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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 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 Concepts
  • Small and micro- satellite design
  • Miniaturization
  • Balloons
  • Affordability
  • Orbital Configurations & Operations
  • Radiation Effects
  • Phased Arrays
  • High Data rate Links
  • Integration and Space Qualification
  • Geolocation
  • Earth observation
  • Frequency spectrum allocations
  • International Regulations & Standards
  • SIGHT applications of the IoS


Call for papers (ShaRC2020) can be found here.


ShaRC Co-Chairs

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