Research Project by BMBF: 5Gang – 5G for the Industry

Goal and procedure of 5Gang

The goal of the project 5Gang “5G applied in industry” is to research and develop an industrial communication concept based on fifth generation mobile networks. The advantage of a 5G radio interface over existing technologies is its improved data throughput combined with high reliability and robustness.

The 5Gang project addresses two main topics. Firstly, the application of 5G radio and network technologies in production makes it possible to adapt production components quickly and dynamically to different requirements and to design processes flexibly. Secondly, 5Gang techniques are used to quickly build closely linked sensor networks. This creates the prerequisites for detailed condition monitoring of the production facilities. Repair costs are reduced because machines can be maintained with foresight.

Source BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research)

Project Profile 5Gang of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research..

5 course result presentation – live & virtual

At the end of the 5Gang project, our presentation of results took place on 3.11.2020, partly in public. The response was very positive and therefore we would like to publish our results here. The presentations that were presented can be viewed online at any time in the recording and the slides can be downloaded.

Links to the publications that were created during 5Gang:

# 2017

Bernardy, General classification of mobile communication technologies like 5G for the production and logistic, in: Zsifkovits et al. (ed.), Logistisches Produktionsmanagement – 4. Wissenschaftlicher Industrie-Dialog in Leoben (WiLD), publisher: epubli, ISBN 978-3-7450-1631-4, 2017,

# 2018

Karrenbauer, Towards a Flexible Architecture for Industrial Networking, 23. VDE/ITG Fachtagung Mobilkommunikation, 2018, PDF Download

Ludwig, A 5G Architecture for the Factory of the Future, IEEE 23rd International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) 2018, PDF-Download

Wu, Network Slicing for Conditional Monitoring in the Industrial Internet of Things, IEEE Softwarization, January 2018,

# 2019

Karrenbauer, Future industrial networking: from use cases to wireless technologies to a flexible system architecture, at – Automatisierungstechnik, 2019,

Schildknecht, Wegweiser für reale 5G-Lösungen – Track’n’ Trace Use Case mit IoT Edge Gateway, md automation

Schildknecht, Nachberichterstattung VDI Fachkonferenz Automation in Baden Baden

Schildknecht, 5G für die Automatisierungstechnik, Fachmagazin SCOPE

Stich, Structural Development and Evaluation of Profitable Industrial Use Cases Based on Innovative Technologies like 5G, 52nd CIRP Converence on Manufacturing Systems, 2019,

Wu, Demonstration of Network Slicing for Flexible Conditional Monitoring in Industrial IoT Networks, 16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2019,

Wu, Compressible Source Separation in Industrial IoT Broadband Communication, IEEE 24th International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), 2019,

Wunderlich, Progressive Multicore RLNC Decoding With Online DAG Scheduling, IEEE Access, 2019, doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2951746,

# 2020
Wu, Component-Dependent Independent Component Analysis for Time-Sensitive Applications, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2020,

Schildknecht, Update zu 5G für die Automatisierungstechnik,

Consortium, Ergebnisbroschüre zu 5Gang ;

Consortium, Ergebnisbroschüre (English)- 5GANG – 5G APPLIED IN THE INDUSTRY; ien Europe, Nov 2020 SPS WEBMag

The following topics will be published until early next year and linked here:

Official results brochure for 5Gang

Profinet / ProfiSAFE über 5G

Karrenbauer, A Study on the Application of Rateless Coding in Non-Cellular MIMO Systems for Machine-Type Communication, Proceedings of the 21st IFAC World Congress (Virtual). Berlin, Germany, July 12-17, 2020

Wu, Adaptive Extraction-Based Independent Component Analysis for Time-Sensitive Applications, 2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference: Selected Areas in Communications: Internet of Things and Smart Connected Communities (Globecom2020 SAC IoTSCC)

Wu, Y-Net: A Dual Path Model for High Accuracy Blind Source Separation, 2020 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps): IEEE GLOBECOM 2020 Workshop on Future of Wireless Access for Industrial IoT (FutureIIoT) (GC 2020 Workshop – FIIoT), Taipei, Taiwan, 2020.

5 Course Focus and goals of the Schildknecht AG

As an industrial market leader in radio technology, it is our goal to integrate new radio standards such as Bluetooth 5.0, wireless mesh networks, and 5G mobile radio into gateways and thus implement them for industrial applications. The requirements for real-time capability of radio systems are being reviewed to make future technologies based on 5G more reliable and faster. For this purpose, business models based on new technologies are validated in order to derive new products and services for automation technology.

The duration of the 5G project is 3 years; project start is scheduled for March 2017 and completion for February 2020. The project volume amounts to 5.17 million Euro and is 66% funded by the BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research). Schildknecht AG is the only SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) to play an important role for German small and medium-sized enterprises.

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