The IME launches the "Baltic Future Port" project together with regional industry and research partners!

As part of the recently launched "Baltic Future Port" project, it is planned to develop a concept for testing 5G technologies at the port of Lübeck. The handling processes at the port are essentially IT-supported. Particularly in security areas, the processes must be improved utilizing very high-resolution video streams and highly accurate position and situation recording. The integration of a large number of devices poses a particular challenge. The Institute of Electrical Engineering in Medicine and the Competence Center CoSA of the University of Applied Sciences are responsible for conducting accompanying research for the project.

The core of the "Baltic Future Port" project is establishing a 5G campus network at the port of Lübeck. It offers all the possibilities for a modern digital port industry's smooth operation: high transmission rates and use of different applications, and low latency.

Based on the 5G campus network, a total of eleven sub-projects are being implemented in the ports of Lübeck at Skandinavienkai and Seelandkai.

The University of Applied Sciences in Lübeck and the University of Lübeck are providing scientific support for the "Baltic Future Port" project. The universities research tasks are in the area of requirements analysis, conception, modelling, prototype realization, system integration, and optimization and evaluation of the project.

The Institute for Electrical Engineering in Medicine at the University of Lübeck is thereby focusing on the use of autonomous systems. Specifically, it measures and monitors the 5G network using drones while also analyzing the use of multicopters to support other digital operations in the port. Prof. Dr. Philipp Rostalski, head of the Institute, adds, "The Baltic Future Port project is also highly relevant for our research area of safe autonomous systems in terms of artificial intelligence. Measurements and monitoring from the air, as in this project, will also be essential outside the port industry in the future."

The Baltic Future Port project runs until the end of 2023. Further information about the project and its subprojects can be found here:

press release 11.03.2021