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Design of a terminal node controller hardware for CubeSat tracking applications

Ahmad, Yasser Asrul and Nazim, NJ and Yuhaniz, SS (2016) Design of a terminal node controller hardware for CubeSat tracking applications. In: 6th Innovation in Aerospace Engineering and Technology (AEROTECH 2016), 8th-9th November 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

CubeSats enable low-cost experiment and missions to be performed by universities and research institution in space. CubeSats for research are mainly using UHF and VHF communications for its tracking and telemetry applications. The current practice of a CubeSat communications is to modify radio amateur’s Terminal Node Controller (TNC) to enable data to be received in the ground station. The objective of this research is to design a hardware specifically used as a TNC for CubeSat tracking applications. A TNC is developed as an interface to the terminal and to serve as data packetization platform. The modem is integrated with a microcontroller unit (MCU) and an audio amplifier to enable in audio signals to be smoothened, amplified and interfaced with the radio. The modem, MCU, and audio amplifier circuitry are designed and integrated to form a TNC platform suitable for CubeSat communications.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 7339/53344
Uncontrolled Keywords: terminal node controller, TNC, CubeSat
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Depositing User: Yasser Asrul Ahmad
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2016 10:07
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2017 04:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53344

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