Small satellite ground station

June 16, 2020

The ground station is designed to communicate with satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) that operate. The frequency bands covered are S-band, UHF, and VHF. The transceiver makes use of a software defined radio (SDR), providing flexibility to swiftly reconfigure modulation/coding/data-rate on the run. It is also used for testing and integration of several CubeSats under development in the lab.

Some of the noteworthy equipment under this facility are:

  • Radios supporting VHF/UHF/S-band
  • Full sky Az-El control for tracking satellites in LEO