Jan. 26, 2021 to Jan. 26, 2024

The ALADIN project aims to ensure safer forest firefighting in the future utilizing demand-oriented 5G networking of emergency forces and response resources. As a first step, a nomadic, i.e. local and temporary, network is being set up at the Schönhagen airfield in Brandenburg. The network will then be used to enable emergency forces to communicate with each other, unmanned firefighting vehicles to be remotely controlled, and current situation images of the scene to be transmitted by a reconnaissance drone. In this way, it will also be possible to monitor and secure areas where it was previously impossible to enter or drive through due to contaminated sites (in particular unexploded bombs and shells as well as ammunition parts).

Researchers from the Software-based Networks NGNI business unit are building the nomadic network. The aim is to cover just under one square kilometer. The 3.7 GHz spectrum reserved for campus networks will be used for this purpose, as well as the software-based core network of Fraunhofer FOKUS, the Open5GCore, which controls the communication. In addition, communication via a satellite is being tested in this network. This approach offers plenty of opportunities, especially for rural regions with incomplete mobile coverage.

The ALADIN project is funded under the 5x5G funding program of the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI).

Project consortium:

  • Technische Hochschule Wildau (Koordination)
  • Stadt Trebbin
  • Stadtfeuerwehr Trebbin
  • Fraunhofer-Institut FOKUS
  • Tholeg Civil Protection Systems
  • ReloConsult GmbH
  • Flugplatzgesellschaft Schönhagen
  • Smart Mobile Labs

Impressions from the ALADIN final demo in Trebbin/Brandenburg in September 2023