Chair & Research

The Chair

The objective of the Vodafone Chair for Mobile Communications Systems at the TU Dresden is to carry out leading-edge research to advance wireless communications technology and solve industry relevant problems related to next generation wireless systems. Thorough fundamental research as well as close industry co-operations are key to the success of our projects. Wireless/mobile communications are driven by three industry branches, namely

  • Network operators,
  • Equipment manufacturers and
  • Semiconductor manufactures.

with each branch having a different view on problems and solutions. Each of these viewpoints are addressed in our research ensuring that the results have practical relevance and significance. The Vodafone Chair thus welcomes industry contacts and partnerships to help meet this objective.

The chair's current focus lies on physical layer research, with a special emphasis on wireless radio network problems (wireless networks capacity), wireless modems (baseband algorithms), RF imperfections and IC implementation architectures. Of particular interest are problems and solutions, which are found in a tradeoff between these focus areas. The large variety of projects and work performed at the chair also aims at encouraging graduates to start their own companies.

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Most recent papers, journal articles and theses:

  • L. Zhou, A. Wolf and M. Motani On the Finite Blocklength Performance of Lossy Multi-Connectivity Proceedings of the IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM'18) Dec 2018
  • A. Wolf, D. C. Gonzalez, M. Dörpinghaus, J. C. Filho and G. Fettweis On The Binary Lossless Many-Help-One Problem with Independently Degraded Helpers Proceedings of the Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control and Computing (ALLERTON'18) Oct 2018
  • W. Anwar, K. Kulkarni, N. Franchi and G. Fettweis Physical Layer Abstraction for Ultra-Reliable Communications in 5G Multi-Connectivity Networks Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Symposium On Personal, Indoor And Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC'18) Sep 2018
  • S. Kühlmorgen, P. Schmager, A. Festag and G. Fettweis Simulation-based Evaluation of ETSI ITS-G5 and Cellular-VCS in a Real-World Road Traffic Scenario Proceedings of the VTC2018-Fall IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall'18) Aug 2018
  • N. Schwarzenberg, A. Wolf, N. Franchi and G. Fettweis Quantifying the Gain of Multi-Connectivity in Wireless LAN Proceedings of the 2018 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC'18) Jun 2018
  • M. Schlüter, M. Dörpinghaus and G. Fettweis On the Timing Synchronization under 1-bit Quantization and Oversampling Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP'18) Jun 2018

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Research Projects & Cooperations

Lab-View on Chip with National Instruments
Nokia Bells Labs Stuttgart Flyer
Nokia Bells Labs Munich Flyer
TACNET 4.0 Web Flyer
Synopsys Flyer
ORCA Web Flyer
IVS-KOM Web Flyer
HPE-5G-Testbed Flyer
FIND Web Flyer

Industry Partner Programme

The Industry Partner Program (IPP) facilitates a platform for companies to sustain close contact to on-going research activities at our chair. The sponsoring program provides an opportunity for companies:

  • to support our research activities,
  • to enhance teaching, e.g. by giving guest lectures,
  • to present themselves to students, e.g. by holding workshops and seminars on our premises,
  • to get in closer touch with our researchers, and
  • to obtain first hand updates on our activities.

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