Nanosatellite research center
SATLLA 1.0 - THE SOCIAL SATELLITE
K&CG Lab is a multidisciplinary research laboratory at Ariel University, under the supervision of Prof. Boaz Ben Moshe. Our first satellite was SATLLA-1, a 1U CubeSat, launched from ISS on Dec/2020. Our goal is to make the space accessible to people from all backgrounds and we do so with a DIY approach.
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 works with several new communication modules: LoRa 2.4 GHz, and LoRa 433 MHz.
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
REWRITING THE FUTURE
We don't stop looking for ways to think creatively. We work hard and get resaults
When things are designed strategically...
Less is more.
WE KEEP WORKING
Corona didn't stop us from working towards our goal
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: