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Fraunhofer ESK undertakes applied research geared toward new information and communication technology (ICT) processes and methods. The activities focus on designing these increasingly distributed, heterogeneous and networked ICT systems to be more reliable, flexible and resource efficient, thus ensuring that they contribute to improved products and production environments in the automobile and traffic, energy, automation, building and security engineering and telecommunication industries.
Fraunhofer ESK boasts experienced researchers and young talent with expertise in communication technologies ranging from transmission techniques and protocols to complete systems and the underlying software methods. To deliver its services, the institute bundles the engineering expertise of six core competencies across the Automotive, Industrial Communication and Telecommunication business units: Wired Transmission Technologies, Local Wireless Networks, Reliable Ethernet/IP Communication, Adaptive Systems, Model-based Software Development and Validation, Multicore Software.
Fraunhofer ESK is a member of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the largest organization for applied research in Europe. The director of the institute is Prof. Dr. Rudi Knorr, who has also served as the Chair of Communication Systems at the University of Augsburg department of computer science since 2006.