Fraunhofer Adaptronics Alliance
The adaptive structure technology, in short Adaptronics, integrates actuator and sensor functions into structures and links these functions through (often adaptive) control ‘intelligence’. This allows structures to recognize their own condition and actively react to it, leading to the realization of adaptive structure systems. With this background, light and compact as well as vibration-free and dimensionally stable modern structures can be designed that optimally adapt to their changing operating environment.
This leads to the conservation of raw materials, reduced environmental pollution such as noise and emissions, reduced system and operating costs, and increased functionality and performance of systems. Adaptronics has a particular application potential in the fields of automotive engineering, machine tool manufacture and plant construction, medicine and space technology, optics, and defense technology.