Communication, Information, Positioning

Communication Technologies and Systems

  • Communication technologies for connecting vehicles, transport infrastructure and other
    • Mobile communications (GSM, UMTS, LTE/LTE-A, NB-IOT, 5G), especially for ITS Intelligent Transport Systems (LTE-V2X & 5G-V2X)
    • WLAN (IEEE 802.11), especially WLAN-11p
    • Wireless sensor networks (IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee, UWB)
  • Communication protocols
    • IP version 4 and 6, UDP, TCP
    • WLAN-11p: facilities, management, data safety and anonymity
    • Adaptive and hybrid communication

Positioning

  • Satellite Positioning (GPS, Galileo PRS)
  • Real time Kinematics (RTK)
  • Landmarking
  • Sensor networks with positioning functions
  • Positioning & mapping (SLAM)

Automation

  • Sensor data transmission and fusion
  • Communication to support automation features
  • Communication based environment perception & object recognition
  • Maneuver coordination
  • Transport infrastructure & intersection management

Selected Projects

 

IoT-COMMs »Smart Intersection«

  • The great challenge in autonomous driving is the quick and at the same time correct assessment of traffic situations. Support is provided by the cooperative environment perception of the Smart Intersection. 
 

Cartox²

  • Cartox² will develop a service platform for generic services of connected and automated driving. The platform will collect and process information on the car-2-car connectivity.
 

KOALA

  • The project sustainably improves the cooperative perception as key technology for safety relevant time critical use cases in cooperative automated driving.
 

EVIPOS

  • EVIPOS builds on rapid developments in locating technologies, which are driven by mass markets such as the logistics sector, mobility services and the automotive industry. The project addresses the logistical challenges of rail freight transport. 

Methodology

Concept

  • Requirements description and functional design
  • Formal specification
  • Performance rating based on analyses, simulation and measurement

Prototyping

  • Software for protocol stack
  • Embedded software and hardware
  • Vehicle and infrastructure integration 

Test Systems

  • Development of reference systems
  • Conformance testing
  • Emulation platforms
  • Experimental evaluation
  • Testing solutions for homologation & updates

Standardization

  • European standardization for Intelligent Transport Systems
  • 5G Standardization