project sponsor


The Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) is the federal cyber security authority and the designer of secure digitization in Germany.


On January 1, 1991, the BSI began its work on the basis of the “Law on the Establishment of the Federal Office for Information Security” (BSI Establishment Act). The law was based on a new understanding of prevention and information policy – first formulated in the Federal Government’s “Future Concept for Information Technology” in July 1989. All those affected and interested should be informed about the risks of information technology and possible protective measures. At the latest when the Internet began to be widely used in 1993, it became clear how forward-looking this approach was. Today, the basis for the BSI’s work is the “Act on the Federal Office for Information Security”(BSI Act/BSIG), which initially came into force as the “Act to Strengthen Federal Information Security” on August 20, 2009 and has since been amended several times. In addition, there are a number of special legal regulations that define the BSI’s tasks in connection with specific topics, such as the energy transition or telecommunications.
From the outset, the BSI’s work mandate included protecting government networks and securing central network transitions. The 2009 amendment to the BSI Act enabled the BSI to develop binding security standards for the procurement and use of IT for federal authorities. The BSI has also become the central reporting point for IT security within the federal administration, providing information and analyses to ensure the federal government’s ability to act in the event of IT crises of national significance. For business, science, society as well as for citizens, the BSI acted as a competent contact and advisor for all information security issues.


German Aerospace Center (DLR)

We, the German Space Agency at DLR, perform sovereign tasks in the field of space travel on behalf of the German government. On the basis of the Space Transfer Act and within the scope of the tasks actually assigned to us, we implement the Federal Government’s space strategy, develop and manage the national space program and represent the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany in space-related international bodies in accordance with the tasks assigned to us. We advise the German government and develop initiatives and strategic approaches for space policy. All our activities are based on the guidelines laid down by the German government in its space strategy.

With our missions and projects, we are strengthening the excellence of German science and building up the
technological competencies and the global competitiveness of German industry. Promoting the commercialization of space, the innovation potential of German SMEs and technology transfer are key tasks of our industrial policy mission. Space travel should benefit people on earth and improve living conditions in Germany, Europe and the world.

Our space missions contribute significantly to solving global and societal challenges. Examples include information on climate change and climate protection, the further development of digitization and communications technologies, and contributions to national security. We publicize the results of our missions and projects: We inform the public about new scientific findings and promote awareness of the (everyday) relevance of space travel. Last but not least, our goal is to arouse young people’s interest and enthusiasm for the natural sciences in general and space travel in particular.

Funding Measure Statement:

PHYSICS is dedicated to the development of sensors and methods to detect, mitigate and prevent jamming attacks. PHYSICS thus aims to develop and test advanced grid technologies to strengthen resilience and increase grid security. The developed methods are demonstrated using V2X communication as an example, and the provision of minimal functions paves the way for future network infrastructure. The security of future communication networks can be significantly improved by the developed methods and attacks can be significantly reduced or prevented already at the PHY level. Digital sovereignty will be enhanced by providing a secure transport path in wireless data transmission already at the PHY level and advancing LiFi technology towards market readiness and easier access. In particular, PHYSICS provides special protection for vulnerable and safety-critical use cases such as connected and automated driving.