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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Visiting Professor of Space Communications Technology in the Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG)

On February 15, 2020, Prof. Andreas Knopp followed an invitation of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, California, to serve as a Visiting Professor of Space Communications Technology in the Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG). Alike the Bundeswehr University in this country, the NPS is the United States Navy’s academic educational institution and research university, offering programs for Masters and PhDs. Within the NPS, the SSAG forms a cross-faculty research center with a focus on small satellites and cube-sat technology. The group operates a unique worldwide network of ground stations for small satellites in a low earth orbit. With a substantial 20 years heritage in small satellite technology, the group has achieved high reputation among the most pioneering and leading institutions of this rapidly developing technological discipline. Since responsive space capabilities are quickly gaining importance within the military of all NATO member countries, Germany has recently made significant efforts to develop competences and capabilities in both research as well as related scientific education. Together with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), the Bundeswehr University Munich has become a second core strategic partner to advance Germany’s responsive space capabilities and the main pillar for academic education in space technology. In this context, Andreas Knopp who is also a chairperson of the University’s newly founded research center SPACE, exploits a unique opportunity to work in a leading environment for rapid space projects and successful mission design. Moreover, while getting insight into some of the most successful academic space education programs, he will be contributing recent scientific results and lectures in satellite communications to expand and intensify the relationship between both institutions.
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Research Center SPACE

On 13.02.2020 the new research center SPACE was inaugurated at the Bundeswehr University Munich. As the chairpersons of the board, Prof. Roger Förstner (LRT faculty member) and Prof. Andreas Knopp (EIT faculty member) were elected. In the research center SPACE, active scientists and associated experts of all disciplines related to satellite and space technology work together, acting as a holistic and unique “one-stop-shop” for space research and technology transfer. Beyond the goals of intensified research and extended collaboration in a national as well as international frame, the research center will act as Germany’s pivot point for comprehensive educational programs on the topmost scientific level and matching international standards. As a first major step, a novel PhD program for space enthusiasts will be developed, followed by a Master’s program for different stakeholders in governmental satellite communications.
More information: https://www.unibw.de/space
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Dr. Manstetten’ apoointment (from left: president Prof. Dr. Niehuss, Dr. Manstetten showing the decree of appointment, dean Prof. Dr. Pascher, chair-holder in Signal Processing Prof. Dr. Knopp (sitting))

Honorary professorship „Information technology systems for Human-Machine-Communication“

January 30, 2020: The faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology expands its expertise by awarding Dr.rer.nat. Dietrich Manstetten to be an honorary faculty member due to his internationally recognized reputation. The president of the university, Prof. Dr.Merith Niehuss appointed him to an honorary professor lecturing and supporting research in the field of Human-Machine-Communication. This field coincides with Dr. Manstetten’s professional activity at Robert Bosch GmbH as a leader of the research department for Human-Machine-Interaction. Dr. Manstetten gave a course on “Application of Information technology – the designs of automotive navigation systems” since 11 years already which attracted a lot of students even if the course was given during weekends. The professorship is affiliated with the chair of Signal Processing hold by Prof. Dr. A. Knopp. Dr. Manstetten will especially support the new branch “connected life” in the educational program of the faculty.
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