Typical Ground Station

GOLIAT's ground infrastructure includes two ground station operating in both the UHF band S band. The equipment of the two ground stations includes antennas, rotators, amplifiers, modems, transceivers and the computer control software.

 

UHF radio station

Antenna

Two UHF (70 cm) coupled Hygain antennas having 14 dB gain each

Rotators

Yaesu G5500: azimuth (00-4500) and elevation (00-1800) control

Yaesu GS-232B interface

Radio

SP-7000 LNA, Icom IC-910H

Modem

Kamtronics Kam-XL, Software modem

Computer

Running the tracking software, rotators control, radio command (Doppler shift compensation) and data recording software.

 

 

 

2.4 GHz radio station

Antenna

4 m parabolic dish

Rotators

Azimuth and elevation rotators

Radio

MHX-2400 module

Amplifier

Modem

Computer

Running the tracking, rotators control and data recording software. (The Doppler shift is automatically adjusted by the transceiver.)

 
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