Competence field

Wireless and Information Technologies

Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil. Matthias Hein

Director of the RF & Microwave Department

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Competence Field Wireless and Information Technologies

Wireless systems take over safety-critical functions in the connected car and, therefore, gain more and more relevance. Any system for the detection and recognition of position, environment, and states of driver and vehicle must remain functional, reliable, resilient, user- and environment-friendly at all times. In this context, wireless sensing and data transmission as well as field immission, coexistence, and interference present key research areas.

The core competence Wireless and Information Technologies builds on the joined expertise of the research groups “RF and microwave technologies” and “Electronic measurements and signal processing”. Unique infrastructure offers the optimal basis for top-level research.


Reference Project

Elektromagnetic compatibility, radio and channel measurements in the virtual road - simulation and test area (ELVIS)

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Reference Project

Name of project:
Electromagnetic compatibility, radio and channel measurements in the virtual road – simulation and test area (ELVIS)

Project period:
04.2016 – 09.2018

Funding agency:
Thüringer Aufbaubank on behalf of the Thuringian Ministry for Economics, Science, and Digital Society

Project consortium:
RF and Microwave Research Group, Electronic Measurements and Signal Processing Re-search Group, Automotive Engineering Research Group

The research unit ELVIS addresses the issue of cooperative wireless connectivity among cars and between cars and roadside as well as telecommunication infrastructure (car-to-X, C2X) as well as appropriate design, testing and verification methods. Technical feasibility and economic success of C2X applications depend strongly on functionality, availability, and low latency for the wireless transmission of safety-critical data; therefore, reliability, coexist-ence and interference present essential challenges for relevant and timely fundamental re-search with a pronounced practical orientation. In the framework of ELVIS, key issues of electromagnetic environmental compatibility, development and measurement technology of integrated automotive antennas, design and implementation of end-to-end over-the-air test methods, and concept developments for realistic modelling of the radio channel under repro-ducible laboratory conditions are addressed. Real-time capable connected testlabs for the cooperative research of automotive drivetrain, control and wireless technologies (X-in-the-loop) play an essential role in this context.