Satlla 1.0 - the social satellite
The Satlla project is the most pretentious research project ever conducted In the KCG lab. The realm of nano satellite is an ever growing field in the industry. Alas, most nano satellites rely on commercial of-the-self modules. In the KCG lab, we think differently.
First, we designed and built the entire electronics of the satellite. Thus, the system is much more flexible to any modifications that need to be done.
Second, the Sattla 1.0 works with several new communication modules: the commercial APRS (UHV/VHV), Iridium, STX satellite modem by globalsat, Lora 2.4 and Lora 433Mhz.
Third, the satellite is equipped with 40 high-amp LEDs that can transmit serial communication in rate up to 1 Mhz. This FSO (Free Space Optics) communication can open a new field of swarm satellite optic communication.
Fourth, one of the modules is a Spectro gamma device designed to record electromagnetic storm in the LEO height (200-600 km). This research will enable far more accurate prediction of geo-events such as earthquake, tsunamis, etc.
Free Space Optical communication (FSO)
Free-space optical communication (FSO ) is an optical point to point communication technology. This type of model is based on light propagating in free space (air, outer space or vacuum) for wireless transmission of data.
FSO has become an interesting alternative to RF communication
due to its high bandwidth, high security, flexible networking and no need for spectrum license.
Here in K&CG lab we work on both the transmitter- receiver device (laser diode ,optic sensor) and on the graph optimization problems related to Free Space Optical Communication Networks.
Our team specializes in experiments with high altitude balloons.