from founding to now

History of the Institue of Radio Frequency


The Institute of Radio Frequency was founded in 1967. The first head of the institute was Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alois Egger.
He came from AEG Telefunken in Backnang near Stuttgart.
The area of research was beam radio, filters and amplifiers as well as waveguides.

Wiltron Network Analyzer
Wiltron NWA

The founding year was 1st April 1967 without any doubt. One year before Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Dosse founded the Institute of Hyperfrequency.  But he worked more in the sector of semiconductors. After Prof. Eggers inauguration the Institute of Hyperfrequency was renamed in Institute of Semiconductor Engineering.

anechoic chamber
anechoic chamber

In 1986 Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Friedrich M. Landstorfer was appointed. He was also like Prof. Egger a "Meinke-Student".
1992 the new anecho chamber was ready for operation.
In the late 90s and early 2000s the institute got a boost because of the mobile communication boom. New areas of research were established, e.g. simulation of radio cell wave propagation as well as electromagnetic environmental compatibility.

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