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

 

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

 

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GOSATCOM 2019 – a Successful Follow-On

From September 10-12, the Chair of Signal Processing has hosted the GOSATCOM 2019 – the 3rd National Conference on Governmental Satellite Communications. An audience of 180 experts from academia, government and industry discussed on the pros and cons of increased standardization efforts with respect to governmental and military satellite communications technology. Guidance was given by two excellent keynotes. Colonel Marcus Schleiermacher, Head of Division Communication and Information Services in the IT Operation Command of the German Armed Forces, explained the importance of interoperability in multinational theaters. Commercial aspects and chances of standardized technology was highlighted by Prof. Ingo Viering, Managing Director of NOMOR, an SME that has been strongly involved into 5G standardization efforts. From the scientific perspective, besides numerous talks and poster presentations, a highlight was the presentation of the Tesat Spacecom Science Award 2019. Thomas Delamotte, a PhD student of Prof. Andreas Knopp, received the 2019 award, which is sponsored biannually by the market leader for satellite communication payloads Tesat Spacecom GmbH, for his dissertation on Multi-Antenna Feeder Links for High Throughput Satellites. Since the award is dedicated to strong innovations with high practical applicability, we are proud that the research performed at our institute has been recognized for its potential to create societal impact.
 
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Tesat Spacecom Science Award 2019

September 11, 2019 Thomas Delamotte, a PhD student of Prof. Andreas Knopp, has received the Tesat Spacecom Science Award 2019 for his PhD thesis entitled „MIMO Feeder Links for Very High Throughput Satellite Systems“. This prize is granted biannually by the market leader in the field of satellite payload equipment, Tesat Spacecom, for scientific innovations with high practical applicability. In his research works, Thomas Delamotte has developed a novel multi-antenna feeder link architecture to address the bandwidth bottleneck encountered in current high throughput systems. To guarantee a high link availability, his solution also includes advanced diversity schemes to mitigate strong rain fades in the frequency bands (e.g. Ka/Q/V-bands) currently used for feeder links operation. The proposed multi-antenna approach represents a serious alternative to other candidates for future system designs such as optical feeder links.
 
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Forschungsanlage Munich Center for Space Communications an der Bundeswehruniversität
Florian Hahn MdB besichtigt neue Experimentalbodenstation

June, 2019: Der örtliche Bundestagsabgeordnete Florian Hahn besichtigte die derzeit größte und leistungsfähigste universitäre Forschungsanlage für Satellitenkommunikationsexperimente in Deutschland an der Universität der Bundeswehr München in Neubiberg. Genutzt wird die Anlage insbesondere für komplexe Experimente an geostationären Kommunikationssatelliten sowie für Geräte- und Systemtests, bspw. im Rahmen von Beschaffungsprojekten der Bundeswehr, erläuterte Lehrstuhlinhaber Professor Andreas Knopp beim Rundgang. Hahn lobte diese Besonderheit gerade für etwaige Kooperationen im Rahmen der bayerischen Luft- und Raumfahrtstrategie sowie für die zahlreichen Raumfahrtunternehmen im Landkreis München.

Hahns Fazit: "Der Lehrstuhl von Professor Knopp zählt zu den ersten Adressen, wenn es um Forschung zur Weltraum- und Satellitenkommunikation geht und ist kompetenter Ansprechpartner für die Bundesregierung und ihre Ministerien. Es ist beeindruckend und europaweit einmalig, was hier an der Bundeswehruniversität über Jahre aufgebaut wurde. Eindeutig ein Wettbewerbsvorteil für das Forschungsumfeld."

Zugleich kündigte der Politiker an, anlässlich 50 Jahre Mondlandung einen Zukunftsdialog zur Raumfahrt am Donnerstag, 18. Juli 2019, in den Räumlichkeiten der IABG zu planen.
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