Fraunhofer IPM

Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

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The Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM develops tailor-made measuring techniques, systems and materials for industry. In this way we enable our customers to minimize their use of energy and resources while at the same time maximizing quality and reliability. Fraunhofer IPM makes processes more ecological and at the same time more economical. Many years of experience with optical technologies and functional materials form the basis for high-tech solutions in the fields of production control, materials characterization and testing, object and shape detection, gas and process technology as well as functional materials and systems.

Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM

Heidenhofstrasse 8

79110 Freiburg


Phone +49 761 8857-0

Fax +49 761 8857-224

Latest News


Fraunhofer IPM wins Innovation Challenge

Fraunhofer IPM was able to prevail against global competition as one of the two winners at the Swedish SmartSteel Innovation Challenge. The competition looked for processes for label-free tracing of steel products. By the end of last year, 26 teams from all over the world had placed themselves to this task. Fraunhofer IPM convinced the jury with »Track & Trace FINGERPRINT«, a method for label-free tracing.
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Tunnel inspection 4.0: Multisensor system for efficient condition monitoring of tunnels

In the future, a compact multisensor system should provide precise and objective measurement data of tunnel constructions. The system will collect data on geometry, surface structure and water inlet in tunnels in a single measuring procedure and will provide the measurement data in digital format, compliant with BIM. The German AKG company group, Amberg Technologies AG from Switzerland and Elaborarium SL from Spain are working with Fraunhofer IPM as research partner in a joint project for the integrated inspections process for which a novel multisensor system will be developed.
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Software from Fraunhofer IPM supports optimized route planning for fiber-optic networks

Deutsche Telekom AG will optimize the planning for new fiber-optic cables in the future using infrastructure data it collects itself. To achieve this, the company is investing in optical measurement technology with automated data analysis. Fraunhofer IPM has developed software for the telecommunications group that automatically recognizes physical objects in measurement data and uses these results to relay reliable planning data for civil engineering works, one of the major risks implicit in the expansion of fiber-optic networks.
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Professor Karsten Buse has been elected Fellow of the Optical Society OSA

Karsten Buse, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM in Freiburg and Professor of Optical Systems at the Institute for Microsystems Technology IMTEK at the University of Freiburg has been appointed Fellow of the Optical Society OSA.
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