About

Microwaves on a roll:

Since its inception fifty years ago at the University of Erlangen, Germany, the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (LHFT) has become a worldclass center for microwave research and scholarship.

Electrical engineering as applied to microwaves und millimeter waves through the Terahertz (THz) range and on up to photonics / laser systems are at the focus of teaching and research at LHFT. On the hardware and systems side, the academic staff at LHFT deal with the entire spectrum from component level, through submodules up to fully integrated systems.

The research projects at LHFT are at the heart of many new developments and applications in the fields of medicine, transportation and traffic, residential systems and commercial enterprises. Imaging radar, broadband networks, wireless tracking systems, wireless sensors, RFID and photonics systems as developed at LHFT, are technologies we all come across in our daily lives. They are critical in medical diagnostics and therapies; they make the roads safer; they are used in smart materials and structures; they help navigate driverless vehicles; they are key to optimizing processes and to saving resources, time and energy.

We want students to gain an insight into these key technologies and to acquire the skills needed to make best use of them. Working closely with partners in business and in other research institutions, we want to push on with stand-out fundamental research and exhilarating new products.

We are very proud of our 1,000 first degree and master degree candidates; some 50 doctorate candidates; more than 750 publications; and over 100 patents. And, the institute has been honored with numerous national and international awards for its research activities.

Awards:

Thanks to the quality of the institute’s research activities, our employees are rewarded on a regular basis. Here you find a short list of the most recent prices.

 

Awards

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Johanna Geiß and her co-authors Erik Sippel and Martin Vossiek of the Institute of Microwave and Photonics (LHFT) have won the Young Engineer Prize at the European Radar Conference (EuRAD) 2021 in London. Awarded was the paper “A Practical Concept for Precise Calibration of MIMO Radar Systems”, whi...

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Christoph Birkenhauer of the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (LHFT) has won the European Microwave Association (EuMA) Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas, Biomedical Engineering & Electronic Systems (IEEE COMCAS 2021) for the publica...

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The LHFT employees Patrick Fenske and Andre Scheder won the first and second price in the ARGUS Science Awards 2020 from HENSOLDT for their excellent master theses. Patrick's master thesis, with the title "Investigation of an efficient implementation of a SAR reconstruction algorithm in a multi-user...

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Practically everyone knows the problem and practically everyone has already been annoyed by it at least once. You could almost believe there is an unwritten law stating: "connection is definitely gone when I really need it."
But why is this actually the case? And how can the problem finally be solv...

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Benedikt Dorbath with the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (LHFT) received an award at the 4th Symposium for Material Technology 2021 for his outstanding presentation at the symposium. The presentation on the publication: “Innovative wireless sensor concepts for the in-situ monitoring of curing...

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How do cars see the world? And what role does a radar play in this context?
In a video, Marcel Hoffmann with the Institute of Microwaves and photonics explains, how a cars learn to understand their surroundings and to automatically recognize parked vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists.
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Melanie Lipka and her co-authors Stefan Brückner, Erik Sippel, and Martin Vossiek of the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics won the Best Pitch Award on the European Radar Conference (EuRAD). In the publication “On the Needlessness of Signal Bandwidth for Precise Holographic Wireless Localization”...

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Matthias Gareis and his co-authors Patrick Fenske, Christian Carlowitz and Martin Vossiek, all with the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics (LHFT), received the best paper award at the 2020 IEEE International Conference on RFID (IEEE RFID 2020) in Orlando (USA) for their contribution “Particle Fil...

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The annual „LHFT Three Minute Thesis Competition“ at the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics took place on September, 1st 2020. It is inspired by the „Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT™)“ taking place at over 200 international universities. The winners this year are M.Sc. Michael Stelzig (l) an...

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Melanie Lipka and her co-authors won the “Best Student Paper Award” on the “13th German Microwave Conference 2020, GeMiC 2020”. The awarded publication is called: „On the Performance of Holograhic Extended Kalman Filters for Localization in Industrial Automation” – Authors: M. Lipka, E. Sippel, S. B...

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In the SS2019 teaching evaluation, our team members M.Sc. Johanna Geiß and M.Sc. Matthias Gareis achieved a teaching quality index of 1.16 and 1.26 for their exercise on 'Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik 2', taking the second place in the categories Exercise, GOP-lecture, 5…19 and > 20 returns, respect...

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Am 21.11.2019 wurde Andreas Benedikter für seine Masterarbeit der VDE-Award 2019 verleihen. Mit dem VDE-Award zeichnet der VDE Bayern einmal jährlich herausragende technische und wissenschaftliche Leistungen aus.

Der Saturnmond Enceladus ist astrobiologisch besonders interessant, da unter seiner ...

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Ingrid Ullmann and her co-authors received the Best Paper Award at the European Radar Conference (EuRAD) 2019 in Paris for the contribution "SAR-Based Non-Destructive Evaluation of Irregularly Shaped Objects with Simultaneous Estimation of Geometry and Permittivity“ (authors: I. Ullmann, J. Adamet...

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Andreas Benedikter hat für seine hervorragende Masterarbeit den ARGUS-Preis 2019 der Firma HENSOLDT verliehen bekommen. Die Masterarbeit mit dem Thema „Analysis of a Side-Looking SAR for Subsurface Imaging of the Ice-Moon Enceladus“ wurde im Rahmen des Projektes EnEx-AsGAr und in Form einer Zusammen...

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Mark Sippel und seine Co-Autoren haben auf der 28ten IEEE Konferenz EPEPS (Electrical Performance of Electronic Packages and Systems, 6.10.19 - 9.10.19) den Best Poster Award für den Beitrag „3D-Printed Bowtie Filter Created by High Precision NanoJet System Combined with Novel Printing Strategy“ – A...

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Since October 2019 the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics is located in the 5th and 6th floors of Cauerstraße 9, 91058 Erlangen.

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Patrick Gröschel and his co-authors have been awarded with a Best Paper Award at the IEEE 5G World Forum 2019, 30.09. - 02.10.2019 for their contribution "An Ultra-Versatile Massive MIMO Transceiver Testbed for Multi-Gb/s Communication" authored by P. Gröschel, M. Hehn, E. Sippel, R. Schober, R. Wei...

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Our LHFT team members M.Sc. Benedikt Beck, M.Sc. Max Köppel and M.Sc. Peter Tschapek earned an excellent third place from a total of 58 evaluated practical studies in the studies evaluation of the winter semester 2018/2019 with a quality index (LQI) of 1,17.

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Tatiana Pavlenko was honored with the best paper award (“Best Paper Presented by a Woman”) at the 2019 IEEE International Workshop on Metrology For Aerospace, Turin, Italy 19.-21. June 2019 for her contribution: "Wireless Local Positioning System for Controlled UAV Landing in GNSS-Denied Environment...

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Nicola Gollin, with the group of System Performance at DLR under supervision of Prof. Gerhard Krieger (Professor at LHFT since Marth, 1st 2019), was honored with the "Best Paper Award" - donated by the IMA, Institute of Microwave and Antenna technology e.V. - on March, 27th 2019 at the German Microw...

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The annual „LHFT Three Minute Thesis Competition“ at the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics took place on March, 2nd 2019. It is inspired by the „Three Minute Thesis competition (3MT™)“ taking place at over 200 international universities. The winners this year are M.Sc. Johanna Geiß (r) and M.Sc....

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Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Krieger with the DLR Oberpfaffenhofen is appointed as a professor for the professorship Cognitive Radar Systems at the institute of microwaves and photonics beginning with 1st of March 2019.

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Marcel Hoffmann was awarded the Baumüller Prize for his outstanding performance in the context of the master's thesis "Entwurf und Untersuchung eines Demonstrators für einen Multiraten-Radarzielsimulator".

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Michael Stelzig was awarded the Baumüller Prize for his outstanding performance in the context of the master's thesis "Design, Aufbau und Erprobung eines ultrabreitbandigen UHF-FMCW-Radar-Frontends zur SAR-Abbildung subglazialer Strukturen".

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The buildings of the Department of EEI in Cauerstraße 9 are being renovated from April 2018 until fall 2019. During this time the Institute of Microwaves and Photonics is located at Wetterkreuz 15 and 13, Erlangen-Tennenlohe.
All teaching and research activities are seamlessly continued at the new...

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Florian Huber was awarded the Baumüller Prize for his outstanding performance in the context of the master's thesis "YIG- Oszillatoren mit planarer Koppelstruktur".

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