№2, 2022


Mehman. Hasanov, Nadir A. Atayev

The Nano-Satellite and its component CubeSat platforms, with their technical functionality, are an important part of the scientific, commercial, and military application of the space sector. It is important to conduct research and development processes to improve communication and information exchange subsystems based on existing subsystems in order to meet the main technical aspects of CubeSat platforms. While the radio frequency (RF) communication, which is widely used in existing CubeSat satellite platforms, tries to transmit the daily increasing amount of information through the high-frequency band, challenges such as existing license fragmentation, sources of atmospheric obstruction, and the energy and size requirements of the transmitter and receiver systems hinder this process. As a solution, the application of optical communication (OC) networks, which are widely used in terrestrial systems, in space can be shown. The OC systems used in CubeSat satellite platforms are investigated along the topic developed in this regard, and the operating software algorithms of Nano Satellite subsystems with laser beam control and active transponder system, which include the advantages of this technology, are studied (pp.61-68).

Keywords: Nano Satellite, CubeSat, Platform, SDR, Laser, Radiofrequency, Optical Communication
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