Nvestigation of a ground station segment for NANO- Satellites using SDR approach

Jesus Sanchez, Jyh-Chin Juang

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In NCKU, several CubeSats are under development for the purposes of engineering education, international cooperation, and scientific research. These satellites use FSK modulation and operate with a conventional ground station to achieve communication, which mainly consist in telemetry and telecommand. The ground station involves the use of an amateur radio transceiver and a TNC (Terminal Node Controller). This scheme works according to specifications, in which the system operates over the VHF or UHF amateur frequencies and uses FM or single side band mode modulation. To provide a flexible and upgradable ground station, a scalable SDR (Software Defined Radio) solution is being developed to facilitate a reconfigurable environment to communicate with these CubeSats. As minimal performance, the function of using currently simple schemes such as FSK communication in the UHF/VHF band is established to support the current projects. This paper outlines the ground station architecture with the emphasis on the use of SDR solution for the enhancement of functions. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013
PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation, IAF
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781629939094
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2013 Sep 232013 Sep 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
ISSN (Print)0074-1795


Other64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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