Here's an overview of the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) with Ralf Schäfer Head of Image Processing agt HHI in Berlin Germany. The core competencies of HHI are in the areas of Photonic Networks and Systems, Mobile Broadband Systems, Photonic Components and Electronic Imaging.
Activities in photonic networks and components expand a spectrum from highly capacitive flexible long haul networks to the broadband inhouse network and their components
R&D-activities in the area of mobile broadband systems focus to design aspects of future cellular systems and their realization for various mobile communications systems. multi-antenna systems (MIMO) up to 1 Gbit/s, resource management for both cellular mobile, radio systems and WPAN-systems up to 60 GHz.
Optical and opto-electronic components and modules are developed and manufactured. Our range includes InP-based lasers and detectors with wavelengths from 1.1 µm to 2.0 µm, polymer lightwave circuits, and diffractive optics.
Main topics are further video- and audio-coding / transmission (Video over IP), the 2D- und 3D image processing, the image reproduction in virtual environments, teleimmersive systems, autostereoscopic displays, miixed reality displays, man-machine-interactions and information and videoretrieval.