Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR

Director: Prof. Dr. Peter Knott (Managing director), Prof. Dr. Dirk Heberling

Contact: Dr. Andreas Danklmayer

About the institute

The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR develops concepts, methods and systems for electromagnetic sensor technology, particularly radars, implementing modern methods of signal processing and innovative technologies, ranging from microwaves to the lower end of the terahertz band. With a budget of €32.5 million in 2015 and more than 300 employees, Fraunhofer FHR is one of the largest radar research institutes in Europe.

The most valued competencies of Fraunhofer FHR – numerical calculation of electromagnetic fields, high-frequency technology and sensor signal processing – enable the institute to design, develop and implement complex high-frequency systems, executing each step in-house. Fraunhofer FHR unites leading edge technology with sophisticated methods of signal processing to devise new types of system. This is accomplished by the interdisciplinary collaboration of physicists, engineers and mathematicians.

Linked in with industry and research – national and international

The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR is part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is a non-profit organization whose financing includes base funding from the German federal and Länder governments, as well as contract research revenue from contracts with industry and from publicly financed research projects. Currently, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft includes 72 institutes and research units, which are the entities responsible for carrying out the research work. As a rule, the institutes do not have any separate legal status.

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