AffiliationDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Kansas
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Kansas
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Kansas
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CitationPrinsloo, A., Kaundinya, S., Rhodes, Z., McDowell, C., George, W., Gatza, B., Waggoner, A., & Clark, D. (2022). Kubesat Ground Station: Test and Operations. International Telemetering Conference Proceedings, 57.
AbstractThe University of Kansas has established a student-led satellite program called KUbeSat under NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). The first mission, KUbeSat1, is currently planned to be launched in the Summer of 2022 and is intended to operate in a sun-synchronous orbit at 565 km with an inclination of 85 - 95°. The ground station is built on the university campus and operates in the 435 – 438 MHz amateur band. The primary line consists of amateur radio, modem, and Raspberry Pi, while the second line is based on a Software Defined Radio (SDR). The mission concept and overview of the ground station were explained in a previous paper titled, ‘Amateur Ground Station for CubeSatellite Program’. This paper presents the results of tests performed with ground station components and satellite hardware which includes a detailed timeline of packet operations.