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5Guarantee - Agile system for end-to-end performance guarantees in local 5G networks fully embedded in the industry 4.0 process landscape

The 5Guarantee project explores an agile system for continuous, cross-network monitoring of end-to-end guarantees in terms of throughput, latency, reliability and data security of 5G campus networks. While isolated measurements at the time of installation often reveal the expected peak performance values, 5Guarantee examines in particular the possibility of a spatially distributed stress test that actively monitors network quality on a continuous basis, regardless of whether the 5G network is provided by a network operator as part of a "managed" solution or a "standalone" network is operated by the manufacturing company under its own responsibility.

Project duration: 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2023

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The 5Guarantee project focuses on the operational requirements of the participating manufacturing companies, which results in the fact that network quality functions are not integrated into the corporate landscape through the classic telco network management interfaces, but through appropriately adapted Industry 4.0 interfaces.

The ambitious goals of the project are being realized under the leadership of the independent consulting company WIK-Consult in cooperation with renowned manufacturing companies in NRW (Weidmüller and Miele as key partners, Wilo, KOSTAL, Busch-Jaeger, Gigaset and Schmersal affiliated) with the involvement of innovative start-ups for addressing IT security as well as functional safety (PHYSEC, Comnovo) and universities proven in the topic area of 5G and automated production (TU Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum). The result is a highly innovative management system for demand-oriented 5G campus networks, which has been comprehensively validated from various perspectives in a practical manner.

In 5Guarantee, CNI focuses on the development of a continuous monitoring & control system for local 5G campus networks, which is also able to support centrally controlled load generation. This is particularly relevant with regard to stress tests and serves the critical comparison of promoted 5G potentials with achievable values in industrial practice.

This project is funded by means of the Federal State NRW by the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy (MWIDE) under grant number 005-2008-0046.

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Project Facts

Funding Programm

Funding Competition 5G.NRW by means of the Federal State NRW by the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy (MWIDE)


Project duration

01.01.2021 - 31.12.2023 (36 months)


Project Partner

WIK-Consult GmbH

Weidmüller Interface GmbH & Co. KG

Miele & Cie. KG


Comnovo GmbH

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Technische Universität Dortmund, Communication Networks Institute


Affiliated Partners

Vodafone GmbH 

Schmersal GmbH & Co. KG

Wilo SE

Busch-Jaeger Elektro GmbH

Gigaset Communications GmbH

Leopold Kostal GmbH & Co.KG



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).