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Fraunhofer IPMS receives award for novel, high-performance electrostatic microactuators

Holger Conrad of the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS has been honored with the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) VIP/VIP+ validation award. Mr. Conrad was distinguished for the development of electrostatically bimorph-deflectable microactutaors within the "Nano e-drive" research project.

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Photonics West 2017: Fraunhofer IPMS presents novel MEMS bending actuators

A new class of electrostatic micro actuators developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) enables large vertical or lateral deflections with little energy consumption and low electrical drive voltage. This technology can be used to extend existing microsystem solutions as well as develop new application areas with novel designs. At Photonics West 2017, Fraunhofer IPMS will present the new class of electrostatic bending actuators for the first time at a trade fair.

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Clever monitoring – wireless monitoring for safety critical industrial systems

Experts at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Dresden have developed a flexible system concept using radio frequency identification (RFID) sensors to monitor machines in industrial environments. Through continuous wireless and battery-free measurement of temperature and other physical parameters as well as an intelligent analysis of sensor data, it becomes possible to detect failure risks early and optimize maintenance times.

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High-Speed with Data Reception Guarantee

Developers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) in Dresden are convinced that Li-Fi technology, the use of light to transfer very large amounts of data, could soon supplement or even replace established wired or radio-based wireless transmission technologies in highly-automated production environments. Fraunhofer IPMS specialists have already constructed initial prototypes for Li-Fi communication at short and medium distances for different application scenarios. Visitors are invited to view these communication modules at the upcoming exhibitions »Electronica« as well as »SPS IPC Drives«.

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