Advanced System Technology (AST) Branch of Fraunhofer IOSB
50 98693 Ilmenauhttp://www.iosb.fraunhofer.de/servlet/is/15004/
The Advanced System Technology (AST) Branch of Fraunhofer IOSB develops innovative and practical solutions for the power and water supply industries, researches on autonomous underwater vehicles and hardware and software design of embedded systems. The Fraunhofer AST develops for small and medium-sized companies as well as major enterprises and public funders high performance scientific-based applications, which are not only recognized in Thuringia but also internationally.
The staff in the Surface Water and Maritime System section are concerned with the modelling, control and management of surface water systems, particularly catchment areas, rivers, canals and reservoirs. Decision support systems have been developed for the purpose. The section has also designed and tested control systems for autonomous or remotely operated underwater vehicles. The Fraunhofer AST has three robot submarines and a research water basin for this purpose.