Anvar Safiullin, a master’s student of the Institute of Physics, is working on a radio technology part of the device for high-speed data transfer.
The young researcher is a current recipient of a scholarship from the BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd. He is employed at the Near Space Studies Lab of SAU AstroChallenge.
Mr. Safiullin commented on his work, “Currently, under Adel Akchurin’s guidance I am working on a device prototype which will enhance bandwidth of the communication channel between a core drilling machine and a core drilling station on the ground. The gist of the problem is that core drilling machines become more and more sophisticated, so they are basically computers now; and data volume from them grows as well. However, the core drilling cable’s bandwidth remains the same. That’s why we need new methods of information transfer. We are working on a T-R unit based on the OFDM method. The software for such an electronic apparatus is yet to be made.”
The OFDM T-R unit, based on field programmable logic devices, will significantly enhance core drilling procedures. The necessary information will be delivered to an operator in real time.
“Previous methods have required manual adjustments for each cable type, which is a hindrance. In the device on which I am working there will be no such issue – the adjustments for cable parameters will be made automatically through a test signal,” added our interviewee.
He and his research supervisor are also planning to use the software and hardware of the device to create a learning platform for students who wish to familiarize with OFDM principles.