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.Retrieved Februray 01, 2008, from http://www.rfparts.com/module_sau-sav.html [ 17] RF Parts Company. ... Retrieved April 4, 2008, from http://spacequest.com/ product.php  Symek, GmbH (2007) Hardware-User-Manual for the 16 bit High anbsp;...
|Title||:||Communications Systems Engineering for the Drag and Atmospheric Neutral Density Explorer|
|Author||:||Diana C. Loucks|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|