Fraunhofer Institutes

Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI

Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI) in Berlin is one of the 60 Fraunhofer Institutes. Innovations for the digital future are at the heart of all research and development works. We are concentrated to develop the principles of information technology and to demonstrate new applications for new products in partnership with the industry.

The core competencies of HHI are in the areas of Photonic Networks and Systems, Mobile Broadband Systems, Photonic Components and Electronic Imaging.

Activities in photonic networks and components expand a spectrum from highly capacitive flexible long haul networks to the broadband inhouse network and their components

R&D-activities in the area of mobile broadband systems focus to design aspects of future cellular systems and their realization for various mobile communications systems, multi-antenna systems MIMO, resource management for both cellular mobile, radio systems and WPAN-systems.

Optical and opto-electronic components and modules are developed and manufactured. Our range includes InP-based lasers and detectors with wavelengths from 1.1 µm to 2.0 µm, polymer lightwave circuits, and diffractive optics.

Further main topics are video- and audio-coding / transmission (Video over IP), the 2D and 3D image processing, the image reproduction in virtual environments, tele-immersive systems, autostereoscopic displays, mixed reality displays, man-machine-interactions and information- and video-retrieval.