Modern 6G communication systems enable safer, more cost-effective, more reliable and more environmentally friendly operation of many technical systems – for example in industry and transport, where future safety-critical applications require reliable wireless communication systems with short latency (maximum 0.1 millisecond delay) and high reliability (over 99.99999%). 6G systems reduce energy consumption and increase competitiveness – in line with the European “Green Deal” goals of improved resource efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
An outlook on new applications that demand time-critical 6G communications with ultra-low latency and high reliability.
5G is now available and a central component for the digitization of many applications. Research on 6G has already begun. As a user, you can now benefit from the 5G broadband connection first. However, this is only one dimension of the 5G standard. The revolutionary aspect of 5G lies in two new dimensions that are central to digitization.
5G technology is currently being rolled out worldwide. At the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna, Thomas Zemen has long been researching 6G.
The mobile networking of people, but also of machines and physical objects, is advancing inexorably, and 5G technology is in the process of global rollout. To provide highly reliable communication for industrial control systems, robots, autonomous systems and much more during the digitalization of our society, further technical developments are required.
Project DEDICATE started to work on three initial directions: wide aperture arrays, reflective intelligent mmWave surfaces, and quantum radio frequency sensing.