L.I.N.K.-Newsletter 2/2021

Edition 2/2021

Dear reader,

Since last year, we’ve adapted to current circumstances by introducing a wide range of digital concepts and virtual events.

Here at the Positioning and Networks business unit, the highlights of 2021 included the awarding of the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize in recognition of the mioty® miniaturized IoT sensor network. This year’s prize marks the ninth time that Fraunhofer IIS has been honored for outstanding scientific achievements in the course of solving practical problems. In the second quarter of the year, we participated in the Digital Edition of the Hannover Trade Fair, where we presented innovations from the area of 5G positioning and our 5G Bavaria Testbed on a daily basis. We also presented cognitive IoT solutions such as the “Smart Screw Connection,” “SmartTool.connect” for the optimization of machining processes, and the ultra-low-latency UWIN technology in collaboration with the IoT-COMMs Research Center. Moreover, at the virtual Fraunhofer Solution Days, we provided insights not only into quantum and trusted computing but also into solutions and challenges for the engineering of reliable AI systems.

We hope you enjoy reading this newsletter and that it provides you with lots of new ideas!
Angela Raguse and the L.I.N.K. Newsletter team



KI4Tools – intelligent hand-operated tools

With a retrofittable sensor module for hand tools, it’s possible to measure various parameters during work processes in order to ensure process optimization, transparency, and quality.


5G Bavaria in dialog

In collaboration with NIK, the network for the digital economy of the Nuremberg Metropolitan Region, Fraunhofer IIS is presenting the fifth generation of the mobile communications network as part of its 5G Bavaria initiative. Over four events, the Institute will examine the capabilities and opportunities of the technology from a theoretical and a practical perspective.


HMI — Self-sufficiency itself!

As part of the live stream, Fraunhofer IIS presented the basis for interactive and self-sufficient Industry 4.0 processes and smart mobility applications in collaboration with the Fraunhofer CCIT Research Center IoT-COMMs.


Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize 2021 for mioty® robust IoT sensor network

Reducing the energy consumption of entire industrial complexes, optimizing the irrigation of fields, or monitoring CO2 emissions are just some of the capabilities of mioty®.


Smart infrastructure improves road safety

Identifying all road users is a difficult task – particularly at intersections with poor visibility. The HORIS radar system is designed to tackle precisely this problem.


Green waves in use

The HALI project relates to the use of »green waves« for the police, fire service, and ambulances. Thanks to the networking of traffic lights and reliable positioning of emergency vehicles, it’s possible to transmit positioning data to the lights as the vehicle approaches.


Testing to verify distance estimation

Tests of the official Corona-Warn-App involved re-enacting realistic scenarios with 10 to 20 test subjects, who wore helmets equipped with markers.


mioty® for farming

The Regional Sensor Cloud allows agricultural sensor data to be captured and evaluated. Equipped with mioty® technology, the sensors supply local measurement readings such as soil moisture and soil temperature at various depths, humidity and air temperature at various altitudes, and rain measurement data.


Building and home control using a mioty® Class B extension

mioty® Class B offers  a powerful alternative for smart building and smart home applications in particular. A single base station is sufficient to interconnect and control actuators and sensors located everywhere from the basement to the roof.


MOTEK 2021


05. - 08.10.2021


Stuttgart/ hybrid

Technologiekompass 2021



Nürnberg/ hybrid

5G Dialog





SPS Connect 2021


23. - 25.11.2021


Nürnberg/ hybrid

Embedded World 2022


15. - 17.03.2022


Nürnberg/ hybrid


Hannover Messe 2022


25. - 29.04.2022


Hannover/ hybrid