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The rapid progress in wired and wireless communication technologies has fueled the tremendous success of the Internet and cellular mobile communications. With the 5th Generation Mobile Communication (“5G”), as well as with the next "6G", a global networked world across all societal and industrial disciplines is emerging that is driven by market pull and technology push and is characterized by massive R&D efforts in industry and academia.

To realize the vision of a seamlessly networked world poses great technical challenges and requires the tight cooperation of many engineering disciplines. The impact of communication technologies on other industrial fields, like transport, medical systems, media, energy systems, automation, etc., can already be seen everywhere. It will further increase in the forthcoming decades and create new opportunities for communications engineering.

Mission and Goals

The research area Communications (COM) contributes to the creation of user-friendly, efficient, secure and dependable next generation communication systems by performing high-quality research in a broad range of fields and topics at the forefront of communication technologies and systems and in tight cooperation with national and international industry as well as national and international academic research partners. COM provides an administrative and organizational hub to bundle and foster research and education in the broad area of Communications at the Technical University of Munich.


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Georg Carle, Prof. Dr.-Ing.

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    Reinhard Heckel, Prof. Dr.sc. ETH Zürich

      Gerhard Rigoll, Prof. Dr.


      Targeted Application Domains

      The research projects carried out target technology advancement in the following interdisciplinary application domains:

      • Telecommunications
      • Urban Mobility and Transport
      • Industry 4.0
      • Robotics, automation and teleoperation
      • Tactile Internet
      • Cyber-physical networking
      • Multimedia signal processing and –communication
      • Perception-oriented and user centered design
      • Machine learning and data analytics
      • Network and data security
      • Cloud computing and data storage
      • Localization and navigation

      Selected Projects





      Our research group contributes to the following study programs:


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