Jan. 26, 2021 to Jan. 26, 2024

The ALADIN project aims to ensure safer forest firefighting in the future employing 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 as a basis for controlling unmanned response equipment and monitoring and securing the site of operations.

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 a lot of potentials, especially for rural regions with incomplete mobile coverage.

In addition to the Wildau University of Technology, the ALADIN consortium consists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS from Berlin, the city of Trebbin and its municipal fire department, the Schönhagen airfield company, and the companies THOLEG Civil Protection Systems from Welzow, ReloConsult from Dreieich and Smart Mobile Labs from Munich.

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

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Fraunhofer FOKUS