Distinguished Visitor Presentation: An Open Source protocol for amateur radio satellites

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The IEEE Computer Society North Saskatchewan Chapter, in collaboration with Innovation Place and Calian SED, is pleased to welcome Distinguished Visitor Michelle Thompson.  Michelle is giving a presentation on An Open Source protocol for amateur radio satellites.


Time: June 17 at 11:30am

Place: The Atrium at Innovation Place, Candle / Span Room

Parking: Visitor Parking is available at meters throughout Innovation PlaceParking Permits for the lots near the Atrium are available for $9 plus tax.  Contact Boian Berberov by 2019-06-14 to reserve a parking permit.


This is a lunch and learn event, and lunch is included in the registration cost.

If you are interestred, please register as soon as possible!

The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, June 14 at 3:00pm CST.

See additional details below.

  Date and Time




  • Date: 17 Jun 2019
  • Time: 11:30 AM to 01:30 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) Canada/Saskatchewan
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  • 111 Research Drive
  • Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • Canada S7N 2X8
  • Building: The Atrium
  • Room Number: Candle / Span Room

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  • Co-sponsored by Innovation Place, and Calian SED
  • Starts 06 June 2019 09:00 AM
  • Ends 14 June 2019 03:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-06:00) Canada/Saskatchewan
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Michelle Thompson Michelle Thompson of Open Research Institute


An Open Source protocol for amateur radio satellites

AMSAT stands for the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation. After 50 years of steady success in launching and operating over 85 amateur radio satellites, AMSAT is taking a big step forward into microwave digital payloads at 5 and 10 GHz. Because of the increased complexity of digital microwave satellites, new radios must be developed for the ground. Phase 4 Ground is an all-volunteer open-source effort to bring a world-class DVB-protocol-based radio to life. Radios will range from do-it-yourself bespoke rigs to manufactured solutions. There are enormous and rewarding challenges and a wide variety of constraints and considerations.


Michelle Thompson has an MSEE in Information Theory, professional experience in Globalstar, founded the Open Research Institute, and has contributed within multiple amateur radio payload projects since 2008.

Address:California, United States


11:30am Sign-in and Lunch
12:00pm Presentation and Questions