Satellite Communication

Business area of Communication Systems Division

Satellite Communication

Satellite communication technology ensures that data can be sent and received anywhere and at any time – even on ships, in aircraft and in remote areas with poor or non-existent internet connectivity.

Therefore, we develop communication solutions that connect people and systems all over the world via satellite. Besides overall system and architecture definition, we focus on related transmission technologies and individual components such as antennas, transmitters and receivers. We also develop ground station technologies and test equipment and offer dedicated measuring and test facilities for validating prototypes.


Internet of Things (IoT) via satellite

Global connectivity


On-board processing

For satellite-based, digital signal processing applications


FORTE SatCom on the Move (SOTM)

Far field SOTM testbed


DVB-S2X technology

High efficiency satellite communication

Satellite communication antennas

We develop GNSS antenna solutions that meet all requirements of the global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) for precise positioning and interference-free navigation. We’ve even developed antennas for the extreme conditions in space.


Smart antenna systems

High-precision satellite navigation


GNSS antennas

For highly precise and robust applications

Transmitter and receiver components for software defined radio systems

In communication applications, transmission quality is strongly dependent on how well the individual components perform. The weakest link in the signal chain determines the quality of the transmission. To increase the reliability of wireless communication and achieve higher data rates, Fraunhofer IIS is continuously enhancing transmitter and receiver components for software defined radio systems.


Tunable RF filters

High flexibility for future communication standards

High-speed data

Designing prototyping boards for analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters

Further information



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