Advanced System Technology branch AST of Fraunhofer IOSB

Institute Advanced Systems Technology (AST) of the Fraunhofer IOSB


We research new cybernetic methods and procedures for the optimal control and management of complex systems and transfer them into innovative operational management applications, for example for cognitive energy systems and in water supply. Our solutions can be found worldwide in the most diverse applications of our clients. These include power plant deployment planning, operational management of energy storage facilities, power grids, virtual power plants, water supply networks and barrage cascades.

Localization solutions and autonomous robotic platforms for industry are another focus. With the technology carrier DEDAVE we have set and successfully marketed standards for deep-sea underwater vehicles. As a new topic, pioneering developments in the field of UV-C disinfection are being driven forward together with SMEs.

Our excellent research and development work is consistently and cross-sectorally tailored to the future topic of "digitalization". In the field of public contract research, we are excellently positioned at state, federal and European level.

We have a research infrastructure for indoor and underwater robotics, a pressure test rig for deep-sea components and several platforms on the topic of "digitization of energy supply". Our services there range from energy (data) management solutions to test rigs for IT security for critical infrastructure.

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Together with our customers, we develop tailored, resilient and future-oriented systems engineering solutions for complex, dynamic and time-varying processes in the fields of energy and water supply, cybersecurity, land and underwater robotics, data spaces and ICT ecosystems, and disinfection. Through our scientific work, we provide significant upstream research for this for the benefit of our customers and for society.


Cognitive energy systems


Embedded Intelligent Systems


Underwater Robotics

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Our offer for you:


Field-tested energy management systems for the energy industry

Our energy market solution EMS-EDM PROPHET® & best practice applications for the energy industry.


Cognitive & adaptive assistance systems

Intelligent applications for the energy industry.


Applications for smart neighborhoods &
intelligent charging management.

We are bringing the energy transition to the city.


Cybersecurity learning lab

Make your business secure. With our attractive offers for the energy and water industry.


Quantum Hub

Innovative uses of quantum communications in the energy sector.


Autonomous systems

Innovative applications for autonomous mobile systems, assistance and real-time systems, and tracking & localization.


Underwater Robotics

Your strong partner for customized projects: From inspection solutions in the offshore sector to applications in the field of underwater archaeology.


UVC LED Technologies

Water, air and surface disinfection through innovative LED technologies.

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New construction

The Applied Systems Technology AST division of IOSB is constructing a joint institute building together with Fraunhofer IIS / Department of Electronic Measurement and Signal Processing EMS.


Fraunhofer IOSB-AST

Institute Division for Applied Systems Technology AST of Fraunhofer IOSB

Am Vogelherd 90
98693 Ilmenau

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@Fraunhofer_AST: #Großartig: Wir bringen in 2023 unsere #Expertise im Bereich GAIA-X & dem @bauhauslab -#Reallabor im Verbundprojekt #AVATAR ein. Denn: Medizinische Daten unterscheiden sich strukturell gar nicht so sehr von Energiedaten. Infos: @Fraunhofer_IDMT

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@Fraunhofer_AST: Wir starten mit viel frischem Content in das neue Jahr. Freuen Sie sich auf den neuen Webauftritt unserer Abteilung "Kognitive Energiesysteme": @legthueringen @ThEEN_eV #weknowhow #energiewende #wärmewende #cybersecurity #research

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@Fraunhofer_AST: #WeAreHiring :Wissenschaftler*in in der Unterwasserrobotik (#Rostock): *in im Bereich der Softwareentwicklung für die Modellierung und Simulation von Wassersystemen (#Berlin): #FraunhoferBerlin

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@Fraunhofer_AST: Mit den besten Weihnachtsgrüßen verbinden wir unseren Dank für Ihr #Vertrauen sowie die partnerschaftliche #Zusammenarbeit & wünschen Ihnen & Ihren Lieben ein frohes #Weihnachtsfest sowie #Gesundheit & Erfolg im neuen Jahr. Unser #Jahresrückblick im Video:

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