Positioning in Manufacturing


Positioning and navigation systems in manufacturing

Tracking of Objects and Tools
© Photo Fraunhofer IIS/Kurt Fuchs

An autarc localization of tools is possible with the combination of real-time position data and the object classification.

Efficient production processes. Pallets that are always stacked in the right place. Products and machines that communicate with one another. Self-driving vehicles. This is the vision of Industry 4.0. By intelligently combining various positioning and navigation technologies, Fraunhofer IIS has developed an array of innovative core technologies that bring the vision of an autonomous and transparent manufacturing facility - and thus the industrial future - one step closer to reality.



AoA – Angle of Arrival

Cooperative Networks

Inductive Positioning

Object and status classification

RSSI – Received Signal Strength Indication

Time-based Radio Location

Model Projects

Autlog – RTLS (real-time locating system) for use in manufacturing

BlackFIR® 868

BlackFIR® 2.4 Development Kit for Real-time Positioning


LOKii Position Plattform

ORAT – Tracking in automation

Pallet Flow



WiSmIt – Wireless Smart Item (BlackFIR®)