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Advanced Solutions


The online magazine of Fraunhofer FKIE presents current research topics  and solutions for the urgent challenges of our time.

»Digitalization in hazard prevention«

What opportunities and potential does digitalization offer for security authorities and emergency forces? And how can Fraunhofer FKIE support them?


Topic overview:


  • Fire department & disaster preparedness
  • Border & site security
  • Drone detection & defense 

Press releases



Military robots take part in exhibition in Trier

Preparation is almost complete, all the scenarios have been planned and the tasks have been finalised: From 24–28 June this year, the elite of military robotics will gather for the 12th European Land Robot Trial (ELROB), which will take place in Trier, Germany for the first time.



Cyber defence on the digital battlefield

Locked Shields is the largest NATO cybersecurity exercise and brings together IT experts from across the globe. During the exercise, cyberattacks are mounted on simulated computer networks and IT systems of critical infrastructures in real time. Multinational teams comprising military and civilian IT experts and administrators are tasked with fighting off these attacks.  These include researchers from the Fraunhofer FKIE.



EDA award for Johannes Loevenich

The European Defence Agency (EDA) has awarded Johannes Loevenich the "EDA Research, Technology, and Innovation Papers Award 2023" for his new methodology for solving complex optimisation problems in modern tactical communication systems. His approach focuses on communication systems in mobile ad hoc networks, which are particularly important in military contexts.



Agreement signed in Wachtberg

The German Army Headquarters (KdoH) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE are intensifying their cooperation. The Chief of the German Army, Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, and institute director Dr Peter Martini signed a cooperation agreement at the FKIE office in Wachtberg.  

Upcoming Events



Robotic Competition I 24. - 28.06.2024

ELROB 2024: European Land Robot Trial in Trier

ELROB enables you to get a glance at the latest R&D in the area of unmanned outdoor/off-road ground systems.

Academy I 12. - 15.08.2024

SDF Summer School 2024 in Bad Honnef

In August 2024 Fraunhofer FKIE will host the 1st Sensor Data and Information Fusion Summer School.

Symposium I 25. - 27.11.2024

16th Symposium Sensor Data Fusion

Trends, solutions and applications are the focus of the 16th Sensor Data Fusion Symposium in Bonn.


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