Positioning and Networks

Your Partner for the Digital Transformation

Positioning, networks and energy management
The research and development work of Fraunhofer IIS in Nürnberg

The Positioning and networks business unit develops wireless communication, positioning and identification technologies for connected digital applications in the markets for production, logistics, security, mobility and sport/fitness. The portfolio is rounded off by systems designed to supply energy efficiently and make energy management both secure and effective.  

With the Supply Chain Service Working Group, we come up with future technologies and applications for the Internet of Things, industry 4.0 and connected mobility. Solutions are based on communication, positioning and sensor technology using local application logic and process knowledge, either on mobile platforms or cyber-physical systems. These developments lead to greater efficiency in production and intralogistics process flows and allow for the gathering and analysis of production data.

Our portfolio extends all the way from studies, consulting services, technology licensing, research and development work to full prototype development and the accompanying market rollouts.

Fraunhofer IIS is a leading partner for local and global positioning technologies, including satellite positioning via GPS/Galileo, authenticated positioning via Galileo PRS (Public Regulated Services) and WLAN positioning compliant with data protection standards. As a result, its experts are ideally placed to develop and implement practical technologies for secure mobility indoors and out. Using a diverse range of positioning technologies, it is possible to employ application-specific tracking and tracing solutions for digitalized production processes.

Meanwhile, identification and network solutions – such as RFID, smart object technologies and wireless sensor networks – have the capacity to constantly monitor goods in a wholly transparent manner as they pass through production and process chains. Such technologies also find their application in sports, fitness and the smart city/smart home, where they help to transmit information efficiently. Secure and flexible energy management solutions for controlling energy consumption in buildings, energy harvesting solutions and smart battery monitoring increase systems’ runtime and efficiently govern demand-based power consumption in networked environments. Special security concepts ensure seamless communication and protected access to the data obtained from buildings or production operations.

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


World of Quantum

Meet us at the World of Quantum 2022 from April 26 to 29!



We will present our self-powered and wireless condition monitoring system for bolted joints at SENSOR+TEST in Nuremberg from May 10 to 12 at our booth 150/6 in hall 1.


embedded world 2022

Meet us at the embedded world 2022 from June 21 to 23 in hall 4, booth 422.


Hannover Messe 2022

Visit us at Hannover Messe 2022 from May 30 to June 2 in hall 5 at booth A06.



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

Günter Rohmer

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Dr.-Ing. Günter Rohmer

Coordinator Location Nuremberg and Head of Research Area Positioning and Networks

Fraunhofer IIS
Nordostpark 84
90411 Nuremberg, Germany

Phone +49 911 58061-9001

Angela Raguse

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Angela Raguse

Corporate Communications

Fraunhofer IIS
Nordostpark 84
90411 Nürnberg, Germany

Phone +49 9131 776-5105

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