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Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik

Rector's Dissertation Prize for Doctorate of the Institute

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We are pleased about the fact that Dr.-Ing. Andreas Lewandowski has been awarded with the Rector's Dissertation Prize at the Academic Anniversary of TU Dortmund in December 2012. The Ph.D. Thesis with the title "Wireless Communication for Personal Safety Services – Sensing, Localization and Alarming" introduces very up to date research results concerning the usage of wireless communication systems to increase the safety of persons in dangerous situations. At this, the focus of the work lies upon scenarios, in which especially challenging environmental conditions are to be mastered: these are, on the one hand, industrial facilities, in which highly explosive gases or other hazardous substances are being used, and, on the other hand, uninhabited areas, in which conflagrations are being extinguished, or other rescue operations are being conducted. Based on the requirements specification developed in close collaboration with project partners like ThyssenKrupp and the Institute of Fire Service and Rescue Technology, the research deals with innovative techniques of the radio-based, highly precise localization of mobile objects indoors as well as the usage of the future European GALILEO Satellite Navigation System for emergency communication.