Safety in the use of products as well as in the operation of plants – e.g. in the field of energy (power plants, chemical plants) and public infrastructure (buildings) – is an essential objective of our project activities. Yet another essential component of our purpose arises from the need to ensure ecological sustainability through the efficient use of resources. We achieve this sustainability through appropriate sensor systems which ensure the robustness of (production) processes that recur within defined tolerances. Thus, our sensor systems provide them with sufficient process capability.
The service areas presented in detail below represent the future strategic research agenda of Fraunhofer IZFP. Research programming is based on the existing R&D portfolio, which will undergo further evolution and expansion. In the future, the performance fields will serve as "guard railing" for the strategic enhancement of the institute. They will be constantly monitored, further developed and, if necessary, adapted or updated.
They are structured as follows:
- Field 1: Unconventional sensor systems for volume and surface properties
- Field 2: Software and services for sensor data management along the data value chain
- Field 3: Software and services for data analysis and data value creation with AI and ML techniques
- Field 4: Consulting and holistic services around measurement, testing, data value creation and standardization