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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



Minister Ina Brandes visits Wachtberg

Scientific excellence in NRW - that's what the name Fraunhofer stands for. During a visit to Wachtberg, Ina Brandes, Minister for Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, was able to see this for herself: Fraunhofer FHR and Fraunhofer FKIE opened the doors of their laboratories to give the politician an exciting insight into current research work.



Expansion of cooperation with the German Army Command

The focus of the planned intensified cooperation is the question of how the FKIE researchers can further support the armed forces in their digitalization. The Chief of the German Army, Lieutenant General Alfons Mais, and his high-ranking companions were presented with exciting examples during a visit.



The future viability of the German Armed Forces

Securing the future viability and technological innovation of the German Armed Forces — these core tasks are embedded in the military science research carried out at the Wachtberg office. Fraunhofer FKIE has had a number of different guises over the years: it started out as FFM, FAT and IFE, was then one of three institutes incorporated into FGAN, finally becoming known as Fraunhofer FKIE since 2009. For 60 years now, its scientists have been conducting research into the defense and security of Germany and its alliance partners.



Testing innovative reconnaissance technologies

Wars are also fought in urban environments. Reliable, technology-supported reconnaissance is a key factor in gaining the upper hand here. Sensors are an important resource for this. At a multinational experiment conducted in Switzerland, FKIE scientists had a week-long opportunity to put their latest research to the test in realistic attack scenarios.

Upcoming Events



Conference I 27. - 29.11.2023

Combined SDF and MFI Conference 2023

The IEEE Symposium Sensor Data Fusion and International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration takes place in Bonn.


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