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Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE)

Engesserstraße 5

Gebäude 30.10 (NTI)

76131 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 (0)721 608-42523
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Außenstelle am LTI:

Engesserstraße 13
Geb. 30.34 (LTI)
76131 Karlsruhe

Herzlich Willkommen am IHE

Das Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik ist ein Institut der Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik des Bereichs 3 Maschinenbau und Elektrotechnik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT).

Die Forschung des Instituts ist auf neuartige Systeme der Mikrowellentechnik und deren Industrialisierung ausgerichtet. Die wichtigsten aktuellen Forschungsthemen sind:


In der Lehre wird grundlegendes und anwendungsorientiertes Wissen gleichermaßen vermittelt. Neben Vorlesungen, Übungen und Tutorien erlernen die Studierenden anhand von Fallstudien die praktische Nutzung des erlernten Wissens. Sie werden frühzeitig in praxisorientierte Projekte mit Partnern in der Industrie und Forschung einbezogen.




Prof. Younis is IEEE Fellow

Foto Younis
Prof. Younis (Foto: privat)

Prof. Marwan Younis has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for his contributions to digital beam-forming techniques for spaceborne radar systems. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.


The distinctive contribution of Marwan Younis is in the advancement of spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) through the use of digital beam-forming, as is manifested in that next generation spaceborne SAR sensors such as NISAR (NASA/JPL and ISRO), Tandem-L (DLR), Sentinel-1 next generation (ESA), HRWS (Germany), and ALOS-4 (Japan) will utilize these techniques. The contributions of Dr. Younis have been scientific (algorithms, techniques, modes), conceptual (instrument and antenna design and conception), and engineering (instrument performance evaluation, trade space) as well as promoting these advancements through publications, organized conference sessions, and courses to industry, institutions and academia.


As a group leader for the SAR-Techniques group at the Microwaves and Radar Institute of the German Aerospace Center and as a remote sensing expert on Digital Beam-Forming (DBF) radar Prof. Younis has a long experience in spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Systems. His research interests cover the area of multi-channel receive/transmit radars (MIMO radar), their efficient usage through DBF techniques and the associated signal processing as well as calibration. His strength lies in the overall system competence, ranging from the hardware to the underlying physics and including the information-theoretical understanding of the signal processing.


Further, the acquisition of funding sources, project management and the task coordination are one of his responsibilities. He has experience in managing and execution of several industry and space agency projects. The technical emphasis is in the conception, development and performance computation of novel SAR instruments for Earth Remote Sensing. Through his work Prof. Younis has contributed to several innovative SAR missions and mission proposals such as Tandem-L (digital feed reflector based SAR), HRWS (High Resolution Wide Swath multi-channel DBF), TanDEM-X (unique German interferometric mission), VERITAS (interferometric mission to Venus by NASA/JPL) and SAOCOM-CS (bistatic companion satellite).


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Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1300 active industry standards.  The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1700 international technical conferences each year.  If you would like to learn more about IEEE or the IEEE Fellow Program, please visit www.ieee.org.

Neuer Professor für Hochgeschwindigkeitsschaltungen am IHE

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Cagri Ulusoy (Foto: privat)

Endlich haben wir wieder einen Professor für Schaltungstechnik am IHE! Herr Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmet Cagri Ulusoy wechselt zum 1. Januar 2019 von der Michigan State University in USA an das KIT und in die kollegiale Leitung des IHE. Herr Ulusoy hat 2012 an der Universität Ulm promoviert. Im Anschluss war er Forscher am Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, Gruppenleiter der Broadband Mixed-Signal ICs Group am IHP, Frankfurt (Oder) und Assistant Professor an der Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. Herr Ulusoy forscht an integrierten Hochfrequenzschaltungen und –systemen.


Wir begrüßen den neuen Kollegen und freuen uns auf eine tolle Zusammenarbeit.

Thomas Zwick