SDR Makerspace Conference

28-29 November 2019, Swiss Aeropole, Payerne (CH)

SDR Satcoms are gaining momentum; If you are a maker, expert, or an industrial actor in the  field, don’t miss the opportunity to meet with world renowned experts, fellow makers, and potential project partners at an unique venue in the centre of Europe. 

Click here to register (it’s 100% free). Hurry up, places are limited!

Event Agenda

Thursday, 28th November: Talks

NB: The agenda showed below is provisional, the program will be completed and possibly modified. All the updates/changes to the conference program will be communicated by email to the people registered to the event.

9:00WelcomeAlberto Dassatti
9:10SDR Makerspace project overviewPierros Papadeas
10:10Coffee break
10:30Open-Source SDR Software for Satellite CommunicationsAlexandru Csete
11:00LimeSDR as an enabler for Satellite TV TransmissionsDave Crump
11:30How wide band data converters enable SDR in Satcomse2v
12:30Lunch break
14:00Equinox: A C++11 platform for realtime SDR applicationsManolis Surligas
14:30OscImpDigital CPU-FPGA co-design framework in the context of satellite communicationGwenhael Goavec-Merou
15:00Lime LMS7002 RFIC and LimeSDR architectureDanny Webster
15:30Coffee break
16:00Xilinx’s adaptive solutions for SDR applicationGeorg Hanak
16:30SDR Makerspace: Evaluation of SDR Boards and ToolchainsSheila Christiansen
17:30SDR and Amateur radio in spaceMichel Burnand
17:40SDR Makerspace lightning talksMultiple Authors
18:00Evening event

Thursday, 28th November: Evening Event

Starting at 18h00, take the opportunity to meet with the key players in the SDR and space world! Multiple stands and posters will introduce you to the latest technologies, as well as to some spectacular realizations made by makers and SDR Makerspace contributors.

Below you can find some of the exhibitors that will be present throughout the event of Thursday evening. Note that this list is not exhaustive and will be completed soon.

Again, participation is free (buffet included), but registration is mandatory for organizational purposes. Please find the registration form here.

Friday, 29th November: Workshops

Two workshops are proposed in the Friday morning session. All information concerning each individual workshop is contained in the table below. The two events are independent and registration is free. Nevertheless, the slots available for each workshop are limited to 25 people.

For logistical and organization purposes, registration for Friday morning sessions is mandatory. Please find the registration form here.

8:20WelcomeRoberto Rigamonti
8:30Satellite communications using Software Defined RadiosManolis Surligas
10:00Coffee break
10:30Accelerated SDR Satcom Development with LimeNET Micro and LimeRFELime Microsystems
12:30Closing lunch

It should be noted that, in order to attend the workshops, participants are asked to bring a personal laptop. A few weeks before the conference, a virtual machine image with all the needed tools will be shared for download.

Call for Contributions

The Makerspace conference lies at the intersection of the maker, the research, and the industrial worlds, we thus welcome contributions from the three realms.
In particular, we are looking for contributions in the form of
• short talks
• research posters
• demonstrators
• industrial stands
The talks and the posters will help disseminating your ideas and will give an opportunity to engage in discussion with other attendees, while the demonstrators and the industrial stands will let others discover your projects or cool products (fostering collaborations and further developments).

For the talks and the posters we kindly ask you to provide a one-page abstract detailing the topics you will be covering.
For demonstrators, please send us a description of the goal, the approach adopted, an overview of the results, and a list of required equipment (tables, monitors, power plugs, …)
Industrial stands must present tools and technologies relevant to the conference’s scope; please detail how your products can contribute to the maker environment and what equipment you would like us to provide.

You can submit your proposal via e-mail at the address

Important dates:
• deadline for talks submissions: September 15th, 2019
• deadline for posters, demonstrators, and stands submissions: October 13th, 2019


The conference is open and the access is free, nevertheless for organizational purposes and due to infrastructure limitations, an online registration is required. To register to the conference and to receive regular updates about the event agenda please fill the form below.

Check one or more of this boxes and let us know which part of the conference you would like to attend.

Thursday, 28th November:

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Please note: you can update/modify your registration as soon as the official agenda will be available.

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