5G netwworks for industrial use - from core to access

Project Duration: 1.1.2021 to 31.12.2022 (Running)
Area of Research:
Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Jasperneite


The digitization of industrial processes causes increasing amounts of acquired data that needs to be send and processed within the production plant. However, the amount of data is not constant and thus generous resources are needed to handle the data peaks. 5G in combination with edge computing will create further degrees of freedom to distribute the control functionalities and thereby increase the flexibility of machines and production plants.

The aim of the project is the development and evaluation of autonomous management tools for the ressource types network, storage and compute. The tools shall be able to have an immediate control of the ressources in case of a system outage as well as day-ahead planning of maintenance tasks and a long term planning of ressoure investions in order to fulfill all task and enable all services. Priority based decisions can be made to protect the most important services against outages.

At inIT, we investigate networked real-time systems for industrial information technologies with emphasis on the end-to-end quality of service and criteria such as real-time capability, robustness and reliability from a user perspective. The solutions for the 5G connectivity are developed for realistic use cases. Especially, the integration of 5G for small and medium industrial companies is studied and demonstrated in the SmartFactoryOWL.

  • Benteler Business Services GmbH
  • InnoZent OWL e.V.,
  • MECSware GmbH
  • Nuromedia GmbH
  • Universität Paderborn

Funded by: Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-WestfalenGrant ID: 005-2008-0061
Funding: Wettbewerb 5G.NRW
Contact Person: Dr.-Ing. Lukasz Wisniewski
Research Assistant: Dr.-Ing. Lukasz Wisniewski , Dipl. -Ing. Arne Neumann