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WORKSHOP ON FPGA BASED SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

One day workshop was conducted by the Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, by Mr. Ahilan A, ME, (PhD) Young Scientist Awardee , Project Manager, Mindworkz Technologies. He has worked as Assistant System Engineer in Tata Consultancy Services from 2012 to 2014. Currently, he has submitted the Ph.D. degree thesis in Information and Communication Engineering in Anna University Chennai. He has obtained Young Scientist Research Fellowship from 2014 to 2017. He has attended various international conferences held at different countries. Currently, Mr. Ahilan is a Senior Project Manager in Mind Works Technology, Android Developing Company. This company was launched in 2009 by two former Googlers. They started off as an app studio and have grown into being a leading source of information about the Android ecosystem and trusted advertising partner of thousands of developers. They operate from two offices in Switzerland and the Netherlands, and a relatively small team allows us to be agile and provide timely solutions to our customers. They design and implement systems which can scale to millions of users and hundreds of queries per second, while staying simple, flexible and elegant.

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.

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