Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
Advanced System Technology Branch

New Building in Ilmenau


Energy Systems (NRG)


Maritime Systems and Surface Water


Embedded Systems


Advanced System Technology (AST) Branch of Fraunhofer IOSB


We work towards new methods and processes for the optimal use of complex cybernetic systems and translate them into innovative operation control applications for various purposes like cross-sectoral energy systems and water supply. Our solutions can be found worldwide in numerous applications of our clients. These include power plant dispatch planning, management of storage units, power supply systems, virtual power plants, water supply networks and barrage cascades.

Localization solutions and autonomous robot platforms for the industry form a further focus of our work. We have set a benchmark for deep-sea suitable autonomous underwater vehicles with our own base system “DEDAVE”, which we successfully brought to the market. 

Our excellent R&D activities are consequently tailored across multiple sectors to the major topic “digitalization”. For public contract research, we are excellently positioned on federal state and European level.

We have a research infrastructure for indoor and underwater robotics, a pressure test bench for deep-sea components as well as numerous platforms for the “digitalization of the energy supply”. For the latter, the service offering covers energy (data) management solutions and test areas about IT security for critical infrastructure. Read more.


New Building in Ilmenau

The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft has been expanding its research facilities at the “Am Vogelherd” industrial parc in Ilmenau since summer 2016. Find out more.


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New Building

The Fraunhofer Advanced System Technology (AST) Branch of Fraunhofer IOSB and the Fraunhofer IIS Wireless Distribution Systems (DVT) Department are erecting a joint research facility


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