Today's data connections in mobile communications (4G/LTE) are reaching their limits in new applications such as automated and connected driving (AVF) and flying with civil, commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Therefore, it is important to quickly implement new technologies, such as 5G communications, in these two applications of future mobility and to develop them specifically for rural areas.
For this reason, the four municipalities of Tinningstedt, Leck, Enge-Sande and Klixbüll in the northern part of the Nordfriesland district in Schleswig-Holstein have decided to establish a 5G campus network that will offer various players (public authorities, companies as well as research institutions) the opportunity to take the next steps in both mobility applications in the future; in the development of new products as well as services based on a fast and broad 5G mobile infrastructure. This could provide the four structurally weak communities with a significant location advantage across Germany in the future, allowing interested stakeholders to test further, innovative use cases of AV driving and UAV flying in designated 5G test areas.
In addition to the technical aspects of developing and setting up a 5G campus network, the project is receiving scientific support in the areas of acceptance research and the (further) development of legal foundations in both autonomous driving and unmanned flight.
The CoSA Center of Excellence accompanies the development of the 5G campus network and conducts a requirements analysis on the applications. Based on the requirements analysis, planning of the network architecture and network management is carried out, recommendations for the technology are made and security concepts are investigated. The goal is to optimize the technology so that the application can be studied in a practical way. The trials in the use cases are supervised by the CoSA Center of Excellence.
To ensure the sustainability of the project, scalability and transferability to other regions and areas in Schleswig-Holstein and nationwide will be considered, taking into account the practical experience gained.
For more information on the 5G-TELK-NF project, please visit the Website of the Project.