The 6G-ANNA project is composed of a total of 30 renowned project partners (such as NOKIA as coordinator, but including also Ericsson, Rohde & Schwarz and Vodafone) and pursues the goal of developing a holistic design for the sixth generation of mobile communications. In her welcoming speech, Dr. Heike Prasse, Head of the Department for Communication Systems and IT Security at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, emphasized the lighthouse-character of the 6G-ANNA project. 6G-ANNA is making a significant contribution to the development of technologies that will enable the introduction of 6G. The German industry can build up the relevant know-how to deploy 6G networks in a self-determined manner.
After the welcome and an overall introduction, the project team split into WP-focused subgroups to discuss partner-specific input and next steps.
The specific objective of the CNI of TU Dortmund University is the enhancement of methods for the determination of system boundaries of novel 6G network concepts. For this purpose, TU Dortmund-CNI contributes an existing, recently-puhlished, technology-independent system for distributed load generation and extends it with regard to the requirements analysis derived in 6G-ANNA and the wireless access technologies identified/developed in 6G-ANNA. TU Dortmund will also build a bridge between the 6GEM research hub to transfer results from the hub into 6G-ANNA.
The kick-off meeting was complemented by a lively networking event.
- About the 6G-ANNA project
- Recent publication on CNI's distributed testbed contribution: C. Arendt, S. Böcker, C. Bektas, C. Wietfeld, "Better Safe Than Sorry: Distributed Testbed for Performance Evaluation of Private Networks", In 2022 IEEE Future Networks World Forum (FNWF), Montreal, Canada, October 2022. (accepted for presentation) [Details] [pdf]
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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”.