Software-defined testbed for next generation navigation transponders

Stefano Speretta, Hong Yang Oei, Chris Verhoeven, Dominic Dirkx, Visweswaran Karunanithi, Mark Bentum, Antonio Miraglia, Jeroen Rotteveel, Marco Alvarez, More Authors

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Abstract

This paper presents a software-defined testbed to perform hardware-in-The-loop test of miniaturized coherent transponders. Such a setup has been designed to minimize the access threshold for future users, heavily relying on available open source applications and commercial hardware, targeting future coherent transponders for interplanetary CubeSats. The paper presents the overall architecture of the testbed, a tradeoff to select the most suited development framework and the detailed design of the different blocks. Upcoming interplanetary CubeSat missions that would require a coherent transponder are also presented to highlight the need sof such a system. Software qualification, given the use of third-party software with multiple developers, was also addressed to guarantee performances can be consistent and reliable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTTC 2019 - 8th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728136998
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event8th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications, TTC 2019 - Darmstadt, Germany
Duration: 24 Sep 201927 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameTTC 2019 - 8th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications

Conference

Conference8th ESA International Workshop on Tracking, Telemetry and Command Systems for Space Applications, TTC 2019
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityDarmstadt
Period24/09/1927/09/19

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Keywords

  • Coherent transponder
  • Interplanetary cubesat
  • Sdr
  • Testbed

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