Leistungsfähigkeit von Internetzugangstechnologien für zuverlässige M2M-Anwendungen

Project Duration: 1.4.2013 to 31.7.2015 (Finished)
Area of Research:
Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite


umInitial situation

The automatic exchange of information between electronic devices and machines is called usually Machine-To-Machine (M2M) communication. There are many fields of application from water-based systems (e.g. pumping stations), weather reconnaissance, production process monitoring until control of power grids and fleet management systems. Due to geographic distances the Internet is often used as communication network to connect the machines. As the usage of IP-based communication systems for M2M applications increases, additional questions arise regarding the reliability and the risks of the used technologies and protocols. In case of failures, it is often unclear, if the problem was caused by the protocol, the network, the component or by the configuration. The cellular networks have an increasing importance at the access networks because they offer a high coverage and low price data plans. Furthermore, interfaces for the integration of end devices are available in the meantime. For example, in the sector of public utilities (i.e. energy, gas, water) distributed meter readings, water supply wells, pumps or transfer stations are coupled to a central control center by cellular networks. The used protocols for data transmission have been used in dedicated lines, yet. But in cellular networks data or connection losses are frequent.


In this project the behavior of established protocols over cellular networks with regard to the reliability should be investigated. In this context it will be identified under which conditions the applications based on the protocols will still function reliably. Another task is to create adaptive application which adopt their behavior according to the data connection.


To assess the protocols and the application behavior the performance of cellular networks will be investigated. Therefore, a test connection in an existing cellular network under different conditions (rural/urbane environment, 2G/3G/4G network) will be built up. So, long-term testing can be performed to identify influences like diurnal fluctuations or dependencies on the weather. On the other hand, a laboratory test environment for different cellular network technologies will be set up to perform tests under repeatable conditions.


The IGF plan 17715 BG of the research union electrical engineering was promoted about the AiF within the scope of the programme for the support of the industrial communal research (IGF) of the Federal Ministry for Economy and energy on account of a decision of the German Bundestag.



Projectpartner: ifak, Magdeburg

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Trsek, Henning; Dürkop, Lars: Digitale Infrastrukturen - Jahrbuch 2013/2014 Nationaler IT-Gipfel. S.: 275 - 313, M2M Initiative Deutschland, Feb 2014 (More)

Walter, Klaus-Dieter; Czybik, Björn: Leistungsbewertung von Mobilfunktechnologien für Echtzeit-M2M-Kommunikation am Beispiel von virtuellen Kraftwerken. In: KommA 2014 – Jahreskolloquium Kommunikation in der Automation Lemgo, Nov 2014 (More)

Kraetzig, M.; Czybik, Björn; Dürkop, Lars: Methodik zur Bewertung von drahtlosen Netzzugangstechnologien für zuverlässige M2M-Anwendungen. In: Automation 2014 Baden-Baden, Jul 2014 (More)

Dürkop, Lars; Czybik, Björn; Jasperneite, Jürgen: Performance Evaluation of M2M Protocols Over Cellular Networks in a Lab Environment. In: 18th International Conference on Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN), Paris Feb 2015 (More)

Elattar, Mohammad ; Jasperneite, Jürgen: Using LTE as an Access Network for Internet-Based Cyber-Physical Systems. In: 11th IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS 2015) Palma de Mallorca, May 2015 (More)

Kraetzig, M.; Rauchhaupt, Lutz; Czybik, Björn: Performance Evaluation of Mobil Network Technologies for Industrial M2M Application. In: 2nd IFAC Conference on Embedded Systems, Computational Intelligence and Telematics in Control (CESCIT'15) Maribor, Slovenia, Jun 2015 (More)

Elattar, Mohammad ; Dürkop, Lars; Jasperneite, Jürgen: Utilizing LTE QoS Features to Provide Reliable Access Network for Cyber-Physical Systems. In: 13th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN 2015) Cambridge, United Kingdom, Jul 2015 (More)

Henneke, Dominik; Elattar, Mohammad ; Jasperneite, Jürgen: Communication Patterns for Cyber-Physical Systems. In: IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA 2015) Luxembourg, Sep 2015 (More)

Dürkop, Lars; Kraetzig, M.: Schlussbericht zu dem IGF-Vorhaben "M2M@Work - Leistungsfähigkeit von Internetzugangstechnologien für zuverlässige M2M-Anwendungen". Lemgo, Nov 2015 (More)

Funded by: Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und EnergieGrant ID: 01/S11020G
Contact Person: M.Sc. Björn Czybik , Dr.-Ing. Lars Dürkop
Research Assistant: M.Sc. Björn Czybik , Dr.-Ing. Lars Dürkop
Dokumente: m2m_work_Abschlussbericht.pdf