The recent dramatic events around the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Schiaparelli lander’s arrival on Mars in mid-October 2016 are a wonderful example of the cooperation of space flight and radio astronomy.
“As music and rhythm are the heartbeats of life, signal and information processing is the heartbeat of technology development for our daily life. Having both of them capture the hearts and souls of all the attendees is the goal of the 42th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2017) which will be held in Hilton Conference Centre, at the Jazz music capital (New Orleans, USA) on March 5-9, 2017. ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications.
n October, we will have two interesting talks by Prof Karl Woodbridge of University College London (see more information here), organised by the SA Chapter of IEEE AESS. Prof Woodbridge has previously presented talks to the Radar Remote Sensing Group at UCT, and we are very pleased that he is visiting us again this year.
In the context of the European School of Antennas 2016, a course on “Short range radio propagation“ is scheduled for the end of September at the University of Bologna, Italy. The course will take place at the university campus located in Cesena, nearly 15 km from the Adriatic Sea. Further information can be found here.
A practical course, which requires a sound knowledge of Radar Systems and Signal Processing, and teaches you how to use that knowledge to synthesise the design of a system to a requirement, but, also to be able to model alternative designs, and assess the suitability of such designs. This skill is essential when involved with the design of a sensor, or evaluating the usefulness of a sensor for specific applications.
The 5-day summer school Antennas for Radio Telescopes, which is part of the European School of Antennas (ESoA) and supported by the IEEE South Africa Section, will be held at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch University, from 21 to 25 November 2016.