Zagreb CubeSat Workshop, Dec 11, 2018

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER) has an ongoing effort to build and launch a nanosatellite (CubeSat), develop the instrumentation for and to perform a variety of scientific observations in space for the purpose of advancement of science and the development of commercial activity in the aero-space sector in Croatia. Last month, FER received a grant from the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ) to build the satellite and develop its scientific mission. This project is intended for student participation and it offers hands-on involvement with a wide variety of technologies, including electronic circuits for control and sensing, digital control, software, and radiofrequency communication principles and components. To this end we have invited two guests who have hands-on experience with developing, qualifying and launching nanosatellites, to share their experiences with this technology.


This workshop also serves as the official kick-off of the the project: "CROSPERITY – satellite measurements of electromagnetic fields" funded by Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ / IP-01-2018/2504).


The Workshop is (co)sponsored by the Aerospace and Electronic Systems / Geoscience and Remote Sensing Joint Chapter, Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter, and Antennas and Propagation Chapter of the IEEE Croatia Section.


Date: Dec 11, 2018

Location: Siva vijećnica, Faculty of electrical engineering and computing, University of Zagreb




prof. dr. sc. Dubravko Babić, FER, principal investigator HRZZ Crosperity project

Satellite development at FER, HRZZ project introduction


prof. dr. sc. Adriano Camps, Universitat Politèchnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain,

The UPC 3Cat-4 nanosatellite: ADCS design, power and thermal budgets


ing. Dmytro Ogorodnyk, Innovations in Space, Netherlands

CubeSat launch


prof. dr. sc. Dubravko Babić,

How to participate in FER student satellite project?


End / move to AMAC hall for coffee and discussion

Biographies of the speakers


Adriano Camps was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. In 1993 he joined the Electromagnetics and Photonics Engineering Group, Department of Signal Theory and Communications, UPC, as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor in 1997, and Full Professor since 2007. In 1999, he was on sabbatical leave at the Microwave Remote Sensing Laboratory, of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research interests are focused in microwave remote sensing, with special emphasis in microwave radiometry by aperture synthesis techniques (MIRAS instrument onboard ESA’s SMOS mission), remote sensing using signals of opportunity (GNSS-R), and nanosatellites as a tool to test innovative remote sensors. He has published over 189 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 6 book chapters and 1 book (860 pages), and more than 409 international conference presentations, holds 10 patents, and has advised 22 Ph. D. Thesis students (+ 9 on-going), and more than 125 final project and M.Eng. Theses. Adriano Camps has been 2017-2018 President of the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society. According to Publish or Perish (Google Scholar) / Scopus his h-index is 42 / 35, and his publications have received more than 6939 / 5229 citations.  He co-led the Remote Sensing Lab ( and co-leads the UPC NanoSat Lab ( He is the principal investigator of the first four UPC nano-satellites: 1) 3Cat-1, a 1U CubeSat with 7 small technology demonstrators and scientific payloads, 2) 3Cat-2, a 6U CubeSat with the first dual-frequency dual-polarization GNSS-R payload, launched on August 15th 2016 using a Chinese LM-D2 rocket, 3) 3Cat-4, a 1U Cubesat with a software defined radio to implement a microwave radiometer, a GNSS-Reflectomer, and an AIS receiver, and 4) FSSCAT, a tandem mission formed by two 6U CubeSats, winner of the ESA Sentinel Small Satellite challenge and overall winner of the Copernicus masters competition 2017.


Dmytro Ogorodnyk is presently serving as Launch Interface Engineer at ISIS, Innovative Solutions in Space BV, one of the leading companies in the small satellite missions including launch and operations for in-orbit delivery. He received his education from the Yuzhoye Design Office Post Graduating Study, Ukraine (2013) and Dnipropetrovsk National University, Physical and Technical Faculty (2008). He has been with the Yuznoye State Design Office as an aerospace design engineer and project manager between 2007 and 2013, and then head of communications department in Alcantara Cyclone Space in Brasilia, Brazil (2013-2014).




Dubravko Babić has been with FER since 2012 working in the Applied Optics Laboratory at the Department of Wireless Communications. He is the principal investigator on the project Crosperity, the first funded satellite-building project in Croatia. He has spent majority of his professional career in San Francisco Bay Area in California working on the development of RF and microwave communications technology at Avanek, Group4 Labs, and Eridan Communications, and on the development of optical-communications technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, Alvesta Corporation, Clariphy Communications, Inc. and XLoom Communications in Tel Aviv, Israel.