IoT Summit To Teach You How To Build Your Own Nano-Satellite

Jeroen-Cappaert---useEE Live! 2014 will offer a presentation on “Building Your Own Nano-Satellite” with mainly off-the-shelf components, presented by space exploration company NanoSatisfi, as part of the conference’s Internet of Things Engineering Summit. Passes for EE Live! 2014 and the IoT Summit are still available with discounted Advance pricing.

The IoT Summit is an EE Live! program dedicated at examining the opportunities and challenges in connecting embedded systems to the cloud — from end nodes and gateways, networking strategies, operating systems and middleware stacks, to the latest trends in security, sensors, and business models. The summit will take place during the last two days of EE Live! 2014, which will run March 31 – April 3 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.

NanoSatisfi’s CEO Peter Platzer and Lead Payload Engineer Jeroen Cappaert (pictured) will deliver the nano-satellite presentation on April 2, 4:00 – 4:30PM at Marriott Salon 1. Cappaert is a former aerospace engineer who formerly worked at the NASA Ames Research Center, as well as an avid Arduino hacker. Platzer is a physicist who believes mankind should have affordable access to space. He founded NanoSatisfi in 2012 — after graduating from the masters program at the International Space University and spending time at NASA Ames’s Space Portal — to make space exploration available to everyone.

In their “Building Your Own Nano-Satellite” presentation, the two will look at how satellites are being used in M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, and demonstrate how to use familiar off-the-shelf components to design a small satellite. Attendees will pick up unique design and testing methods learned and used in developing nano-satellites. Those methods span hardware and software areas that can include choice of operating systems, wireless communications techniques, and power management.

You can purchase an EE Live! 2014 All Access pass or an Engineering Summits Pass (includes access to the Internet of Things Engineering, Black Hat Embedded Security, and Hardware Startup Engineering summits) through the conference’s official site. Make sure to follow updates about EE Live!’s other sessions, programs, and announcements on the conference’s social media accounts on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and Google+.