With the need for security, mobility and flexibility ever increasing, wireless sensor networks are used in virtually all areas of everyday life. Characterized by distributed data acquisition, decentralized application software and mesh communication, they enable innovative solutions. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS has undertaken research and application development in this area for many years. Our work ranges from technology for simple point-to-point data transmission to small, centrally controlled networks to large-scale self-organizing communication networks. Where standard wireless solutions fail to meet requirements (e.g. in terms of data rate, power consumption, communication range, latency, network topology or miniaturization), we develop custom systems.
Fraunhofer IIS’s services in the area of wireless sensor networks range from the selection of suitable protocols to the development of custom solutions and applications. Thanks to our many years of experience with various frequency bands (402 MHz, 434 MHz, 868 / 915 MHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz), we are able to offer wireless solutions tailored to your specific requirements. Having partial solutions ready, Fraunhofer IIS also provides rapid prototyping services.Wireless sensor nodes can be added to many technologies for industrial or domestic use in order to increase their convenience and efficiency.
Many applications in the industrial and home sectors can be complemented with wireless sensor nodes and thus made more convenient and efficient. With its flexibly adjustable protocol properties, s-net® technology for wireless sensor networks allows extremely energy-saving applications to be developed, while also offering other outstanding features for customized solutions. The dynamic self-organization of the sensor nodes (“hot plug-and-play”) requires little configuration work and contributes to the successful implementation of robust sensor networks. The potential for energy to be supplied via inductive charging or energy harvesting minimizes maintenance needs.
Fraunhofer IIS’s s-net® technology is geared towards these three main application areas:
– Durable systems of distributed data acquisition
– Tracking of people and objects
– Systems that autonomously perform tasks