German Aerospace Center

Görschwin FEY

Görschwin Fey is head of the Department of Avionics Systems at the Institute of Space Systems of DLR. He is professor for Reliable Embedded Systems at the University of Bremen. His research focus is on future avionics systems, functional testing, and design automation.


DannemannFrank Dannemann is holding a Diploma in Physics & a PhD in Computer Science and is  the Head of the Avionics Software Group in the DLR Institute of Space Systems. He has 14 years of experience in software development for space systems and is DLR representative in ESA SAVOIR initiative. Within MaMMoTH-Up, he is responsible for design and development of C&DH and self-configuring Monitoring software components.

Jan-Gerd MEß

JGM_BewerbungsfotoJan-Gerd Meß is part of the Avionics Software Group within the Department of Avionics Systems. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree at University of Paderborn and a Master’s degree at University of Oldenburg, both in Computer Science. In the MaMMoTH-Up project, he is responsible for the development of software components for adaptive sensor data compression and self-configuring Monitoring.


SchmidtRobert Schmidt is part of the scientific staff at DLR working on digital circuit reliability and sensor data compression. He received the Dipl.-Ing in electrical engineering from the University of Bremen.



ÅAC Microtec AB

Berenike HANSON

HansonBerenike Hanson is the project manager of the AAC part of the MaMMoTH-Up consortium. She has an engineering degree in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering and a background in the Aerospace field acting primarily as systems and requirements engineer and project manager. Due to her special interest in the space sector she is also engaged in the Swedish Space Society with the aim to spread the word of the value that the space sector brings.


SöderholmStefan Söderholm is the system engineer of the AAC part of the MaMMoTH-Up consortium. He has a Master of Science degree within the Electronics subject area and a senior background in the Aerospace field acting primarily as systems designer and software developer engineer.


BrenningHenrik Brenning is the principal HW engineer connected to the MaMMoTH-Up project, with the responsibility to design and select the electronics. After obtaining a PhD in physics in 2006, his interest in technology led him to pursue a career in electronics that spanned the semiconductor industry, the military industry and the medical industry. At his current position as a HW-engineer at AAC Microtec, Henrik now works with satellite systems and electronics.


Airbus Safran Launchers GmbH


SpieckerJoachim Spiecker is a Graduated engineer in the field of automation, control and micro-electronics. He has over 20 years of experience as electrical development and systems engineer for launcher and payload avionics.



Politecnico di Torino


ReordaMatteo SONZA REORDA took his MS and PhD degrees from Politecnico di Torino in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Since 1990 he is with the Dept. of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, where he is a Full Professor. He has co-authored more than 250 scientific papers in the areas of test and fault tolerant design of electronic circuits and system. He is a Senior member of IEEE. His role in the MaMMoTH-UP project focuses on project management, reliability evaluation and selft-test.

Massimo Violante

ViolanteMassimo Violante is an Associate Professor with the Department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, Italy, where his research activities focus on the design and validation of dependable systems. The researches span from aerospace application, where Prof. Violante is investigating the usage of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components such as microprocessors, and FPGAs to build novel on-board computers for telemetry, command and control, and payload processing, to automotive applications where Prof. Violante is investigating the usage of COTS software components such as embedded hypervisors and model-based design techniques to build develop mixed-criticalities applications. His role in the MaMMoTH-UP project focuses mainly on reliability evaluation and hardening techniques.

Luca Sterpone

SterponeLuca Sterpone received the MS degree in Computer Engineering (2003) and the PhD degree in Computer and System Engineering (2007) from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Since November 2014 Luca Sterpone is Associate Professor with the department of Control and Computer Engineering of Politecnico di Torino. Luca’s research interests include Reconfigurable Computing, Computer-Aided Design Algorithms, Fault Tolerance Architectures, Radiation Effects on Component and Systems. His role in the MaMMoTH-UP project mainly focuses on hardening techniques, with special emphasis on FPGA devices.