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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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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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Photo Credit: Vogtlandanzeiger / R. Wöllner

Lecture on satellite broadcasting for elementary school kids

June 22, 2019: A very special audience of 169 elementary school kids, partially accompanied by about 80 parents, enjoyed a university lecture on satellite broadcasting technology last weekend. The lecture was held upon invitation by the county commissioner of the Vogtlandkreis. It was given by Prof. Andreas Knopp and his brother Dr. Marcus Knopp, who is with the German Space Operations Center (GSOC) at German Space Agency (DLR). Starting with the basics of radio waves for information transmission, the lecture explained the purposes of communication satellites as well as the fundamentals of satellite technology, orbit mechanics, and in-orbit transfer of the spacecraft. A lot of experiments were conducted to involve the kids into the lecture. So-called “children’s university” programs have gained high attention in Germany in order to stimulate interests for academic disciplines at early stages of the children’s education already.
 
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Award „Next Generation meets Satcom“

May 15, 2019: Dipl.-Ing. Tony Colin has been honoured with the award “Next Generation meets Satcom”, at the 6th biennial “German National Conference on Satellite Communications” in Bonn, Germany. More than 300 experts from industry, government, and academia were invited to give their vote for the most relevant and trendsetting technology under the motto “satellites in future communication networks”.
The competitors had to present their topics and ideas in a three-minute pitch in front of the audience, followed by the two-day conference where the voters were able to ask questions and discuss.
In this context, the work presented by Tony Colin, selected among 19 proposals and entitled “Machine Learning for Resource Allocation in High Throughput Satellite Systems”, tackles the potential role that machine learning could play in future satellite systems. Through its adaptivity, learning capability and low complexity, machine learning appears now as a key enabling technology to improve further the utilization of satellite resources and the capacity distribution to the users.
Note that this award has been generously sponsored by Dr.-Ing. Walther Pelzer, Member of the DLR (German Aerospace Center) Executive Board and Head of the DLR Space Administration.
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