Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB

Advanced System Technology (AST) Branch

About us

The operating concepts developed in REGEES must also be integrated into the control rooms of the future.
© Matthias Leitzke
The GPS exhibit at phaeno Wolfsburg is based on the RTLSflares technology developed at Fraunhofer IOSB-AST.

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.

Research focus

  • Energy systems
  • E-mobility
  • Power grids
  • Smart grids
  • Energy
  • Embedded systems for remote maintenance systems
  • Guidance systems for underwater vehicles
  • Integrated water resources management


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