Space and Satellite Symposium

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Information theory has fundamentally shaped space communication system design and operation. Space and satellite channels present a wide variety of challenging conditions ranging from Doppler to very low signal-to-noise to extreme delays. Information theory provides powerful and useful tools and concepts ranging from Forward Error Correcting codes to Age of Information.

Authors have been invited to submit their work on topics including, but not limited to:

Communication in high frequency (mmWave, THz, optical) bands
New protocol requirements
Energy-efficient communications
Hardware-constrained communications, especially radiation constraints
Latency, delay, and age of information
Multi-user information theory
Uncoordinated random access

Our special theme is Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite theory and practice. Presentations that highlight the role of amateur radio are appreciated and will be given additional recognition at the event.

This event includes space and satellite inspired musical pieces that will premiere 30 October 2021. 

  Date and Time




  • Date: 30 Oct 2021
  • Time: 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
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  • San Diego, California
  • United States 92130

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  • Open Research Institute, Inc. (ORI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) research and development organization which provides all of its work to the general public under the principles of Open Source and Open Access to Research.

    Contact ORI at ori at openresearch dot institute.

  • Co-sponsored by Open Research Institute, Inc.
  • Starts 31 August 2021 10:00 AM
  • Ends 30 October 2021 12:00 PM
  • All times are (GMT-08:00) US/Pacific
  • No Admission Charge


All Times US Pacific

0800 Welcome to Space and Satellite Symposium 2021
Michelle Thompson W5NYV, IEEE Information Theory Society San Diego Chapter Chair, CEO Open Research Institute, Inc.

IEEE Computer Society San Diego
Naveed Qazi, IEEE Computer Society San Diego Chapter Chair

0810 Ugly Modern Music: An Information-Theoretic View
Frank Brickle AB2KT, polymath

0830 Amateur Radio as Testbed
 Courtney Duncan N5BF, Retired JPL, President San Bernardino Microwave Society

0900 LDPC on FPGA for Amateur Radio Satellite Applications
 Anshul Makkar, Senior Engineer at Open Research Institute, Inc.

0930 32APSK Narrowband Modem for the QO-100 GEO Amateur Radio Transponder
 Dr. Daniel Estevez EA4GPZ PhD in Mathematics and expert in applied communications theory.

1000 AmbaSat Inspired Sensors for Open Source Amateur Radio
 Vidya Gopalakrishna, MATLAB, ORI Engineer

1030 Premiere of “Space Orchestra”
 Open Research Institute

1045 Premiere of “Risk”
 Open Research Institute

1100 The Future Fun of Millimeter Wave Communications
 Jan King, Space Industry Professional, Amateur Radio Experimenter W3GEY/VK4GEY


1200 Presentations close.