Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: Designing for Satellite Internet of Things – ICARUS Animal Tracking
Date: May 25, 2022
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: Rohde & Schwarz
Presented by: Mario Beck, Team Lead of Space Applications
The ICARUS system was developed to study animal mitigation behavior. It enables extremely light, low-cost tracking devices (TAGs) which are attached to the animals to communicate with a space-borne transceiver. The ICARUS system is now delivering data on fine-scale animal movement at near-global scale. Linked with remotely sensed environmental data, this offers a completely new look into animal mitigation to scientists all over the world.
This webinar looks at the design and the development of the space-based ICARUS animal tracking system, which was mainly done at the Rohde & Schwarz INRADIOS GmbH. We will discuss the challenges the project faced and how they were solved. Also, lessons learned from system operation and future plans will be visited.
Mario is a team leader at the Rohde & Schwarz INRADIOS GmbH based in Dresden, Germany. Together with his team he is responsible for satellite applications at INRADIOS. This includes the project lead of the ICARUS project at Rohde & Schwarz.
Mario Beck studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe, Germany. During his studies he focused on communications technology and high frequency technology and gained first experiences in the satellite industry. During an excursion in the world of accelerators at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland he obtained his PHD in Electrical Engineering by developing numerical models of accelerators. After his PHD he joined the Rohde & Schwarz company to focus on the satellite industry again.