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Compact Multi-Protocol Modem, Phase I

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At present, CubeSat and many SmallSat radios are not compatible with CCSDS waveforms - these are the dominant waveforms used by NASA ground stations and international partners. Furthermore, none of the current CubeSat radios have ranging capabilities. With CubeSats being considered for a wide range of missions outside the realm of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) - compatibility with CCSDS waveforms is ultra-important and ranging capability is critical. Innoflight proposes to adopt CCSDS waveform and ranging capabilities that are compatible with NASA's NEN (Near Earth Network), DSN (Deep Space Network), and SN (Space Network) into the single-board CubeSat form factor IF-SDR platform. In addition to waveform adoption - we propose to design on the fly re-configurability of waveforms to support switching between different ground stations and different mission phases. At the end of the Phase II, we will commercialize the most flexible and capable CubeSat radio on the market. More »

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