Technische Universitaet Ilmenau

Technische Universität Ilmenau (TUIL): TUIL is located in the centre of Germany and has a long academic tradition since 1894. It hosts about 7.000 students in fourteen different majors. Since 2001 the Thuringian Ministery of Science, Research and Art has been funding a long-term focus programme on mobile communications at TUIL with the involvement of more than 10 different research laboratories including the Measurement Engineering Laboratory that will take active part within the project. TUIL has coordinated several European research projects. Members of its staff have a broad background and experience both to qualify for coordinator and to carry out research activities mostly in close collaboration with other partners.

The Electronic Measurement Research Lab has its research focus in the field of signal processing and measurement related to RF and communications engineering. Specific fields of research are digital signal analysis methods (correlation and spectral analysis, system identification, sensor arrays, estimation and tracking, compressive sensing, time-frequency and cyclostationary signal analysis), their application in mobile radio and radar systems (multidimensional channel sounding, channel modelling and propagation measurement, MIMO-, polarimetric mm-wave- and ultra-wideband radar), high-resolution joint DoA/DoD/TDoA/Doppler estimation, spectral and spatial sensing for radio surveillance and cognitive radio, multipath exploiting localization, and measurement-based performance evaluation of MIMO transmission systems including over-the-air testing (OTA) in virtual electromagnetic environments. Currently about 15 Doctoral students are working at the Lab

The skills available at the TUIL (here Electronic Measurement Research Lab) are highly matching the requirements to fulfil the tasks attributed in WP4 and subsequently WP2 as well as WP3 (realistic model based performance evaluations). The Electronic Measurement Research Lab at TUIL has contributed to many European and German research projects and clusters such as WINNER, PULSERS, EUWB, NEWCOM, COST 273, 2100, IC 1004, EASY-A, EASY-C, MIMOSA. Research projects as WINNER, EASY-C and COST 273, 2100 or IC 1004 had significant impact on 3G and 4G systems. Especially the WINNER channel model family has been recommended and finally adopted within the ITU channel model standardization process. With the available MIMO channel sounding equipment and channel analysis tools TUIL will be able to characterize the mobile2mobile (or V2V) and mobile2infratructure links and their rarely investigated link correlations. Within the WP4 extended WINNER+ models will be provided to WP2 and WP3 for realistic modeled based performance evaluations. The final validation within WP4 of the RESCUE concepts will be done based on SDR hardware platforms under realistic and highly reproducible channel conditions within the available OTA test bed system and one final field trial test.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. R. Thomä received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.E.E.), Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.E.E.), and the Dr.-Ing. habil. degrees in electrical engineering and information technology from Technische Hochschule Ilmenau, Germany, in 1975, 1983, and 1989, respectively. From 1975 to 1988, he was a Research Associate in the fields of electronic circuits, measurement engineering, and digital signal processing at the same university. From 1988 to 1990, he was a Research Engineer at the Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR (Zentrum für Wissenschaftlichen Gerätebau). During this period he was working in the field of radio surveillance. Since 1992, he has been a Professor of electrical engineering (electronic measurement) at TU Ilmenau where he was the Director of the Institute of Communications and Measurement Engineering from 1999 until 2005Currently he was the speaker of the German nation-wide DFG-focus project UKoLOS, Ultra-Wideband Radio Technologies for Communications, Localization and Sensor Applications (SPP 1202) until 2012. Since 1999 he has been serving as chair of the IEEE-IM TC-13 on Measurement in Wireless and Telecommunications. In 2007 he was awarded IEEE Fellow Member and received the Thuringian State Research Award for Applied Research both for contributions to high-resolution multidimensional channel sounding. He is an advisory board member of MEDAV company and ZESS research institute.

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Schneider received his Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.E.E.), from the Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany in 2001. He is currently finalizing his Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D.E.E.) with the Institute for Information Technology at the Ilmenau University of Technology. The research focus comprises channel sounding, geometric stochastic channel modelling and validation of measurement based performance evaluation methods for wireless systems. He was strongly involved into the channel modelling research work within the EU projects WINNER I and WINNER II. Christian Schneider led the extensive Multi-Cell/Multi-User MIMO channel sounding campaign and joint research work with RWTH Aachen performed at the TUIL within an exclusive research partner program at the UMIC research cluster (established under the German Federal and State Government Excellence Initiative at the RWTH Aachen). Currently he is focusing at OTA techniques for realistic validation of V2V communications within the PORT research group under the ThiMo research cluster funded by the Thuringian state ministry. In 2007 he received together with Prof. R. Thomä, Prof. T. Matsumoto (UOULU,JAIST) the Thuringian State Research Award for Applied Research for contributions to high-resolution multidimensional channel sounding


Technische Universität Ilmenau (TUIL)

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