Therefore, 16 professors of Technische Universität Dresden will work together in an interdisciplinary team with more than 500 scientists to advance the research concerning the key technologies for the 5th generation of mobile communications. The grand opening is planned for September in Dresden.
At the computer fair CeBit in March in Hannover, Fettweis explained in a widely noted press conference how the short latency of wireless communication will profoundly change many areas of society. Parts of his vision of the Tactile Internet are e.g., better traffic assistance systems, robotic-aided tele-surgery, and new learning and trainings methods with special haptic-tactile feedback.
"From today's point of view, there will be four research tracks which address the whole value chain: from the semiconductor chips about wireless data transmission and the core elements of network infrastructure to tactile network applications", the cluster Coordinator explains. "For these, technological requirements are: extremely low latency, massive throughput, massive sensing, massive resilience, massive safety and safety as well as massive fractal heterogeneity of every element." TU Dresden's Cluster of Excellence cfaed (Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden) will particularly support the new 5G research platform with its three systems- oriented research paths - Orchestration, Resilience, and Highly-Adaptive Energy-Efficient Computing (HAEC). "'Dresden 5G Lab' is based on the experiences made in the Cluster of Excellence cfaed and the Collaborative Research Centre 'HAEC'", Fettweis says.
The globally active research and development partners from industry appreciate the excellent competences of Dresden's researchers and therefore plan to participate in this initiative. The international communication companies 'Vodafone' and 'National Instruments' have recognized the high innovation potential and already approved to support the research activities of the new 'Dresden 5G Lab'.
However, the international competitors are not idle. For example, the South-Korean government had announced, at the CeBit fair in spring, to invest more than $1 billion in 5G research over the next years. The researchers in Dresden have already established a sound basis to manage the future of the 5th generation of mobile communication and are ready to face this challenge in the global competition.
The Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) is the Cluster of Excellence for Microelectronics of Technische Universität Dresden. This research platform unites eleven partner institutes with about 300 scientists who are working in the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, material science, physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics.