In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Nav­i­ga­tion

Large antenna in Weilheim, used for the verification of GNSS signals above the noise floor.
Large an­ten­na in Weil­heim
Image 1/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Large antenna in Weilheim

An­ten­na sys­tems are re­quiredIn or­der to com­mu­ni­cate with space­craft. DLR's ground sta­tion in Weil­heim, 60 kilo­me­tres south-west of Mu­nich, which was com­mis­sioned in 1969, is the link be­tween Earth and satel­lites. The large an­ten­na is used to ver­i­fy GNSS sig­nals.
A quadrocopter is an aircraft that uses four vertically downward acting rotors and propellers arranged in a plane to generate lift and propulsion.
Quadro­copter
Image 2/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Quadrocopter

In our out­door ex­per­i­ments, quadro­copters act com­plete­ly au­tonomous­ly in the swarm. They ex­change in­for­ma­tion with each oth­er and de­cide where they fly on their own.
Optical Ground Station Oberpaffenhofen
Op­ti­cal Ground Sta­tion Oberp­faf­fen­hofen
Image 3/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Optical Ground Station Oberpfaffenhofen

The Op­ti­cal Ground Sta­tion Oberp­faf­fen­hofen (OGS-OP) was de­vel­oped for the ac­qui­si­tion of sci­en­tif­ic mea­sure­ment da­ta in var­i­ous sce­nar­ios of op­ti­cal free-space com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Air­craft and satel­lite ex­per­i­ments can be car­ried out with it.

The Institute of Communications and Navigation develops and investigates new systems and methods for radio transmission and radiolocation. They are used for the area-wide provision of multimedia content, as well as for the Internet connection of satellites, aircraft or remote areas. Optical transmission methods are being developed for the area of high rate transmission between satellites and to the ground. In satellite navigation, great emphasis is placed on safety-critical applications that require very reliable position and time determination, as well as on the ability to locate in canyons and buildings.

Contact
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Günther
    Head of the In­sti­tute
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    DLR In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Nav­i­ga­tion
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2811
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1442
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Oberpfaffenhofen-Wessling
    Contact
  • Of­fice of the In­sti­tute
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    DLR In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Nav­i­ga­tion
    Telephone: +49 8153 28-2810
    Fax: +49 8153 28-1442
    Münchener Straße 20
    82234 Oberpfaffenhofen-Wessling
    Contact
Locations and Offices
Neustrelitz Oberpfaffenhofen
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    180

    In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Nav­i­ga­tion: num­ber of em­ploy­ees (2019)

  • 40,140
    40
    Female
  • 40,140
    140
    Male
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    30

    In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Nav­i­ga­tion: num­ber of PhD stu­dents (2018)

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    30
    2018
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    245

    In­sti­tute of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Nav­i­ga­tion: num­ber of jour­nal con­tri­bu­tions from 2014 to 2018 (47 per­cent of open ac­cess)

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    131
    number of non-open access journal contributions (2014 to 2018)
  • 131,114
    114
    number of open access journal contributions 2014 to 2018 (47 percent)

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