IRLG Publications

IRLG Leaflets and Incentive Papers

IRLG Leaflet | November 2021

LPWANs (German only)

The term Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) describes the key properties of the communication technologies included. The wide range is the main difference compared to local area networks (LAN, e.g., WiFi based on IEEE 802.11) and personal area networks (PAN, e.g. Bluetooth based on IEEE 802.15.1 and ZigBee based on IEEE 802.15.4). In a LPWAN devices communicate via a direct wireless link with the central network. (…)

IRLG Leaflet | September 2020

5G Campus Networks (German only)

With the auction of spectrum for public 5G networks and the dedicated provisioning of frequency bands for exclusive usage in local industrial applications, so-called campus networks have attracted much interest and initiated discussions. (…)

Journal Articles and Conferences

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Presse Releases

  • Press relase regarding the IRLG kick-off, September 2020, Download: German (PDF).


Teaser Resilient Campus Networks


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This 1min teaser provides a short overview of what you will find in the full video about resilient campus networks that was presented by IRLG at the IEEE 5G++ Online Summit Dresden 2020.

Resilient Campus Networks


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In this video, the Industrial Radio Lab Germany (IRLG) provided an overview of resilient campus networks and related topics at the IEEE 5G++ Online Summit Dresden 2020.

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BZKI Report | September 2017

Requirement Profiles in ZDKI

This document describes a methodology for formal specification of requirement profiles for reliable wireless communication. Starting with a general approach, elements and attributes for description of profiles are defined. Requirement descriptions from the literature, from technical committees and from standardization organizations were analysed and, with the aid of the profile description, requirement profiles were specified. The requirements of the collaborative projects in the BMBF funding programme “ICT 2020 – Reliable Wireless Communication in Industry” were taken into account on the basis of published documents. On that basis, the collaborative projects were assigned to the specified requirement profiles. The target parameters and their value ranges were thus defined more closely for the individual collaborative projects. Demarcations and market segments addressed thus become visible. (…)

BZKI Report | June 2017

Aspects of Dependability Assessment in ZDKI

In the course of the work on the joint projects within the BMBF funding programme “ICT 2020 – Reliable Wireless Communication in Industry, and during discussions in the Technical Groups engaged in coordinating research (BZKI), it has become apparent that the term “reliability” or “dependability” is not being interpreted and applied in a uniform manner. As, however, the assessment of dependability plays a central role in wireless communication into which research is to be conducted in this funding programme, the aspects of dependable wireless communication are examined in this document and made available to the joint projects for consistent use.(…)

VDE Position Paper | June 2017

Radio Technologies for Industry 4.0 (German only)

The digitalization in industry grows rapidly. Industry 4.0 is an enabler for fully automated production. This change in the automation sector is only possible by combining and connecting modern technologies as the communication between all components is essential for highly dynamic and flexible production in industry 4.0. (…)

VDE Position Paper | March 2017

Resilient Networks with Radio Access (German only)

The digitalization moves forward rapidly in society and industry. Thereby, the access to ubiquitous connectivity becomes more important than ever in our private and business environments. Along with the development of 5G mobile communications as well as real-time local wireless networks, a multitude of new industrial applications will be enabled by meeting requirements, which have been feasible only through cable-based solutions in the past. The ever growing data rate, the decreasing end-to-end latency to meet real-time requirements, and the enhancement of network reliability are current aims in research and development in wireless network optimization.

Roadmap | October 2015

German Standardization Roadmap for Industry 4.0 (German only)

When digitalizing industrial production, systems from different vendors have to interact smoothly and reliable. Global players expect to access their well-known products and solutions everywhere in the world. To ensure this global applicability, international standardization activities were always seen important in industrial automation and conducted sustainably. Today, for important topics in industrial automation, standards exists or are currently being developed. However, new technologies and requirements always demand new standards (…)