Prototypical System Solutions

The breadth and depth of expertise at the Fraunhofer FKIE enables it to develop mature prototypical system solutions for customer-specific applications. This becomes relevant when either no adequate products are available on the market or when there are highly individual requirements for technical performance, security or robustness. This often involves specific analytical tools or solutions for communication, monitoring and control tasks under difficult operating conditions or in compliance with special safety requirements. The systems outlined below are examples of such solutions.

Situation management system

This system is used to manage complex infrastructures (airports, chemical plants, etc.) and process environments (logistics chains, etc.). Data from various sources are integrated into a software platform and logically interlinked. Users receive decision assistance in problem identification and resolution.

Radio reconnaissance system

This software uses efficient algorithms to process mass signal data from broadband collections. A result browser filters and visualizes the results according to user specifications. This enables the detection and classification of communications under challenging conditions. FKIE also offers solutions for automated text collection.

Fusion engine

The fusion engine links disparate data and automatically derives information about target objects and their detected states (e.g. position, velocity, type, likely intention). The results provide consolidated, verified situation information. The associated data sources can be augmented flexibly.

Analysis and testbeds

These IT testbeds enable efficient, intuitive testing of new or refined HW/SW components for integration capability, specification conformity and performance. This enables improved development cost estimates, reduction of the number of required field tests and minimizes the risk of system incompatibility.

Mobile tactical routers

This system networks different communication devices at the tactical level (e.g. satellites, radios, mobile terminals) using efficient ad hoc routing protocols. Users can communicate securely across organizational boundaries in difficult conditions (e.g. military scenarios or disasters).

Ground robot

With the help of sensors, robots can autonomously approach, grip, secure or take samples of dangerous objects such as chemicals, explosives and contaminated objects. It is controlled by simple semantic commands or intuitive gestures. This enables the safe mastery of complex tasks with minimal training.

Reference projects#

 

New threat dimension from the air

Easy and inexpensive access to drones has opened up new attack options for criminals and terrorists, confronting civil security agencies (collectively known as in German as »BOS«) with new challenges. To support these agencies, a German-Austrian joint project called »AMBOS« is currently developing a system to reliably detect drones and, if necessary, effectively defend against them.

 

Operation Center of the Future (OPZ)

There are no windows in the operations center, which lies protected in the ship's interior. In the future, however, the view from the bridge could be synthetically transmitted to a panoramic view in the OPZ. In Wachtberg this vision is already a tangible reality for visitors to the »Operation Center of the Future«.