We add value to digital processes so that they can drive value creation. As an R&D partner with many international contacts, we combine our own technologies with those of other market players to provide customized hardware and software solutions.

Positioning - At a Glance

Research Area Positioning

Pooled localization expertise

  • Algorithms for positioning and tracking
  • Modeling for data processing and condition estimation
  • Data analytics for metadata generation
  • Know-how in measurement technology for positioning technologies and automated testing
  • Expertise in Galileo PRS
  • System/hardware design
  • RF knowledge of signal propagation, antenna characterization and inductive application (including RFID)
  • System expertise in image processing, inertial sensor technology and integration of electronics into sports equipment
  • Standardization expertise in the 5G environment


Fraunhofer IIS offers partners from a wide range of industries a localization solution tailored to their specific needs for various applications. This offer ranges from individual modules and components to complete solutions.

  • Consulting and feasibility studies
  • System evaluation
  • Bringing together partners and consortia
  • System development
  • Provision of prototypes
  • Transfer to production
  • Licensing of software and expertise



Positioning for 5G

Extremely powerful mobile communications standard for localization.


GNSS Positioning

Development and testing of satellite navigation receivers and antennas.



Real-time magnetic field-based tracking.


Optische Lokalisierung

Detection and Localization based on an optical system.


Precise Positioning for Industry

Rapid evaluation of localization, communication and identification technologies.


awiloc ®

Real-time indoor localization solution based on field strength measurement.


6G Positioning

Extremely powerful next-generation mobile communications standard for positioning.


Applications and projects

Learn more about our projects and the possibilities within your field of application.


Test environment

When developing positioning systems, it is important to quickly test the right technology in the application to save time and money. We have several test environments available for this purpose.


IoT localization for smart cities and the IIoT

Combination of Fraunhofer’s localization expertise and mioty® LPWAN technology to serve IoT positioning solutions in the smart city and IIoT space.


René Dünkler

Contact Press / Media

René Dünkler

Contact Positioning

Fraunhofer IIS
Nordostpark 84
90411 Nürnberg, Germany

Phone +49 911 58061-3203