Decoding and Signal Processing

30 May at 9:00 am PDT / 12:00 EDT / 18:00 CEST
Duration: 90min

In this workshop ATA astronomer Wael Farah and radio engineer Daniel Estévez will give a tutorial on decoding, signal processing, and will explain the notional difference between a potential ETI signal and that received for A Sign in Space. All levels are welcome!


Daniel Estévez

Daniel Estévez holds a BSc in computer science and a BSc, MSc and PhD in mathematics from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. He currently works as a freelance consultant in spacecraft communications, software defined radio, and other topics.

Formerly he has worked as a GNSS engineer.

He writes a blog about experiments involving amateur radio, space and satellites, is the lead developer of several open-source projects and
collaborates with GNU Radio and SETI Institute.

Wael Farah

Wael completed his Bachelors degree at the Lebanese University and Masters degree at the Notre Dame University before moving to Melbourne - Australia to undertake a PhD in Astrophysics where he studied the enigmatic Fast Radio Bursts.

During his PhD at the Swinburne University of Technology, Wael was mainly involved in developing software and analysing data taken using the Molonglo Radio Telescope, the Parkes telescope and ASKAP.

He joined the SETI institute in early 2020 to work on the refurbishment of the Allen Telescope Array.

Join us on the online (free) platform Discord, where the debate around decoding and interpreting the message is ongoing, with people from all over the world exchanging their thoughts while attempting to discover the signal's content.


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