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Nomination in the Competition "ZukunftErfinden 2015":

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Nomination in the category "Engineering";


Abstract: The present invention relates to an access method for accessing a protected communication service (4) via a public communication network (3) by means of a secure communication network (2), whereby the secure communication network (2) is based on user groups (21), comprising the steps of defining an access group having access to the communication service (4) based on the user groups (21) of the secure communication network (2), generating a group key for all members of the access group, providing the group key to a member of the access group via the secure communication network (2), and accessing the communication service (4) via the public communication network (3) using the group key. The present invention further relates to a communication system (1) comprising a secure communication network (2) based on user groups (21), a public communication network (3), a protected communication service (4), and an access server (5) for managing access rights to the communication service (4), whereby the communication system (1) is adapted to execute the above method.

Nomination in the category "Progress in Transfer":

Christian Wietfeld, Andreas Lewandowski, Volker Koester, "Approach warning system and method for detecting the approach of moving objects", US9035759 B2 (DE102010022282A1, EP2577639A1, US20130176144, WO2011151291A1), Mai 2010.

Abstract: An approach warning system includes at least one marking module and a warning module. The at least one marking module comprises a marking module transmission unit configured to emit electromagnetic signals, and a motion detector configured to detect a motion. The at least one marking module is configured to emit presence signals as the electromagnetic signals when a motion is detected. The warning module comprises a reception unit configured to receive the electromagnetic signals emitted by the at least one marking module, and an output device configured to emit an approach warning. The warning module is configured to emit the approach warning via the output device dependent on a reception of the presence signals emitted by the at least one marking module.


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”.

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