5G in a Wind Tunnel

5G in a Wind Tunnel

The Kremsmüller telecommunications technology team in Schwechat has tested 5G mobile radio antennas in a wind tunnel.

What is 5G?
5G is a new communication standard, with speeds 20 times faster than the current LTE standard. The short latency time is particularly important for industrial applications. In an emergency, an autonomous vehicle that can evaluate data at 5G speed can trigger a braking manoeuvre within one centimetre of travel distance (!) at 100 km/h. In a situation like this, a human being travels 28 METERS due to his reaction time! A real safety asset that will save many lives! But 5G also makes medical applications possible. For example, before a patient arrives at the hospital, doctors receive spatial images of a probe from the paramedic in real time. 5G is the future and Kremsmüller is proud to be making its contribution to the next technological quantum leap!

Why Tests in a Wind Tunnel?
5G will not replace 4G or LTE, but merely supplement them in the initial step. Thus, additional 5G antennas will be mounted on existing mobile radio antennas. These weigh around 70 kg, are up to 2 metres high, and thus offer the wind additional, large areas of impact. Structural engineers must therefore decide whether the existing supporting structures are strong enough, whether the foundations need to be reinforced, or even whether a new mast should be erected. The basis for such decisions are the values obtained from the wind tunnel test, where speeds of up to 150 km/h affect the antenna.

Kremsmüller in all Aspects of Our Everyday Lives
Kremsmüller carried out these essential tests in Vienna in the 100 meter long climatic wind tunnel belonging to RTA – Rail Tec Arsenal in Vienna-Floridsdorf. It is the only plant constructor in Europe to be a regular guest there.

As with current mobile communications technology, Kremsmüller is also heavily involved in implementing the new mobile communications standard. Moreover, the activities of the company can be found in almost every aspect of our everyday lives.

There is a link to an interesting video of the wind tunnel tests at the very top.