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JU One Spark Project #10: My Cube Satellite.com

My Cube Satellite.com is a non-tracking Quadrifilar Helix Antenna (QHA) developed by Helical Communication Technologies Inc facilitates a low-cost and an easier mode of capturing small satellite information in a circular polarized manner. This state-of-the-art hardware captures data from amateur radio “cube” and “pico” satellites in both the data packet form and the audible recordings. Combined with the robust and powerful signal processing software, this setup is able to receive multiple simultaneous signals from various satellites. The software scans for signals in the given frequency range (435-438mhz).
Divided into two parts, tracking beacons and data signals. The initial stage of the project is to recognize tracking beacons within the designated Mhz range and identify the satellite via its tracking beacon or downlink frequency and publish the information realtime on twitter with a timestamp. The Secondary phase focuses on a demodulation program for multiple satellites overpassing one ground station. The demodulation process focuses over an area of the signal with special digital radios, most likely using three to four radios per ground station to receive packets over a certain frequency range within the 435-438 Mhz range.

During the demodulation and receiving process should the first receiver undergo packet retrieval, the secondary and tertiary signal receivers remain busy scanning the designated frequency range in search of alternative incoming satellite transmissions. Post receiving the data packets and/or audible information signal, the receiver breaks off from demodulation and logs the received transmission in a database for signal identification and information storage based on it’s specific frequency. This ground station can easily be duplicated by being placed in multiple locations outside the existing circular polarization area of the other ground stations. In addition, a system of interlocking ground stations can be designed to cover as much spatial territory as possible. Any demodulated signals received from a secondary or tertiary station is digitally uploaded to a cloud based server where it is identified and classified via it’s location and time it’s signal was received. Which would assist in locating the actual orbit of the satellite due to the possible effects of space weather.
Overall, this categorization allows for a consumer friendly website (MyCubeSat.com) that would allow users access to all stored data from the compiled information logs on the cloud server. The program allows users to query the website based on: AX.25 protocol designation, time, date, location and frequency of received transmission.

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Tell us about your team and your goals for this project

We love building products and our goals are to ensure customers and clients receive the best quality items at the lowest price. And we build our products in America!

What sets your Project apart from what is currently available?

No other system can quickly and cheaper deliver information from small satellites to consumers in a user friendly way as this process does

Why are you and your team the best people on the planet to handle this Project?

Our team has created products before and have worked over the past 6 months to bring My Cube Sat.com to life! We have already purchased the developed the software and are only asking for money to fulfill the hardware stage of the project.