"Diversity connects": students drive 5G research forward

The "Diversity connects" series presents students and employees from different cultures who are involved at the university in a variety of ways. This one is about Ricardo Quiceno from Colombia and Carlos Tablante from Venezuela, who are researching 5G networks and their potential applications as research assistants in the department.

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New Project: 6G Campus Ilmenau - Flexibly expandable 5G campus network

We have been awarded funding to set up a flexible 5G+ campus network on the university's Ehrenberg campus. 

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New Project: FraudDetect - Detecting fraud in energy and water networks using smart metering

The Integrated Communication Systems group at TU Ilmenau and the spin-off Aivader GmbH are working together with Cuculus GmbH in the new joint project FraudDetect.

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Best Paper Award

The paper "Trust Me: Explainable ML in Self-Organized Network Management" by Faiaz Nazmetdinov, Diego Preciado Rojas and Andreas Mitschele-Thiel won the Best Paper Award at AnNet workshop 2023 in Miami.

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Research Areas and Infrastructure


Our research is focusing on the following areas:

  • Network management of 5G systems, esp. the coordination of SON use cases using machine learning
  • Radio resoure management, esp. for D2D communication in 5G
  • Prototyping of OpenRAN solutions based on SDRs
  • Copter-based UAVs, esp. for communication and localization purposes
  • Development of autonomous multi-UAV systems using digital twins

We operate the following labs to validate our research: