Positioning and Networks

Your Partner for the Digital Transformation

The LV division develops technologies for positioning and networking of moving people and objects. Through contributions in (AI) research, signal processing and standardization, we offer technology solutions that optimize existing processes in a precise, robust and energy-efficient manner and enable new business models. Our offering portfolio includes the licensing of the latest technologies, research and development work as well as studies and consulting services.

Our Offer



We calculate the exact position

  • Robust, AI-powered positioning
  • 5G-based positioning
  • Galileo PRS for robust, tamper-proof navigation
  • Galileo OS for high-precision positioning
  • Ad hoc systems (UWB)
  • BLE distance estimation
  • Magnetic field-based positioning and material detection
  • Hybrid systems for indoor and outdoor use
  • Positioning antennas

Networks and Identification

We network your processes

  • Robust wireless communication
  • mioty® for massive IoT
  • Energy-efficient sensor networks
  • RFID systems
  • 5G mMTC and NB-IoT
  • Network Coded Cooperation

Realize IoT-Systems

We realize IoT systems

  • Sensor-related IoT technologies
  • Energy harvesting technologies and systems
  • Power and micro-energy management
  • Edge computing and analytics
  • Integration of IT security concepts and architectures
  • ICT for Green / Green ICT  and Architectures

Data Analytics

We analyze data in the right place

  • Optimized signal processing through machine learning
  • Hybrid sensor fusion
  • Resource-saving condition and event detection
  • Quantum Machine Learning
  • IoT-based process optimization
  • Self-learning decision systems
  • Benchmarking of machine learning models and systems

Current Topics


embeddedworld 2024

More than 35,000 visitors of #ew24 could experience the highlights of Fraunhofer especially edge AI inference, On-device training, mioty LPWAN and energy harvesting solutions.


5G Connect

Make a note for September 29th. Whether on site at Nordostpark 84 in Nuremberg or online: You will gain live insights into 5G technologies and their current application possibilities.

We are looking forward to your registrations!


SPS 2024

Meet us from November 12 to 14 at SPS 2024 in Nuremberg!


electronica 2024

We are looking forward to meet you at electronica at Munich Messe.




Our L.I.N.K. newsletter informs you three to four times a year about projects, events and highlights from the areas of positioning and networks as well as supply chain services.


L.I.N.K. Test and Application Center

Development and evaluation of positioning, identification and communication technologies for IoT and Industry 4.0.

Your contact persons

Christopher Mutschler

Contact Press / Media

Dr.-Ing. Christopher Mutschler

Head of Division Postioning and Networks LV

Fraunhofer IIS
Nordostpark 84
90411 Nuremberg, Germany

Phone + 49 911 58061-3253

Günter Rohmer

Contact Press / Media

Dr.-Ing. Günter Rohmer

Deputy Head of Research Area Positioning and Networks

Fraunhofer IIS
Nordostpark 84
90411 Nuremberg, Germany

Phone +49 911 58061-9001