Near Infrared Spectroscopy

The miniaturized grating spectrometer developed at Fraunhofer IPMS equipped with a volume of only 2.1 cm³ is approximately 30% smaller as a common sugar cube, making it the smallest NIR-spectrometer in the world at this time.

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Hyperspectral Imaging

With the core competencies available at Fraunhofer IPMS, customer-specific hyperspectral imaging systems can be designed, implemented and tested.

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Micro-optical Components & Devices

The processes and technologies used at Fraunhofer IPMS allow for the implementation of customer-specific ultra-high precision optical gaps for beam shaping in the smallest of spaces.

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Microassembly & Microsystem Integration

Fraunhofer IPMS implements 2D and 3D structures using various joining methods.

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pH Value Sensors

Fraunhofer IPMS develops ion-sensitive field effect transistors (ISFET) with which the pH value of the environment can be measured.

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Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducer

Fraunhofer IPMS develops micromechanical ultrasonic devices for a variety of applications.

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Environmental Sensing

In the field "Environmental Sensing" customized solutions which register ambient conditions are developed. Both chemical and physical active principles are used for detection and designed as sensor elements. The individual sensory elements are in turn assembled to complex systems which are used in application markets such as analytics, medical technology and industrial metrology. Here, miniaturized MEMS components are used which allow the design of small and low-power sensors.

Fraunhofer IPMS stands ready to provide the expertise and equipment necessary for microassembly and microsystems integration of small series. This includes implementing 2D and 3D structures using various joining methods such as the application of adhesives and other fluids or soldering and thermocompression bonding. Get more information here

Fields of Application


Photonic Sensing


Chemical Sensing


Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers