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Satellite Communications Research Program

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COSMIAC at UNM Albuquerque United States

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Research grant was designed to investigate research related to the use of low-power, high-performance radio systems for achieving high data rate spacecraft communications. There are a wide variety of new satellite missions and components that are being created based on anew class of satellites called CubeSats. These CubeSats are often flown in a Low Earth Orbit LEO and are usually less than 10 kilograms in mass. Their low size, mass and limited lifetime will mean that, often, inexpensive commercial communication electronics can be utilized for flight. COSMIAC developed two CubeSats for delivery to NASA in 20132014 and all of that proposed research built upon lessons learned from these two satellites and involved testing and characterization of existing radio systems.

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Technical Report,11 Mar 2016,31 Mar 2018



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