The doctoral school „5G Internet of Things“ is started end of 2018 for the duration of four years.

5G is capable of delivering data transfer at speeds many times faster than today’s 4G LTE networks, further it promises dependable connectivity under hard real-time constraints at low latency, and energy-efficient massive networking for the Internet of Things.

This doctoral school is a joint undertaking by TU Graz, JKU Linz and TU Wien and jointly funded by the association FTW – Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation Wien and the universities.

In connection with the doctoral school, the Course “5G Internet of Things” is offered at TU Wien.

Workshop 5G Internet of Things 2023

During April 11-14, 2023, the doctoral school held an internal workshop which was organized as a hybrid live event via Zoom.

Session „Wireless Area“

Le Hao (TU Wien): The Extended Vienna System-Level Simulator for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

Florian Kiss (TU Wien): Testbed for the 2D characterisation of an RIS

Zeyu Huang (TU Wien): Transmission Design for RIS-assisted Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communication

Dariel Pereira Ruisánchez (A Coruna): DRL-based sequential user scheduling for IRS-assisted MIMO communications

Darian Pérez Adan (A Coruna): Alternating minimisation for the downlink of wideband IRS-aided mmWave MIMO systems

Artan Salih (TU Wien): Self-Supervised and Invariant Representations for Wireless Localization

Thomas Pohl (TU Wien): Offline Tracking of Passive UHF RFID Tags with a Distributed Reader Antenna System

Wilfried Wiedner (TU Wien): DL TDOA Localization in a Multipath Propagation Environment

Mohsen Ahadi (Eurecom): A 5GNR indoor position estimation POC by OpenAirInterface following 3GPP standard architecture, signals, and protocols

Danilo Radovic (TU Wien): Stationarity Evaluation of High-mobility channels and its Implications on OTFS System Parametrization

Roman Maršálek (TU Brno): Persistent Homology for Human Presence Detection from 60 GHz Orthogonal Time Frequency Space Transmissions

Faruk Pasic (TU Wien): Statistical Evaluation of Delay and Doppler Spreads in sub-6 GHz and mmWave High-Speed Channels

Richard Prüfer (TU Wien): Indoor 26GHz Channel Measurements

Gerfried Krainz (TU Wien): OFDM Channel Measurements in the Vertical Domain – An Attempt to Improve Data Quality and Consistency

Adam Blagojevic (TU Wien): Link-Level Simulations of Channel Characteristics in High Buildings

Pengqi Zhu (Tongji University): Trajectory-Based Real Target Discrimination Method for 4D MmWave Vehicular Radar

Robert Frankenberg (TU Wien and Siemens): PAPR-reduction and sidelobe-suppression for OFDM-transmission-systems

Ting Liu (Bejing Jiaotong University): Channel Modeling for 77 GHz Millimeter-Wave Radar in Urban Street

Maryna Kolisnyk (TU Wien): Methodology for assessing and ensuring the IIoT system dependability

Martin Lerch (ÖBB and TU Wien): Measuring the Impact of Intrain Repeater Deployments in Real-Time

Aleksandra Dordevic (TU Wien): Efficient reconstruction of Wireless Performance Maps using Sparse Gaussian Processes

Antoni Ivanov (Technical University of Sofia): UAV-Based Volumetric Measurements toward Radio Environment Map Construction and Analysis

Jingxiang Hong (Tongji University): Measurement-Based Propagation Channel Modeling for Communication between a UAV and a USV

Lukas Eller (TU Wien): Data-Driven Radio Planning and Network Optimization

Sonja Tripkovic (TU Wien): Unbiased Benchmarking in Mobile Networks: The Role of Sampling and Stratification

Philip Reingruber (TU Wien): The „link level simulator to testbed“ interface and future measurement facilitations

Daniel Schmid (TU Wien): Implementation of Unlimited Sampling Algorithm on the LLS

Bashar Tahir (TU Wien): Model-Based Machine Learning in Wireless Communications

Charme Mendoza (TU Wien): User-centric Clustering in Cell-free MIMO Networks using Deep Reinforcement Learning

Mariam Mussbah (TU Wien): User Grouping for Downlink Cell-Free MIMO

Rakesh Mundlamuri (Eurecom): Sensing aided Channel Estimation in Wideband Millimeter-Wave MIMO Systems

Agnes Fastenbauer (TU Wien): Network Modeling for System-Level Simulation

Armand Nabavi (TU Wien): Spatial Consistency in Geometric Channel Models

Philipp Schwarzinger (TU Wien): Open-Loop Spatial Multiplexing on the Vienna System Level Simulator

Fabio Schartmüller (TU Wien): Uplink for the Vienna System-Level-Simulator

Workshop 5G Internet of Things 2021

During September 7-8, 2021, the doctoral school held an internal workshop. Due to the pandemic, the workshop was organized as a virtual live event via Zoom.

Session “IoT Connectivity, Reliability, and Security”

Bashar Tahir (TU Wien): Enabling Massive Connectivity via RIS-Assisted Code-Domain MIMO-NOMA 

Hadi Gharibdoust (TU Graz): Time-Varying Packet Loss Models for Networked Control 

Eshagh Dehmollaian (JKU Linz): Physical tamper attack detection in OFDM systems with deep learning approaches 

Danilo Radovic (TU Wien): OTFS Performance Over Different Measured Vehicular 60 GHz Millimeter-Wave Channels 

Blanca Ramon (TU Wien): Coexistence of DSRC and C-V2X communication: modeling a competing scenario (PIMRC 2021 presentation).

Session “5G Channel Characterization and Localization”

Richard Prüller (TU Wien): Modeling and Measurements for UWB Indoor MIMO Channels 

Nuria Ballber Torres (JKU Linz): Defining Secure Areas for TDOA-Enhanced Distance Bounding 

Herbert Groll (TU Wien): Sparse Channel Estimation for Vehicular Millimeter Wave Communication 

List of Publications 

N. B. Torres, B. Etzlinger, E. Dehmollaian and A. Springer, “TDOA-Enhanced Distance Bounding In The Presence Of Noise,” 2020 16th IEEE International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS), Porto, Portugal, 2020, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/WFCS47810.2020.9114460

P. Gerstoft, H. Groll, C. F. Mecklenbräuker: Parametric bootstrapping of array data with a Generative Adversarial Network, 2020 IEEE 11th Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Workshop (IEEE SAM 2020), Jun. 8–11, 2020. doi:10.1109/SAM48682.2020.9104371

H. Groll, E. Zöchmann, M. Hofer, H. Hammoud, S. Sangodoyin, T. Zemen, J. Blumenstein, A. Prokeš, A. F. Molisch, Christoph F. Mecklenbräuker: 60 GHz V2I Channel Variability for Different Elevation Angle Switching Strategies, in Proc. 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP 2020), Copenhagen, Denmark, Mar. 15–20, 2020.

M. Ashury, C. Eliasch, T. Blazek, C. F. Mecklenbräuker: Accuracy Requirements for Cooperative Radar with Sensor Fusion, in Proc. 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP 2020), Copenhagen, Denmark, Mar. 15–20, 2020.

B. Tahir, S. Schwarz, and M. Rupp: Collision Resilient V2X Communication via Grant-Free NOMA, in Proc. 2020 28th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), 2020, pp. 1–5.

B. Tahir, S. Schwarz, and M. Rupp: Low-Complexity Detection of Uplink NOMA by Exploiting Properties of the Propagation Channel, in Proc. IEEE ICC 2020 – 2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 2020, pp. 1–6.

B. R. Elbal, M. K. Müller, S. Schwarz and M. Rupp: Coverage Analysis of Relay Assisted V2I Communication in Microcellular Urban Networks, in Proc. 2019 27th European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), A Coruna, Spain, 2019, pp. 1-5, doi:10.23919/EUSIPCO.2019.8902579.

B. R. Elbal, S. Schwarz and M. Rupp: Relay Selection and Coverage Analysis of Relay Assisted V2I Links in Microcellular Urban Networks, in Proc. 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Seoul, Korea (South), 2020, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/WCNC45663.2020.9120458.

C. F. Mecklenbräuker, P. Gerstoft, E. Zöchmann, H. Groll: Robust estimation of DOA from array data at low SNR, Elsevier Signal Processing, vol. 166, pp. 1–9, Jan. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.sigpro.2019.107262

H. Groll, E. Zöchmann, P. Gerstoft, C. F. Mecklenbräuker: Global robustness characterization of DOA estimators by breakdown detection, in Proc. 2019 IEEE 8th International Workshop on Computational Advances in Multi-Sensor Adaptive Processing (CAMSAP), Dec 2019, doi: 10.1109/CAMSAP45676.2019.9022468

A. Prokeš, J. Blumenstein, J. Vychodil, T. Mikulašek, R. Marsalek, E. Zöchmann, H. Groll, C. F. Mecklenbräuker, T. Zemen, A. Chandra, H. Hammoud, A. F. Molisch: Multipath Propagation Analysis for Vehicle-to- Infrastructure Communication at 60 GHz, in Proc. 2019 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC 2019), pp. 244-251, Los Angeles (CA), USA, Dec. 4–5, 2019.

H. Groll, E. Zöchmann, S. Pratschner, R. Langwieser, T. Pohl, A. F. Molisch, C. F. Mecklenbräuker: Scanning Aperture Antennas with Spherical Shells, in Proc. 2019 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA), Granada, Spain, 2019, doi: 10.1109/ICEAA.2019.8879413

E. Zöchmann, M. Hofer, M. Lerch, S. Pratschner, L. Bernadó, J. Blumenstein, S. Caban, S. Sangodoyin, H. Groll, T. Zemen, A. Prokeš, M. Rupp, A.  F. Molisch, C. F. Mecklenbräuker: Position-Specific Statistics of 60 GHz Vehicular Channels during Overtaking, IEEE Access, Vol. 7, pp. 14216–14232, 15 Jan. 2019. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2893136

G. Ghiaasi, T. Blazek, M. Ashury, R. Ramalho Santos and C. F. Mecklenbräuker: Real-Time Emulation of Nonstationary Channels in Safety-relevant Vehicular Scenarios, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, special issue Advances in V2X Communication and Networks, Volume 2018, Article ID 2423837, 11 pages, Hindawi, May 2018. doi:10.1155/2018/242383