BiographyDr. Schwager earned a diploma in telecommunication engineering from the University of Cooperative Education, Stuttgart, in 1993. In May 2010, the University of Duisburg-Essen awarded him a PhD (doctor of science [engineering]) following the publication of his thesis “Powerline Communications: Significant Technologies to Become Ready for Integration,” which discussed the utilisation of MIMO PLC and the concept of dynamic notching to solve the vast EMC discussion on PLC.
Dr. Schwager’s career began at the advanced development labs at ANT Bosch Telecom, Backnang, Germany, and Grundig, Nürnberg, Germany, where he developed narrowband PLC functions for satellite headends. He joined Sony in 1997, where the development of both software and hardware components for home-networking applications ignited his enthusiasm for PLC. Today, Dr. Schwager represents Sony at various standardisation committees at IEEE, ITU, CISPR, CENELEC, Homeplug and ETSI. He is the rapporteur of more than ten work items where technical standards and reports are published, the most recent being the three-part ETSI TR specifying MIMO PLC field measurements and presenting results of MIMO PLC properties. He also led several task forces at international standardisation bodies.
Dr. Schwager is the author of numerous papers presented at research conferences and the inventor of tens of granted IPR in the area of PLC and communications.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Telecommunications, Power Line Communication