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. 

Event Agenda

Thursday, 28th November: Talks

9:00WelcomeAlberto Dassatti
9:10SDR Makerspace project overviewManolis Surligas
9:40The ease and complexity of SDR hardware solutionsThomas Hauer
10:10Coffee break
10:30Open-Source SDR Software for Satellite CommunicationsAlexandru Csete
11:00LimeSDR as an enabler for Satellite TV TransmissionsDave Crump
11:30SDR: A Teacher’s PerspectiveBixio Rimoldi
12:00How wide band data converters enable SDR in SatcomsJulien Cochard
12:30Lunch break
14:00Equinox: A C++11 platform for realtime SDR applicationsManolis Surligas
14:30From Bits to mmWave: An Introduction to LMS7002M, LimeSDR and The Road to 100GHzDanny Webster / Dušan Grujić
15:00OscImpDigital CPU-FPGA co-design framework in the context of satellite communicationGwenhael Goavec-Merou
15:30Coffee break
16:00SDR Makerspace: Evaluation of SDR Boards and ToolchainsSheila Christiansen
16:30Xilinx’s adaptive solutions for SDR applicationsGeorg Hanak
17:00SDR + ML: why and howAlberto Dassatti
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.

8:20WelcomeRoberto Rigamonti
8:30Satellite communications using Software Defined RadiosManolis Surligas
10:00Coffee break
10:30LimeSDR Mini SDR Satcom WorkshopLime Microsystems

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.

Practical Information

The conference will be held at the Swiss Aeropole in Payerne.

To get there you can fly either to the Geneva or Zürich airports, and then take a train to Payerne. Additional information is available here.
The trip from Geneva airport is roughly 1h shorter, we will therefore detail it below:
The Geneva airport’s train station is directly accessible from the Registration and Arrivals level of the airport. Trains to Payerne run every half hour; you can either take the Luzern direction (changing train in the Palézieux station), or the Zürich HB one (changing train in Yverdon-les-Bains). The train timetable (and online ticketing service) is available here.

We have no arrangement with specific hotels. Nonetheless, we propose you two hotels in Estavayer-le-Lac, which is 10 minutes by train from Payerne.
Hôtel-Restaurant Le Rive Sud
Hôtel-Restaurant du Port


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