MiTEE Cubesat Interview

Hi, Derek here with a few addenda to the video here.

I want to clarify that everything said here was my opinion and not necessarily representative of the University of Michigan or even MiTEE as an organization.

The CubeSat was not at all completely designed by students on an electrical level. I misspoke and didn’t realize that mistake until after editing. We received major help from the Space Physics Research Laboratory (SPRL) on campus here by adopting some of their electronics from a previous CubeSat mission they ran. Overall about 50% of the electrical design work though was completely lead by the students here.

Check out our twitter page at to stay up to date with the latest mission activities regarding our launch!
Finally, I want to give a huge shoutout to SPRL and Prof. Brian Gilchirst for all of their help in making this project possible for the countless number of students that have been involved. Without their knowledge and material resources, we would never have been able to get to a point where we are awaiting a final launch date to get into space.

Well, one more I guess. I’m a rising junior in electrical engineering and I’m actively looking for an internship for the summer of 2020. So if you enjoyed my semi-educational talk about students in the CubeSat world and didn’t catch my numerous mistakes regarding design and testing paradigms. If you might know of somewhere I should apply or want to contact me for further questions here’s my LinkedIn and my email is cheyndk@umich dot edu

Guest on Signals and Bits

I was recently interviewed on a new podcast [Signals and Bits] created by Ben Hilburn [@bhilburn]. Ben has been an influential individual within the radio and open source software community for many years. He is the President of the [GNURadio Project] that has no-doubt been at the core of the Software-Defined Radio community before anyone even knew what RTL (SDR) was. He also works on a multitude of other projects you can find on his [website].

Ben’s podcast will be in an interview style focusing not only around Software-Defined Radio but topics such as spectrum enforcement, consumer wireless, AI and much more. You’ll no doubt enjoy this episode and the many to follow. Please be sure to share feedback with Ben on twitter [@signalsandbits]

Satcom Piracy

There are hundreds of communications satellites orbiting around us right now and while they provide vital communications around the globe their are hackers amung them. Pirate radio operators Hi-Jacking transponders for their own personal use. Join us as we take a deep dive with an anonymous informant who give us his story about this amazing satcom underground.

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Software Defined Radio Illegal?

Software-defined radio is amazing, but is it legal?
The laws are old and it’s not tested but let’s start a discussion and see where SDR falls in the current laws.


*Cellular Blocks:

*FCC Interception and Divulgence:

*United Nations Arrest:

Don’t Throw out that Old Scanner

Software Defined Radio / SDR has taken the world by storm but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on a traditional hardware scanner.

S9 Documentation:

Loki/Merlin Co-host Twitter:

KerberosSDR Pre-Order batch 2:…herent-rtl-sdr#/

Scanner Modification Guide:

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