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1 Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Partner for Innovation

2 The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
yearly research budget approx. 1.4 billion euros of which approx. 1 billion euros obtained through contract research approx. two thirds revenue from industry and publicly financed research projects approx. one third revenue through regional and national government funding for preliminary research (solutions which will be required by industry and society in five to ten years‘ time). Zentrale/P2/Stand:

3 Fraunhofer Research Units Worldwide
USA Japan Singapore China South Korea Indonesia Malaysia Zentrale/P5/Stand:

4 The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Locations in Germany
Karlsruhe Darmstadt Würzburg Jena Stuttgart Duisburg Oberhausen Nuthetal Dortmund Oberpfaffenhofen München Saarbrücken St. Ingbert Erfurt Magdeburg Halle Dresden Leipzig Ilmenau Cottbus Braunschweig Berlin Potsdam Teltow Aachen Schmallenberg Sankt Augustin Erlangen Fürth Nürnberg Freising Holzkirchen Pfinztal Freiburg Efringen-Kirchen Rostock Itzehoe Hannover Bremen Euskirchen Chemnitz Wertheim Kaiserslautern Schkopau Paderborn The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Locations in Germany 57 Institutes in 40 locations employees Institutes Branches of Institutes, Research Institutions, Working Groups, Branch Labs and Application Centers Zentrale/P2/Stand:

5 Fraunhofer Groups (ICT Participation)
Institute Groups Information and Communication technology Life Sciences Microelectronics Surface Technology and Photonics Production Materials and Components Defense and Security Research Zentrale/P2/Stand:

6 Researching with Fraunhofer today for market success tomorrow Signposts to tomorrow’s markets (ICT Participation) 1. Internet of things Parcels that deliver themselves 2. Smart Products and environments Invisible helpers at the ready 3. Micro power engineering Mobile power supplies 4. Adaptronic Self-regulating structures 5. Simulated reality: Materials, products, processes Future worlds inside a computer 6. Human-machine interaction An end to button-pushing

7 Researching with Fraunhofer today for market success tomorrow Signposts to tomorrow’s markets (ICT Participation) 7. Grid Computing Link up wherever you like 8. Integrated lightweight construction systems Weight-loss diet for four-wheel patients 9. White biotechnology Nature’s own chemical plant 10. Tailored Light Using light as a tool 11. Polytronics Printed circuits – luminescent wallpaper 12. Security The reassuring face of high tech

8 Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
Established Location Berghausen Staff (full-time equivalent) 440 (approx. 330) Established positions Scientists, PhD Candidates Graduates, laboratory technicians 94 Workshops, laboratory assistants 75 Administration Trainees Scientific assistants, work experience placements approx. 102 Budget Mio € Total site area m2 Laboratories, offices, Pilot plants, workshops ca m2 Test sites, infrastructure ca m2

9 ICT Organization Chart
Institute Director Prof. Dr. P. Elsner Controlling C. Steuerwald Deputy Directors Dr. H. Krause Prof. Dr. F. Henning Administration Dr. B. Hefer, C. Steuerwald General Management Dr. S. Tröster Energetic Materials (EM) Dr. H. Krause Dr. T. Keicher Dr. S. Löbbecke Energetic Systems (ES) W. Eckl, G. Langer Dr. N. Eisenreich Applied Electro-chemistry (AE) Dr. J. Tübke Dr. K. Pinkwart Environmental Engineering (UE) R. Schweppe Dr. J. Woidasky Polymer Engineering (PE) Prof. Dr. F. Henning Dr. J. Diemert Dr. R. Bräuning

10 Energetic Systems Evaluation of explosives Ignition, combustion, internal ballistics, detonation Protective systems Non-lethal weapons, pyrotechnical incendiary compositions, flares Gas generators Airbag systems, sheet metal forming, extinguishing technology Technical safety Explosions, fires, hydrogen safety High temperature materials Oxidation, corrosion, structural stability Material and process analysis Optical spectroscopy, material functionalization, chemometry, nano-particles

11 Evaluation of explosives Inflammation and combustion
solid, liquid and gel propellants ignition substances, incendiary compositions, pyrotechnics dependency on pressure and initial temperature problem solving in the development of propellants  optical bombs  standard burner chamber, rocket test stand  76 mm inflammation simulator  rapid optical measurement technology and spectroscopy development of new ignition substances characterisation (temperature, particles, radiation) interaction AZM  propellant powder modelling of the reaction and effect

12 Evaluation of explosives Interior ballistics and detonics
The main focus is the measurement of performance characteristics, safety parameters and the investigation of phenomena: Gun propellants, solid rocket propellants, explosives and special systems are investigated, especially new substances and propellants The infrastructure (incl. shooting range, explosives bunker, rocket test stand, intrinsically safe boxes) enables investigations from a laboratory scale up to the kg range Beside standard test methods and evaluation processes (e. g. ballistic vessels with interiour ballistic analysis), measurement technologies and experimental setups are further developed (e. g. miniaturised detonation speed measurement), and modelling and simulation are researched.

13 Protective systems Pyrotechnical flares and incendiary compositions
formulation and development to prototype scale modelling of chemistry,combustion and spectral radiation testing and characterisation combustion behaviour spectral emission (UV to IR) temperature flow test stand combustion room, combustion stand test pressure vessels up to 35 l current research topics: spectral flares, incendiary composition to counteract toxic gas clouds

14 Protective systems Non-lethal weapons NLW
Non-lethal launcher Power units projected electrically and pneumatically Constant impact energy of the projectile at the target (independent of distance) Directional acoustic ray Arrangement of acoustuc emitters: serial Radiation along the axis of the device Directionality and directivity through superposition of the acoustic energy NLW dispenser Autonomic aircraft Transfer of non-lethal weapons over long distances Leightweight construction

15 Gas generators Formulation development Component selection, thermydynamic performance measurement, ignition behaviour, combustion behaviour Prototype design Selection of moulded article, production of moulded article, combustion chamber design, nozzle design, prototype production Prototype test Pressure course, temperature development, gas composition Application fields Airbag systems, forming technology, extinguishing technology, explosion suppression, pyrotechnic cold gas generators

16 Technical safety Safety investigations into hazardous substances and technical systems Aim of investigations into fires and explosions: Determination of related characteristics and influencing parameters Characterisation of damage due to pressure and temperature Creation of models for “worst case“ scenarios for a better understanding of risks Support in the investigation of accidents, particular incidents

17 Technical safety Hydrogen safety
Safety analysis studies Risk assessment for units, systems, components. Scenario analysis of operating conditions, errors and technical failures, “worst case“ perspective System and unit safety laboratory and real-scale experiments, hydrogen release, dispersion, combustion, explosion, failure behaviour of components, constructive optimisation Cause and failure analysis Simulation of critical conditions, accidentsor cases of damage to systems or units, reconstruction, chemical analysis Development, adjustment, adaption of special measurement systems Gas concentrations (transient and spatially resolved), splinter and fragment loading, spectroscopy, pressure and temperature Visualisation Colour or b/w IR high-speed cameras, BOS method

18 High temperature materials Oxidation, corrosion, structural stability
coatings, insulation layers and materials for gas and steam turbines development of high-temperature coatings based on micro- and nano-scale metal particles materials for high-temperature fuel cells thermally conductive alloys based on Fe and Ni materials for vehicle technology

19 Material and process analysis
Spectral process and product monitoring Plastics, nanocomposites, biopolymers, agricultural products, reaction monitoring Identification of (for example) additives, moisture, colouring, … in the NIR, Vis and UV range and / or Raman Statistical data analysis Spectral data, measurements, classification Regression process for rapid measurement and analysis predictions Design of experiments (DOE) for targeted and effective material and process optimisation wet chemistry predicted value Regression

20 Material and process analysis Nanosilver
Nanosilver for biocidal functionalisation of systems Microorganisms on surfaces are helath hazard Elimination with substances that are not toxic to humans Nanosilver is effective over long periods of time Production of nanosilver from the liquid phase Nanosilver as a substitute for conventional biocides (e. g. isothiazolinone) which are toxic to humans


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