Dr. Florian Klingler

Professor (Jun.-Prof.), TU Ilmenau, Germany


  • 6G Campus Ilmenau (6GCI) - Flexibly expandable 5G campus network: As part of the 6GCI project, a flexible, future-proof 5G+ campus network will be set up on the Ehrenberg campus of TU Ilmenau. The project extends the existing 5G test infrastructure of the Faculty of Computer Science and Automation with equipment for the Ehrenberg campus, resulting in a system with a total of around 30 radio cells for indoor and outdoor use. The outdoor cells are intended to provide extensive coverage of the campus grounds. The radio coverage will be supplemented by additional indoor cells in TU Ilmenau buildings. Funding: Ministry of Economics, Science and Digital Society of the Free State of Thuringia, co-financed by the European Union (ERDF) and coordinated by the Thüringer Aufbaubank. Project time: 01/2024-12/2026. Institutions: TU Ilmenau. Team @ TU Ilmenau: Prof. Dr. Florian Klingler (PI), Prof. Dr. Andreas Mitschele-Thiel (PI, coordinator), Prof. Dr. Boris Koldehofe (PI), Prof. Dr. Daniel Ziener (PI), Prof. Dr. Sylvia Saalfeld (PI). Details…

  • DeSiRe-NG - DEpendable and Secure Infrastructure for Resilient Next Generation Networks: Modelling and emulation of 5G and beyond networks for resilient communication networks. Funding: BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik). Project time: 06/2023-11/2024. Institutions: TU Ilmenau, NUROMEDIA GmbH, TH OWL. Team @ TU Ilmenau: Dr. Florian Klingler (PI).

  • DyMoNet - Dynamic Mobile Networks: Small cell base stations on cars, resource management in such dynamic environments. Funding: DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft). Project time: 09/2021-08/2024. Institutions: TU Ilmenau, TU Berlin, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HES-SO). Team @ TU Ilmenau: Dr. Florian Klingler (PI), Simon Welzel.

  • DiDoZ Etteln (Digital Twin Etteln): As a cooperation with our project partners we develop a digital twin of the small town Etteln near Paderborn, Germany. The main focus of this project is to incorporate intelligent sensing functions to existing infrastructure and the environment together with smart mobility mechanisms to support community vehicles for rent. Challenging aspects of the project are how to adapt wireless communication technologies (e.g., 5G, LoRaWAN, etc.) to fulfill requirements for a variety of different application domains in rural areas. Based on an Open Data Platform the sensed information is aggregated and integrated to support a Village App where residents can inform themselves about hyper-local weather conditions, emergencies, availability of community vehicles and much more. Funding: BMEL (Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft). Project time: 11/2022-10/2025. Institutions: Paderborn University (UPB), Etteln aktiv e.V., FIWARE Foundation e.V., Gemeinde Borchen, Hypertegrity AG, safety innovation center gGmbH, solutiT GmbH; Team @ UPB: Dr. Christoph Weskamp (PI), Marvin Illian (PI); Team @ TU Ilmenau and UPB: Dr. Florian Klingler (PI)

  • VRU-Comm: Communication techniques to increase safety of Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) like pedestrians and cyclists. This internal project is a collaboration among the universities TU Ilmenau, IoT Engineering group, TU Braunschweig, Connected and Mobile Systems group and TU Dresden, Networked Systems Modeling group. Wireless communication technologies, e.g., IEEE 802.11 WLAN have been a key enabler to make road traffic safer for a wide variety of road participants by allowing vehicles to gather cooperative awareness in challenging traffic situations. Still, Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) like pedestrians and cyclists cannot benefit from these technological developments, as they cannot easily be equipped with dedicated hardware for sensing and communication in the context of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). The aim of this project and the collaboration of the three research groups is to fill this gap by developing mechanisms, strategies as well as systems to support vulnerable road users in certain traffic situations by taking advantage of wireless communications. In the context of this internal project we are offering various Bachelor and Master’s theses ranging from simulation studies up to practical implementations, hardware experiments and even field tests in context of vehicular networks and communication systems. Team @ TU Ilmenau and UPB: Dr. Florian Klingler (PI)

The following list outlines the projects in which Dr. Klingler was involved during the affiliation with the CCS Labs group:

  • Hy-Nets4all - Simulation Platform for Optimized Electric Driving: Holistic development and validation platform for optimizing electric driving in urban environments. Funding: EU/EFRE.NRW. Project time: 08/2019-07/2022

  • VCE - Virtual Cycling Environment: Characterizing and modeling cyclists behavior for developing next generation safety assistance systems. Funding: internal CCS project. Project time: since 10/2018

  • Wireless Tractors: Modeling crop fields in an agricultural context for vehicular network simulation. Funding: CLAAS E-Systems GmbH. Project time: 07/2019-09/2019

  • AgriculturalV2V: Cooperative driving for agricultural vehicles through wireless communication Funding: Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF). Project time: 01/2018-05/2018

  • CarParkComm: Exploring communication limits in a multi-store car park solution through a signal propagation focused measurement study. Funding: Lödige Systems GmbH. Project time: 01/2018-12/2018

  • Safety4Bikes - Safety assistance system for cycling kids: Development of assistance system functionalities to improve the safety of kids on bicycles using behavior prediction and wireless communication technologies. Funding: BMBF. Project time: 01/2017-06/2020

  • Hy-Nets - Efficient Hybrid Propulsion using Vehicular Networks: Holistic investigation of hybrid propulsion in large scale cities for optimizing emissions and travel times using vehicular networking. Funding: EU/EFRE.NRW. Project time: 04/2016-01/2019

  • ML-IVC - Multi-Layer Inter-Vehicle Communication: Adaptive and self-organizing inter-vehicle communication based on short range radio broadcast; protocol design, simulation techniques, and experimental field tests. Funding: internal CCS project. Project time: 09/2011-03/2014