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Research Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Monitoring the Work of Small Satellites Using SDR Technology

Komalben Poshiya and Przemyslaw Falkowski-Gilski*

Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunication, and Informatics, Narutowicza, Poland

*Corresponding Author: Przemyslaw Falkowski-Gilski, Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics, Narutowicza, Poland.

Received: November 13, 2021; Published: January 31, 2022


A software-defined radio (SDR) system is a radio communication system that uses software to modulate and demodulate radio signals. A SDR is a general-purpose digital electronics device that conducts extensive signal processing. Because of its simplicity and ease of programmability, SDRs play an essential role in the evolution of wireless standards. The goal of this paper is to construct and test a laboratory stand that can receive and monitor signals from small satellites. The primary goal is to include and demonstrate how SDR-based technology can be utilized on ground stations to lower production and deployment costs while replacing significant hardware components. A variety of SDR-related issues are addressed in this thesis: software, hardware and the overall system. An optimal monitoring configuration may be determined by evaluating a variety of available solutions and tools. Information technology (IT) offers a wide range of software applications. In this case, ORBITRON and SDR Sharp are used. The hardware layer consisted of an SDR Sharp dongle with antenna sets. The hardware of a software-defined radio typically comprises of a superheterodyne RF front end that transforms RF signals to analog RF signals, as well as analog to digital and digital to analog converters that convert digitized intermediate frequency (IF) data from and to analog form. At the moment, software-defined radio may be used to implement basic modem technology. SDR is expected to overtake other radio communications technologies in the next years.

Keywords: Image Processing; Satellite Communication; Signal Processing; SDR (Software-Defined Radio)


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Citation: Komalben Poshiya and Przemyslaw Falkowski-Gilski. “Monitoring the Work of Small Satellites Using SDR Technology". Acta Scientific Computer Sciences 4.2 (2022): 58-88.


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