Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) electrical and computer engineering professor Alex Wyglinski has received an ORB Analytics award for his work, “A High-Speed Variable Rate PSK Satellite Modem.” 

This award involves the development of a high-speed variable rate Phase Shift Keying (PSK) satellite modem whose functionality is suitable for implementation on an FPGA. The satellite modem is expected to operate across a wide range of challenged environments, including those possessing significant amounts of phase noise, frequency offset, sample clock offset, and additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN). 

This award leverages the satellite communications in-house expertise at Professor Wyglinski’s Wireless Innovation Laboratory (WILab), an internationally recognized facility conducting fundamental and applied research in the areas of wireless communications, software-defined radio, vehicular communications, cognitive radio, satellite transmission, and vehicular technology.

Wyglinski is an associate professor in the Electrical & Computer Engineering department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass. Learn more about his backgroud here. Wyglinski and his Wireless Innovation Lab were recently profiled in Microwave Journal's November 2016 Fabs & Labs column.