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USNA Satellite Lab/Ground Station  Satellite and communications Labs  Satellite Design Projects  Ground Station Ops  Extracurricular Bob Bruninga,

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1 USNA Satellite Lab/Ground Station  Satellite and communications Labs  Satellite Design Projects  Ground Station Ops  Extracurricular Bob Bruninga, Ground Station Engineer April 2006 RAFT & MARScom

2 Satellite Labs  Communications, Links, Antennas  Communications, Receivers, Losses  EPS, Electrical Power System  Signals and Telemetry  Thermal Lab Indoor Outdoor Noise temperature

3 Communications, Links, Antennas Wavelength Antenna Size Types Gain, Beamwidth Link Budget SNR SWR Matching UFO

4 Communications, Receivers, Losses Gain, losses Amps and LNA’s Cable losses Geo-Arc Beamwidth Spectrum Analyzer Downconverters Demod, Decoding UFO

5 EPS Lab Solar Panels I-V curves Distribution Regulation Shadowing RTG demo EPS LABsat Design Lab

6 Telemetry Lab Sensors Circuits Conditioning Engineering conversion Decoding Protocols

7 Thermal Lab Conduction Radiation Absorbtivity Emissivity Insulation Hope to make this LABsat-based this Fall

8 Attitude Control Labs (LABsats) Can demo all but gravity gradient

9 USNA Satellite Lab/Ground Station  Satellite and communications Labs  Satellite Design Projects  Ground Station Ops  Papers & Presentations  Extracurricular Bob Bruninga, Ground Station Engineer USNA SATELLITES

10 Satellite Design Projects  NATSweb– 1 st Sea-Launch ( scrubbed in last week!)  PCsat– Launched 30 Sept 2001  Sapphire-- Launched 30 Sept 2001  PCSAT2– Launched 26 Jul 06 return to flight  ARISS– Launched on Progress Aug 2003  ANDE– Manifest. STS-116  RAFT1– Manifest. STS-116  MARScom– Manifest. STS-116  ParkinsonSAT – Commenced Spring 2006

11 USNA Constellation

12 PCsat, launched 30 Sept 2001 Team: 6 Students, 2 Profs, 1 Engineer Over 2200 mobile Amateur Satellite Users

13 PCsat Mission Data Relay (Situational Awareness) for Mobiles and Handheld radios. GPS tracking and LIVE to WEB

14 Typical PCsat User Station

15 Typical Pass Display

16 Internet Linked Ground Stns pcsat.aprs.org

17 Internet Linked Ground Stns pcsat.aprs.org

18 Internet Linked Data Displays pcsat.aprs.org

19 PCsat “Student Operations”

20 Other Experiments through PCsat  Antarctic WX station  F-16 downed flyer demo (Rome Air Development Center)  Arctic Tracking (trucks up frozen rivers >70º Latitude)  ISS Joint Ops (2 weeks of constellation flying)  USNA Marconi Re-enactment ( St Johns Newfoundland)  2200 other users worldwide

21 Current Status

22 Air & Space Museum Donated April 2004 to Smithsonian For Display At Dulles

23  Very short development time  Simplicity and off the shelf  Educational Project  Usable communications service to Users  Telemetry for Space Environment  Configuration controlled on the ground Bob Bruninga US Naval Academy Satellite Lab Amateur Satellite Service partnering with DOD and ARISS PCSAT2, DOD synergy in the Amateur Satellite Service

24 Passive Experiment Container - PEC 25” square by 6” thick Suitcase Opens to expose samples to space We got back half! DOD MISSE5 Opportunity

25 40 Solar Cell Samples Latest triple junction technology NASA/Glen Solar Experiment

26 The PCSAT2 Student Team

27 Satellite Transponders

28 PCSAT2 on ISS Launch 26 July 2005! EVA-installed 8 days later.

29 PCSAT2 Location Launch 15 May 2005! EVA-install 8 days later.

30 Global Situational Awareness Network

31 Handheld Mobile Typical User Station Encourage Schools and Students to get involved in Space

32 ANDE Satellite Atmospheric Drag USNA Comms Telemetry - Temperature - Attitude - Laser Control Joint Project with NRL Primary Lithium Batteries

33 ANDE Satellite

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35 Awaiting Launch STS-116 Dec 06

36 Stanford Cubesat Projects 50 in construction! AIAA/USU Conference 30% of all papers were related to CUBESATS

37 Simple LABsat TLM/CMD System

38 RAFT Project (two Satellites) RAFT-1 (~PCsat) MARScom NSSS Radar Fence MHz

39 NAVSPASUR Radar Fence

40 RAFT Project (MARScom) UHF AM up HF SSB downlink YP Radios

41 USNA Satellite Lab/Ground Station  Satellite and communications Labs  Satellite Design Projects  Ground Station Ops  Extracurricular Bob Bruninga, Ground Station Engineer PCSAT-1, PCSAT2 12 Meter (AO-40) C/Ku TVRO (NASA TV) Teleconferencing Summer Seminars, Tours AMSAT Tracking

42 PCSAT1/2 Telemetry & Commanding

43 USNA Satellite Lab/Ground Station RS0ISS>PP0PP0,SGATE,qAo: Go Army beat Navy! PCSAT-1>APRS,SGATE,qAo: Go Navy Beat Army! PCSAT2>APRS,SGATE,qAo: Go Navy Beat Army!

44 USNA Satellite Lab/Ground Station  Satellite and communications Labs  Ground Station Ops  Satellite Design Projects  Extracurricular Bob Bruninga, Ground Station Engineer

45 Other Activities Space Day (Air&Space) AMSAT (North America) Marconi 100 th (St Johns) BSA RadioBadge School Mentoring Balloon Tracking

46 AMSAT Operations AO-40 Rescue - PCSAT2

47 USNA Extracurricular Activities Annual Moonbounce Event Football & Boat GPS Tracking, Comms, Imagry, Data, Internet Imagry W3ADO, oldest USNA ECA (1928) Sea Trials


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