The agile development and validation of innovative methods for localization and positioning on an industrial scale requires the existence of a reference system. The Fraunhofer IML has two research halls with 1000 m² and 650 m² area in Dortmund. In both halls a high-precision motion capturing system is available. By using high-resolution infrared cameras, several 100 objects can be detected and tracked in real time with an accuracy in the sub-millimeter range. For the live visualisation of measurement data to evaluate the reality, a laser projection system is available. The high-precision localization and the industrial environment provide optimal conditions for the development of industry-related applications.


The PACE Lab represents a unique test environment for companies. As an independent state research institute, Fraunhofer IML offers the necessary KNOW How to validate your application in an industrial environment. 

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