Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Workshop on 'Space Communication-Practical Insights'

Posting on behalf of Director-Educational Relations,AMSAT INDIA- Mani, VU2WMY

To commemorate 150th Year of 'International Telecommunication Union' ITU], AMSAT-INDIA is conducting a workshop on 'Space Communication-Practical Insights' at Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering. 

Date: 16-05-2015 [Saturday]
Time: 08:45 to 13:00 hrs
Venue: Shri Prem Chand Sagar Auditorium, Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Kumaraswamy Layout, Bangalore
Entry: Free

All are welcome and all the participants attended would be provided with a 'Participation Certificate'.

This workshop is made up of lectures and practical demos. The primary objective of the workshop is to acquaint the student fraternity with easy and simple means to get on to Space communication domain, practically. There is a big misconception that Space communication is practically very complex, challenging and expensive engineering. There is also an impression that the activities like real time tracking of satellites, receiving telemetry, pay-load data, transmitting tele-command signals and usage of transponder with uplink and down link signals are the sole proprietary domain and entity of space agencies only and possibly perceived impossible by others.

This workshop is aimed to disprove the above perceptions wrong and to prove that it is possible and practicable even by an ordinary individual with limited technical knowledge and infrastructure. The workshop modules have been very carefully devised with important basics and fundamentals in a very simple and easy way to follow, thereby to provide the student fraternity fairly a good amount of exposure and insight to practically approach the Space Communication areas. Good care has been taken to cover all the important aspects related to Space communication like satellites, applications, types of orbits, necessity of real time tracking, various types of tracking aids, types of pay-loads, receive and transmit requirements and capabilities, various types of antennas, related hardware & accessories, software, wireless regulations, operating skills, etc.

Nitin [VU3TYG]
Secretary, AMSAT INDIA