Research work in the area of smart actuator-sensor systems focuses in particular on (MEMS) loudspeakers and microphones, but also goes beyond this. Current developments deal with adaptive signal processing algorithms for intelligent control of actuators and actuator networks as well as signal pre-processing for sensors using AI-based methods and domain knowledge.
In the loudspeaker field, miniaturization is one of the major challenges when it comes to the efficiency of a loudspeaker. Fraunhofer IDMT is meeting this challenge by developing intelligent control algorithms for energy-efficient and miniaturized loudspeakers. Innovative loudspeakers based on microelectromechanical systems, so-called MEMS loudspeakers, offer unsurpassed potential when it comes to high fidelity and low energy consumption. Together with the Fraunhofer Institutes ISIT and IPMS, Fraunhofer IDMT develops various MEMS loudspeakers and uses intelligent signal processing algorithms to ensure outstanding sound with maximum performance.
With its many years of expertise in the field of loudspeaker development, the Fraunhofer IDMT is also your partner for the sound optimization of electroacoustic loudspeakers and we work with you to develop new loudspeaker technologies, from individual loudspeakers to loudspeaker arrays (e.g. for beamforming) and multichannel loudspeaker systems (e.g. for 3D audio).