Small-Satellite Test & Measurement Challenges
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Thousands of satellites will be launched over the next decade to provide global internet coverage, mobile telecommunications, Earth-Observation analytics and space-based IoT for real-time monitoring of assets. Key test and measurement challenges occur throughout the RF signal chain, e.g. how to characterize the microwave performance of antennas, how to measure group delay with unknown or unstable local oscillators, TVAC drifts, how to measure long-distance phase linearity and is your RF test equipment fit-for-purpose to deliver high-throughput digital payloads containing broadband ADCs/DACs?
A key challenge for manufacturers of small satellites is to design, test and deliver low-cost spacecraft to meet operators' price-points and aggressive time-to-market schedules. OEMs seek an affordable test solution to confirm functionality efficiently which this webinar will address.
Dr. Rajan Bedi is the CEO and Founder of Spacechips, an SME which designs and builds advanced, ultra high-throughput, on-board processing payloads and transponder products for telecommunication, Earth-Observation, internet and M2M/IoT satellites. Spacechips also offers space-electronics design-consultancy, technical-marketing, business intelligence and training services to the global space industry. Spacechips has delivered over 100 projects to 70 clients in 23 countries and won New Company of 2017 and High-Reliability Product of 2016, 2017 and 2018 (www.spacechips.co.uk). Dr. Bedi is also the author of Out-of-this-World-Design, the award-winning blog on Space Electronics.