2024 Glue Technologies for Space Systems Technical Panel Ph.D. Summer School

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The AESS Glue Technologies for Space Systems Technical Panel is proud to announce the organization of the fourth edition of the Summer School: “Frontier Technologies for Space 2.0 Communications” from 2-6 September 2024.

This event has been successfully attended by students coming worldwide during the first three editions (2021-2023). The Summer School will offer cutting-edge lectures held by leading experts recognized at the international level concerning the most advanced topics about “New Space” communication technologies.

We wish to thank you in advance for your participation in the Summer School. For questions, please send an email to Prof. Claudio Sacchi ((Click to show email)).



When: 2-6 September 2024
Where: Zoom (link will be emailed before the school begins)
Registration: Free, but required. Register by 25 August 2023. View the form.
Credits: Please indicate on the registration form if you intend to take the exam following the course. If you wish to receive credit for this course, you will need to take the exam. Otherwise, a certificate of attendance (with no credit) will be delivered upon request. 

Who Should Attend?

The Summer School is open to Master's and Ph.D. students and academic and industrial research fellows who want to increase their knowledge about new trends in space communication and networking research.


(Times listed in CEST)

Day 1: Monday, 2 September

  • 8:45 AM-9:00 AM - Welcome to the Participants (Claudio Sacchi, University of Trento, Italy)
  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - “Space 2.0”: the New Space Revolution (Claudio Sacchi, University of Trento, Italy; Marina Ruggieri, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; Cosimo Stallo, Thales, Rome, Italy)

Day 2: Tuesday, 3 September

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - Space Softwarization: from Physical Layer to Services: A New Paradigmatic Vision of Space Networks (Fabrizio Granelli, Claudio Sacchi, University of Trento, Trento, Italy; Alessandro Guidotti, University of Bologna, Italy)
  • 3:00 PM-6:00 PM - EHF for Satellite Communications: The Latest Developments and Experimentations (Giorgia Parca, Giuseppe Codispoti, Italian Space Agency – ASI, Rome, Italy; Tommaso Rossi, University of Rome” Tor Vergata”, Rome, Italy)

Day 3: Wednesday, 4 September

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - Space Quantum Communications (R. Bassoli, R. Ferrara, J. Notzel, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany)
  • 4:30 PM-6:30 PM - Software Defined Radio for Satellite Communications (Eugene Grayver, Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA)

Day 4: Thursday, 5 September

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM - Satellite networking in “5G and beyond 5G” scenarios (Mohammed Slim Alouini, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia; Mario Marchese, Fabio Patrone, University of Genoa, DITEN, Italy)
  • 4:30 PM-7:30 PM - End-to-End System Considerations for Space Communications Systems (Kar-Ming Cheung, JPL, Pasadena, CA)

Day 5: Friday, 6 September

Organizing Committee

This Summer School is organized by the University of Trento, University of Genoa, and the University of Roma "Tor Vergata".  If you have any questions, please contact Professor Claudio Sacchi.


The event is organized by the AESS Glue Technologies for Space Systems Technical Panel and is co-sponsored by IEEE AESS.


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