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.
Car manufacturers are bragging about it: the connected car is for tomorrow.
We made it today :
It has everything you ever dreamed of: broadband internet access, anywhere.
Well, to tell you the truth … it is not exactly *the* connected car. We keep the actual prototype hidden in a secret place. That car is the only shelter that Gustavo and Ke found, while doing some antenna measurements.
Our students’ project (see a prior post on the return of Sputnik) goes well. Joaquin and Matias installed the Pumpkin cubesat kit – without a hassle apparently – and they wrote their first hello world program. Except that – in this case – hello world is a blinking led.
Their assignment is to design an RF beacon. This is the first step with an optical beacon.
Check out their forge for the latest progress reports.
Margaux and Julien are SCS 2014-2015 students. Their “Basic Techniques” project is about receiving and measuring geo satellite beacons by means of software defined radio.
Isabelle completed her degree last year and – with her team mate – was involved on that very project. She’s going “back to school” to give Margaux and Julien a hand so they can push forward these activities.