Application Areas

Industrial Automation

In modern production, industrial and logistical processes are becoming increasingly interlinked. This development is based on robust, efficient and reliable microelectronics. For example, modern design methods enable the development of intelligent sensors that are especially small, long-lasting and capable while also bringing together a wide range of functions. Wireless technologies offer decisive advantages over wired solutions when it comes to data exchange between automated systems.

Analyzing the enormous volumes of data with maximum efficiency and effectiveness is a massive challenge but also offers immense potential for companies. Optimized quality assurance, maintenance and condition monitoring of machines and systems is made possible by the resulting data. Intelligent controls and regulating systems lead to greater process stability, reduced energy consumption and better utilization of resources.

Reference Projects


ACME 4.0

Fraunhofer IIS/EAS, together with its partners, is developing a highly integrated, easy-to-use, flexible and affordable platform with autonomous energy supply for acoustic monitoring in industrial applications. The aim is to utilize airborne sound and ultrasound for multi-faceted tasks.


Digitization and increased flexibility in production promise to deliver efficiency and productivity gains. A key process in this development is automatic interaction between machines. The goal of the VERITAS project is to explore solutions for simple, fail-proof development of such systems.



The Internet of Things depends on all participating devices being connected to each other. While this brings obvious benefits, it also increases the risk of data theft. The goal of the SunRISE project is to create a comprehensive data security solution for nodes.


Minimizing energy consumption is a central objective for many production processes. Fraunhofer IIS/EAS was therefore working with partners on an optimization and planning platform for energy-efficient production.


The SATURN project aimed to develop today's sensor systems using real-time connectivity, which are needed for the development, manufacture and testing of tactile intelligent systems. The goal was to provide preliminary work for the Tactile Internet.


fast realtime

Distributed sensor actuator systems today often do not yet meet the requirements of real-time communication. That make them currently unattractive for certain fields of application. In order to change this in the future, »fast realtime« was researching options to optimize this latency.


The MARS project aimed to develop innovative technologies for ultra-low power and 3D integration, which are needed for tactile intelligent systems, e.g. in automotive applications.


The project partners worked on a functional prototype of a universally applicable system that uses various sensors for monitoring of structures either continuously or at regular intervals.


Together with partners, Fraunhofer IIS/EAS is working on the development of a real-time wireless communication system in unlicensed radio frequency bands. Various industrial automation applications should profit from this work.