Satellite Communication in the Age of 5G

  • Marc Hofmann Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt, Raumfahrtmanagement (German Aerospace Center, Space Administration), Germany
Keywords: Satellite Communication, GEO, LEO, ESA

Abstract

The next generation of mobile networks (5G) aims to revolutionize the world of communication. New technologies and use cases spawn new opportunities. Many of the promised performance characteristics of 5G require that terrestrial networks are augmented by communication satellites. This paper describes where an integration of satellite and 5G will benefit both technologies.

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Author Biography

Marc Hofmann, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft – und Raumfahrt, Raumfahrtmanagement (German Aerospace Center, Space Administration), Germany

Marc Hofmann is a scientific staff member at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Space Administration in the department for satellite communication. He graduated with a diploma in physics from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 2010. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 2014. After working as a post-doc researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen, Germany, Hofmann joined DLR Space Administration in 2017. He went on to head the space agency’s newly established 5G Taskforce, represents Germany at the European Space Agency’s (ESA) 5G Advisory Committee to the Joint Board on Communication Satellite Programme, acts as national ambassador for ESA’s Satellite for 5G Initiative, and serves as project officer for several development projects in the German national space programme and ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems programme.

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https://artes.esa.int/projects/alix

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https://artes.esa.int/projects/satis5-0

Published
2020-07-08
Section
Articles