University of Paris-Lodron Salzsburg


The University of Salzburg, also known as Paris Lodron University named after its founder, the Prince Archbishop Paris Lodron, is located in the Austrian city of Salzburg and is divided into four faculties: natural sciences (to which the Computer Science department belongs), human sciences, law and catholic theology. Founded in 1622, the university has around 18,000 students and 2,800 employees and is largest educational institution in the federal state of Austria, Salzburg.

The department of Computer Sciences is a branch of the Faculty of Science of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg. The aerospace research group of the department has an excellent track record of research in the areas of air traffic simulation and wireless communication network design. University of Salzburg’s sophisticated simulation tools have been used in a great number of national and international projects and helped to evaluate existing systems and design new ones. The research group was able to establish its expertise in range of relevant topics within the field of aerospace research. University of Salzburg has participated through this “Aerospace Research” group in many regional, national, and European projects and is also involved in the “Single European Sky ATM Research” (SESAR) joint undertaking of the European Union.

Key Persons

  • Carl-Herbert Rokitansky (PI)
    Carl-Herbert Rokitansky is H.-Professor for “Technical Informatics” at University of Salzburg, Institute (FB) for Computer Sciences, where since 1989 he is giving lectures on mobile communication, stochastic modelling and simulation, performance analysis using Markov chains, encryption and data security. At University of Salzburg, Prof. Dr. Rokitansky established (in 2004) the “Aerospace Research” Group which contributed already significantly in the development and performance evaluation of digital aeronautical communication systems, SESAR ATM/ATC/CNS concepts, ATM/ATC intelligent decision support tools and avoidance algorithms and evaluation in case of adverse weather situations.

    Beside aerospace research carried out within the NEWSKY and SANDRA projects of the European Commission (FP6 and FP7), the group has been involved already also in a number of SESAR projects (WP 10.7.1, WP15.2.4, WP-E and SJU VDL2 Capacity and Performance Evaluation) as well as in several projects of the European Space Agency (ESA) in the context of the ESA/Iris Program aiming in developing a dedicated satellite communication system for air traffic management (ATM) and air traffic control (ATC).

  • Kurt Eschbacher
  • Martin Mayr
  • Fritz Zobl
  • Gerda Renate Heger