5G Namico

5G. Namico – Network Adaptive Mining & Construction

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Short Description

Start of Project: 01.01.2022
End of Project: 31.12.2023

As part of the 5G.NAMICO research project, 5G is to be used in the construction and mining sector of the future. Based on the findings from previous projects such as the 5G-Industry Campus Europe, a 5G network is now to be installed on a reference construction site and in an underground mine in order to exploit the advantages of the technology. One challenge here is the adverse and changing environments: Dust, vibrations and humidity place demands on a dynamic 5G network that must withstand the harsh operating conditions. The 5G technology, which was developed for use in industrial environments and open areas, must therefore be further developed. The use of 5G in construction and mining has the potential to automate processes and reduce the workload of personnel. A prerequisite for this is the development of improved safety concepts that protect people in partially and fully automated processes and at the same time advance the digital transformation. In order to use 5G on construction sites and in mining in the future, the project will first look at selected use cases that deal with the automation of individual work processes and the safety aspect.
The 5G.NAMICO project is funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia via the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy and is technically managed by the Fraunhofer IPT. It is supported by the partners Kabelwerk Eupen AG, Ericsson GmbH, GHH Fahrzeuge GmbH, BAT Bergbau Service GmbH, BROKK DA GmbH, Liebherr-Werk Biberach GmbH, PORR AG and LEONHARD WEISS GmbH & Co. KG, the development and evaluation of the use case on the construction site is coordinated by the Center Construction Robotics.


Further information can be found on the project page – https://5g.namico.rwth-aachen.de/

Project Update






Kickoff event online with all partners

Use case meeting on site

First on-site meeting to define the network setup on the construction site

Update meeting on LBC rotation and status of network construction

On-site meeting with Ericsson and Kabelwerk Eupen for coordination of network setup, online meeting for final decision on how the network will be set up on site

Vorort Termin mit Ericsson und Kabelwerk Eupen für Abstimmung Netzaufbau, Online Treffen zur finalen Entscheidung, wie das Netzt auf der Baustelle aufgebaut wird

Funding Provider

Ministry for Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy (NRW)

Supervised by

Lead Partner Jülich

Project Partner

IP, IPT (Fraunhofer), MRE (RWTH), CCR, Nerospec

Associated Partner

Kabelwerk Eupen AG, Ericsson GmbH, GHH Fahrzeuge Gmb, BAT Bergabu Versice, GmbH, Brokk, Liebherr-Werk Biberach, Porr