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Research Training Group 1487:
"Self-Organized Mobile Communication
Systems for Disaster Scenarios"

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Contact Person

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Mitschele-Thiel

Head of School

Phone +49 3677 / 69 2819

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The Graduate School is supported by and cooperates with the following partners:

The Doctoral Program of the Graduate School as well as related activities of the School are funded by the German Research Council in the context of the Research Training Group program (Graduiertenkolleg) under contract GRK 1487 “Selforganized Mobile Communication Systems for Disaster Scenarios”.

The Graduate School receives support from the DAAD to organize its annual Summer Academy on Wireless Communications. In addition, DAAD supports several Doctoral students of the Graduate School with long-term scholarships.

The Carl-Zeiss Foundation Carl-Zeiss Foundation provides funds to extend our research on Cognitive Radio Networking. The special focus is on setting up an operational cognitive radio network overcoming existing shortcomings of software-defined radio systems. The grant, worth 1 million Euro in total, enables the Graduate School to support two senior researchers or postdocs and four additional doctoral students. In addition, the grant provides funds to extend our experimental facilities.

The Fraunhofer Institut für Integrated Circuits IIS supports the Graduate School by funding a full research position over a 3-years period. In addition, the Digital Broadcasting Project Group of Fraunhofer IIS provides facilities for research and training to the School.

The research project MoSaKa (Mobile Satellite Communications in Ka-Band), funded by the German Aerospace Agency DLR aims to develop and connect mobile satcom terminals operating in Ka-Band as meshed network. The main application will be to provide communication links for first responders in disaster scenarios, where existing communication infrastructure is not existing or operational. The project complements the scope of the Graduate School with wide-area communication capabilities.

The Graduate School is a member of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF).

The WWRF develops a common global vision for the future of wireless to drive research and standardization. In addition to influencing regional and national research programmes (such as the European Union’s FP7 programme) WWRF members contribute to the work done within the ITU, UMTS Forum, ETSI, 3GPP, 3GPP2, IETF, and other relevant bodies regarding commercial and standardisation issues derived from the research work.

The Deutsche Telekom Stiftung supports our research activities providing the “Telekom Stipendium” for Doctoral Students.