The Department of Mobile Radio Systems headed by Prof. Thomas Kürner deals with radio transmission in all its facets. The fields of research of the department can be classified into a matrix of four fields of competence and three application areas each. The projects dealt within this department normally can be assigned to one of these application areas, and in each project research is carried out in one or in a number of the stated fields of competence.
The department is involved in national and international projects inside as well as outside Europe. The basis for radio network simulations and the propagation modelling is the internally developed Simulator for Mobile Networks SiMoNe. Via raytracing and realistic mobility models it enables the modelling and simulation of network topologies and scenarios. Another key part is the as DFG large device sponsored UWB mm-wave channel sounder that is deployed in the channel characterisation and modelling of future multi-gigabit indoor communication systems in the THz range.
Since 2010, Prof. Kürner has conducted the IEEE 802.15 THz Interest Group in which the standardisation of future THz communication systems is fostered. Since 2016, he has been a member of the board of directors of the "European Association on Antennas and Propagation" (EurAAP).