The ground station enables us to communicate with satellite, ie. download picture and housekeeping and upload commands and software. It consists of two antennas on top of university, a ICOM IC-910 radio, a MX909 modem, a mcb167 board and a standard PC.
The antennas are mounted on a tower and by the help of two motors they can be turned both around and up-down and this is controlled by the PC.
As software the satellite tracking program Predict is used to provide the position of the satellite to the antennacontrol and also to calculate the doppler shift in frequency which is then compensated for by controlling the radio also from the PC.
- New Documentation -
Ground station Hardware:
Ground station Software:
- Old Documentation -
Please notice that the follwing reports are to some degree outdated and contains some minor and major errors.
Virtual Control Room for AAU CubeSat:
Distributed Control Room for the AAU CubeSat: