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Telecommunications

Satellite system on the roof of the Institute of Telecommunications.

Through focusing on energy efficient telecommunications, sensor networks, cooperative systems, and signal processing, students of the Telecommunications master’s programme receive comprehensive education for professional challenges they may face in the field. Telecommunications is a central component of our society’s infrastructure, and the trend towards higher bandwidth and unlimited mobility will continue unabated. Social development promotes the rapid integration of telecommunications in different work and life areas; most importantly in transportation, entertainment, energy supply, production, health, and administration.

Telecommunications  makes an important contribution to increased mobility and the prevention of traffic accidents. In view of the expected growth in traffic, it is important to make traffic become cleaner, safer, and more efficient. In the entertainment field, electronic games continue to gain in popularity. In particular, voice communication and interactive real-time media, such as video conferencing systems with high image quality, video telephones, and real-time computer games, place the highest demands on networks and therefore pose great challenges to future design. Telecommunications also opens up the potential for increased efficiency in the production and energy sectors. Significant reserves exist along the value-added chain of our electricity supply. Digitally networked metering systems, with which energy production and consumption are coordinated, play a key role.

Virtually full digitalisation and electronic storage of all data raise questions about the longevity of these data: How can we be sure that important data will remain readable and error-free in the long term? This problem affects large parts of the administrative sector. Three aspects dominate the field: security, readability, and integrity. Telecommunications in health services will see increased usage in immediate medical applications, prevention, and administration.

Signal processing is another  major issue for big data. For instance, one topic of this field of research is the efficient and rapid acquisition, storing, and processing of extremely large quantities of data as they occur in machine-to-machine communication. The telecommunications field aims to anticipate all of these challenges, exploring and developing theoretical and technological solutions.

The following institutes are involved:

Institute of Telecommunications

Institute of Electrodynamics, Microwave and Circuit Engineering

Institute of Computer Technology