The winner of the 2 minutes competition to find innovative uses for the R&S Scope Rider has been named as students from Iowa State University for the Mars Rover project.


Rohde & Schwarz has named Iowa State University Aerospace Engineering Department as the winner of its 2 minutes competition and recipient of the star prize of an R&S Scope Rider. Scope Rider will help the University’s MAVRIC student team design and debug a Mars Rover and enter the University Rover Challenge (URC), the world's premier robotics competition for college students.

Steven Edwards, Marketing Director at Rohde & Schwarz UK Ltd. said, ”All the entries were very inspirational, and great examples of the versatility and flexibility available from the R&S Scope Rider handheld oscilloscope in so many different and rugged environments. The Iowa State students really showed that this truly is a go anywhere instrument – and we wish them every success in the upcoming URC challenge.”


Iowa State University

Matthew Nelson, program coordinator for the Make to Innovate program (M:2:I) at Iowa State University said, ”It is amazing to be announced the winner of the 2 minutes competition and receive our very own R&S Scope Rider. When the competition was announced, Danny Mallek, the MAVRIC Project Lead and James Talbert, the Electrical Team Lead, were excited as they knew this was the perfect instrument to help debug their design actually out in the field rather than having to take it back to the lab each time after a test run. It has been really helpful to look at the SPI bus and the I2C bus in real life conditions. The range of capabilities of Scope Rider also means we really only need one instrument which can analyse a data stream or look at a voltage level with equal ease.”

The R&S Scope Rider is the first handheld oscilloscope with the functionality and touch and feel of a state of the
art lab oscilloscope. It combines five instruments in a compact format and is equally impressive in the lab and in the field.

R&S® Scope Rider

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