Projects in Communication Technologies and Architectures


From Idea to Prototype – Reliable Development of Cooperative Driving Functions

With the integrated tool environment at Fraunhofer ESK cooperative driving functions can be implemented and evaluated early on using consistent methods.


Highly-Robust, Wireless Communication Components for Industrial Applications

In the HODRIAN project, Fraunhofer ESK develops a cognitive frequency-hopping approach based on 3 fundamental features: interference detection, channel quality estimation and frequency hopping.


Reliable Adaptive Wireless Communication with Cognitive Radio

The goal of the CAROUSAL project is to develop a prototype to prove the enhanced efficiency and reliability in the use of the available radio spectrum with cognitive radio.


Intelligent and Reliable Sensor Networks

Particularly in the field of industrial automation, wireless networks help companies add more flexibility to their day-to-day operations. Fraunhofer ESK develops energy-efficient, robust and reliable sensor networks.


Awair: Software Solution for Monitoring Wireless Network Quality

With Awair, Fraunhofer ESK offers a software solution capable of capturing, visualizing and analyzing wireless spectrum occupancy. The software can identify authorized and unauthorized transmitters or sources of interference within a wireless network.


Wireless Troubleshooting

Fraunhofer ESK helps customers detect the causes of wireless network disruptions. This includes on-site analyses with measurements to detect possible sources of interference or to identify overlapping frequency ranges.


Autonomous Traffic Warning System with Car2X Communication

An autonomous platform collects sensor data from vehicles and road side units and is able to warn drivers faster and reliable.


Shared E-Mobility

A group of Fraunhofer institutes that includes ESK, FOKUS, IAO, IIS ISE and IVI are examining how to establish the shared use of e-mobility in metropolitan areas.


ezCar2X®: Streamlining Application Development for Networked Vehicles

Future vehicles will be able to share information in real-time. Therefore, Fraunhofer ESK developed the flexible ezCar2x® software framework, which provides the key components needed to rapidly create prototype applications for networking vehicles.


Predictive Front Lighting

The next generation of adaptive front lighting systems (AFS) attempts to “look into the future” by detecting potential danger spots and oncoming traffic early enough and illuminating the road accordingly.


Heterogeneous Networks for Real Time Multimodal Mobility

In project TIMON Fraunhofer ESK together with partners from seven other European countries aim to increase safety, sustainability, flexibility and efficiency of road transport systems by leveraging data from a diverse set of sources, i.e. open transport data, infrastructure sensors, data generated by drivers and vulnerable road users (VRUs).


Enhanced Traffic Safety with LTE and Mobile Edge Computing

n the project Car2MEC, Fraunhofer ESK is working to develop concepts to improve connectivity especially for delay-sensitive traffic safety applications.