Swapnil is a graduate student at the University of Southern California, studying Astronautical Engineering. He has experience in developing software at Apprely Technologies and Accenture. At university, he researches systems for improving Situational Awareness in space applications, including tracking orbital debris using decentralized systems to scan and log orbiting debris before it impacts satellites. He also studies blockchain, radio network, and mesh networking technologies.
At Beamlink, Swapnil develops mesh networking capabilities and more advanced communications protocols for cellular base stations. Such mesh networks will enable Beamlink’s towers to communicate between each other even if they do not have a dedicated connection to the Internet by relaying data back through Beamlink base stations to nodes that do have an Internet connection. Such technology will enable more flexible placement of towers and increase the speed that Beamlink networks may be deployed in the field