Nov. 7–8, 2019 – Berlin, Germany

Thomas Schlichter

Fraunhofer IIS, Germany

Thomas Schlichter received his degree in Computer Engineering (Dipl.-Inf.) from the University of Mannheim, Germany, in December 2003. From 2004 to 2009 he worked as a research assistant in the Department of Hardware-Software-Co-Design at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. In 2009, he joined Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS as a hardware- software-engineer. Here, he was responsible for the design and implementation of hardware-software-interfaces and high-speed FPGA hardware designs in ESA and EU projects as well as supervising student works on different topics, e.g. software defined radio and high-level synthesis. In 2012 he was promoted to Senior Engineer and has contributed to the ESA SATINET project on LTE backhauling over satellite, the ESA project SCORSESE on distributing multimedia content via satellite-aided terrestrial networks, and the ESA project SATis5. Besides contributing software to the Open Air Interface project (, he is also member of the Open Air Interface Software Alliance (OSA) Technical Committee.

Abstract (Joint Presentation with Thomas Heyn)

Direct Access Of 5G New Radio Over Satellite - Status In 3GPP

The presentation will give an insight on the 3GPP activities to integrate satellite in 5G in 3GPP. RAN working group identified the deployment scenarios and main impact areas, where New Radio has to be adapted for satellite operation. The upcoming Release-17 targets for the specification of New Radio over satellite.