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First OTA beam hopping test successfully concluded

Current satellite communication systems use static beams, with little or no options of adjusting beam capacity to a varying demand. Beam hopping, based on the DVB-S2X broadcasting standard, allows redirecting capacity between beams, making satellite systems more flexible and efficient. Working with WORK Microwave and Eutelsat, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has successfully demonstrated beam hopping in an over-the-air test for the first time.
19th July 2018

OLED production facility developed in China

OLED production facility developed in China
The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam and three other German companies have been commissioned by a Chinese producer to develop an OLED production facility for its site in China. The four development partners have formed the consortium GOTA - German OLED Technology Alliance – in order to develop, under one roof, the materials and technologies needed for printed electronics and machine engineering.
31st March 2017

Latest networks and components on show at Photonics West

Latest networks and components on show at Photonics West
At this year's Photonics West Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI will present its latest developments in the area of photonic components and photonic networks and systems. The following highlights will be on show at the Fraunhofer booth 4629-28.
26th January 2017

Functional OLED electrodes are produced from graphene

Functional OLED electrodes are produced from graphene
  For the first time, it has been possible to produce functional OLED electrodes from graphene. The process was developed by Fraunhofer researchers together with partners from industry and research. The OLEDs can, for example, be integrated into touch displays, and the miracle material graphene promises many other applications for the future.
3rd January 2017

Passive and active devices on show at micro photonics in Berlin

This year’s micro photonics will see the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI presenting its latest solutions of photonic components. Fraunhofer HHI enables an own design of InP-based Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) containing passive and active devices on one substrate. It is possible to choose from a range of proven building blocks, such as 40GHz receivers, 20GHz transmitters, and 1dB/cm passive waveguides.
6th October 2016

Camera tracks people in car interiors

Camera tracks people in car interiors
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institutes for Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB in Karlsruhe and for Industrial Engineering IAO in Stuttgart are collaborating with their colleagues at Volkswagen Group Research, Bosch, Visteon and other companies as part of the "Intelligent Car Interior" project, or InCarIn for short. Together, they are developing a system designed for the vehicle interior.
1st August 2016

Printable transparent electrodes for OLEDs and solar cells

Printable transparent electrodes for OLEDs and solar cells
After a term of 3 years, the jointly funded project IMAGE has been successfully completed. As a result, the project partners, Carnot MIB from Bordeaux (project leaded by LCPO) and Fraunhofer COMEDD from Dresden, demonstrated novel transparent electrodes, which are arranged on a backing film and enable flexible electronic components. Made up of organic materials, these electrodes were performance tested by using flexible OLEDs and organic solar cells.
14th January 2014

Manufacturing Of Individual OLED And Organic Solar Cells With Cloudconcept

The manufacturing of individually designed organic light-emitting diodes and solar cells and their combination can be realized in the near future. After three years the project ManuCloud (distributed Cloud product specification and supply chain manufacturing execution infrastructure), which was funded by the European Union, now successfully completed its work. As result the project partners Heliatek, Fraunhofer COMEDD, Tridonic Dresden and GSS Gebäude-Solarsysteme GmbH presented a demonstrator of a façade module, which combines the OLED- and OPV-technology. The objective of the ManuCloud project was the development of a service-oriented IT environment as basis for the next level of manufacturing networks by enabling production-related inter-enterprise integration down to shop floor level. Industrial relevance was guaranteed by involving industrial partners from the organic photovoltaic, organic lighting and automotive supply industries.
7th September 2013

Application scenarios for interactive OLED data-eyeglasses

Fraunhofer COMEDD will present the interactive OLED data eyeglasses at the Augmented World Expo in Santa Clara. The possibility to control data with one’s eyes and without using hands or speech fascinates a broad number of potential users. The developers of the eyeglasses received already a wide range of requests from different areas of life and work. In collaboration with partners from various disciplines such as medicine, psychology and industry, Fraunhofer COMEDD currently aims to transfer this revolutionary technology into applicable products. The aim is to develop customer- and application-specific OLED microdisplays with suitable colors, appropriate resolution of the display and camera function within the microchip. But only a chip makes not yet the eyeglasses. Various components need to be developed before the whole product will be accomplished. The interdisciplinary project FAIR is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). It is dedicated specifically to the support of physical functions by using “handfree applications in augmented reality“ (FAIR).
17th May 2013

Image Processing For OLED-On-Silicon Sensors

Image Processing For OLED-On-Silicon Sensors
For some time Fraunhofer COMEDD integrates organic light emitting diodes (OLED) in combination with sensor devices in silicon. Thus we are able to develop various customized sensor applications. These sensors can be used e. g. in industry, medicine or the biotechnology sector. The processing of the resulting data is essential for the use of these sensors in the different fields of applications.
18th April 2013

Interactive OLED data eyeglasses wins INNOVATION AWARD IT 2013

On March 5th, 2013 the Innovation Award IT 2013, awarded by the “Initiative of medium-sized businesses”, was presented to the winners during the CeBIT 2013, in Hanover/Germany. The interactive OLED data eyeglasses wins the award in the category “hardware”.
12th March 2013

Higher Resolution for Laser Scanning and Laser Projection

The newly developed LinScan scanner technology from Fraunhofer IPMS opens up new possibilities for laser scanners and laser projectors. This new driving scheme allows switching of the target positions of the laser beam quickly, and a dynamic adjustment of the scanning speed is also possible. 3D cameras or miniaturized laser projectors equipped with this technology offer higher resolution and make innovative solutions possible, such as robot eyes with sharp vision or compact cell phone projectors with high image quality. The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS presented this technology to industry professionals at Vision 2012.
21st November 2012

Fabian Schleyerbach wins „coOLED“ - design competition with OLED of Fraunhofer COMEDD

Fabian Schleyerbach wins „coOLED“ - design competition with OLED of Fraunhofer COMEDD
On October 16th, 2012 the winner of this year´s belektro-competition for students has been announced during the opening event of the „belektro“ – a trade fair for electrical engineering, electronics and lighting. The winner of the competition „coOLED“ is Fabian Schleyerbach from the Academy for Interior- and Objectdesign in Cham/Bavaria, who presented a design table lamp. For the design of this lamp Mr. Schleyerbach used OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) of the Fraunhofer COMEDD, which are known by the brand name TABOLA and can be purchased e. g. as transparent samples in standard sizes.
21st November 2012

DEWOBBLED – minimizing optical path modulation

Laser sources are widely used in the industry for labeling and material-machining applications. To meet the fast growing demands concerning precision and processing speed, optical scanner systems are applied for the modulation or deflection of light. Compared to mechanical translation stages optical scanner systems provide clear benefits regarding positioning accuracy and repeatability as well as very high dynamics.
4th August 2011

Researchers have now developed an optical sensor for the windshield that can tell the difference between fog and darkness.

Driver-assistance systems help prevent accidents. Quite simply, the more a car knows about its surroundings, the more intelligently it can respond to them. Researchers have now developed an optical sensor for the windshield that can even tell the difference between fog and darkness. The system will also be available for small cars.
18th July 2011

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