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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Thomas Delamotte promoted to "Dr.-Ing."

Mr. Delamotte has successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled „MIMO Feeder Links for Very High Throughput Satellite Systems“. Building upon the Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology for satellite communications, which has been developed by the Chair of Signal Processing, his groundbreaking work lay the foundation of a new approach to address the major challenges encountered in the design of Earth-to-space links (feeder links) for next-generation geostationary satellite systems.
Based on his excellent contribution and his outstanding performance in the final qualifying examination, Mr. Delamotte convinced the jury (Chairman: Prof. Rainer Marquardt / Examiners: Prof. Carlos Mosquera, University of Vigo; Prof. Gerhard Bauch, Hamburg University of Technology; Prof. Andreas Knopp) which awarded him his doctoral degree with the highest distinction (summa cum laude).

Wolfgang Weber retired

November 30, 2019: After 43 years of excellent work, our employee Wolfgang Weber has retired today. For this reason we presented him with his certificate and toasted with him. We all thank him for the great time we had with Wolfgang and are very happy that he will continue to support us. Many thanks, Wolfgang!

Research Award for Outstanding Dissertation:

After successful defense of his Ph.D. thesis about MIMO Satellite Communications, Robert Schwarz received the University’s prestigious annual “Research Award for Outstanding Dissertations” on October 25th, 2019. This award has been sponsored by the University’s “Circle of Friends and Patrons” to encourage and reward excellent scientific contributions to the field of engineering. The awards ceremony took place during the annual “Dies Academicus” celebration of the Bundeswehr University Munich. Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Kern, Vice President of Research Activities, highlighted in her laudatory speech the perfect match between challenging theory and practical usability of Robert’s scientific contribution. The main idea of his approach is to combine multiple spatially distributed ground and satellite antennas by forming a virtual multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system. This way, the throughput of future satellite systems can be increased while maintaining the system cost level. This means that the costs per bit transmitted can be dramatically reduced. “I am very proud especially because we belong to the first researchers in the world who proposed the application of the MIMO technology to fixed satellite networks. Having started in 2008, we went through all steps from fundamental research to validation, field trials and practical demonstrations. With the foundation of the University’s spin-off company NEOSAT in 2018, we will now bring our innovation to maturity. The next generation of Very High Throughput Satellites (VHTSs) will for sure be MIMO satellites”, Robert commented the great success story about the research on “MIMO over Satellite” at the Bundeswehr University Munich.
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