Current cooperation projects
QuNet+ML: Optimization of quantum communication networks using machine learning – The Forschungsgruppe Netz started this new research project at RRZE in January 2022. The study, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is one of a series of new projects launched to address specific issues identified by the QuNET consortium (https://www.qunet-initiative.de/qunet-partnerworkshop/). QuNET+ML primarily takes aim at the areas of key management (KMS) and element or network management systems in meshed network structures and how these areas can be optimized in quantum communication networks with ML support. The project has a total duration of three years (until December 2024).
GN5-1 – The GN5-1 project started in January 2023 part of the new EU framework program “Horizon Europe” and has a total duration of 24 months. The Network Research Group is working on the project in three Work Packages: In Work Package 6: Network Development, in Work Package 7: Network Core Infrastructure and Core Service Evolution and Operations, and in Work Package 9: Operations Support. The research in these Work Packages focuses on developments on new network monitoring solutions, automated resource management orchestration, and optimized work process flows. In addition, the FG-Netz is involved in research on quantum technologies, time and frequency transfer in the network, and the further development of RARE (Router for Academia, Research and Education).