Nanosatellite research center
SATLLA 1.0 - THE SOCIAL SATELLITE
The Satlla project is the most pretentious research project ever conducted In the K&CG lab. The realm of nanosatellite is an ever-growing field in the industry.
Alas, most nanosatellites rely on commercial of-the-self modules.
In the KCG lab, we think differently.
THE CREATION OF SATLLA 1.0
We designed and built the entire electronics of the satellite. Thus, the system is much more flexible for any modifications that
need to be done.
the SATLLA 1.0 works with several new communication modules: the commercial APRS (UHV/VHV), Iridium, STX satellite modem by global sat, Lora 2.4, and Lora 433Mhz.
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.
one of the modules is a Spectro gamma device designed to record electromagnetic storms in the LEO height (200-600 km). This research will enable far more accurate predictions of geo-events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.
One week before take-off to the United States:
We began building the ground station on our University rooftop. We built a Telescope Dome, a big Telescope & an array of antennas and a satellite communication station.
Four days before take-off to the United States:
Out final experiment opening antennas, we finalized the communication experiment.
Three days before take-off to the United States:
Our final An insanity experiment, we charged the solar. Once we were done with those the SATLLA 1.0 was ready for Sunday take-off.
Take-off day to the United States:
SATLLA 1.0 was sent off to the United States.
We will update upon arrival.
What's next with SATLLA?
soon to come:
A weekly blog with all the updates on our already in development SATLLA 2.0
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: