CoRE Group

The CoRE – Communication over Real-time Ethernet – research group works on communication solutions for time-critical applications using the Ethernet tech­nology.

Real-time extensions for standard switched Ethernet have widen the realm of computer networks to safety-critical applications. This technology has been approved in the process automation, but its utilisation as an intelligent in-car backbone is novel. 

Since summer 2008 the CoRE group has been working on Ethernet-based network technologies for applications in harsh real-time environments, such as vehicles and planes. Prof. Dr. Franz Korf and Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Schmidt have founded the group together with Till Steinbach.  Prof. Dr. Franz Korf has a wide competence base concerning real-time environments, whereas Prof. Dr. Thomas C. Schmidt is an expert on future networks and Internet technologies. Till Steinbach finished his Masters Studies in spring 2011 and works now as a researcher and supports the team with his knowledge. This widely spread knowledge base is the groundwork of prosperous research.

Currently, we are working on 

  • Simulation based evaluation of real-time Ether-Networks
  • Analysis and estimation on 
  • characteristic automotive networks metrics
  • tool utilization inside the development process of automotive applications
  • Real-time Ethernet based ECUs
  • Ethernet based automotive applications
  • Consolidation strategies concerning state of the art in-car communication systems towards real-time Ethernet 
  • Real-time Ethernet protocol stacks