The Multimedia Communications and Communication Networks lab are working to enable people and machines all over the world to communicate and collaborate effectively, regardless of their location and technical framework conditions.
Flagship at KOM since 2013 is the Collaborative Research Center MAKI - MultiMechanism Adaptation for the Future Internet. MAKI creates new prerequisites for the communication systems of the future. Key mechanism is the adaptation of services and infrastructures at various levels.
A complete 5G standalone test bed has been set up at KOM for research purposes. Current focus of research is the question how 5G networks can be made more resilient. As part of the BMBF's Open6GHub project, KOM is already conducting research on the next mobile communications standard, 6G.
In an innovation alliance with Deutsche Bahn, KOM is developing solutions for the safety of train traffic of the future. In the long term, the old GSM-R technology is to be replaced by a railway-owned 5G network. Particularly regarding the future project of autonomous driving, this must ensure maximum safety and reliability.
Ad-hoc networks such as those of autonomous vehicles at crossroads, satellites in space or machines in Industry 4.0 present special challenges for technology. KOM is researching how communication in such networks can succeed as efficiently and securely as possible. This also applies to networks in disaster scenarios.
Companies like Google, Facebook & Co. benefit from new methods for automatic speech processing. Scientists at KOM are working on making modern neural network-based AI methods for speech processing usable for German-speaking companies as well.