Thanks to a cooperation with Vodafone an open mobile communications test field, the 5G Mobility Lab, which provides – besides dedicated WiFi – current and future mobile communication generations for connecting vehicle and infrastructure is installed. In addition, the world wide one-of-a-kind Galileo automotiveGATE allows development and testing of applications, systems and components already now, i. e. before a suffi cient number of satellites is available from the orbit.

Mobile communications test field [Logo: Vodafone] from 80.–

The 5G Mobility Lab for mobile communication provides one of the most advanced development and testing environments for connected and autonomous traffic of the future. Besides LTE standard confi gurations, specific, individual confi gurations are possible. In connection with customer-specific ICT components and solutions, the required ecosystem for automotive and mobility applications and related services can be generated.


Live net GSM, UMTS, LTE and NB IoT
Test net 4 bases
  LTE Advanced Pro
  700, 1800 MHz, 2600 MHz (FDD & TDD)
  WiFi 802.11p and local WiFi
  Edge EPC, Edge Cloud and LTE Broadcast Funktion
  Connection to Vodafone Innovation Park Labs
  Broadband internet connection
  LTE-V2X & 5G **according to availability

Default Network Configuration


  • Push to Talk*
  • VoIP*
  • Internet

*require terminal application

Test Network Connectivity

  • LTE 2600 MHz
  • LTE 1800 MHz

Access requires specific SIM card

Project Specific Network Configuration

VIP Lab Service Support

  • Connection to VIP Lab Systems
  • Edge Cloud Scenarios
  • Local VM for applications

Mobility Specific Test Scenario Configuration

  • Handover
  • Coverage Loss
  • Neighborhood Relations
  • Power Reduction (Radio)
  • E2E Tests of Services

Package Validity
The Basic Package LTE and Support Package LTE are only available in conjunction with booking for a track element.

Operational Availability LTE Test Field
Operational availability of basic features is Monday to Friday (excluded are inspection windows, public holidays, through no fault of one’s own breakdown of network components) from 8 am to 5 pm.

automotiveGATE from 420.–

ATC is covered by six terrestrial stations, so called pseudolites, which provide a simulated signal of the currently installed Galileo satellite system. This allows development and testing of application systems already now.

The receiver data can be visualised online or recorded for offline analyses. Recorded data can be played back. For the usage of the system, dedicated Galileo receivers are required. GPS and EGNOS signals as well as augmentation data of the local reference station can be received and used furthermore.

The Galileo-Testbed has been installed by the Institute of Automatic Control of RWTH Aachen University and was supported by:

Available signals

Galileo pseudolites (E1, E5a, E5b), GPS, EGNOS, Galileo, augmentation data of the local reference station

Positioning modes

Base mode stand-alone positioning
Assisted mode usage of reference station correction data

Properties of the modes

 Base ModeAssisted Mode
Accuracy [m] ca. 1.5 (1σ) ca. 0.4 (1σ)
Update rates [Hz] 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 1, 2

Data formats

– NMEA format
– documented binary format

Available information

– GPS time stamp
– positioning coordinated (WGS 84) with standard deviation (1σ)
– velocity vector with standard deviation (1σ)
– used pseudolites / satellites
– quality factor

Reference coordinates

System WGS84
Latitude[°] 50.9103313028
Longitude [°] 6.226512181
Height [m] 168,319
The refrence station allows your own dGPS-systems. There for we offer three TNC-sockets.

ATC - Aldenhoven Testing Center of
RWTH Aachen University GmbH
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