Looking back over the past 18 months, I’m struck by the major leap we achieved in terms of field experimental facilities. To summarise : our lab is now going outdoor.
The last (?) piece of this puzzle is our brand new Internet access via satellite.
It was made possible thanks to the generosity of SES. Let them be thanked.
This Ka-band internet access is a perfect match with the multi-service terminal that was integrated by our students. Wired and wireless Internet , wired and wireless VoIP telephony. All packaged in a ruggedised 19″ rack with a UPS.
About two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to give an invited talk at the IEEE MetroAeroSpace workshop. The topic of my talk was about software-defined-radio for satellite communications. You know how fanatic we are about SDR.
Since there is no copyright on the talk material, here it is.
We are currently engaged in writing a conference paper about the use of software-defined-radio for satcom teaching.
In order to support our findings about this interesting experience, we have issued a quick survey to our (former) students. Thanks to their incredible reactivity, we managed in a couple of days to gather 21 answers out of 25 polled persons (thanks !).