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




October 2022:


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Demonstration of 5G New Radio Direct Access via GEO Satellite.

October 2022: A World’s first – the ESA ARTES 5G GOA project demonstrates 5G-NR direct connectivity in Stand Alone mode over a geostationary satellite in Ku band.
The European Space Agency - ESA ARTES 5G GOA project demonstrated 5G New Radio direct connectivity in Stand Alone mode over a geostationary satellite in Ku band at the 39th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC 2022), 18-21 October, Stresa, Italy – a World’s first. The demonstration used occasional use capacity from SES Satellites`s Astra 2F and relied on the suitably adapted OpenAirInterface Software Alliance™ implementation for a 5G base station and a 5G user terminal, mounted in a van equipped by a 45 cm satellite dish.
5G GOA is a collaboration between Eurescom GmbH, Fraunhofer IIS, University of Luxembourg SnT, and University of the Bundeswehr Munich.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project HARMONY

October 2022: The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions project HARMONY, funded under Horizon Europe, has been officially kicked-off on October 25th, 2022 at Thales Alenia Space France in Toulouse. Nine highly talented PhD students will be recruited within the HARMONY consortium to conduct research on promising technologies for future multilayered satellite systems. HARMONY aims to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration between the researchers’ activities. As a consequence, the project has been structured around three core competencies - system engineering, signal processing and antenna hardware design – to gain deep insight into the design of these complex systems.
The kick-off meeting has been the occasion for all partners to present their institution and thoroughly discuss the scientific objectives of the project. Ulf Johannsen, coordinator of the ANTERRA project, another Marie Curie Action focusing on satellite systems, also got the opportunity to present his project and explore potential synergies with HARMONY.
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ASMS Best Paper Award

M.Sc. Eriserdi Mollaymeri, research assistant at the institute for information technology of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Knopp was awarded the prestigious “Best Paper Award” on 9th September 2022 at the 11th “Advanced Satellite Multimedia Conference (ASMS)” held in Graz, Austria.
The paper of Mr. Mollaymeri, coauthored with his research group leader Dr.-Ing Thomas Delamotte, is entitled: “Timing Alignment of Distributed Gateways: Theoretical Analysis and Experimental Demonstration”. This work addresses one of the challenges encountered today in the design of very high throughput satellite (VHTS) systems: the synchronization of the gateway stations used to uplink signals to the satellite. Thanks to this study, which has also been based on an experimental verification, a better understanding of the basic design trade-offs in the gateway to satellite links has been acquired. The findings of this paper pave the way to more efficient ground segment infrastructures.
The “Advanced Satellite Multimedia Conference” is one of the most renowned conferences on satellite communications, this year organized by the DLR Institute for Communications and Navigation and supported by the European Space Agency (ESA). The conference was held in conjunction with the 17th “Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop”.
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