Team meeting and failure analysis
DLR (CC-BY 3.0).
Electronic PCB check
Production and check out control
Manufacturing of an electronic PCB by hand
The electronics development laboratory hosts several ultra-modern measuring workstations. With regard to metrological capabilities, the laboratory's key competencies lie within the field of telecommunications and high-frequency technology. To this end, high-quality measuring instruments are available, including a network analyser of up to 20 GHz, EMC test receivers, performance measuring instruments and spectrum analysers. A variety of EMC measuring technologies and fast signal analysis are also available.
In addition to research and development, the electronics laboratory also welcomes trainees from the field of electronics, who are trained in the use of the instruments and systems. The standard training period is 3.5 years, and is accompanied by vocational school. The training is led by Lars-Christian Hauer. A big advantage of training at the Bremen site is the direct link to practical applications. Circuits, systems and other components have been created, which can be directly used in space applications. Training is held at HK Bremen, and participants undergo practical and theoretical examinations at the end of the course. The electronics laboratory is also used by undergraduates, who can create and measure their circuits at the site. Many in-house developments and prototypes are developed and constructed in the electronics laboratory, such as microstrip antennas, transmitters and receivers. The electronics laboratory is involved in all projects undertaken on site. The electronics laboratory is also home to the radio-based ground station, which enables radio contact to be established with satellites, the reception of AIS and ADS-B signals and general communication. The amateur radio, Clubstation, whose international radio call sign is DK0DLR, is used for practical training, and is affiliated with the ground station.
Areas of research include the development of antennas and optimisation for use in space. Receivers are also improved and modified according to their current application, an example of which is SDR technology.
Highly-qualified members of staff are required for the use of the professional software, as well as for analysing the subsequent measurements captured by the antenna system.