Welcome to the Chair of Signal Processing
and the Munich Center for Space Communications


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Knopp, MBA
Universität der Bundeswehr München
Chair of Signal Processing (EIT3.2)
Werner-Heisenberg-Weg 39
D-85579 Neubiberg

Hannelore Heidrich
+49 (0)89 6004 7501



MIMO lecture at ESA SatNEx Group

MIMO lecture at ESA SatNEx Group

29.01.2018 Being among the leading research groups on MIMO over Satellite, our MIMO research group has been approached by the chairperson of the European Satellite Communication Network of Excellence (SatNEx) at European Space Agency (ESA) to give an invited lecture on our research at ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk (The Netherlands). In front of an audience of about 40 renowned SATCOM experts from industry and academia, in his lecture entitled “A Decade of Research on Spatial Multiplexing over Satellite: Major Steps from Theory to MIMO Applications” Prof. Andreas Knopp presented the genesis of our institute’s MIMO research. Starting with the basic idea of spatial multiplexing for SATCOM applications, which was originally published by Robert Schwarz and Andreas Knopp in 2008, the MIMO group was successful in bringing this technology to maturity. The impressive results are more than 30 scientific publications, a number of patents, and two over-the-air demonstrators.
Award for PhD student Matthias G. Schraml

Award for PhD student Matthias G. Schraml

23.12.2017 The Institute for Information Technology awarded the “Best Publication 2017 Award” to Matthias Schraml who authored the publication entitled “Blind Estimation of the HPA Operating Point in Multicarrier Satellite Transponders”. The paper, which appeared in the renowned journal ‘’IEEE Communications Letters’’, proposes a novel method for the estimation of the operating point in satellite transponders when the input signal is of multi-carrier type and unknown to the measurement device. Operating point estimation has always been a problem if high practical relevance because satellite operators want to drive their transponders close to saturation for maximum power efficiency while preserving a distinct back-off to limit the intermodulation noise. The novel method opens up a strategy to measure the operating point without any a-priori knowledge about the signal and from any position within the satellite beam. Congratulations to Matthias!
SATis5 Testbed Architecture
SATis5 Testbed Architecture

5G Satellite Demonstration Testbed Initiative with ESA

14.12.2017 Satellite communications could play a major role in the 5th generation of future telecommunication network standards (5G). The Chair of Signal Processing is contributing to the ESA’s ARTES project, SATis5, a demonstration of satellite-terrestrial integration for 5G networks.
The SATis5 project will present live demonstrations of 5G satellite use cases such as enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) and massive machine type communications (mMTC) scenarios using the SATis5 testbed. The SATis5 testbed will be developed in 2018 and includes nodes with prototypes of networks for satellite integration, along with other 5G nodes located in Berlin, Erlangen and Betzdorf, and an additional portable node. The demonstrations will display satellite integration capabilities in a mix of infrastructures for 5G and foster adoption of satellite as part of the 5G architecture. From the perspective of the satellite connectivity, two modes are considered: backhaul connectivity for terrestrial 5G networks and direct 5G communication.
“The ESA SATis5 project is a great opportunity to contribute to the future satellite-terrestrial network integration. Such hybrid networks using satellite communication will be the future of telecommunications,” said Professor Knopp.
The SATis5 project team is led by Eurescom and further comprises SES, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Fraunhofer IIS, Newtec, Technische Universität Berlin and the Chair of Signal Processing.
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Munich Center for Space Communications

The Chair of Signal Processing is operating the Munich Center for Space Communications, an independent research and test facility for satellite and space communications.

Munich Center for Space Communications

We are offering engineering and reseach services, system trials, system and equipment evaluation as well as compatibility tests. The test range is available to internal and external partners.

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