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CNI participates to first responder exercise in Ahr valley

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Members of the CNI observe the communication aspects of the exercise in CNI's mobile wireless lab.
Briefing of delegation of experts and stakeholders by the organizers
Close collaboration between research (TU Dortmund) and users (Red Cross, THW).
The LARUS-PRO UAV to be used for sea rescue missions (by DGzRS) as well as floodings and other serach & Rescue missions (Red Cross, THW)

Networked Rescue robots can support first responders by providing high resolution situational insights in case of floodings and other large scale incidents. Therefore the LARUS-PRO UAV was tested jointly with rescue organizations in the Ahr valley (Germany), which was struck by a devastating flooding in 2021. CNI supported the excercise (on October 29, 2022) with its mobile wireless communication lab, which hosted a digital twin representation of the exploration mission. In addition, CNI gathered data of the public mobile radio networks in order to improve its data-driven radio channel prediction method DRaGoN, which is planned to be used for network planning of 5G and future 6G networks.

A press report about the excercise can be found here

Further information on the research in LARUS and LARUS-PRO can be found in the following publications:

The newly proposed DRaGoN method developed on the reserach projects DFG SFB 876, Plan& Play as well as 6GEM is described in detail in the following work:

  • M. Geis, B. Sliwa, C. Bektas, C. Wietfeld, "TinyDRaGon: Lightweight Radio Channel Estimation for 6G Pervasive Intelligence", In 2022 IEEE Future Networks World Forum (FNWF), Montreal, Canada, October 2022. (Best Paper Award). [pdf] [Details]
  • B. Sliwa, M. Geis, C. Bektas, M. Lopéz, P. Mogensen, C. Wietfeld, "DRaGon: Mining latent radio channel information from geographical data leveraging deep learning", In 2022 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Austin, Texas, USA, May 2022. [pdf] [Details]