Communication and Sensor Networks (KTS)

Communication and Sensor Networks is concerned with the recording, processing and transmission of electromagnetic, acoustic and other signals. The main objectives are to extract as much useful information from the recorded signals as possible and to transmit this information as quickly, reliably and energy-efficiently as possible.

Fields of application

Our everyday life and social development are crucially shaped by the rapid progress in telecommunications and communications engineering. This is why the present day is often referred to as the digital age, the communication age or the internet age.
Communication and Sensor Networks plays a leading part in a whole host of fascinating applications and important key technologies, including mobile internet, satellite navigation technology, radar or laser technology, medical engineering and bioinformatics, the technology for intelligent power supply networks, mobile phone and sensor networks, data compression and encryption, digital image, video, and information processing, and the massive processing and linkages of information within social networks.

Key aspects of the curriculum

Building on the knowledge acquired in lectures on the fundamentals of telecommunications engineering, digital signal processing, communications engineering, high-frequency engineering and photonics as well as information theory a range of electives is offered. These include advanced lectures, internships and project seminars that combine theoretical knowledge with practical application and skills. The curriculum thus comprises both the hardware-related aspects of technology development as well as algorithm and software development.


Due to the variety of fields of application, graduates of the focus area Communication and Sensor Networks are able to choose from a broad spectrum of career opportunities and fields of work in diverse economic sectors, both in service companies and industry. From manufacturers and service providers in areas such as internet technology, consumer electronics, or the automotive, aviation and shipping industries via network providers in mobile communications and power supply or companies engaged in environmental engineering, metrology and medical engineering, right through to enterprises operating modern industrial plants preparing for intelligent and eco-friendly manufacturing along the lines of ‘Industry 4.0’ – all these fields urgently need individuals with the knowledge and skills that are taught in this focus area.

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Professors and Chairs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Marius Pesavento (Speaker)
Communication Systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Jakoby
Microwave Engineering

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anja Klein
Communications Engineering

Prof. Dr. techn. Heinz Koeppl
Bio-inspired Communication Systems

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Franko Küppers (parental leave)
Photonics and Opical Communications

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kusserow
Photonics and Opical Communications

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Sascha Preu
Terahertz Systems Technology

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Henning Puder
Adaptive Systems for Processing of Speech and Audio Signals

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Abdelhak M. Zoubir
Signal Processing