Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Nach­rich­ten­tech­nik, Hein­rich-Hertz-Insti­tut (HHI)

Inno­va­tions for the digi­tal socie­ty of the future are the focus of rese­arch and deve­lo­p­ment work at the Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Nach­rich­ten­tech­nik, Hein­rich-Hertz-Insti­tut (HHI). Fraun­ho­fer HHI is world lea­ding in the deve­lo­p­ment of mobi­le and opti­cal com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on net­works and sys­tems, fiber opti­cal sen­sor sys­tems as well as the pro­ces­sing and coding of video signals. Tog­e­ther with inter­na­tio­nal part­ners from rese­arch and indus­try, Fraun­ho­fer HHI works in the who­le spec­trum of digi­tal infra­struc­tu­re – from fun­da­men­tal rese­arch to the deve­lo­p­ment of pro­to­ty­pes and solu­ti­ons. The insti­tu­te deve­lo­ps stan­dards for infor­ma­ti­on and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies and crea­tes new appli­ca­ti­ons as an indus­try part­ner.

Second-gene­ra­ti­on quan­tum tech­no­lo­gies are the key to inno­va­ti­ve appli­ca­ti­ons in the fields of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, sens­ing, infor­ma­ti­on pro­ces­sing, and ima­ging. In the area of quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, Fraun­ho­fer HHI deve­lo­ps deploya­ble sys­tems for tap-pro­of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on via fiber net­works and free-space opti­cal links using quan­tum key dis­tri­bu­ti­on (QKD). The insti­tu­te can draw on world-lea­ding exper­ti­se along the who­le inte­gra­ti­on chain, from pho­to­nic chips to enti­re net­works. Based on the­se key com­pe­ten­ces rese­ar­chers at Fraun­ho­fer HHI deve­lop pho­to­nic com­pon­ents, modu­les, and sys­tems tog­e­ther with its part­ners. All pro­ducts are tail­o­red to the high requi­re­ments in fields such as quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, quan­tum sen­sors, and quan­tum infor­ma­ti­on pro­ces­sing. In addi­ti­on to the SQuaD Inno­va­ti­on Hub, Fraun­ho­fer HHI is part of the QuN­ET initia­ti­ve, the QR.X con­sor­ti­um and Q‑net‑Q, among others.

Fraun­ho­fer HHI has long-time expe­ri­ence in the trans­fer of com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, pho­to­nics and quan­tum tech­no­lo­gies into indus­tri­al appli­ca­ti­ons. It is a mem­ber of the stee­ring com­mit­tee of the 6G plat­form and coor­di­na­tor of the 6G-RIC rese­arch hub that aims at estab­li­shing a 6G labo­ra­to­ry and test infra­struc­tu­re. The insti­tu­te is a co-initia­tor and acti­ve mem­ber of the ETSI F5G stan­dar­di­s­a­ti­on group for stan­dar­di­sing 5th gene­ra­ti­on opti­cal access net­works.

Address / Cont­act

Fraun­ho­fer-Insti­tut für Nach­rich­ten­tech­nik, Hein­rich-Hertz-Insti­tut (HHI)
Ein­stein­ufer 37
10587 Ber­lin

Cont­act SQuaD:
Dr. Nino Walen­ta
E‑mail: nino.walenta@hhi.fraunhofer.de