Fraunhofer-Institutes at the SMM 2018



Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR

The detection of shipwrecked persons is the basic requirement for their salvage. However, the higher the waves rise, the more difficult the visual contact becomes. A research consortium in cooperation with the Fraunhofer FHR from Wachtberg has developed a novel solution for the detection of persons or other objects in water.


Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT from Oldenburg offers more to try out: triggered by the realization that many dangerous situations at sea up to accidents and other accidents are caused by insufficient clarity in communication, the IDMT has developed a training platform.


Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML

The Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services CML in Hamburg is working on a novel hull coating with biomimetic properties. The floating fern, which serves as a model for this, as well as first samples from preliminary research are exhibited in water basins.  


Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM

The Fraunhofer IFAM from Bremen presents its developments for new surfaces for ship hulls on a ship model. In addition, the researchers provide information about their test environments, which are used for scientific research into corrosion and anti-fouling protection.


Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

The Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD is conducting research in Rostock on the use of visual computing in the maritime industry. This year, the IGD is presenting data goggles with which the wide range of information is made virtually available, for example in the design area.


Fraunhofer Research Institution for Large Structures in Production Engineering IGP

The Fraunhofer Institute for Large Structures in Production Technology IGP from Rostock presents the latest developments for production. Two robots show the state of the art in maritime production through the use of intelligent sensor guidance and innovative image processing.


Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF

The Fraunhofer LBF in Darmstadt is showing innovative elements for vibration reduction in maritime environments. In particular vibrations and oscillations in the drive trains of main and auxiliary units lead to undesirable side effects such as increased wear and noise emissions in maritime applications, combined with an overall reduction in service life.


Fraunhofer Transportation Alliance

The aim of the Waterborne working group is to support shipping companies, shipyards, ports, logistics service providers and the maritime supply industry in fulfilling their tasks and to develop solutions tailored to the customer.

The Fraunhofer-Forum Waterborne with the title "Shipping Under Extreme Conditions" will take place at this year's SMM on September 5, 2018.