Software defined radio has been an enabling technology for geophysical radar remote sensing in the last few decades. Software defined radio has made it easier than ever to implement complicated radar signal processing algorithms with minimal engineering effort. We will discuss several case studies including: passive radar, spread spectrum radar, MIMO radar, and synthetic aperture radar. We will discuss how software defined radars can be used to study meteors, the Earth's ionosphere, space debris, and the Moon. While some of the applications require high power and large aperture, some of them can be implemented with a single antenna and a few milliwatts of transmit power. We will discuss radars ranging from inexpensive RTL dongle based passive radars to using the Arecibo Observatory radar to study the Earth's ionosphere.
SatNOGS is an open source network of satellite ground stations. The stations are optimized for modularity and built from readily available and affordable tools and resources. Fueled by a passion for open source software and hardware, SatNogs has rocked the open source world with optimism, innovation, persistence, and success. SatNogs depends on and contributes back to GNU Radio in many ways, and is rapidly becoming the best and brightest distributed ground station project on the planet. UPSat is the world’s first open source satellite. It it currently in orbit and operational. Active rocketry projects bring open source excellence to a rapidly expanding field.
Manolis Surligas is a core team member for SatNogs client software development and gnuradio.
Alexandru Csete is a core team member for SatNogs client software development.
September 17 - 21, 2018 - Henderson Convention Center, Henderson, NevadaRegister Now