Satellite Internet

Date: April 19, 2022 (Tuesday)  6:00 - 7:30 PM

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Topic: Satellite Internet - Dr. William Kao
Time: Apr 19, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Talk Abstract

At the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine reached out to Elon Musk to ask him to help establish and activate the Starlink Satellite  Internet service over Ukraine.  Elon Musk promptly responded and provided Starlink equipment and services to Ukaine within 48 hours.

Satellite Internet is an internet service type that beams data from your internet provider to a satellite in space, and then finally to a dish at your home. This technology is especially helpful for users who live in rural or remote areas that don’t have wired internet services available.

At about 300 miles above the Earth, the next-generation satellites from Starlink (SpaceX) and Project Kuiper (Amazon) are launched into low-Earth orbit (LEO). Because of their closer proximity, next-generation satellites can provide customers with faster internet speeds and lower latency than previous satellite internet services.

 In this webinar Dr. Kao will compare and contrast the two (GEO, LEO) services, focus on the newest LEO orbit Satellite Internet STARLINK features and capabilities , and also talk  about the satellite-terrestrial communication integration (link with 5G) .

Speaker Bio:

Dr. William Kao received his BSEE, MSEE and PhD from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He worked in the Semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries for more than 30 years holding several senior and executive engineering management positions at Texas Instruments, Xerox Corporation, and Cadence Design Systems.

 Dr. Kao has authored more than 40 technical papers on IC CAD at IEEE Journals and Conferences, and holds eight US Software and IC design patents. He was an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Electrical Engineering Department where he taught courses in computer aided IC design.

Dr. Kao is a Senior Member of IEEE, and was one of the founding members of IEEE-Circuits and Systems - Silicon Valley Chapter.

Dr. Kao currently teaches Clean Technology and Emerging Technology courses at the University of California Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension. 

He has given more than 100 seminars in the past ten years on various Emerging Technologies subjects including Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Big Data and Data Analytics, IoT, Smart Cities, Sensor Networks, Innovation, Augmented and Virtual Reality, Robotics, AI / Machine Learning, 5G, 3D Printing. the Metaverse and Satellite Communications.

Dr. Kao is a Technology Watcher, Learner and Teacher.

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