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W6: Advances in Maritime Broadband Communications and Navigation - VTC2020-Spring Antwerp


W6: Advances in Maritime Broadband Communications and Navigation

Organizer: Ronald Raulefs (German Aerospace Center (DLR)).

Abstract: This workshop focuses on the theoretical and practical views on the trend of maritime broadband communication systems to enhance and extend the applications of existing systems and to fulfill the increasing demands on the communications systems from emerging maritime applications. The topics of interests include but are not limited to:
• Theoretical and practical research on VDES (AIS, VDE-TER, VDE-SAT)
• Applicability of LTE/5G broadband communication system for maritime applications
• Theoretical frameworks for future maritime communication systems at higher frequency bands
• Channel measurement and modeling for ship-ship/ship-land/satellite-ship communication links
• Interference mitigation techniques for ship communications in crowded waters
• Navigation techniques utlizing ship communications, such as R-Mode
• Standardization progress

Ronald Raulefs
Bio: Ronald Raulefs studied electrical engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He attended the University of Edinburgh as an Erasmus student in 1998. He received the Dipl.-Ing. degree from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany, in 1999 and the Dr.-Ing. (PhD) degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 2008. He was a visiting researcher at the City University of Hong Kong in 2004 working on wireless communications for the 4th generation of mobile radio systems. He is working as senior research member and project leader at the Institute of Communications and Navigation of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. He has being involved in numerous roles of industry projects and several EU-projects, e.g., MCP, NEWCOM, 4MORE, PLUTO and COST actions like COST289 and IC0902. Ronald Raulefs initiated and lead the EU FP7 project WHERE and WHERE2 project. He has taught courses on the cooperation between communications and positioning systems, and authored and co-authored more than 120 scientific publications in conferences and journals.
Since 2013 he is the responsible project manager for maritime broadband and narrowband communications in the Institute of Communications and Navigation. He led multiple measurement campaigns on the Baltic Sea, North Sea and local inland waters. Further, he is involved in the standardization process of VDES at IALA.

He has set off new workshops in the context of communications and positioning, and served on the organization and technical committees of several international conferences and workshops. Further, he co-inititated workshops at ICC 2009 in Dresden and PIMRC 2010 in Istanbul. He was co-chairing from 2015 – 2018 the WI-UAV (Wireless Networking and Control for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles) workshop at Globecom. He has been continously involved in the Advances In Network Localization and Navigation (ANLN) workshop at ICC since 2013. Recently, he co-organized the workshop at VTC-Fall 2019 about Reliable Ubiquitous Navigation in Smart Cities.