The design process for the electrical components began with the analysis of three primary heritage systems and concluded with the selection of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment modified for DANDE's requirements. The combination of the COTS equipment with the optimized quarter-wave shorted patch antennas provide the framework for a down-link data rate of 38, 400 bits per second (bps), and an up-link data rate of 9, 600 bps. Link budget analyses performed for worst-case scenarios periodically throughout the design process indicate positive margin on both the up and down-links. These results indicate that the DANDE Communications subsystem will meet mission requirements throughout the satellite's lifetime.... (2004, April) Leverging COTS hardware for rapid design and development of small satellites at the USAF academy. ... Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http:// spacequest.com/product.php  Symek, GmbH (2007) Hardware-User-Manual for theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Communications Systems Engineering for the Drag and Atmospheric Neutral Density Explorer|
|Author||:||Diana C. Loucks|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|