IEEE Space Hardware and Radio Conference

17 - 20 January 2021
San Diego, California, USA

The 2021 IEEE Space Hardware and Radio Conference (SHaRC2021) will be a part of 2021 IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (RWW2021) which will be held virtually in the week of 17 January 2021.

The IEEE Space Hardware and Radio Conference (IEEE SHaRC) addresses new concepts, novel implementations as well as emerging applications for space-based hardware for communications, earth observation, and other novel disruptive services. To meet recent needs, there has been a renaissance of interest and investment in space- and suborbital-based systems especially for high-data-rate communications networks. These new global satellite networks are disruptive, and many applications are feasible: e.g. the creation of a worldwide car-to-car communications network or global sensor & control systems for autonomous vehicles. The IEEE Space Hardware and Radio Conference provides a forum for discussions on this new frontier.

Papers featuring innovative work are solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas of the space hardware and systems:

  • Manufacture and Deployment of Large LEO Satellite Constellations (1000 to 4000 Satellites)
  • Lower-Cost Alternatives
  • Unmanned Air Systems
  • Terrestrial Systems
  • Cubesat Hardware and Systems
  • Satellite and Balloon Concepts
  • Small and Micro-Satellite Design
  • Orbital Configurations & Operations
  • Radiation Effects
  • Phased Arrays
  • High Data Rate Links
  • Geolocation
  • Earth Observation
  • Frequency Spectrum Allocations
  • International Regulations & Standards
  • SIGHT Applications of the IoS

Call for papers (ShaRC) can be found here.

SHaRC2021 Co-Chairs

Holger Maune, Technical University of Darmstadt
Charlie Jackson, Northrop Grumman