Solutions with light
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering
- The researchers of the Fraunhofer IOF holding the world's first SIS solar panel
Presentation of the worldwide first SIS-Solarmodule at the POLLTUEC 2012 in Lyon
With the innovative SIS - solar cell concept freely configurable colors and designs can be realized inexpensively without significant loss of efficiency. The freshly crowned German High Tech Champions Kevin Füchsel, Reinhold Pabst and the efficient design team presented the potential of this technology for the building-integrated photovoltaics with a solar panel in the corporate design of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft at the booth of POLLUTEC 2012 in Lyon. Thus, these scientists establish new markets and multipliers in the important French target market for the solar industry.
The first international Symposium on Microoptical Imaging and Projection was a success
An increasing number of innovative optical systems using microoptics as enabling technology are currently going to market. This field is very competitive in areas like automotive industries but especially in consumer applications. Optoelectronics, microoptics and microelectronics are merging. More than 100 scientists from 10 different countries and experts from different institutions discussed the possibility of interdisciplinary collaboration to raise new synergetic effects in the field of microoptical imaging and projection. If you need further information please contact Sandra Duparré.
The Fraunhofer IOF has developed ultra-compact optical sensor systems. They have been adapted from insect eyes and allow 3D-high definition picture capturing. Potential applications include spatial recognition of the environment for autonomous driving, 3D-gesture recognition for human-machine interaction, 3D recognition of people and environments for novel security and mobility concepts, recognition of 3D shapes for highly automated production processes and plenoptic cameras.
Head-mounted displays for data glasses
Head-mounted displays (HMD) with see-through feature allow the augmented reality come to reality. Key components of a HMD are micro-display and HMD-optics, which has been developed by the Fraunhofer IOF.
Mobile 3D-scanner makes plaster casts at crime scenes unnecessary I "kolibri CRIME" at GPEC 2012 in Leipzig
Researchers of the Fraunhofer IOF developed a new mobile 3D-camera measurement device to make plaster casts at crime scenes unnecessary.
Mini-projector for smartphones
Very small displays sometimes make smartphones difficult to operate. In the future, a projector will help: if a cell phone is standing on a table, for instance, it can project a large-format display onto the table surface. The user will have the option of operating the smartphone via the projection function or from the display screen itself.