Advanced Communication Systems and Embedded Security Lab (ACES Lab)

The Advanced Communication Systems and Embedded Security Lab (ACES Lab) at the Chair of Theoretical Information Technology is dedicated to experimentally demonstrating and verifying novel communication concepts and analyzing their achievable performance gains. Hardware for the ACES Lab is provided by National Instruments and Rohde & Schwarz.

Project NewCom

Machine-to-machine and machine-to-human communication applications with a high requirement of latency, resilience, and security are key components of the fifth mobile communication generation (5G). Most of today’s applications follow Claude E. Shannon's communication approach, where each receiver has to be able to decode all messages, regardless of whether the message is intended for the receiver or not. The project "NewCom Post-Shannon communication," funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aims to develop a general systems theory of communication that goes beyond Shannon's approach, in order to achieve a more efficient information transmission for selected applications.

Student Lab

In addition to research, the ACES Lab is engaged in educating students. Starting in the Summer Semester of 2020, we will offer a course in which the students can explore fundamentals of wireless communication, using a software defined radio system.