Technische Universitaet Dresden

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of eleven German universities that were identified by the German government as an ‘excellence university’. TUD is the largest university in the state Saxony today. It provides an excellent studying and working environment for about 36,500 students and 5.320 permanent employees (among those, 507 are professors). TUD is strong in research, offering first-rate programs with an overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry and society. As a "synergetical university" TUD closely cooperates with external research institutions, cultural, industrial and social organisations. TUD is the only university in East Germany which has been granted a graduate school and a cluster of excellence in Germany’s excellence initiative. The Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems, headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Fettweis, participates in the MiWaveS project. Since being founded in 1994, more than 500 scientific papers have been published and more than 40 patent applications have been filed by the chair. The current focus is on physical layer research, with an emphasis on wireless radio network problems (self-organization, planning, capacity and resource efficiency), wireless modems (mobile terminals and base stations), and IC implementation. Of particular interest are problems found in a trade-off between these focus areas. More than 30 Ph.D. students are working at the chair. The students are involved in research projects as well as in teaching. TUD has a long history of research on the re/evolution of wireless cellular networks which are relevant for the Task attributed to TUD in WP1, WP2 and WP3. We participated in the German Government projects EASY-C and EU funded project WINNER, FUTON, EARTH, EXALTED, and ARTIST4G that had significant impact on 3G and 4G systems including pioneering work on MIMO, channel access schemes, energy efficiency, M2M communications, and CoMP techniques. Currently, TUD is actively involved in the development of the necessary foundations for next generation cellular systems in the EU-funded STRAP iJOIN and 5GNOW. Our research laid theoretical fundamentals which was accompanied by practical prototype implementation and testing in cellular large scale field trials. In WP1 TUD will identification of wireless access and robust multiple antenna techniques. In particular, TUD will investigate the combination of links-on-the-fly and generalized frequency division multiplexing (GFDM) which is a robust and versatile non-orthogonal channel access scheme pioneered by TUD in 5GNOW. The investigation of power and distortion control algorithms for links-on-the fly planned in WP2 will be based on the fundamentals of convex optimization techniques previously investigated in ARTIST4G and the DFG funded project COIN. In WP3, TUD is Task 3.3 leader. In this Task TUD addresses two key challenges for the design of the system: an effective utilization of the features of higher protocol layers; node coordination. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Fettweis has earned his Dipl.-Ing. and Ph.D. degrees from Aachen University of Technology (RWTH) in Germany. From 1990 to 1991 he was a Visiting Scientist at the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, CA, working on signal processing for disk drives. From 1991 to 1994 he was with TCSI Inc., Berkeley, CA, responsible for signal processor developments. Since September 1994 he holds the Vodafone Chair at Technische Universität Dresden, Germany. He co-founded Systemonic as CTO, a start-up acquired successfully in 2002 by Philips Semiconductors. The main focus is on broadband wireless chip-sets. He co-founded 8 further start-up companies: 2000 Radioplan, 2003 Signalion, 2004 In-Circuit, 2005 Dresden Silicon, 2007 Freedelity, 2008 RadioOpt, 2009 BlueWonder Communications, and 2010 InRadios. He has been an elected member of the IEEE Solid State Cir-cuits Society’s Board (Administrative Committee) since 1999, and is an elected member of IEEE Fellow Committee. Furthermore he serves on company supervisory boards, and on industrial as well as research institutes’ advisory committees. Michael Grieger received his Dipl.-Ing. from DHBW Stuttgart in 2005 and his M.Sc. from the Technische Universität Dresden in March 2009. In 2008, funded by the Herbert Quandt/ALTANA foundation, he studied at CTU, Prague. During his Master's thesis, he conducted research in Prof. John Cioffi's group at Stanford University on multi-cell signal processing, which continues to be his major research focus today as a PhD student supervised by Prof. Fettweis at the Vodafone Chair. An aspect of his research is the comparison of information theoretic results to those of the “real world” using field trials. Michael Grieger led the work package on lab and field trial measurements in the integrated EU project ARTIST4G. Andreas Festag received a diploma degree (1996) and Ph.D. (2003) in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University Berlin. As researcher, he worked at Technical University Berlin, Heinrich-Hertz-Institute (HHI) in Berlin and NEC Laboratories in Heidelberg, where he lastly had the position of a Chief Researcher. He joined MNS in March 2013. Andreas was involved in various research projects for wireless and mobile communication networks and published more than 50 papers in journals, conference proceedings and workshops. His research is concerned with architecture, design and performance evaluation of wireless and mobile communication systems and protocols, in the past years with a focus on vehicular communication and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). He actively contributes to the CAR-2-CAR Communication Consortium and to ITS standardization in ETSI Technical Committee ITS, where he is chairman of the working group Networking & Transport. 


Technische Universität Dresden

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