Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHIThe research of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI focuses on the development of modern communication networks and multimedia systems. The team of the Fraunhofer institute develops concepts for innovative information technologies and creates in collaboration with the industry applications for new products.
The core competencies of the Fraunhofer HHI are in the areas of photonic networks and systems, fiber optic sensor systems, and video coding and transmission. The research of the institute consistently orients itself towards these fields of expertise and offers attractive solutions for market and developmental demands of the present and the future.
One focus is the optical wireless communication, which enables high-speed short-range links, especially in environments with particular demands in terms of electromagnetic compatibility and security.
The Fraunhofer HHI focuses on 10 to 100 Gbit transmission in the field of high-performance telecom components. In the area of mobile broadband systems, the Fraunhofer HHI concentrates its developmental research on signal processing, wireless connections, and system optimizations. The Fraunhofer HHI’s development of fiber optic measuring systems enable new and innovative laser and sensor concepts. They play an important role in the optimization of energy efficiency and are a key factor for new and future-oriented markets. Main research projects are furthermore in the area of video- and audio-coding and transmission. The Fraunhofer HHI makes an important contribution to research – especially in the research fields of greater efficiency in compression methods, autostereoscopic 3D displays and the integration of real and virtual worlds for immersive multimedia applications.