MTT-Sat Challenge

Welcome to the IEEE MTT-Sat Challenge

The MTT-Sat Challenge is a worldwide competition for teams of undergraduate and graduate students to design and build radio frequency (RF) and microwave hardware for small satellites.

The most promising designs will undergo space environmental qualification testing and will be incorporated in a cubesat, which will be launched into orbit (in case MTT-Sat Challenge secures enough funding and a participation in cubesat projects).

The main goal of the MTT-Sat Challenge is to advance space RF and microwave education, inspire students to pursue science and engineering education and careers, and prepare tomorrow’s leaders with the interdisciplinary teamwork skills, which are necessary for success. The MTT-Sat Challenge is managed by the IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S) with additional experts and advisors in the field.

Latest News

September 2020: The proposals submitted to phase II have been reviewed and a decision was taken. Please have a look at Phase 2 for a list of all winning teams.
August 2020: The video presentations from Phase I – originally planned for IMS’20 – have been added, please see here.

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