Ground system design for receiver-end rf communication in amateur band

Bhagath Singh Cheela, Nirav Annavarapu, Srinivasan N. Shalini, Paliwal Pranjal, Alakh Sethi, Varun Thakurta, Kshitij Sandeep Sadasivan, Hosangadi Raunak

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This paper describes the architecture of the Parikshit Student Satellite Ground Station, along with the components used for its implementation. It shows the design considerations and implementation of a robust signal conditioning scheme within a weatherproof enclosure box for receiver end RF systems operating in Very High Frequency (VHF) and Ultra High Frequency (UHF) bands. The signal conditioning system can be used in satellite ground stations and amateur radio stations, with little, to almost no maintenance. It allows both uplink and downlink operation in the VHF band and downlink operation only in the UHF band. This paper also describes the design of a point of load (POL) power supply unit which is placed inside the enclosure box to supply regulated and filtered DC voltages to the active devices as a measure against the cable voltage drop and the interference in the power supply line.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781509016136
Publication statusPublished - 07-06-2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2017 - Big Sky, United States
Duration: 04-03-201711-03-2017


Conference2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, AERO 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBig Sky

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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