Cognitive sensorics are core components for Industrial IoT and IoT applications.
The development of sensors, positioning and networking technologies as well as energy management aspects and security are shown in manufacturing, production, logistics and mobility contexts at the Fraunhofer IIS booth in hall 4-460/470 at embedded world.
The Internet of Things also offers new opportunities in the field of lighting to make everyday life more pleasant and implement new application ideas. This allows individual lamps to be optimally adjusted to the respective needs and environmental conditions via mobile devices. Continuous communication via the internet protocol IPv6 to the end nodes enables uniform and standardized communication and simplifies the implementation of future applications. This makes direct access via smartphones, tablets or the internet possible without extensive protocol conversion. The IoT-Bus is an IPv6-capable fieldbus. Its IP capability and deterministic bus protocol, which provides guaranteed response times (real-time capability), make it ideal for a variety of innovative building automation and lighting control applications.
s-net® lays the foundation for wireless connection with and positioning of things and people. As s-net® requires low power consumption and enables bi-directional data communication, it offers the best prerequisites for IoT applications in production, logistics and building automation. As a low throughput network (LTN), s-net® allows high positioning accuracy and decentralized decision logic, even with limited bandwidth. By implementing wireless sensor networks, s-net® is ideally suited for applications in the area of asset tracking, wireless picking or intelligent container management.
OGEMA was developed as a linkage platform for a variety of communication technologies, which also provides a runtime environment for local apps and can be run on a variety of edge controllers. These individual small programs manage on-site all upcoming tasks. Specially created or already existing apps in a library can be installed during operation. Cooperative apps easily solve even more complex automation and monitoring tasks. The integrated security concept provides configurable access to local assets, and a variety of existing interfaces make it easy for the user to prototype quickly. All data is stored or read in a system-internal database. To ensure interoperability between the different interfaces and the apps, OGEMA maps the data to internal standardized data types.
In the Ensiro® project, the Application Center for Wireless Sensor Systems of the Fraunhofer IIS in Coburg is developing demonstrators in the area of environmental sensors together with industrial partners. Different application scenarios are addressed in which environmental data are particularly important, e.g., particle matter and air pollution, room climate in office buildings and production facilities or personalized weather information. Furthermore, the goal is to create a system that is modular at hardware and software level being able to collect different environmental values and easily integrate them into an IoT platform for providing them for each target group individually. For this purpose, state-of-the-art technologies such as cloud and edge computing as well as energy and range-optimized radio technologies are used.
The Internet of Things is merging the real with the digital world. As a result, the previous, reliable barrier between these worlds disappears more and more, so that cyber attacks can have real effects in everyday or professional life. But there are ways to effectively protect yourself and your network. Fraunhofer IIS deals with the holistic security of networked and distributed systems in the IoT. For this purpose, we also research secure narrowband communication channels, especially for industrial processes. We develop reliable security concepts along the information paths and ensure that the entire system is protected from the sensor to the cloud. We offer technology consulting and development in the field of cyber security and within the scope of the cyber security learning laboratory, we hold advanced training courses for specialists and executives on current security topics.
With a new high-speed link it is possible to transfer data rates of 10 Gbit/s in real time using a single copper cable. The physical layer is ideal for high-bit-rate data streaming with real time requirements used in driver assistance systems with machine vision, but also for connecting mobile devices as well as for multimedia applications in vehicles. Consuming less than one watt for every transmitter/receiver pair, the new physical layer can transmit 10 Gbit/s over a single twisted pair cable 10-15 m long. Application areas include production automation and robotics, i.e. in the field of environment detection and material testing, as well as at medical technology. Broadcasting that uses multiple cameras and HD or even 4k video streaming can also benefit from this technology. At embedded world, we will be demonstrating an evaluation and test platform for the 10+ Gbit/s physical layer.
The innovative 3D magnetic field camera »HallinSight®« is equipped with an array of 3D sensors and can measure magnetic fields in all three dimensions at extremely high speeds. The camera's high resolution of 10 µTesla makes it suitable for quality assurance applications and laboratory testing. A USB interface provides easy connectivity to the PC. Thanks to the extremely high recording speed of 200 images per second, the »HallinSight®« camera is also suitable for inline testing in production environments.
With our customized mixed-signal ASICs and IPs for complex sensor applications we are able to realize compact and lightweight products with ultra-low power consumption. These particular qualities open up entirely new fields for use of our customer’s products. Integrated circuit solutions can reduce system costs and prevent reproduction.
The BlueTEG from Fraunhofer IIS is a low energy sensor with thermoelectric power supply. It measures sensor values such as the ambient temperature or acceleration rates and sends them via Bluetooth. Integrated into a compact housing, BlueTEG uses the temperature difference between warm or cold objects and the environment to extract energy from it. BlueTEG requires no battery and can be used in all areas of building monitoring, industrial automation or close-to-body sensors.
The communication industry is faced with a challenge concerning future wireless communication systems. Since the demand on frequency spectrum resources is increasing, wireless communication systems have to deal with coexistence and interference problems. Ever-evolving communication standards and the need for multi-standard communication devices to keep pace with these developments make digitally tunable bandpass filters essential.
The tunable bandpass filters developed by Fraunhofer IIS reliably select the required frequency spectrum while rejecting out-of-band signals. They are digitally tunable and can be reconfigured even during operation, which decreases latency and allows for dynamic spectrum access.
We develop tunable bandpass filters for a wide range of applications in the fields of automotive, mobile communication, public safety, the Internet of Things (IoT), and program making and special events (PMSE). Furthermore we provide technical feasibility studies and development of prototypes for various frequencies in the microwave range.