SDR Space Transponder
Region of Tuscany – (POR CREO FESR 2007/2013)
Aurelia microelettronica, Consorzio Pisa Ricerche
Objective of STAR is the development of a TT&C (Telemetry & Telecommand Communication) prototype equipment based on SDR (Software Defined Radio) techniques for use on small satellites (<1000 kg).
The equipment proposed is characterized by:
The RF section can have different configurations in relation to the transmission frequency. In applications of low frequency (VHF) it may consist only of power amplifiers (in transmission) and low noise (receiving) and antennas with related protection filter.
The project makes use a synthesizable VHDL processor LEON3.