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Applications and projects in the research area IoT-Systems

IoT projects in various fields of application

Our versatile technologies enable a large number of applications tailored to your application needs.

Industry 4.0

The buzzword »Industry 4.0« is omnipresent in recent times. The networking of people, machines, and products with the help of information and communication technologies offers the business location Germany enormous growth opportunities and competitive advantages. The intelligent and interconnected machines and production facilities in the »Smart Factory« exchange information directly with each other in real time and independently coordinate production processes. This makes production through Industry 4.0 more individual, efficient, and flexible.

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Our projects from the application field Industry 4.0

 

Edge Computing for IIoT

In order to manage the multitude of different interfaces, integrate different island solutions, integrate new application programs, and take into account IT security in systems integration and upgrading to Industry 4.0 capability, OGEMA provides a flexible and secure framework for Edge Computing which can be easily installed in a cloud.

 

EnsiroAmbit – Wireless sensors

Thanks to a large number of sensors, the EniroAmbit stationary environmental station enables the reliable determination of indoor and outdoor air quality and light intensity. It ensures continuous and long-term data collection, so that accurate statistics can be generated and extensive evaluations can be made within the production facilities.

 

Performance Monitoring

Measurements with our performance monitoring system can be used to determine the consumption values of a plant during the manufacturing process, which optimizes the energy logistics, depresses the threshold, and reduces the energy purchase price.

 

Oval Gear Meter

The energy self-sufficient flow-through system with remote reading makes it possible to generate electrical energy from existing mechanical flow energy with an oval gear meter. With a suitable arrangement of magnets on the gears and fixed coils on the housing of the oval gear meter, sufficient electrical energy can be obtained solely from the rotational movement. Thus, a radio module can be supplied without further batteries and the measured data can be transmitted wirelessly.

 

BlueTEG Pipe – Energy Harvesting

The BlueTEG Pipe is a regenerative, maintenance-free and easy-to-install power supply for any wireless sensor in production, ensuring digital networking of sensors in industrial operations. It uses the existing temperature difference to gain electrical energy for e.g. state sensors.

 

ENTRAS

The modular, energy self-sufficient tracking system ENTRAS is ideally suited to meet the challenges of Industry 4.0 and digitization. The wireless sensor network allows unrestricted localization of goods, people and workpieces with an unlimited runtime thanks to Energy Harvesting technology.

 

EnABLES

The EU Research Infrastructure Program H2020 EnABLES has just launched its Transnational Access (TA) program, which provides free access to the Internet of Things (IoT) equipment, tools and expertise.

EnABLES' vision is to eliminate the need for a battery change by developing Energy Harvesting solutions or finding ways to reduce device power consumption.

 

EnSO

The EU's Energy for Smart Objects (EnSO) project provides novel micro-energy sources for European industry. It targets a wide range of innovative electronic objects that will be autonomous, intelligent, networked, secure and trusted. To achieve this goal, the project covers a wide range of unique developments: state-of-the-art microbatteries, various generations of energy harvesting systems, battery and power management electronics, and intelligent integration of these devices to achieve an adequate form factor.

Logistics

Logistics is also facing a change in the face of digitization and Industry 4.0. The rapid digital transformation to the Internet of Things and the intelligent networking of production facilities are having an impact on the logistics sector, especially with regard to speed and flexibility as well as controllability of processes.

Auch die Logistik steht im Zeichen der Digitalisierung und Industrie 4.0 vor einem Umbruch.
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Our projects in the field of logistics

 

ENTRAS – Energy self-sufficient tracking system

The modular, energy self-sufficient tracking system enables a consistent and energy-efficient localization of goods, containers and people. This involves a combination of satellite-based navigation with localization in wireless sensor networks with energy supply through Energy Harvesting.

 

Ensiro

The EnsiroAmbit can be used in production environments, warehouses, meeting rooms or greenhouses to ensure the long-lasting and reliable monitoring of a wide range of environmental parameters with the required accuracy. By using wireless, intelligent and energy-efficient transmission technologies, a large number of sensor stations can be connected to a network.

VIHWA

The vibration converter from Fraunhofer IIS is characterized by the effective use of the smallest vibrations of 0.1 g and less. At a frequency of 60 Hertz, we can supply sensors with electrical energy and transmit the measured data via Bluetooth Low Energy.

 

Oval Gear Meter

Also in logistics, the technology of power generation from volume flows can be used to ensure the sometimes mandatory remote read-out to control and monitor the measured volume flow, e.g. in pipelines. With a suitable arrangement of magnets on the gears and fixed coils on the housing of the Oval Gear Meter, sufficient electrical energy can be obtained solely from the rotational movement.

Buildings

Smart buildings integrate building systems and sensors to promote energy efficiency, comfort and productivity. The Internet of Things (IoT) adds new dimensions to traditional building automation, such as lighting or indoor climate control – sensor data is send to cloud-based IT platforms to link the data together. Battery-less devices play an important role in this because they offer more flexibility – self-sufficient and without cable compulsion, sensors for systems can be mounted exactly where they are needed.

Local Energy Management
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LEISTMON – Performance monitoring

The developed energy measuring system of the Fraunhofer IIS is a flexible, space-saving measuring system, which can easily be retrofitted to existing systems. It consists of bus-capable measuring sensors and an evaluation unit, which can be installed in existing distribution cabinets without interrupting ongoing operation.

 

Building Management

If you follow current trends in development, you can see how buildings today are increasingly equipped with intelligence to optimize their operation, increase energy efficiency and improve substance conservation. In the private sector, buildings and apartments are turning into smart homes. These offer residents an increase in comfort, more safety and the opportunity to save energy without sacrificing comfort.

 

Ensiro in buildings

Thanks to a large number of sensors, the EniroAmbit stationary environmental station enables the reliable determination of indoor and outdoor air quality and light intensity. It ensures continuous and long-term data collection, so that accurate statistics can be generated and extensive evaluations can be made. Data retrieval is possible via the mobile Ensiro app as well as via a web application.

 

microMole

The aim of the project microMole is to develop and test a system prototype for the legal recording, retrieval and monitoring of ATS and ATS precursor laboratories in urban areas. The sensor system is installed inside the sewage system and tracks the waste associated with ATS production.

 

Oval Gear Meter

The energy self-sufficient flow-through system with remote reading makes it possible to generate electrical energy from existing mechanical flow energy with an oval gear meter. The remote reading is partly imperative for controlling and monitoring the measured volume flow in many applications, such as pipelines, dispensers, etc. Previously, the energy had to be provided for data processing and transmission from batteries or via cable, which means additional maintenance or installation effort.

 

BlueTEG Pipe – Energy Harvesting

The BlueTEG Pipe is a regenerative, maintenance-free and easy-to-install power supply for any wireless sensor in the building, ensuring digital networking of sensors in industrial operations. For example, it uses the existing temperature difference between heating pipes to gain electrical energy for consumption meter sensors.  

Sports

Technology trends are not stopping at the sports industry. Wearables, which are technologies that are close to the body or worn on the body, such as smartwatches or fitness trackers, or the digitization of the sport through data acquisition via GPS sensors, show that sports will experience a strong technology in the future.

Technologietrends machen auch vor der Sportindustrie nicht Halt
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Mobility

Mobility is currently undergoing serious change: the world in the 21st century is characterized not only by a growing need for mobility, but above all by an increasing variety of forms of mobility: Car-sharing is becoming more and more important, electric cars are considered a promising technology of the future, urbanization determines the mobility of most people – mobility has become a megatrend. New digital solutions are thus needed to meet the many challenges.

Fraunhofer IIS Projekte im Anwendungsfeld Mobilittät
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FSEM – Connection of electric vehicles to the Smart Grid

Electromobility is an important part of the energy transition since electricity can be used from environmentally friendly, regenerative sources while driving. For an optimal and cost-effective use of electric cars, a communication between different charging stations, the driver and the battery system of the vehicle is necessary.

 

Ensiro Go

With the mobile environmental box EnsiroGo, information on the current ambient conditions such as air temperature, air pressure, humidity or UV index can be called up at any time. EnsiroGo sends the data via Bluetooth Smart to the smartphone, from where it is transferred anonymously to the Ensiro platform. The EnsiroGo app lets you view the collected data or retrieve it from the web.

 

ENTRAS

In a rescue mission, the to-the-second determination of the location of his rescuers can be of the utmost importance for the head of the unit. Besides the location of persons, the monitoring of additional parameters (e.g. heartbeat) is also possible with the tracking system ENTRAS. This allows you to react quickly in an emergency.

IoT projects in various fields of applications

Our versatile technologies enable a large number of applications tailored to your application needs.