Research Group Communication Systems

IKT

INSTITUT FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGIES - an associated Institute of Ostfalia

IKT is an institute associated with Ostfalia - University of Applied Sciences, which specializes in the research and development of innovative solutions in the fields of information and communication technologies, services and applications.

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 ... 

  • 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

Technologies 

  • 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.

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