Technologies and Systems for Smart Power and Mobility

Business Unit

Technologies and Systems for Smart Power and Mobility

Know-how and technology transfer and development of research samples and prototypes are the main services of the business unit »Technology and System for Smart Power and Mobility«. The focus is currently put on systems for monitoring of electric power lines, on the  ntegration of actuators for active flow control, on the optimization of the reliability of high  ower electronics, on powering of mobile devices and on integrated sensors for lightweight structures.

PLM || Fraunhofer ENAS, together with partners, develops smart sensor systems for monitoring of high voltage and medium voltage power lines including the transmission of data into the grid control center. Such sensor systems are used for increasing the ampacity of existing power lines, for the detection of ice load on the power lines, and for the localization of ground faults.

SJA || In case of high speed cruise, the largest amount of driving power of aircrafts and vehicles is dissipated by the surrounding air flow and vortexes. The influence of the air flow bears a high potential of power saving. Different approaches are pursued by using Synthetic Jet Actuators to optimize the air flow.

WiPo || Fraunhofer ENAS proposes and develops a series of customized wireless electric  power transmission modules for low power (< 100 Watt for handheld devices and IoT) and for higher power applications. Moreover, the design of flexible, low-cost batteries and the development of dedicated fabrication technologies are offered as a service of Fraunhofer ENAS.

SHM || A further aspect is the development of passive sensors for Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) into lightweight structures. Passive sensor function and remote read-out is realized by the use of electromagnetic resonators that are seamlessly integrated in lightweight structures. It offers a novel approach to detect cracks, delamination and penetration of moisture.

Subject overview


Reduction of power consumption