Institut fur Automation und Kommunikation e.V. Magdeburg (ifak, GER)

Werner-Heisenberg-Strasse 1, 39106 Magdeburg - Germany

Phone +49 391 990 140 / Fax +49 391 990 159 0

Non-profit applied research institute. Offers strategic applied research, contract research for the private industry and public customers, R&D services

Area of research in FlexWARE: Safety & Security in Industrial Communication and Wireless Industrial Communication


Dr.Ing. Lutz Rauchhaupt - Technical Manager Wireless in Industrial Communication

Phone +49-391-9901-495

Dr. Ing. Lutz Rauchhaupt is Technical Manager Wireless Industrial Communication at the Institute fur Automation und Kommunikation Magdeburg, Germany. He deals for more than 15 years with design and implementation of industrial communication systems. He was scientific manager of the European research project "High Performance Wireless Fieldbus In Industrial Related Multi-Media Environment (RFieldbus)" from 2000-2003. Since then he was responsible for a number of industrial and public funded projects dealing with tests of time and error behaviour of wireless industrial communication. Since 2001 he is chairman of the Technical Working Group (FA5.21) of the VDI/VDE society for measurement and automation (GMA) which deals with Wireless Automation. Furthermore he is the scientific coordinator of the annual conference "Wireless Communication in Industrial Automation". Since 2005 Dr. Rauchhaupt is consultant of the Deutsche Messe AG in the field of Wireless Automation for the Hannover Fair.

Dipl.Ing. Heiko Adamczyk - Technical Manager Safety and Security in Industrial Communication

Phone +49-391-9901-493

After completing his studies in Electrical Engineering (specialising in Communications Engineering) at the Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg, he then went on to deal with wireless technologies. His main focus is now on IT Security and Functional Safety. In the DKE expertise committee he is a member of the working group UK 931.1 (IT Security in industrial automation) and in the PNO (PROFIBUS User Organisation) he is part of the TC3WG18 (PROFINET Security). Within the ZVEI he is a member of the steering committee Security and since the foundation of the GMA he has been appointed chairman of the expertise committee 5.22 (IT Security).

Dipl.Ing. Ralf Messerschmidt - Safety and Security in Industrial Communication

Phone +49-391-9901-482

Ralf Messerschmidt received his Dipl.-Ing. from the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg in 1997. Afterwards he worked three years in a medium sized enterprise in the building automation field. From end of 2000 he dealt as research assistant with distributed control at the Centre Distributed Systems at the Institute of Ergonomics, Manufacturing Systems and Automation at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. In 2006 he joined the research group Safety and Security in Industrial Communication at ifak. He is strongly involved in the EU project VAN.

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