Congratulations to Mr. Abdessamad Amrhar who was presented the Best Student Paper Award in ICNS 2017( Herdon, VA,USA, April 18-20, 2017). We also congratulate the other authors of the paper: Alireza Avakh Kisomi, Eric Zhang, Joe Zambrano, Claude Thibeault, René Jr. Landry.

Mr. Abdessamad Amrhar is a Master student under the supervision of Prof. Rene Jr Landry, and the paper rewarded is “Multi-Mode Reconfigurable Software Defined Radio Architecture for Avionic Radios”. The aim of this paper is to present a multi-mode reconfigurable SDR architecture for the application of avionic radios, using low-cost COTS hardware and open source software, developed within the AVIO-505 project at LASSENA, ÉTS.

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