Fraunhofer Applied Research Center for Wireless Sensor Technology, Coburg
While the industry continues to make advances in sensor technology and miniaturization, researchers and engineers are facing a wide range of challenges related to transmission and compression methods, analyzing context-based information collected by the system, visualizing measurement results, developing entire systems using interactive or model-based methods and in particular transferring these technologies to concrete fields of application.
In order to tackle these challenges, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and the University of Coburg jointly created the Fraunhofer Applied Research Center for Wireless Sensor Technology in 2012 with the support of the Bavarian government. The center focuses on the development of practical solutions for industry based on wireless sensor network technologies.
The center, which is headed by Prof. Dr. Thomas Wieland from the University of Coburg School of Computer Science, works closely with the university. The center’s laboratories are located in the Hofbräuhaus, a former brewery that houses a technology and innovation center on the grounds of the university’s Campus Design location, and is directly adjacent to the Institute for Sensor and Actuator Technology (ISAT). Jürgen Hupp, head of the Communication Networks department at Fraunhofer IIS, is responsible for coordinating the research activities between the center and IIS. The collaboration primarily involves the Communication Networks and Image Processing and Medical Engineering departments at Fraunhofer IIS.