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A 2.4 GHz High Data Rate radio for pico-satellites

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • CubeSat is a class of popular pico-satellites that is limited in size to a standard 10×10×10cm unit. In this paper, we present a functioning High Data Rate (HDR) 2.4 GHz radio for use on a CubeSat. Current CubeSats suffer from low data rate radios and this severely limits their functionality. In this design, the operating constraints of a CubeSat have been addressed. Namely, power, wide variations in temperature, the size and weight of the components, and cost. The radio can potentially achieve bits rates in the order of 60 Mbps using 0.3W in Rx mode and 0.5W in Tx mode - with a further 2W for the power amplifier.

Authors


  •   Butters, Brenden (external author)
  •   Raad, Raad

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • B. Butters & R. Raad, "A 2.4 GHz High Data Rate radio for pico-satellites," in Proceedings of 2014 8th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems Services and Applications (TSSA), 2014, pp. 1-6.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84937231533

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3873

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • CubeSat is a class of popular pico-satellites that is limited in size to a standard 10×10×10cm unit. In this paper, we present a functioning High Data Rate (HDR) 2.4 GHz radio for use on a CubeSat. Current CubeSats suffer from low data rate radios and this severely limits their functionality. In this design, the operating constraints of a CubeSat have been addressed. Namely, power, wide variations in temperature, the size and weight of the components, and cost. The radio can potentially achieve bits rates in the order of 60 Mbps using 0.3W in Rx mode and 0.5W in Tx mode - with a further 2W for the power amplifier.

Authors


  •   Butters, Brenden (external author)
  •   Raad, Raad

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • B. Butters & R. Raad, "A 2.4 GHz High Data Rate radio for pico-satellites," in Proceedings of 2014 8th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems Services and Applications (TSSA), 2014, pp. 1-6.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84937231533

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3873

Has Global Citation Frequency


Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United States