Summer School

Frontier Technologies for “Space 2.0” Communications

PhD Summer School
1 September 2022
2 September 2022
5 September 2022
6 September 2022
Target audience: 
University community
Online – Registration required
Registration email: 
Registration deadline: 
25 August 2022, 12:00
Contact person: 
Prof. Claudio Sacchi, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science


The recent change of perspective known also as “Space 2.0” will revolutionize the paradigms of satellite and, more in general, aerospace communications. The old role of “sky repeaters” attributed to Space network nodes no longer copes with the emerging requirements of flexibility, global and ubiquitous connectivity already emerged in the 5G vision. In such a perspective, the role of satellites will be reconsidered in the framework of "softwarized", reconfigurable and sustainable network infrastructures.

The Ph.D. Summer School Frontier Technologies for “Space 2.0” Communications (second edition) organized by the Università degli Studi di Trento in collaboration with the Università di Genova and the Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" under the patronage of Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society (AESS), aims at offering an overview of the most advanced technologies concerning a renewed vision of Space connectivity for the next decades.

The School is addressed to PhD students in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies, Physical Science, Earth and Space Exploration.
The event will be held in English.

Preliminary Program 

September 1, 2022 

09:00 - 09:30 CEST Welcome 

  • Claudio Sacchi, University of Trento, Italy
  • Roberto Battiston, University of Trento, Italy

09:30 - 12:30 CEST Talk “Space 2.0”: the new Space Revolution 77 years after A.C. Clarke 

  • Claudio Sacchi, University of Trento, Italy
  • Marina Ruggieri, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

16:30 - 19:30 CEST Talk End-to-end engineering approach for Space Systems 

  • Kar-Ming Cheung, Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) of NASA, Pasadena (CA)

September 2, 2022

09:30 - 12:30 CEST: Talk Space Quantum Communications 

  • Riccardo Bassoli, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
  • Janis Nötzel, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Roberto Ferrara, Technical University of Munich, Germany

15:00 - 18:00 CEST Talk Space Softwarization: from Physical Layer to Services 

  • Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy
  • Claudio Sacchi, University of Trento, Italy

September 3-4 2022: 

Week-end (study) break

September 5, 2022

08:00 - 10:00 CEST Exam test - First part (online)
16:00 - 19:00 CEST Talk Software Defined Radio for Satellite Communications: applications for on-board and ground processing and Internet of Remote Things

  • Vlad Popescu, Universitatea Transilvania, Brasov, Romania  
  • Eugene Grayver, Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo (CA)

September 6, 2022

09:30 - 12:30 CEST Talk EHF for satellite communications: the latest developments

  • Tommaso Rossi, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy,
  • Giuseppe Codispoti, ASI, Italy
  • Giorgia Parca, ASI, Italy

15:00 - 18:00 CEST Talk Satellite networking in “5G and beyond 5G” scenarios

  • Mario Marchese, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Mohammed Slim Alouini, King Abdullah, University of Science and Technology – KAUST, Saudi Arabia

18:00 - 18:30 CEST Concluding remarks

  • Claudio Sacchi, University of Trento, Italy.

September 9, 2022

14:30 - 16:30 CEST Exam test - Second part (online)


The participation at the School is free of charge. Please register to the school by sending an e-mail to prof. claudio.sacchi [at] (Claudio Sacchi )

Registration deadline: August 25, 2022 at 12.00.

All participants will receive a certificate of attendance. An exam (managed in two steps) is foreseen for the students that can earn credits from the attendance of the Summer School.

More information on the event website