The Electronic Lab (E-Lab) has been under development since the inauguration of the new building (October 2008). It offers a total of 12 electronic and measurement workplaces which are equipped with a fundamental assortment of tools and measurement devices. Core competency of measurement techniques are in communications engineering and high frequency technology. High-quality measurement devices such as a 20GHz network analyzer, an EMV-test receiver, a power measuring device, and a spectrum analyzer are available. Since September 2009 apprentices have been trained as electricians specialising in hardware and systems. The average period of training is about 3.5 years and is in parallel with attendance at the professional school. The training is led by Mr. Lars-Christian Hauer. A major advantage of the DLR-site Bremen training is its direct relation to practical applications. Circuits, systems and other components produced here could be tested in 2009 on a BEXUS-mission. The final stage of graduation for those taking part in the professional training takes place at the chamber of commerce in Bremen, and ends with a practical and a theoretical examination. The electronic lab is also used by diploma candidates for setting up and testing circuits. Current projects include the receiver design for ADS-B over satellite, and Sat-AIS (receiving of ships’ AIS-signal via satellite).
Apprentices at DLR-site Bremen