Cassidian has awarded the ARGUS research prizes for outstanding performance of young scientists in the field of communications, radar and high-frequency technology for the tenth year.

“Close cooperation with science and research is of fundamental significance for a high-tech company in order to attract young talent,” said Werner Stockburger, Human resources Manager at Cassidian. “Moreover, initiatives such as ARGUS provide the graduates with valuable contacts to the world of industry and, as a result, with good career perspectives.”

The ARGUS prize, which includes a cash award of €1,500, has been awarded for the last ten years for outstanding academic achievement in the disciplines of communications engineering, radar and high frequency technology, which are key technologies at Cassidian in Ulm, Germany.

The prizes were awarded during the annual Professors’ Day at Cassidian’s Ulm site. A jury made up of university professors and Cassidian specialists selected a total of five outstanding theses for the ARGUS prize, two of which have been submitted by Ulm University.

Michael Volpp gained a distinction for his bachelor’s thesis on antenna technology, which was supervised by Professor Wolfgang Menzel from the Institute for Microwave Engineering at Ulm University. Florian Waeckerle, also from Ulm University, was awarded the prize for his master’s thesis on a new method of significantly improving linearization of transmission signals in the OFDM modulation process. He was taught by Professor Robert Fischer of the Engineering Science and Computer Science Faculty.

Sven Thomas, taught by Professor Nils Pohl from the Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Faculty of Ruhr University in Bochum, impressed the jury with his bachelor’s thesis on the use of new materials in radar technology. Another prize was awarded for Simran Singh’s master’s thesis from Aalen College on signal evaluation software for radar systems. He was taught by Professor Heinz-Peter Bürkle at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Professor Heinrich Dämbkes, head of System Development at Cassidian, commented, “Technological progress, above all in communications equipment, and the networking of different application areas mean that we, in the field of security electronics, have to widen our focus in the direction of system design and software development.” He added: “Our cooperation with universities is already resulting in some excellent progress.”