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TU Dresden
Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems
01062 Dresden

TU Dresden
Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems
Helmholtzstr. 10
01069 Dresden

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The Vodafone Chair is constantly seeking highly qualified Post-Docs, Research Associates (Ph.D. students) and Research Assistants (graduate students).

If you are looking for a position as a Post-Doc or Ph.D. student, are highly qualified and consider yourself to belong to the top 5% of your year, please submit your application which clearly describes your expertise/objective including your curriculum vitae to:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Fettweis
Technische Universität Dresden
Vodafone Chair
01062 Dresden

Please make sure to include copies of your diploma certificate and examination results.

Graduate students seeking an appointment as Research Assistants are encouraged to contact our Research Staff




Current openings

  • Performance Evaluation of heterogeneous waveform parametrizations for V2V under different channel conditions

  • The current standardization of the 5th generation of mobile cellular networks (5G) is ongoing. Different to legacy cellular technologies, 5G considers a broad number of heterogeneous services within its deployment. For example, the International Communications Union has defined three scenarios: evolved Mobile Broad Band (eMBB), Ultra Low Latency and High Reliability Communication (ULLRC) and massive Machine-Type Communication (eMTC). Additionally, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication is foreseen as a corner store use case to tackle in 5G.
    In order to approach the characteristic requirements of such different services, from a Physical Layer perspective, the standardization bodies and academia are proposing different waveform parametrizations for different services and deployments. This project wants to evaluate the different 5G waveform configurations under different propagation conditions / channel characteristics. For this reason, the candidate is required to implement required software modules of a communication chain.  There exists the possibility of integrating an open source library for this study.
    The skills expected from the candidate are:
    •    Good knowledge in Matlab programming.
    •    Good understanding of signal processing techniques
    •    Well-founded understanding of communications theory and communications systems
    •    Ability to work independently
    If this position appeals you, please send your CV, score sheet and a description of relevant projects / lecture you have engaged in to:

    Arturo Gonzalez, M.Sc.
    Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems
    TU Dresden​

  • Time period: Flexible (3-6 Months)
  • Contact: M.Sc. Arturo A Gonzalez Rodriguez
  • Analysing the Computational Requirements of 5G-CRAN

  • Fifth generation (5G) cellular networks are being designed to provide higher data rates, lower latency, high reliability and availability. A promising approach to meet these stringent requirements is cloud-radio access network (C-RAN). In it, the baseband processing is moved from base stations (BSs) to a central location. This allows the BSs to cooperate with each other and serve the users better.

    However, the main challenge in enabling C-RAN is the communication link between the BS and the central location. Often, the data rate, latency, and reliability requirements of this link are too stringent. Thus, some of the baseband processing is retained at the BS itself. This leads to a cellular architecture where the baseband processing is split between the BS and the central location.

    In this work, we are interested in understanding the computational effort involved in carrying out this ‘split baseband processing’. Which baseband functionalities can be carried out with low cost, general purpose processors (GPPs) and which require dedicated hardware, for example, ASICs? In addition, we aim to study the potential gains of pooling the hardware resources at a central location as opposed to the conventional approach of having dedicated hardware at each BS.


    • Surveying the literature to understand the computational requirements of different baseband functionalities and the computational capabilities of different hardware components
    • Developing models to understand potential pooling gains​

  • Number of jobs: 1
  • Begin at: 2/4/2018
  • Time period: flexible (3-6 months)
  • Requirements:

    • Programming skills in MATLAB
    • Understanding of wireless communication systems
    • Motivated and interested in learning and working

  • Contact: M.Sc. Jay Kant Chaudhary
  • SHK-5G Summit

  • Am 5G Lab Germany der TU Dresden ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine Stelle als

    studentische / wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (max. 19 h/Woche)

    zunächst befristet bis 30.09.2018 zu besetzen.

    Wir suchen / Aufgaben:

    • ​​Unterstützung des Organisationsteams bei der Vorbereitung und Durchführung der Konferenz IEEE 5G Summit Dresden am 25. September 2018, insbesondere
      • ​Konzept, Planung und Koordination des Ausstellungsprogramms mit externen und TUD- internen Ausstellern,
      • Planung und Koordination der Poster-Session,
      • Registrierung und Betreuung der Gäste vor Ort,
      • Mitwirkung bei der externen Kommunikation, wie Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Website- und Social-Media-Aktivitäten.

    Wir bieten:

    • Möglichkeit der Umsetzung Deiner eigenen kreativen Ideen,
    • Spannendes, dynamisches Aufgabenfeld,
    • Mitarbeit in einem hochmotivierten, internationalen Team,
    • Vielfältige Kontakte zu Wissenschaftlern der TUD, Industriepartnern und externen Dienstleistern im Eventmanagement.


    • fundierte Kenntnisse im Umgang mit MS-Office,
    • sehr gute Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse,
    • möglichst erste Erfahrungen im Bereich PR/Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Webseitenbetreuung,
    • immatrikulierte/r Student/in an einer deutschen Hochschule.

    Die Stelle sieht eine wöchentliche Arbeitszeit von max. 19 Stunden vor, eine geringere Stundenzahl ist ebenfalls möglich.

    Rückfragen zur Stelle beantwortet gerne: Dr.-Ing. Rico Radeke,, Tel. 0351-463 39245.

    Weiterführende Informationen zum 5G Lab Germany bzw. zum IEEE 5G Summit Dresden: bzw.

    Sende deine Bewerbung bis 28.02.2018 unter dem Kennwort „SHK-5GSummit“ mit den üblichen Unterlagen bitte als eine PDF-Datei per E-Mail an:

    Frauen sind ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung aufgefordert. Selbiges gilt auch für Menschen mit Behinderung. Vorstellungskosten werden nicht übernommen. 

  • Closing date for application: 2/28/2018
  • Time period: bis 30.09.2018
  • Developing a Distributed MIMO Channel Model Framework for Investigating the Reliability and Multi User Interference

  • ​In order to use wireless communications in harsh environments it is necessary to develop new technologies which improve the reliability of the data transmission. One method to reach this goal is the distributed MIMO approach, where multiple transmitter at different locations send the same information to a receiver at the same time and frequency. On one hand, this improves the overall reliability, but it also increases interference for other users, negatively affecting their reliability and capacity. In order to investigate the relationship between reliability improvement for one user and performance degradation for multiple users, it is necessary to develop a simulation framework. Therefore, in this work, a flexible channel modelling framework will be developed for the transmission of parallel data connection. The framework should be adaptable to different frequency bands and environmental conditions. Here, special focus is on channel models for unlicensed frequency bands (below 6 GHz) which are usually used for WLAN. After the successful implementation of the channel models and distributed MIMO topologies, the topic can be extended to study methods for interference cancellations.

    Goal of this work:

    Implementation of basic channel models (fast fading, slow fading) for one access point with multiple antennas

    Investigation of distributed MIMO topologies

    Extending channel models for different industrial environments (optional) 

    Investigating methods and architectures for interference cancellation (optional)

    Background information/projects:

    In order to replace current wired technologies (e.g. fieldbus systems) in industrial communications networks, new radio air interfaces have to be developed which are capable to guarantee the same transmission (Quality of Service) requirements as the already existing wired solutions. The main challenges here come along with very dynamic and time-dispersive behavior of the propagation channels. This is due to the extraordinary characteristics of industrial environments (e.g. excessive multipath scattering effects due to the abundance of many metallic scatterer, moving metallic objects like robots etc.). Therefore, the goal of the research project proWiLAN is to develop new techniques and methods for wireless local area network technologies to address varying demands of different human-to-machine applications (augmented reality,mobile panel control etc.) for industrial usage. 

  • Number of jobs: 1
  • Time period: Flexible (3-6 months)
  • Requirements:

    ​• Interested in wireless communications and theoretical work

    Understanding of radio propagation characteristics (attended MNS I or comparable lectures) 

    Basic programming skills in Matlab

    Languages: English/German

  • Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Augustin