Institute of Communications and Navigation

Large antenna in Weilheim, used for the verification of GNSS signals above the noise floor.
Large antenna in Weilheim
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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
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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
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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
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