39.402 GHz Satellite Beacon Receiver

Project Details


A satellite beacon receiver is designed for research and educational purposes. To provide data to investigate possible weather induced scattering processes, a complex valued dual branch architecture is chosen, operating in the Q-band.
The receiver system is designed with complex valued data recording and flexible sampling rate. A compromise is necessary, between need of large dynamic range (narrow antenna beam width) vs. wish of relative wide antenna illumination of possible scattering clouds. A further challenge is due to data being recorded raw in time domain- while analysis requires frequency domain extraction. This causes excessive data storage and difficult event detection.
Effective start/end date1/11/1630/06/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure


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