The 6th Annual IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WISEE 2018) will be held on December 11 to 13, 2018 in Huntsville, AL, USA.

You can find the Detailed Program HERE.

Deadline for the tour of  NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) is October 1st.
Please select the tour option when you register for the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Robert Lightfoot
President of LSINC Corporation, Former Acting NASA Administrator

Larry Leopard
Deputy Dir., Engineering Directorate, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Marshall Smith
Director Cross-Program Systems Integration, Exploration Systems Division, NASA

Roy H. Olsson III
Program Manager, Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), DARPA

Oscar Gonzalez
Former NASA Engineering & Safety Center, Avionics Technical Fellow

Robert Lindquist
Univ of Alabama Huntsville, Interim VP for Research and Development

Habib Rashvand
University of Warwick, U.K.

Tadashi Takano
Professor Emeritus, ISAS, Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency. Visiting Professor, Nihon University.

Manos Tentzeris
Ken Byers Professor, Georgia Tech, USA (IEEE Fellow)

 Amitabh Mishra
US Army CERDEC / University of Delaware

David Israel
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Exploration & Space Communications Projects Division Architect

Simone D’Amico
Space Rendezvous Laboratory, Stanford University


Spaceflight involves critical sensing and communication in extreme environments such as planetary surfaces, space vehicles, and space habitats. The many challenges faced in space sensing and communication are extremely diverse and overlap significantly with those found in many terrestrial examples of extreme environments such as extreme hot or cold locations, extreme high- or low-pressure environments, critical control loops in aircraft and nuclear power plants, high-speed rotating equipment, oil/gas pipelines and platforms, etc. All of these environments pose significant challenges for radio-frequency or optical wireless sensing and communication and will require the application of a broad range of state of the art technologies in order to generate reliable and cost effective solutions. Although the specific challenges vary significantly from the environment to environment, many of the solutions offered by sensing, communication, and statistical signal processing technologies can be applied in multiple environments, and researchers focusing on space applications can benefit greatly from understanding the problems encountered and solutions applied in alternative environments.

This IEEE conference will bring together investigators from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), the European Space Agency (ESA), and other space agencies, along with aerospace and space defense industries and academic researchers, in an effort to understand and solve the emerging problems facing wireless sensing and communication in space and related extreme environments.

Full-length Research Papers (6 pages) and posters abstracts (3 pages) are sought that address solution to problems in all areas of wireless sensing and communication in space and extreme environments related to spaceflight. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Indexing databases.