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  • Energy Management

    Energy harvesting solution for an energy-independent flow measuring system on pipelines and filling pumps

    Nuremberg, November 17, 2015: Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Inte-grated Circuits IIS have succeeded in using the existing mechanical flow energy on an oval wheel meter to produce electrical energy. This allows data from fill-ing pumps or pipelines to be read remotely using an independent energy source and without requiring maintenance.

  • At the MEDICA, Fraunhofer IIS is introducing the FitnessSHIRT, a smart wearable for reliable performance diagnostics

    The FitnessSHIRT developed by Fraunhofer IIS measures the pulse, respiratory activity and exer-cise intensity. © Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

    Erlangen/Düsseldorf, November 16–19, 2015 – MEDICA, hall 10, booth G05: The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is introducing the FitnessSHIRT during the MEDICA trade fair. This smart apparel can continuously monitor various body signals in mobile application scenarios. The shirt can be worn during daily routine, is washable and features integrated sensors that measure the pulse and respiratory rate simultaneously.

  • New approach to test GNSS receiver robustness and performance with realistic emulation of real word scenarios

    Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Demonstrated Over-the-Air (OTA) Communication Test System Based on IZT Solutions

    Real World GNSS Scenario for Emulation. © Fraunhofer IIS

    Ilmenau/Erlangen – November, 2015 – The Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest organization for application-oriented research, presented an Over-The- Air (OTA) wave field synthesis system for test of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receivers at its Fraunhofer IIS Facility for Over the Air Research and Testing (FORTE) in Ilmenau. The innovative OTA test system is mainly based on hardware solutions from IZT GmbH. The demonstrated setup to test GNSS receivers represents a new approach that in contrast to conventionally conducted and open-field tests, realistically emulates real world scenarios under controllable and repeatable conditions. This enables the realistic comparison of receivers and algorithms especially for multi/beamforming antenna receivers. The OTA test system is cost-effective, flexible and scalable. In this way arbitrary sizes of test objects can be tested due to the freely scalable number of channel emulator outputs.

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