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Research project 5GAIN

5Gain – 5G infrastructures for cellular energy systems using artificial intelligence

PHYSEC is part of the BMWi-fun­ded pro­ject »5Gain – 5G infra­st­ruc­tures for cel­lu­lar ener­gy sys­tems using arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence« with the pur­po­se of deve­lo­ping and asses­sing 5G-based com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on for the dis­tri­bu­t­ed con­trol of cel­lu­lar ener­gy sys­tems.

Due to the expan­si­on of decen­tra­li­zed, rene­wa­ble ener­gy sources as well as con­troll­ab­le loads and sto­rage, the con­trol of ener­gy sys­tems is beco­m­ing incre­a­singly com­plex. One solu­ti­on approach is to divi­de the ener­gy net­work into cells. Wit­hin the­se cells, a decen­tra­li­zed, auto­no­mous load and feed-in manage­ment is car­ri­ed out.

The pro­ject is inten­ded to opti­mi­se the regio­nal extrac­tion and pro­duc­tion beha­viour by means of machi­ne lear­ning methods. In this con­text, the deve­lo­p­ment of bil­ling pro­ce­du­res should be made pos­si­ble through the use of smart con­tracts.

Based on high requi­re­ments for speed, sca­la­bi­li­ty and relia­bi­li­ty, 5G net­works meet the requi­re­ments of a high­ly mobi­le and ful­ly net­wor­ked socie­ty. The rese­arch pro­ject is the­re­fo­re based on addi­tio­nal ser­vices that are only pos­si­ble with 5G net­works. This inclu­des the data-rate inten­si­ve and auto­ma­ted remo­te main­ten­an­ce of dis­tri­bu­t­ed infra­st­ruc­tures using dro­nes.

PHYSEC is working on the deve­lo­p­ment of a secu­ri­ty archi­tec­tu­re for the secu­re con­nec­tion of net­work infor­ma­ti­on via LPWAN (5G, NB-IoT..). Fur­ther­mo­re, we are respon­si­ble for the cyber-phy­si­cal con­di­ti­on moni­to­ring (inte­gri­ty) of the dis­tri­bu­t­ed infra­st­ruc­tures.

Run­ning time

01.12.2019 — 30.11.2022

Part­ner

  • DEW21
  • ades­so SE
  • urban ENERGY GmbH
  • Stadt Dort­mund
  • Fraun­ho­fer-Gesell­schaft e.V.
  • RWTH Aachen Uni­ver­si­ty
  • TU Dort­mund
  • Inno­gy SE

Fun­ded by the Federal Minis­try of Eco­no­mics and Ener­gy.