Phase 1

/ Mission Started /

The following ideas are pursued within Phase I of the IEEE MTT-Sat Challenge (in alphabetical order):

  • A Ka-band satellite active phased-array transceiver on a deployable textile membrane and calibration for mechanical deformation error (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • A novel design approach for small satellite communication with a fully integrated telemetry and telecommand unit compliant for CCSDS spacecraft communication (University of Bremen, Germany)
  • Additive manufacturing of small satellite deployable antennas (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA)
  • An SDR based ADS-B receiver with additional configurable RF channels featuring broadband support (BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany)
  • Interplanetary communication CubeSat antenna (University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
  • mmWave gateway and relay CubeSat (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Radiation-hardened RF receiver with on-board performance compensation (Oklahoma State University, USA)
  • Relaying GPS signals to CubeSats for autonomous navigation on surface of moon (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Software controlled mixed remodulation flexciever (Florida State University, USA)
  • Space-based IoT water quality monitoring system for remote data collection (University Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
  • W-band GaN PA with pre-distortion and efficiency enhacement based on GaN DC/DC variable power supply for space applications (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

A description of all accepted proposals can be found in the April’20 issue of the IEEE MTT-S Microwave Magazine (DOI: 10.1109/MMM.2019.2963614).