WORKSHOP ON FPGA BASED SATELLITE COMMUNICATION
Rohini College of Engineering and Technology
The discussion was about “FPGA for Satellite Communication” on 29.08.2017 at Opulent Hall. A communication satellite is an artificial satellite that relays and amplifies radio telecommunications signals via a transponder; it creates a communication channel between a source transmitter and a receiver at different locations on Earth. Communications satellites are used for television, telephone, radio, internet, and military applications. There are over 2,000 Communications satellites in Earth’s orbit, used by both private and government organizations. Wireless communication uses electromagnetic waves to carry signals. These waves require line-of-sight, and are thus obstructed by the curvature of the Earth. The purpose of communications satellites is to relay the signal around the curve of the Earth allowing communication between widely separated points. Communications satellites use a wide range of radio and microwave frequencies. To avoid signal interference, international organizations have regulations for which frequency ranges or "bands" certain organizations are allowed to use. The problems were solved using technology and powerful open source software like Ubuntu, Git, Eclipse, Android, GWT, Jetty, Cassandra, Protocol Buffers, Level DB, Guava, Graphite, and Haproxy. Continuous learning and evaluating new technologies of this kind help student to stay ahead in this competitive world. In this workshop, Students of RCET and budding Engineers from various colleges got benefited. Thanking the efforts of student and the management the programme ended with the National Anthem.