Meet the Team Behind SAT4M2M’s Industrial IoT Applications

SAT4M2M was founded by Dr. Martin Haunschild in 2014, to enable data communication for industrial IoT applications in a reliable and secure context. Five years later, the company boasts two hubs in Germany and Switzerland and works closely with many industry leaders, including Fujitsu, the European Space Agency and Deutsche Bahn. Key space sector players joined the SAT4M2M board of directors, including Prof. Ernst Messerschmid, former astronaut and Director of the Institute of Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart, and Prof. Felix Huber, Director of the GSOC (German Space Operation Center).

Dr. Martin Haunschild

Dr. Martin Haunschild

CEO of SAT4M2M Commercial GmbH, Dr. Haunschild hails from an aerospace engineering background. Prior to founding SAT4M2M, he held several key roles: Co-ordinator Aerospace and Satellite Navigation in Bavaria by order of the Bavarian State Government, R&D Committee Advisor at the University of Applied Sciences Munich, Division Manager/Senior Manager at MAN Technologie AG and Department Head of BMW Telematics.
Christoph von Uslar

Christoph von Uslar

The CEO of SAT4M2M (Schweiz) GmbH, held senior management roles at Credit Suisse and ING Barings before becoming a private equity investor on the international startup scene. Combining his expertise in the financial sector and skills in IT, Von Uslar has focused on helping tech startups enter the market since 2002, launching businesses across industrial computing, fleet logistics and media streaming for public transport.
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Ernst Messerschmid

Prof. Dr. -Ing. Ernst Messerschmid

Chairman of the SAT4M2M Supervisory Board, Prof. Dr. Messerschmid is a former Science Astronaut with a spaceflight on US Space Shuttle Challenger for D1. Following his time as an astronaut, Prof. Dr. Messerschmid became Director of the Institute of Space Systems at the University of Stuttgart. Prof. Dr. Messerschmid owns 10 patents, has written over 150 journal articles and has authored 10 books to date.

Prof. Dr. Felix Huber

Prof. Dr. Felix Huber

SAT4M2M is fortunate to welcome Prof. Huber to the Advisory Board. Prof. Huber is the current Director of the GSOC (German Space Operation Center) at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) in Oberpfaffenhofen, as well as Professor for Space Operation at the University of FAF in Munich. Furthermore, Prof. Huber has invented and developed the GTS-1 and GTS-2 systems, which are used onboard the International Space Station.

Our Contributions to the Bartolomeo Platform (ISS)

Through a partnership between Airbus and the European Space Agency (ESA), SAT4M2M was selected as a hardware contributor to the Bartolomeo platform, which will soon be linked to the Columbus module of the ISS. SAT4M2M uses three patents for the TELDASAT system and an exclusive license for GTS downlink frequency at 400.15 MHz (ITU frequency), ensuring a high level of data protection at all times. In addition, the company has access to ISS communications.

International support for SAT4M2M’s industrial IoT applications

SAT4M2M has received technical support from a network of research and development institutions, companies and universities. As a startup, we are grateful for the contributions of all our partners:
  • ESA, for ongoing support
  • Airbus, for ongoing support
  • DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen (calculating satellite orbit parameters and estimating link budget)
  • EU EIT, ETSI and AIOTI for coaching
  • Institut Éurecom, Sophia Antipolis (wireless data communication security for industrial IoT applications)
  • TZR Stuttgart (assistance in the development and verification of space-centric data transmission).

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