Project presenter: Daryl Jones, Airbus Defence and Space
The project explores the outline design of a satellite communications payload with a simple transponder and the spacecraft antennas.
The exercise is to choose suitable configurations to meet the specification, including mass, gain, G/T, EIRP, linearity, and reliability.
Earth station design
Project presenter: David Bookham, Consultant Engineer
The task is to design the complete SHF/IF chains of a Ku-Band Satellite earth station.
A variety of technical specifications of equipment, including antennas, will be provided from which the combination can be selected and the station designed.