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Starlink signal structure and Synchronization Sequences revealed

October 2022: The Radionavigation Laboratory has released a paper revealing the Starlink signal structure and synchronization sequences. For an article about the paper’s release you can navigate to the MIT Technology Review. Other news organizations have also written articles about the paper, such as here and here. For access to the paper, you can either …

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Ericsson and UT Austin extend research partnership

October 2022: “XR technology is expected to drive a paradigm shift for how users interact between the cyber and physical worlds as the first large-scale 6G deployments occur around 2030, becoming a major facilitator of both completely virtual metaverses and the embedment of a virtual layer within the physical sphere. The research project is headed …

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Starlink unlikely to help the current situation in Iran

September 2022: Another situation arises where a large population of people have restricted or cut off internet access. Earlier this year, when Ukrainians were in dire need of internet access, Elon Musk’s Starlink stepped in and impactfully improved the situation. It seems unlikely the same can be said about the current situation in Iran. Regardless …

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RNL Member Hailey Nichols selected by Aviation Week as one of their 20 Twenties of 2022

July 2022: “Aviation Week Network honors 20 students in their Twenties each year currently enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM). The 20 Twenties program was established by Aviation Week Network in 2013 to recognize talented individuals who are on course to change the face of the …

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Starlink’s help in Ukraine during wartime

June 2022: Starlink’s terminals have been playing an active role in keeping Ukraine’s communication networks running. They are used to “coordinate artillery fire and operate drones” in addition to providing the people, and even the Ukrainian President himself, internet access from remote and cut-off areas in the country. According to the Ukrainian government, there are …

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SpaceX satellites are changing the war on the ground in Ukraine

June 2022: SpaceX’s Starlink has been playing a significant role in keeping Ukraine connected both internally among themselves as well as with the outside world. Accounts of Starlink being used on the front lines range from communication about “last-minute orders”, keeping informed on the national news and even entertainment. It is safe to say that …

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Commercial Satellites playing an ever increasing role in conflicts

March 2022: Commercial Satellites are able to provide data that can be a major factor in decisions made during conflicts. As seen in the current conflict in Ukraine, commercial satellite companies like Capella are able to provide radar images, while other companies such as Starlink can provide backup internet service. Whatever the service these satellites …

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RNL Member Hailey Nichols Wins Graduate Category at Inaugural Female Founder Pitch Competition

November 2021: RNL member Hailey Nichols won first place in the Female Founder Pitch competition for their Graduate/Postdoc category. In each of their categories the first place prize was $7,500 and the second place prize was $2,500. The pitch was for her startup Locus Lock, which offers a robust software-defined radio (SDR) for precise positioning, …

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