Publication Details

F. EM M. Tubbal, A. Alkaseh & A. Elarabi, "Telemetry, tracking and command subsystem for LibyaSat-1," in 2015 9th International Conference on Telecommunication Systems Services and Applications (TSSA), 2015, pp. 1-6.


In this paper we present the design and the analysis of Telemetry, Tracking and Command Subsystem (TT&CS) for Libyan imaging mini-satellite (LibyaSat-1). This subsystem is the brain and the operating system of any satellite or spacecraft as it performs three important functions; tracking mini-satellite position, monitoring mini-satellite health and status and processing received and transmitted data. Moreover, the uplink and downlink budgets for s-band and x-band antennas are presented. We also designed s-band C-shaped patch antenna for command receiver (2.039 GHz). Electromagnetic simulation was performed to this antenna High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS). Our results show that the s-band C-shaped patch antenna achieves high gain of 6.45 dB and wide bandwidth; i.e., 1500 MHz. The achieved simulated return loss is -19.6 dB at a resonant frequency of 2.039 GHz.



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