DLR is the Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space. We conduct research and development activities in the fields of aeronautics, space, energy, transport, security and digitalisation. Its Institute of Communications and Navigation is dedicated to mission-oriented research in selected areas of communications and navigation. Its work ranges from the theoretical fundamentals to the demonstration of new technologies and systems in real-world environments
Sandro Scalise graduated in Electronic Engineering specialising in Telecommunications (with honours) from University of Ferrara, Italy in 1997. In 2007, he received his PhD (summa cum laude) from University of Vigo, Spain.
Since 2001, he is within the Institute of Communications and Navigation, DLR (German Aerospace Centre), Germany, where, from October 2004 to June 2008, he has been leading the Mobile Satellite Systems Group. Since July 2008, he is leading the Satellite Networks Department. His department deals with the conception, design and demonstration of new satellite as well as free space optical communication systems.
He is IEEE Senior Member and received the “Satellite Communications Distinguished Service Award” from IEEE ComSoc in 2013. Since 2016 he is also lecturing “Satellite Communications” at the Technical University of Munich.
He is co-author of more than 70 international journal and conference papers, co-chairman of the biennial Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference since the 2006 edition and has been active in many standardisation groups within DVB and ETSI.