To this end, 6G-TakeOff will strive for a uniform 3D communications network, in which flying network nodes provide functionalities together with terrestrial network components dynamically and according to demand. The holistic approach required for this opens up space for innovations that go beyond the possibilities of the 3GPP 5G-NTN approach by exploiting the full potential of flying network components.
Classes of network nodes include IoT/end-user devices, terrestrial access nodes, and 3D components such as Low Altitude Platforms (LAPS), High Altitude Platforms (HAPS), and LEO or MEO satellites. A 6G system will connect these network components in a highly flexible, autonomous, where necessary infrastructure-independent way.
Telekom takes over the lead
Deutsche Telekom takes the lead in the “6G-TakeOff” research project as
part of the “6G industrial projects for research into integrated
systems and sub-technologies for 6th generation mobile communications”
funding measure of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Creonic is part of the 6G-TakeOff Hub
The 6G initiative includes four 6G research hubs and the umbrella project “6G Platform”. Creonic GmbH is one of 22 partners with whom Telekom is forming a consortium. 6G-TakeOff will combine all available technologies into a uniform 3D communication network.
The project consortium consists of:
- Deutsche Telekom
- Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) e.V.
- Rheinland-Pfälzische Technische Universität Kaiserslautern Landau
- Leibniz Institute For High Performance Microelectronics
- Rohde & Schwarz
- Smart Mobile Labs AG
- Telefonica Deutschland
- University of Bremen
- DSI Aerospace Technologie GmbH
- John Deere
- Zentrum für Telematik
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research