Time-sensitive Networking (TSN) describes a set of IEEE standards to ensure deterministic transmissions over Ethernet networks. It is especially of interest for industrial applications, such as robot control or process automation where both (ultra) low latencies and reliability must be guaranteed. Recently, the integration of 5G and TSN started. In order to leverage 5G communication for industrial applications, TSN is targeted as an enabling solution. In ongoing research projects (at the chair, such as TICCTEC or stic5G), the integration of 5G as a virtual TSN bridge is under investigation. Part of the tasks is to extend the 5G core network with network functions (translator functions), to ensure correct QoS management within the 5G system, to research direct device-to-device (D2D) communication, and further associated fields of interest, such as implementing new scheduling algorithms or multi-path communication for enhancing the reliability.
Therefore, we offer topics on traditional wired Time-sensitive Networking (TSN) and the recent research area of 5G-TSN integration.
The following ComNets chair members are working on Time-Sensitive Networking. If you are interested in one of the topics below, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us!
There is usually the possibility, that project work topics can be extended for bachelor/master/diploma thesis. If you don’t find a topic for yourself, we are also flexible and open to prepare a new topic together with you! Come and talk to us about what you would like to research!