Collaborative Research Centre 1053

MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet


As of January 1, 2013, the German Research Foundation (DFG) has approved the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1053 “MAKI – Multi-Mechanisms Adaptation for the Future Internet”. Initially, the SFB will be funded with 8 million euros over the next four years.

MAKI creates an innovative premise for the communication systems of the future. Its aim is to be more adaptive to changes, particularly during ongoing operations. This could facilitate, for instance, the ability to stream video on a smartphone in high quality without interruptions in spite of busy or overloaded mobile networks. Users would be able to rely on steady and reliable reception even while attending festivals or crowded sporting events.

The Internet has rapidly evolved into an integral part of our everyday life. Consequently, the necessary communication mechanisms and equipment are changing on a constant basis. The individual solutions resulting from this rapid evolution are widely considered to be problematic. Currently, as many as three standards exist for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and now LTE alone. The result: a multitude of services, often based on different technologies.

MAKI considers this diversity as an opportunity by utilizing the individual attributes of particular mechanisms to meet the desired high quality objectives. (More information about Phase I)

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  • 2021/01/19

    Dr.-Ing. Andrea Ortiz receives the Dr. Wilhelmy-VDE-Price 2020

    Dr.-Ing. Andrea Ortiz from the Department of Communication Technology has been awarded the Dr. Wilhelmy VDE Prize 2020 of the German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE) for her dissertation “Optimisation and Learning Approaches for Energy Harvesting Wireless Communication Systems”. (VDE).

    In her work, she presents solutions for increasing the performance of wireless communication networks that use energy harvested from the environment with the help of the energy-harvesting-technology.

    With the Dr. Wilhelmy VDE Prize for Young Women Engineers, the Dr. Wilhelmy Foundation and the technology organisation VDE jointly honour outstanding dissertations in electrical engineering and information technology.

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