Dr.-Ing.

Markus 

Knapek 

Vialight Communications GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Markus Knapek is the co-founder and CEO of ViaLight Communications GmbH, a Bavarian spinoff of the German Aerospace Center, DLR, specializing in the development and production of wireless laser communication terminals for the aerospace industry. Before founding his company in 2009, he has contributed as a DLR scientist to the development of laser terminals, ground stations and atmospheric channel models. He holds degrees from the Technical University of Munich (PhD) and from the City University of New York.

Information provided is current as of January 2017

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Optical Data Links for Aerial Applications

Promising Technology for Future RPA Operations
By Dr.-Ing. 
Wolfgang 
Griethe 
By Dr.-Ing. 
Markus 
Knapek 
Optical fibres move tens of terabits of data every second between cities and across oceans. But for the majority of Earth’s surface, where running fibre is impractical physically or financially, communication satellites in space provide [...]

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