Ilmenau site

Advanced Systems Technology branch Fraunhofer IOSB-AST

Fraunhofer IOSB-AST researches cybernetic methods and procedures for the optimal control and management of complex systems and transfers them into innovative operational management applications. Application areas are in particular energy systems and water supply, for instance power plant deployment planning, virtual power plants, operational management of energy storage facilities and power grids, water supply networks and barrage cascades. Localization solutions and autonomous robotic platforms for industry, including but not limited to underwater vehicles, are another focus.  

Like all Fraunhofer institutes, Fraunhofer IOSB-AST is active in contract R&D for industrial and public customers as well as in publicly funded projects at state, federal and European level.

Assets include research infrastructure for indoor and underwater robotics, a pressure test rig for deep-sea components and several platforms on the topic of “digitization of energy supply”, the latter focusing on energy and energy (data) management and IT security for critical infrastructure.

 

Approach

Am Vogelherd 90
D-98693 Ilmenau
Phone +49 3677  461-0

By train

From Erfurt main station to Ilmenau, get off at the stop "Pörlitzer Höhe", then

  • 10 minutes walk to the industrial park "Am Vogelherd 
  • or by cab from Ilmenau main station: Taxi 6x6 Bahndamm 10 98693 Ilmenau Tel.: 03677 666666 or cab at the station Bahndamm 11 98693 Ilmenau Tel.: 03677 66 77 88 
  • or by bus from the bus station (at the main train station), take bus line A in the direction of NPI and get off at the "IGI" stop From here another 200 m on footor by bus from the bus station (at the main train station), take bus line A in the direction of NPI and get off at the "IGI" stop From here another 200 m on foot

By car

Leave the A4 freeway at the Erfurt interchange - take the A71 towards Meiningen, exit at Ilmenau Ost, continue on the B87 to Ilmenau. In Ilmenau after the second traffic light turn right into the street "Am Vogelherd". Then go straight on and take the second street on the left. The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Systems Technology is located in the next larger building on the right-hand side (entrance on the left-hand side).

By plane

Airplane from Erfurt airport by car approx. 45 minutes or via Erfurt main station by train