Press Releases and Media Reports

18.10.2023, Universität Duisburg-Essen

A new approach to terahertz

Whether it’s dicey firefighting missions, the detection of viruses in the air or the use of 6G in mobile communications – the possibilities of terahertz technology are huge. However it is still mostly a matter of the future. At UDE, Prof. Dr. Jan Balzer is working on cost-efficient systems and novel applications.

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26.7.2023, Universität Duisburg-Essen

Medical Technology Systems – Project “Terahertz”

Network for excellent terahertz research for communication, localisation, material characterisation, environmental monitoring and medical technology.

As part of the terahertz.NRW project, the Medical Technology Systems (SMT) department is working on the application of neurorehabilitation in the field of robotic movement support of the upper body. The aim of this scientific research work is to record muscle movements in the forearm without contact using THz technologies. Signal processing and machine learning methods will be researched and developed. Subsequently, data-driven learning methods and suitable models will be used to predict finger movements and grasping postures of the hand.

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18. September 2023, Fraunhofer FHR

Fraunhofer FHR at EUMW 2023 in Berlin: Radar for Industrial Applications and Additive Manufacturing of High-Frequency Components and Antennas, as well as the Presentation of

This year, the European Microwave Week (EuMW), Europe’s leading conference on microwave technology, high-frequency technology, wireless, and radar, will take place in Berlin from September 17 to 22, 2023 – also an important conference for Fraunhofer FHR. In a total of 8 lectures within 6 workshops, 8 technical contributions, and a poster presentation at the conferences, as well as at two exhibition booths, the researchers showcase the latest developments in radar and high-frequency research.

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04. April 2022, Fraunhofer FHR

terahertz.NRW: Fraunhofer FHR successful in funding program “Networks 2021” from the Ministry of Culture and Science North Rhine-Westphalia (MKW)

The Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR in Wachtberg, in a consortium with the Ruhr University Bochum, the University of Duisburg-Essen, the University of Wuppertal and the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits IMS, has been awarded a contract for the terahertz.NRW research network in the “Networks 21” funding program of the MKW.

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Dr. Gerd vom Bögel

Fraunhofer IMS