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Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Ralf Burda


studies of electrical engineering (diploma) at University of Dortmund


studies of economics (diploma) at University of Dortmund

March 1989 - January 2005

Scientist at chair for Electonic Systems and Switching Technology

Seit Februar 2005

Scientist at Communication Networks Institute

Embedded Systems

  • Mesh-Networks
  • Localization
  • VHDL Design

Network Protocols

  • QoS Analysis
  • Interworking

Eine Multiskalen Simulationsarchitektur zur Leistungsbewertung von hochzuverlässigen Mobilfunknetzen

A. Lewandowski, et al.,

In Proceedings 14th GI/ITG Conference on Measurement, Modelling and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems, 2008.


Community Map Generation based on Trace-Collection for GNSS Outdoor and RF-based Indoor Localization Applications

B. Niehöfer, et al.,

In International Journal On Advances in Intelligent Systems, IARIA Journals, vol. vol 3, No. 1&2, pp. 1–11, March 2010.


GPS Community Map Generation for Enhanced Routing Methods based on Trace-Collection by Mobile Phones

B. Niehöfer, et al.,

In 1st International Conference on Advances in Satellite and Space Communications, Colmar, IEEE Computer Society, no. Digital…


A Multiscale Simulation Environment for Performance Evaluation of high reliable heterogeneous Communication Networks

A. Lewandowski, et al.,

In European Simulation and Modelling Conference (ESM), Eurosis, Le Havre, France, pp. 131–136, October 2008.


A Hybrid Indoor Localization Approach combining Meshing and Time of Arrival in IEEE 802.15.4 Networks

R. Burda, et al.,

In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2008, IEEE, Singapore, Malysia, pp. 118–122, May 2008.


A Multiscale Real-Time Communication and Navigation Satellite Simulation Model for OMNeT++

A. Lewandowski, et al.,

In 1st international conference on Simulation tools and techniques for communications, networks and systems, March 2008.


A Multiscale Real-Time Communication and Navigation Satellite Simulation Model for OMNeT++

A. Lewandowski, et al.,

In 1st international conference on Simulation tools and techniques for communications, networks and systems, March 2008.


Precise Clock Distribution in Beacon Enabled, Meshed IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee Networks

R. Burda, A. Lewandowski, C. Wietfeld,

In Information, Communications & Signal Processing, 2007 6th International Conference on, Singapore, pp. 1–5.


A Distributed and Autonomous Beacon Scheduling Algorithm for IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee Mesh-Networks

R. Burda, C. Wietfeld,

In IEEE Internatonal Conference on Mobile Adhoc and Sensor Systems (MASS 2007), IEEE, Pisa, Italy, October 2007.


Optimized Network Design for Real-Time Multimedia Transport over ZigBee

R. Burda, C. Wietfeld,

In 1st European ZigBee Developer Conference, Munich, Germany, June 2007.


Multimedia over 802.15.4 and ZigBee Networks for Ambient Environment Control

R. Burda, C. Wietfeld,

In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring 2007, Dublin, Ireland, IEEE, pp. 179–183, April 2007.

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).