Projects

  • Phase 4 Ground Station – Digital microwave broadband communications system for space and terrestrial amateur radio use. Relies on an open source version of DVB-S2/X and polyphase filter banks. FDMA uplink at 5GHz and TDM downlink at 10GHz.
  • Phase 4 Space – Digital microwave broadband communications system for space. 6U, GEO and interplanetary. Relies on an open source version of DVB-S2/X and polyphase filter banks. FDMA uplink at 5GHz and TDM downlink at 10GHz. FPGA board, TT&C, and RF board design are all in progress.
  • Regulatory – Work covers ITAR, EAR, Debris Mitigation, and more.
  • Ribbit – Ribbit, is a new digital text messaging mode for VHF/UHF simplex and repeater communication, leveraging the computing power, GPS, and touchscreen interface of modern smartphones to enhance the capabilities of a simple Handy Talkie (or mobile transceiver) without requiring a cable or additional hardware. Ribbit primary focus is on emergency communications when cellular connectivity is down.
  • Opulent Voice – high bitrate voice and data protocol. Native digital uplink for Phase 4 Ground and Space. Uses OPUS 16 kbps codec as a baseline. Higher bitrates are a build-time option. Uses COBS protocol, UDP and RTP to fully integrate with a wide variety of computing endpoints. Will be built in to Mayhem, GNU Radio, published in HDL, and offered as a standalone C++ modem.
  • AmbaSat Inspired Sensors – Please visit https://www.openresearch.institute/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ambasat-Inspired-Custom-Sensors.pdf for the proposal. 10 GHz sensor beacon designed and AmbaSat main board successfully moved from 915 MHz to 70cm ham band and prototypes built. Project scheduled for a sounding rocket testing. Professional development and student involvement have been achieved for a high capability ROI from this project.
  • Aqua Phage – Open Source bacteriophage work that addresses the damage to fish farming from antibiotic resistance in Tilapia. Remote Labs South leads an effort to secure funding for a scientific meeting.
  • Open Cars – Research on how we can accommodate autonomous driving systems without “locking down” automobiles so that only the dealer can service them. Currently on hiatus.