Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB


The Interoperability and Assistance Systems business unit offers solutions to the market which optimize human interaction with complex information-and technology-based systems. Through research and development projects, we make major contributions in the areas of computer-supported assistance systems, information management, cooperative work, and decision-making processes by applying innovative multi-modal and multi-media interactive technology.

Work stations for the analysis of aerial and satellite images, conceptualization and evaluation of systems solutions, conception of user interfaces for telecommunication equipment and assistant systems are focal points of our work. To carry out these tasks, we apply rapid-prototyping tools, techniques for the model and check-list based dialog analysis, a usability lab, and a high-performance software development environment.

Our partners and customers include the Federal Ministry of Defense (BMVg/BWB) and the defence industry as well as the automobile industry. We optimize the usability of our clients’ products.

Command and Control Systems

The Command and Control Systems group activities relates to solutions for cross-functional and multi-national interconnection of communication and information systems (CIS).

System architecture

under construction

Networked information management

under construction

Distributed Systems

under construction

Knowledge Models

The group Knowledge Models develops and investigates methods and concepts for knowledge transfer.