Open Research Institute (ORI) is a non-profit research and development organization which provides all of its work to the general public under the principles of Open Source and Open Access to Research.
ORI does open source digital radio technical and regulatory work, with a focus on designs useful for emergency communications and education.
We’ve proposed an Open Source Showcase to RF Village, with accessible exhibits and demonstrations including but not limited to the following list of projects.
Regulatory Efforts: ORI works hard for open source digital radio work and moves technology from proprietary and controlled to open and free. Our work on ITAR, EAR, Debris Mitigation, AI/ML, and more will be presented and explained.
Ribbit: this open source communications protocol uses the highest performance error correction and modern techniques to turn any analog radio into a digital text terminal. No wires, no extra equipment. The only thing you’ll need is the free and open source Android or IoS app on your phone. Learn how to use this communications system and get involved in building a truly innovative open source tactical radio service.
Satellite: ORI has the world’s first and only open source HEO/GEO communications satellite project. All working parts of the transponder project will be demonstrated. See broadband digital communications and open source electric propulsion. Find out how to support or join the team.
Versatune: amateur digital television next generation hardware and software demonstration. All open source and affordable.
The Dumbbell: We have a novel foldable antenna design for space and terrestrial, using an inductive loading technique first written about in 1958.
RFBitBanger: an HF QRP system and novel digital protocol called SCAMP. Expect demonstrations and kit availability updates.