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Software Defined Radio Baseband Processing for ESA ESEO Mission

Bartram, P, Bridges, Christopher, Bowman, D and Shirville, G (2017) Software Defined Radio Baseband Processing for ESA ESEO Mission In: 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, 2017-03-04 - 2017-03-11, Montana, USA.

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The European Student Earth Orbiter (ESEO) is a micro-satellite mission to Low Earth Orbit and is being developed, integrated, and tested by European university students as an ESA Education Office project. AMSAT-UK and Surrey Space Centre are contributing to the mission with a transceiver and transponder similar to that of FUNcube-1 with the addition of utilising a Atmel AT32 processor for packet software-redundancy, baseband processing, forward error correction, and packet forming; acting as a step towards software defined radio using low MIPS automotive microprocessors. As on the FUNcube-1 satellite, the telemetry formats and encoding schemes presented utilize a large ground network of receivers on the VHF downlink and conforms to 1200 bps and a new 4800 bps redundant downlink for the rest of the spacecraft. The uplink is on L-band using bespoke partial-CCSDS frames. This paper details the flight software on the engineering and flight models to ESA, and the technical configuration and associated tests of demonstrating the processor load is under for varying operating and sampling modes. In particular, a key contribution will be the details of utilising the Google Test Suite for verification of the SDR functions and FreeRTOS tools to optimize processor load margins to 30% when operating parallelized ADC and DAC, and CAN-open telemetry chains and what memory considerations are needed to ensure stable long-term operations.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Paper)
Subjects : Surrey Space Centre
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Surrey Space Centre
Authors :
Bartram, P
Bowman, D
Shirville, G
Date : 8 June 2017
DOI : 10.1109/AERO.2017.7943952
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Date Deposited : 13 Jan 2017 15:46
Last Modified : 06 Jul 2019 05:16

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