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  • Interactive design tool from Fraunhofer for innovative energy infrastructures / 2021

    Supplying Rural Areas with Electricity Sustainably

    Press Release / June 01, 2021

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    Germany is supposed to become climate-neutral by 2045. The federal government’s new climate protection law stipulates this. Greenhouse gas emissions are supposed to drop at 65 percent below their 1990 values by the year 2030. Many innovative ideas and solutions are needed to implement this ambitious plan. Together with their partners, research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF are making a contribution in the RIGRID project: Its objective is to supply rural areas with power sustainably, cost-effectively and reliably.

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  • Research project with Fraunhofer IFF / 2021

    Making the Cloud Greener: T-Systems Develops Project for Greater Sustainability at Biere Data Center

    Press Release / April 19, 2021

    The cloud is to become greener. To this end, T-Systems has launched a research project at the Biere data center in Saxony-Anhalt. Together with the Fraunhofer IFF, T-Systems experts are developing measures for more sustainability in the operation of data centers. The long-term goal: a data center that is self-sufficient thanks to an intelligent interplay of renewable generation, storage and flexible consumers. On the one hand, this reduces the load on the power grid. On the other hand, increased self-sufficiency strengthens the resilience of the data center.

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  • Ensuring Medical Care in Crises and Emergencies / 2020

    Fraunhofer is Developing a Mobile Medical Care System

    Press Release / December 10, 2020

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    Mobile, distributed systems that provide medical care to the public can be a crucial addition to the existing healthcare infrastructure in crises and emergencies such as the current Corona pandemic. Six of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s institutes have joined forces under the lead management of the Fraunhofer IFF in Magdeburg and are developing an integrated system for mobile, distributed medical care in the Demo-medVer project. What makes it special is that all of the complete system’s components are modularized, are closely interconnected, and complement each other. A functional prototype is intended to be built by the end of next year.

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  • Digitalization in Industrial Manufacturing / 2020

    Detecting Disruptions in Manufacturing Operations Early

    Press Release / October 01, 2020

    Automated assembly operations are a key to success. They enable stable manufacturing, high precision manufacturing and greater responsiveness to market demands. The Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF’s innovative digital instrumentation and information networks are increasing the transparency of aircraft manufacturer Airbus’s manufacturing operations and optimizing collaboration between humans and machines.

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  • Protection Against Cyberattacks / 2020

    More IT Security in Port Terminals

    Press Release / September 01, 2020

    Automatisierte Straddle Carrier im Containerterminal in Wilhelmshaven – effizient und sicher.
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    Ports are critical infrastructures since disruptions and stoppages can have immense not only economic impacts. The potential security risks are multifarious, especially in digitalized container terminal operations, which are steadily gaining importance through Industrie 4.0. A new method and tool set developed by research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF and its industry partners enables preventive defense against attacks on automated cyber-physical systems and helps increase security along the entire supply chain, including the IT systems landscape. At the same time, automation projects can be planned and implemented efficiently.

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  • Smart Farming / 2020

    Sensors for Early Disease Symptom Detection in European Fruit Growing

    Press Release / August 03, 2020

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    The apple is the Germans’ favorite fruit. Pears rank sixth in annual per capita consumption. Yet apple and pear trees both frequently suffer from diseases: Apple proliferation and pear decline are widespread in European fruit growing. Fraunhofer research scientists, together with partners, are seeking ways to detect disease symptoms early. They are using satellite images and hyperspectral analysis to detect disease infestation from the air in order to replace time-consuming field assessments and laboratory analyses in the future. Machine learning methods are a key technology for the analysis of disease symptoms.

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