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M.Sc. Nicolas Appel

Technische Universität München

Lehrstuhl für Raumfahrttechnik (Prof. Walter)


Boltzmannstr. 15
85748 Garching b. München



MOVE-II (2014-2017)

TDP-3 Vanguard / BX22 (2016)

Telematics Observer Mission (2017-2018)

Multi-Functional Large Space Structures (MFG) - Antennas for deep-space solar sails. In this project we study on how to use solar sails as surface for high-frequency antennas. Moreover, the solar sail will be used for attitude control. The project is a collaboration with the Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an China. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation.

MOVE-ON - Student project with focus on the agile development of a future satellite bus. We use stratosphere balloons to verify our design in a relevant environment.





S. Günther, N.Appel, G. Carle, "Galois Field Arithmetics for Linear Network Coding using AVX512 Instruction Set Extensions", arXiv:1909.02871 [cs.DC]


S. Rückerl, N. Appel, RD. Klein, M. Langer, "Software-Defined Communication on the Nanosatellite MOVE-II", International Astronautic Congress, 2018, Bremen, Germany.


Langer, M., Schummer, F., Appel, N., Gruebler, T., Janzer, K., Kiesbye, J., ... & Weisgerber, M. MOVE-II-The Munich Orbital Verification Experiment II. In Proceedings of the 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions & CubeSat Workshop, IAA-AAS-CU-17-06 (Vol. 5).

N. Appel, A. Kimpe, K. Kraus, M. Langer, M. Losekamm, M. Milde, T. Pöschl, S. Rückerl, F. Schäfer, A. Stromsky, K. Würl, “TDP-3 Vanguard: Verification of a New Communication System for CubeSats on BEXUS 22”, Proc. 23rd ESA Symposium European Rocket & Balloon Programmes and Related Research’, 11–15 June 2017, Visby, Sweden.

K. Schilling, T. Tzschichholz, I. Motroniuk, A. Aumann, I. Mammadov, O. Ruf, C. Schmidt, N. Appel, A. Kleinschrodt, S. Montenegro, A. Nüchter: “TOM: A FORMATION FOR PHOTOGRAMMETRIC EARTH OBSERVATION BY THREE CUBESATS”, 4th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions, 2017.


N. Appel, S. Rückerl, M. Langer, "Nanolink: A Robust and Efficient Protocol for Small Satellite Radio Links”, Proceedings of the Small Satellites Systems and Services – The 4S Symposium 2016, Valletta, Malta, May 30–June 3, 2016.


Appel N., Klein R.D., Langer M.: „Developing a Next Generation CubeSat Radio Link”, 8th Pico- and Nano-Satellite Workshop on "Technologies for Small Satellite Research", Würzburg, Germany, September 15-16 2015.

Fuchs, C. M., Trinitis, C., Appel, N., & Langer, M. (2015). A fault-tolerant radiation-robust mass storage concept for highly scaled flash memory. DASIA2015.

Langer M., Appel N., Dziura M., Fuchs C., Günzel P., Gutsmiedl J., Losekamm M., Meßmann D., Trinitis C.: “MOVE-II – der zweite Kleinsatellit der Technischen Universität München“, Deutscher Luft- und Raumfahrtkongress 2015, Rostock, Germany, September 22-24 2015.

Langer, M., Trinitis, C., & Appel, N. (2015). Dependable Computing for Miniturized Satellites. In 4th EIROforum School on Instrumentation.