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Electrical Engineering, Industrial Automation, Signal Processing


TU Chemnitz, TU Ilmenau


01/2022 – 11/2025

5G for Resilient and Green RAil COMmunications

The aim of the project is to create, through research and innovation, the most sustainable, cost-effective, efficient, time-oriented and competitive customer-oriented mode of transport in Europe. The basis for this is the development of the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) based on 5G into a communication system that ensures energy-efficient, robust and future-proof operation through a hybrid network architecture and the seamless integration of public and private mobile networks. Such a hybrid and adaptive railroad communication system enables railroad applications to take advantage of the multitude of available communication carriers without being dependent on a specific radio access technology. One focus is the investigation and analysis of existing radio systems with regard to the realization of the specific application requirements of railroad communication in order to ensure consistent quality of service (QoS) and security across different radio systems.


Ilmenau University of Technology
Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Andreas Mitschele-Thiel
Faculty of Computer Science and Automation
Tel.: +49 3677 69 2819

Chemnitz University of Technology

Additional Partners:
SNCF RĂ©seau
Siradel, Railenium
Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe (MERCE)
Kontron Transportation France S.A.S.
Kontron Transportation Deutschland GmbH
IMT-Atlantique, Funkwerk Systems GmbH, DB Netz AG

Project duration: 01.12.2022 to 30.11.2025

Funding Provider: German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Franco-German Ecosystem for Private 5G Networks

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