Research Group Communication Systems

Currently main technology topics are Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, IoT Radio Networks, TSN, SDN and M2M Protocols. Our application focus for these technologies include e.g. Smart Maintenance, I40-as-a-Service, Network Automation and High Avaliablity solutions.

Before, we had our main focus on Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and Next Generation Networks (NGN), in particular on specialized applications of these technologies for railway related communications as well as critical communications.

Contact us if you are currently searching for a partner to collaborate with in designing and prototyping solutions within your application field.

Current & Recent Research Projects are ... 

  • 5G Smart Country, 5G-Umsetzungsförderung im Rahmen des 5G-Innovationsprogramms
    • Fördergeber: Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (BMVI)
    • Förderkennzeichen: 45FGU117_K
  • MONAT, Modellbasierte und bedarfsgerechte Netzwerkkonfiguration für Netzwerke der Automatisierung und Telekommunikation
    • Fördergeber: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
    • Förderkennzeichen: 16KIS0782
  • SecuRIn, Security Referenzmodell Industrie 4.0
    • Fördergeber: Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur
    • Förderkennzeichen: ZN3224
  • GrowIN 4.0, Growing into Industry 4.0 - Accelerate Growth in Manufacturing SME's 
    • Fördergeber: European Union, Interreg North Sea - European Regional Development Fund
  • INAASCA, Integrated Network-as-a-Service Solution as Part of Cloud IT Application Portfolio
    • Fördergeber: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
    • Förderkennzeichen: ZF4113601
  • TITAN, Industry-funded
  • Karat, Industry-funded


  • Industry 4.0 (I40), IoT
  • IoT Radio Networks, LoRa, NB-IoT
  • Integrated I40 solutions like Smart Maintenance
  • M2M Protocols, OPC-UA, MQTT
  • OpenStandard Communication Protocols
  • Time Sensitive Networks (TSN)
  • SDN – Software Defined Networks, OpenFlow, OF-Config
  • NFV - Network Function Virtualisation, OpenStack
  • Unified Communications (UC), Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
  • Web RealTime Communication (WebRTC)
  • All-IP Mobile Communication, LTE
  • Critical Communications, TETRA–LTE
  • IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)
  • Realtime Communication Networks
  • Analysis of „VoIP-Readiness“, Security in VoIP-Systems
  • Testing of Communication Protocols and Systems
  • Conformity Tests, TTCN-3
  • Interoperability Tests, Stress Tests
  • Development / Integration of OpenStandard Network Elements
  • Contributions to Open Source Projects

Cooperations and Partners

In recent years, the field of telecommunications has cooperated in different ways with various companies and organizations in the region. These include e.g. feasibility studies and prototype development as well as network analysis and network design in direct order, technology development as part of funded research projects, expert opinions or trainings. Some cooperation partners of the last years can be seen below.

askozia-logo.jpg_1360959446 bayer   ewe-logo-uz-cbc   auer_col_rgb.gif_968017462   hytera Vw  BCC_100_RGB.jpg_280917838  comneon.png_2084554351   CSgroup.png_1523313321 Testing_Tech.jpg_749731598 iaf_logo_rgb.png_1855521143 IANT-Logox09-04-06_klein.jpg_1912779445 IKT szfg rhodeundschwarz   bdrf