Symposium Papers

AMSAT 2015 Symposium Call for Papers

The 2015 AMSAT-NA Annual Meeting and Space Symposium to be held on the weekend of October 16-18, 2015. Proposals for papers, symposium presentations and poster presentations are invited on any topic of interest to the amateur satellite community. We request a tentative title of your presentation as soon as possible, but no later than August 1. The final copy must be submitted by September 15 for inclusion in the printed proceedings. Abstracts and papers should be sent to Dan Schultz at n8fgv at

Currently the following Papers have been proposed.
ALL TITLES ARE TENTATIVE, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, AND SOME MAY ONLY APPEAR IN THE SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS.  More current information will be made available as soon as possible.

“APRS Satellites, PSK31 and DTMF/Voice”
Bob Bruninga, WB4APR

“A Modern Approach to Secure Commanding of an Amateur Satellite”
Burns Fisher, W2BFJ (possibly another author will be added)

“Nano-satellite and Amateur Satellite Ground Station Development at the
University of the Philippines”
Leo Almazan, AMSAT-Philippines

“SatNOGS – An open satellite ground station network”
I.Charitopoulos, I.Giannelos, E.Kosmas, D.Papadeas, P.Papadeas,
M.Papamatthaiou, N.Roussos, V.Tsiligiannis, and A.Zisimatos
Libre Space Foundation, Athens, Greece

“Fox-1C Environmental Testing”
Robert Davis

“DSP on-board Rideshare to Geosynchronous Orbit”
Mike Parker, KT7D, Rincon Research Corp.

Fox Maximum Power Point Tracker
Bryce Salmi

“Preliminary Design of Fox-1E.”

“HEO/GEO Mission”
Bob McGwier, N4HY

“Virginia Tech Ground Station Update” (Potentially Live Demonstrations)
Zach Leffke

Sonya Rowe

“Fox-1 Camera Update”
Seth Hitefield

“VT Ground Station Control Framework”
Paul David

“Software/Cognitive Radio Experiment onboard NASA SCaN JPL SDR”
Deirdre Beggs

“Phase3E Proposed Orbit and Attitude Control Changes.”
Andrew Rogers