented on a single chip, he opens up fully new applications for his customers, such as autonomous driving or smartphones equipped with radar sensors.

RWTH Aachen

Compressive Sensing (CS) has the potential to reduce the data volume, complexity, energy consumption and cost of radar systems. Within the framework of the annual CoSeRa Workshop, which is jointly organised by Fraunhofer FHR, RWTH Aachen and the University of Pisa, international experts catch up on the latest developments to open new promising techniques for radar, sonar and remote sensing.

University of Bonn-Rhein Sieg, Institute of Safety Research

The Institute of Safety Research conducts research on various interdisciplinary aspects of safety with the primary aim of developing new concepts together with innovative hardware and software solutions. One focus lies on the transition from problem-oriented research in the sensor area to more product-related system developments through interdisciplinary cooperation. The Director of Fraunhofer FHR, Prof. Dr. Joachim Ender, supports the Institute for Safety Research through his seat on the Board of Trustees.

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