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Karsten Heimann, M.Sc.

October 2011 - October 2014

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Dortmund University

April 2014 - June 2014

Internship at itemis AG in Lünen

October 2014 - December 2016

Master's Degree Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Dortmund University

Since January 2017

Research Assistant at Communication Networks Institute


Modeling and simulation of reconfigurable intelligent surfaces for hybrid aerial and ground-based vehicular communications

K. Heimann, B. Sliwa, M. Patchou, C. Wietfeld

In Proceedings of the 24th International ACM Conference MSWiM 2021


Reflecting Surfaces for Beyond Line-Of-Sight Coverage in Millimeter Wave Vehicular Networks

K. Heimann, A. Marsch, B. Sliwa, C. Wietfeld

In IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), December 2020


Simulating hybrid aerial- and ground-based vehicular networks with ns-3 and LIMoSim

B. Sliwa, M. Patchou, K. Heimann, C. Wietfeld

In Proceedings of the 2020 Workshop on Ns-3, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, June 2020


Cross-Bearing based Positioning as a Feature of 5G Millimeter Wave Beam Alignment

K. Heimann, J. Tiemann, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld

In IEEE 91st Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring), Antwerp, Belgium, May 2020


Experimental 5G mmWave Beam Tracking Testbed for Evaluation of Vehicular Communications

K. Heimann, J. Tiemann, D. Yolchyan, C. Wietfeld

In IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF) (WF-5G'19), September 2019.


Software-Defined End-to-End Evaluation Platform for Quality of Service in Non-Standalone 5G Systems

K. Heimann, P. Gorczak, C. Bektas, F. Girke, C. Wietfeld

In 2019 Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon), Orlando, Florida, USA


On the Potential of 5G mmWave Pencil Beam Antennas for UAV Communications: An Experimental Evaluation

K. Heimann, J. Tiemann, S. Böcker, C. Wietfeld,

In 22nd International ITG Workshop on Smart Antennas, VDE Verlag GMBH Berlin und Offenbach, Mach…


Discover Your Competition in LTE: Client-Based Passive Data Rate Prediction by Machine Learning

R. Falkenberg, K. Heimann, C. Wietfeld,

In 2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Singapore, pp. 1–7, December 2017.


ScalaNC - Scalable heterogeneous link aggregation enabled by Network Coding

D. Behnke, et al.,

In 13th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2017), October 2017.

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dortmund University (Second Page in English).