Projects

LoRa Connectivity Using GEO Satellites - GeoLoRa

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Experimental IoT radio transmission via geosynchronous satellites using the LoRa waveform standard.
Funding sponsor: Neosat GmbH (Neubiberg, Germany)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
January 2020
February 2020

 

ESA 5G METEORS 5G Satellite Makerspace

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Robert Schwarz, Florian Völk
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Studies are being conducted on the integration of 5G mobile networks and satellite links. In particular a demonstration of portable Satellite-5G integration during the IEEE 5G World Forum 2019.
Funding sponsor: European Space Agency
Start of the project:
End of the project:
September 2019
October 2019

 

Robust Data Transmission with Mini Transmitters via Satellite / NeverGetLost II

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Research for methods of data transmission via satellite using low-power transmitters of small size.
Project Partners: Rohde & Schwarz INRADIOS GmbH (Dresden, Germany)
Funding sponsor: German Aerospace Agency, Space Administration
Start of the project:
End of the project:
April 2019
March 2020

 

Multi-Antenna Satellite Communications (MIMO) in the Context of High-Throughput Satellites / MIMO-HTS

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Kai-Uwe Storek
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: The MIMO technology will be investigated and demonstrated for high-throughput satellites.
Project Partners: Neosat GmbH (Neubiberg, Germany), Diracon GmbH (Saalfeld, Germany)
Funding sponsor: German Aerospace Agency, Space Administration
Start of the project:
End of the project:
March 2019
ongoing

 

Technology-Scouting SATCOMBw

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Robert Schwarz
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Research results will be incorporated into the procurement process for the next generation of communication satellites of the Bundeswehr.
Funding sponsor: German MoD (Bundesministerium für Verteidigung - BMVg)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
April 2018
December 2021

 

MasterUAS

Principal Investigator: Prof. Peter Stütz
Institute: Chair of Flight Systems
Co-Investigator: Dr. Robert Schwarz, Florian Völk
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing (Prof. Andreas Knopp)
Description: Novel communication methods to aid the UAS with the mission of safe and passenger-friendly aviation.
Project Partners: f.u.n.k.e AVIONICS GmbH (Germany)
Funding sponsor: Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
January 2018
ongoing

 

Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Feasibility Study

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Robert Schwarz
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Project Partners: INTELSAT Corp. (Washington, USA)
Funding sponsor: German Aerospace Agency, Space Administration
Start of the project:
End of the project:
December 2017
December 2018

 

Telemetry Data Transmission via Satellite

Principal Investigator: Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Methods for telemetry data transmission via satellite are investigated.
Project Partners: Fraunhofer IIS (Erlangen, Germany)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
November 2017
September 2018

 

Real-Time Capability and Remote Position Determination in Animal Observation

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Methods for determining the position of small transmitters using communication satellites are being investigated.
Project Partners: Rohde & Schwarz INRADIOS GmbH (Dresden, Germany), Dresden University of Technology (TUD), iGOS GmbH (Immenstaad, Germany)
Funding sponsor: German Aerospace Agency, Space Administration
Start of the project:
End of the project:
November 2017
October 2018

 

SATis5: Demonstrator for Satellite Terrestrial Integration in the 5G Context

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Robert Schwarz, Florian Völk
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: A testbed is being prepared to demonstrate various technical functions of satellite integration into a 5th generation mobile communications network.
Funding sponsor: European Space Agency
Start of the project:
End of the project:
October 2017
September 2020

 

Demonstrator for Satellite-Terrestrial-Integration in the 5G Context

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Florian Völk
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: A test setup is prepared to demonstrate various technical functions of a satellite link integrated into a 5th generation mobile network.
Project Partners: EURESCOM, Fraunhofer IIS, SES, Newtec, iDirect
Funding sponsor: European Space Agency (ESA)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
October 2017
ongoing

 

VeriTAS: Verification and Test System SATCOM

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Robert Schwarz
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: The "Bundeswehr SATCOM Center for Experimentation, Research and Test" (SatCERTBw) will be extended by a further test and verification facility, which will be designed with a focus on the SATCOM components in the "Mobile Tactical Communication" (MoTaKo) program.
Funding sponsor: German MoD (Bundesministerium für Verteidigung - BMVg)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
April 2017
ongoing

 

Support for the Phase 0 Trial SatCom 2025

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: ITIS GmbH
Description: Feasibility study for a national satellite communications mission.
Project Partners: OHB System AG
Funding sponsor: German Aerospace Agency, Space Administration
Start of the project:
End of the project:
March 2017
March 2018

 

Development Approaches for the SATCOMBw System Network

Principal Investigator: Prof. Andreas Knopp
Institute: ITIS GmbH
Description: Investigation of the technical innovation potential for the satellite communication system of the Bundeswehr.
Funding sponsor: AUDENS Telecommunications GmbH
Start of the project:
End of the project:
February 2017
April 2018

 

Tests and Measurements within the Framework of the Funding Project "Integrated Satellite Terminal for Stationary Networking"

Principal Investigator: Prof. Andreas Knopp
Institute: ITIS GmbH
Description: Field Experiments on a satellite antenna.
Funding sponsor: IMST GmbH Antennas & EM Modelling
Start of the project:
End of the project:
February 2017
December 2019

 

Technical Evaluation of STANAGs with Reference to MILSATCOM

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Robert Schwarz
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Participation in technical standardisation committees of the NATO Capability Team for Satellite Communications; development and evaluation of standardisation proposals; development of technical standpoints and recommendations for action for the Bundeswehr.
Funding sponsor: German MoD (Bundesministerium für Verteidigung - BMVg)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
January 2017
ongoing

 

Air-to-Ground Wave Propagation Based on UHF Measurement Data

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: UHF radio channel measurement data are evaluated to validate an analytical channel model.
Funding sponsor: MBDA Deutschland GmbH, Unterschleißheim (Germany)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
December 2016
February 2017

 

MIMO SATCOM System Demonstrator

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Kai-Uwe Storek
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: A transmission system is created as a demonstrator. In the course of this, algorithms are developed, optimized and implemented in the system. This should confirm decisive assumptions for satellite-based multi-antenna systems with high spatial diversity gains.
Funding sponsor: German Aerospace Agency, Space Administration
Start of the project:
End of the project:
June 2016
May 2019

 

Radio Field Measurements

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Radio field measurements are performed to assess the propagation conditions of electromagnetic waves in UHF satellite links. The optimal location of a ground station antenna is determined.
Funding sponsor: German MoD (Bundesministerium für Verteidigung - BMVg)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
June 2016
December 2016

 

Phase C (According to ECSS) Work ICARUS

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Technical system analysis and antenna measurements are executed for the IoT data transmission system ICARUS. In particular, an antenna intended for assembly on the International Space Station ISS will be measured in cooperation with Fraunhofer IIS in order to create and optimize a simulation model for the data link.
Funding sponsor: Max-Planck-Society (MPG - ORN)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
May 2016
December 2016

 

Digital Linearization Techniques for Satellite Communications Payloads

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Thomas Delamotte
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Methods and procedures for digital predistortion of satellite signals are investigated with the aim of compensating for nonlinear effects caused by TWT in particular.
Funding sponsor: German Aerospace Agency, Space Administration
Start of the project:
End of the project:
February 2016
December 2019

 

Comparative Air-to-Ground Channel Measurements in the UHF- and S-Bands

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Prof. Christian Hofmann
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Measurement of the dispersion conditions of electromagnetic waves from a moving object (drone, helicopter) to a ground station. The diffraction parameters of the terrain are to be determined and evaluated at two frequencies in the UHF- and S-bands.
Funding sponsor: MBDA Deutschland GmbH, Unterschleißheim (Germany)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
November 2015
March 2016

 

Inflight Satellite Communication Technologies

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Robert Schwarz
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Analysis and system design aspects w.r.t. the efficiency of the achievable bandwidth of SATCOM in flying platforms with geostationary communication satellites.
Funding sponsor: IABG mbH, Ottobrunn (Germany)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
May 2015
August 2015

 

Technology Consultancy w.r.t. the Military System Components of the “Heinrich Hertz” Satellite Mission

Principal Investigator: Prof. Andreas Knopp
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Selection, evaluation and further development of suitable technologies for secure and reliable information transmission for a national research satellite.
Funding sponsor: German MoD (Bundesministerium für Verteidigung - BMVg)
Start of the project:
End of the project:
March 2015
ongoing

 

LTE over Satellite

Principal Investigator:
Co-Investigator:
Prof. Andreas Knopp
Dr. Robert Schwarz
Institute: Chair of Signal Processing
Description: Concept and Hardware Demonstrator for the Seamless LTE-over-Satellite Data Transmission.
Project Partners: Fraunhofer IIS (Ilmenau), Blackned GmbH
Funding sponsor: Procurement Agency of the German Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), R&D Devision
Start of the project:
End of the project:
November 2014
October 2016