Satellite Communication Training Lab Kit

Satellite Communication Training Lab Kit

Satellite Communication Training Lab Kit is a highly configurable and adaptable training and research and development system optimized to implement modern communication technologies. The complete system consists of
Earth Station Transmitting Emulator, Earth Station Receiving Emulator and Satellite Emulator. All three sub-systems consist of Software Programmable Hardware transceiver which allows limitless satellite communication laboratory experiments to be performed on a single setup. Implement existing satellite communication standards using real-world modulation schemes and parameters. Software programmability of the system allows it to be upgraded, making it obsolesce-proof.Study and implement a wide range of communication concepts such as various modulation schemes, including NBFM, WBFM, DBPSK, DQPSK, QAM and custom modulation, packetisation, whitening, scrambling, differential encoding, error correction coding schemes and channel models. Study real-time performance and measurement of parameters such as link budget, packet error rate and other concepts. Learn the use and implementation of telemetry signals.Observe and measure the effect of different antennas and study the characteristics.The entry barrier is lowered to include the under graduate students by providing a graphical programming environment. The burden on faculty is lowered by using courseware designed from simple FM to most complex Modulation techniques. The systems offer high bandwidth and dynamic range.Study Orbital mechanics with a license-free tool. Configure various orbits, launch sites and parameters to implement a realworld system and adapt the system in real-time.

Dish and Helical Antenna

Features:

  • Learn the next generation of Satellite Communication technology with modular approach and complete flexibility in design and operation
  • Based on latest generation of Software Defined Radio technology with complete control over frequency,
    modulation schemes and system design
  • Emulate the functionality and characteristics of Earth Station Transmitter, Satellite Repeater and Earth Station
    Receiver
  • Implement complete signal processing chain for transmission and reception of any kind of data such as
    voice, video, image, file, text messages or any other custom data
  • Complete control over telemetry link
  • Design any analog or digital modulation scheme for implementing data and telemetry links
  • Use modern signal processing algorithms and observe the effect in real-time
  • Modular system allows use of channel coding and error correction coding schemes
  • Flexibility in inserting various real-world parameters such as noise, delay and effect of channel
  • Implement complete end-to-end system using various Digital Video Broadcasting technologies and mimic a
    real satellite system
  • Emulate GPS transmission and Reception by transmitting custom GPS data and decoding at receiver
  • Control Satellite and its various parameters
  • Test remote fault insertion, diagnostics and measure parameters such as Packet Error Rate (PER)
  • Study link characteristics and Performance
  • Study Orbital Mechanics using license-free tools
Hardware Technical Specifications:

Earth Station Transmitter

  • Data Transmit/Uplink Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Telemetry Transmit/Uplink Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Telemetry Receive/Downlink Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Frequency Band Upgradable Upgradable to DC on lower Side and 60 GHz on upper side
  • Wireless transmission and reception Over the air transmission through SMA
  • Signal Capture The IQ Vectors at any part of signal chain. User can process the IQ data
  • Data Modulations supported Any, Custom Modulations possible
  • Transmit Baseband Bandwidth 30 MHz
  • RF Output Power +5 dBm Max., customizable
  • ADC/DAC IQ Sampling Rates Any sampling rate, Max. 40 MSPS
  • TX/RX SMA Impedance 50 Ohm
  • Mode Full Duplex, TDD, FDD
  • Data Type Voice, Video, Chat, File
  • Telemetry Modulations supported Any, Custom Modulations possible
  • Telemetry Link Full Duplex
  • Data Receiver for testing Yes
  • Data Receiver Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz

Satellite Emulator

  • Data Receiver/Uplink Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Data Transmit/Downlink Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Telemetry Transmit/Downlink Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Telemetry Receive/Uplink Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Frequency Band Upgradable Upgradable to DC on lower Side and 60 GHz on upper side
  • Wireless transmission and reception Over the air transmission through SMA
  • Signal Capture The IQ Vectors at any part of signal chain. User can process the IQ data
  • Data Modulations supported Any, Custom Modulations possible
  • Transmit Baseband Bandwidth 30 MHz
  • RF Output Power +5 dBm Max., customizable
  • ADC/DAC IQ Sampling Rates Any sampling rate, Max. 40 MSPS
  • TX/RX SMA Impedance 50 Ohm
  • Mode Full Duplex, TDD, FDD
  • Data Type Voice, Video, Chat, File
  • Telemetry Modulations supported Any, Custom Modulations possible
  • Telemetry Link Full Duplex
  • Data Receiver for testing Yes

Earth Station Receiver

  • Data Receiver/Downlink Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Data Transmit Frequency Range 30 MHz to 12 GHz
  • Frequency Band Upgradable Upgradable to DC on lower Side and 60 GHz on upper side
  • Wireless transmission and reception Over the air reception through SMA
  • Signal Capture The IQ Vectors at any part of signal chain. User can process the IQ data
  • Data Modulations supported Any, Custom Modulations possible
  • Transmit Baseband Bandwidth 30 MHz
  • RF Output Power +5 dBm Max., customizable
  • ADC/DAC IQ Sampling Rates Any sampling rate, Max. 40 MSPS
  • TX/RX SMA Impedance 50 Ohm
  • Mode Full Duplex, TDD, FDD
  • Data Type Voice, Video, Chat, File

Antennas

  • Directional LPDA 0.4-6 GHz X3,Omni Directional Dipole 0.4-6 GHz X3,High-gain Dish X2 ,Circularly-polarized Helix X2,Vivaldi X 4

Shipping List :Deliverable Earth Station Transmitter, Satellite Emulator, Earth Station Receiver,Antennas X10, SMA-SMA Cables X 6 pcs, Attenuator 20dB X 3pcs,Orbital Mechanics Software License-free operation

Scope of Experimentation
  • Implement Satellite Earth Station with complete control over signal processing chain and telemetry link
  • Implementing On-air Transmission and Reception using Digital Modulation and Demodulation techniques like
    NBFM, WBFM ASK, FSK, BPSK, DBPSK, MSK, GMSK, DQPSK, QPSK,OQPSK, pi/4QPSK, 8PSK,16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM,CPFSK, GFSK, and other variants
  • Spread spectrum techniques like CSS, DSSS, FHSS,THSS
  • Study the performance of satellite communication link in presence of:Analog Channel Models like Noise (Uniform, Linear,Laplacian, Gaussian, Phase noise),Interference (Cross talk, Co-channel, Inter symbol),
    Distortion (Inter modulation),Frequency response (Attenuation & phase shift),Group delay, Propagation Doppler shift,Fading modeling slow, fast, selective/dispersive,Multipath, Rayleigh, Rician)
  • Implement Channel Coding & Decoding such as- Convolutional, Viterbi, Trellis
  • Channel performance measurements such as:Spectral bandwidth, Symbol Rate, Bit Rate,Channel Capacity, Channel Utilization Signal to Noise ratio, Bit Error Rate BER, Latency, Jitter
  • Visualize the data using Constellation diagram,Oscilloscope, Spectrum Analyzer, Waterfall display • Emulate Satellite with complete uplink and downlink characteristics. Implement complete signal processing
    chain and telemetry link
  • Implement Satellite Receiver with custom algorithms
  • Transmit telemetry data and control the satellite from earth station
  • Receive various types of data from Earth station including Voice, Video, Chat and File
  • Study the block level implementation of commercialDigital Video Broadcasting(DVB) system. Implement endto-
    end video transmission link over DVB
  • Simulate GPS satellites by generating and transmitting custom GPS data and receive and decode the data at the earth station.

DVB- Webcam Capture

DVB- Time Overlay over Video

GPS Trajectory Simulation

Constellation Diagram

Waterfall Display

Area & scope of experiments
  • On air link for Voice, Data, Video.
  • To setup UPLINK, DOWN LINK and functioning of transponder of a satellite.
  • To measure the baseband analog signal parameters.
  • To study the functionality of a satellite MODEM.
  • To study the phenomenon of Linear polarization.
  • To measure the C/N ratio.
  • To measure the S/N ratio.
  • To study the effect of fading and measure the fading margin of a received signal.
  • To measure the digital baseband signal parameters.
  • To setup a USB satellite communication link.
  • To calculate Bit Error Rate in a satcom link.
  • To measure the Propagation Delay of signal.
  • To measure pathloss.
  • To study noise.
  • To send telecommand and receive the telemetry Data.
List of Experiments
  • Design and Implement a complete real-time SATCOM link using Analog Modulation schemes such as NBFM and WBFM
  • Design and Implement a complete real-time SATCOM link using Digital Modulation schemes such as DBPSK, DQPSK, D8PSK, BPSK, QPSK, 8PSK
  • Design and implement an Audio transmission and reception SATCOM system using various codes such as g721 codec and Frequency Modulation in realtime over a SATCOM link.
  • Video transmission and reception using various modulation schemes with complete encoding and decoding in real-time over a SATCOM link.
  • Design and implement a complete RF system using Digital Video Broadcasting(DVB) for audio and video transmission and reception over a SATCOM link
  • Design and implement a system to practically demonstrate and understand the concept of frequency offset correction, matched filtering and timing synchronization and phase offset correction modern communication system over a SATCOM
  • Design and implement a complete system to transmit and receive a Pseudo Random Sequence over a SATCOM link
  • Design and implement a complete system to transmit and receive data via TCP/IP over a SATCOM using different modulation schemes
  • Design and implement a complete system to understand and demonstrate the concept of Equalizers and Forward Error Correction(FEC) in a communication system
  • Design and Implement a complete real-time SATCOM link in the presence of different channel conditions
  • Design and implement a real-time system for Packet Error Measurement(PER) Measurement over a SATCOM link.
  • Design and implement a real-time system using Spread Spectrum over a SATCOM link
  • Design and implement a real-time system for measurement of Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) over a SATCOM link.
  • And Many More….

Shipping List

No.List Of Items Supplied In Satellite Communication Lab
Qty.
1Satellite Receiver With Mains Lead1
2Satellite Transmitter With Mains Lead1
3Satellite Link Emulator With Mains Lead, Extender Rods1
4Monitor + Power Adapter1
5Camera1
65.8 Ghz Parabolic Antenna4
75.8 Ghz Patch Antenna2
8BNC-BNC Lead4
9Experimental Manual1
10PC USB Cable For Receiver & Transmitter2
11BNC Tee Connector1
12Serial Communication Software CD+ E- Manual Installation Video1
13Screws Set (M3 X 6) & Screw Driver1
14SMA(M)-SMA(M) Rg316 Small Cable For Pin Modulator/Attenuator Module1
15SMA(M)-BNC Rg174 Lead For Pin Modulator/Attenuator Module1
16Pin Modulator/Attenuator Module1

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