The aim of the DLR Institute of Quantum Technologies in Ulm is to develop precision instruments for space applications based on quantum technologies and, in close cooperation with industry, mature them into prototypes. It thus provides a bridge between fundamental research and industry. Together with the DLR-Institute for Satellite Geodesy and Inertial Sensing in Hannover and the Galileo Competence Center in Oberpfaffenhofen, the institute in Ulm plays a pioneering role in these fields of research and application. The research of the four core departments Quantum Metrology, Quantum Information and Communication, Quantum Nanophysics, and Quantum Control of Charged Matter Waves is complemented by support from three cross-sectional departments of Quantum Engineering, Integration of Micro- and Nanosystems, and Theoretical Quantum Physics. The institute works in an interdisciplinary way, where fundamental theoretical research and experimental tests meets engineering.
Technologies of nano and micro technology are used for the realization of miniaturized quantum technical systems. The current field of application of such systems is limited to the terrestrial environment. Therefore, the known technologies and the resulting systems are to be tested for their suitability for use in space. In addition, there are a wide variety of assembly and connection technologies that need to be evaluated in order to meet the required reliability aspects.
In cooperation with the other departments, the named questions are to be processed. For this it is necessary to map the tasks of the physically shaped departments in a system-technical manner. For this purpose, the scientific research on the raised questions are necessary in an interface function. Ideally, this can be implemented by an interdisciplinary trained engineer who can translate the requirements into a corresponding process development.
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