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Development of VHF (240–270 MHz) antennas for SoOp (signal of opportunity) receiver for 6U Cubesat platforms

A. T. Joseph, M. Deshpande, P. E. O'Neill, L. Miles
2016 2016 Progress in Electromagnetic Research Symposium (PIERS)  
of opportunity (SoOp) remote sensing over the 240-270 MHz frequency band.  ...  Objectives (1) To develop and test a deployable VHF (240-270 MHz) antenna technology for SoOp receivers for 6U Cubesat platforms; (2) to perform measurement of SM and RZSM using the proposed antennas deployed  ...  The proposed technology will help the maturation of a mission concept of a constellation of spaceborne Cubesats in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) (shown in Figure 1 ) for remote sensing of SM and RZSM using the  ... 
doi:10.1109/piers.2016.7735037 fatcat:zyb34mknmvaexavubm2b2xpccu

Issue Small Satellites

Steven Gao, Martin N. Sweeting, Shinichi Nakasuka, Simon Peter Worden
2018 Proceedings of the IEEE  
control thruster, advanced antennas for wireless systems, radar technology, advanced energy storage systems, robotics and autonomous system (RAS) technologies, satellite formation flying, onboard processing  ...  This is followed by a look at the future technology trends that small satellites can exploit-both in Earth orbit and for exploration of the solar system.  ...  He developed and launched the world first CubeSat ªXI-IVº in 2003, and since then has successfully launched eight micro/nano/picosatellites for Earth observation, communication, and deep space missions  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2018.2805267 fatcat:j5gggjm72nf6jl6mnlhboxei5e

CubeSats in Hydrology: Ultrahigh-Resolution Insights Into Vegetation Dynamics and Terrestrial Evaporation

M. F. McCabe, B. Aragon, R. Houborg, J. Mascaro
2017 Water Resources Research  
CubeSat systems have the potential to revolutionize earth observation and advance hydrological remote sensingCubeSats offer improved spatiotemporal insights, providing ultra-high resolution and near  ...  daily global revisit times  We present the highest resolution estimates of evaporation ever retrieved from space, and the first LAI from CubeSat data  ...  Acknowledgments Research reported in this publication was supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).  ... 
doi:10.1002/2017wr022240 fatcat:aiepi5ycrjew7hhmjywqegykom

The Miniaturization Revolution in Earth Observing

Graeme Stephens, Antony Freeman, Erik Richard, Peter Pilewskie, Philip Larkin, Clara Chew, Simone Tanelli, Shannon Brown, Derek Posselt, Eva Peral
2020 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
CYGNSS winds at speeds up to 15 m s -1 compare well both to other remote-sensing measurements and in situ data.  ...  Radar altimeters RainCube. Until recently, radars have typically been considered too large and heavy and as requiring too much power for small satellite platforms.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-19-0146.a fatcat:v2ybxkr2dbb6bpu552umhucd4a

Activities of the GRSS University of Michigan Student Chapter [Chapters]

Tianlin Wang, David Mayers
2020 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Magazine  
and remote sensing community.  ...  IEEE GRSS WORKSHOP ON MICROWAVE REMOTE SENSING The Chapter hosted a workshop on microwave remote sensing on Saturday, 23 November 2019.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mgrs.2020.2970825 fatcat:fogfjuzbejgmjoic2m7bh7kxum

Sensor web technology challenges and advancements for the earth science decadal survey era

Charles D. Norton, Karen Moe
2011 2011 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium  
This includes hardware and software technology advances for in-situ and in-space measurements.  ...  This paper examines the Earth science decadal survey era and the role ESTO developed sensor web technologies can contribute to the scientific observations.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks to the ESTO investigators for their research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/igarss.2011.6050091 dblp:conf/igarss/NortonM11 fatcat:m4txl643pnbmffl4gf5e3fj7ru

A survey and assessment of the capabilities of Cubesats for Earth observation

Daniel Selva, David Krejci
2012 Acta Astronautica  
In less than a decade, Cubesats have evolved from purely educational tools to a standard platform for technology demonstration and scientific instrumentation.  ...  A thorough review of Cubesat bus technology capabilities is performed, identifying potential limitations and their implications on 17 different Earth observation payload technologies.  ...  The authors would like to express their gratitude for the support of this project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.12.014 fatcat:ho3a466vdvashadobbbgz43tqq

Small satellites beyond boundaries

P. Tortora
2020 CEAS Space Journal  
technology demonstration platforms.  ...  The last paper by Kuiper et al. presents an ADCS system design tailored for 6U CubeSats for Earth observation.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12567-020-00336-2 fatcat:qggytvvnmzcyrahqn2ajc52opq

New opportunities offered by Cubesats for space research in Latin America: The SUCHAI project case

M.A. Diaz, J.C. Zagal, C. Falcon, M. Stepanova, J.A. Valdivia, M. Martinez-Ledesma, J. Diaz-Peña, F.R. Jaramillo, N. Romanova, E. Pacheco, M. Milla, M. Orchard (+2 others)
2016 Advances in Space Research  
During the last decade, a very small-standardized satellite, the Cubesat, emerged as a low-cost fast-development tool for space and technology research.  ...  Although its genesis is related to education, the change in paradigm presented by this satellite platform has motivated several countries, institutions, and companies to invest in a variety of technologies  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank to Topical Editor Peggy Ann Shea and the two anonymous referees for their help in evaluating and improving this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.asr.2016.06.012 fatcat:qhg4r4mee5f6rkrslmmb5jqlke

The future of Earth observation in hydrology

Matthew F. McCabe, Matthew Rodell, Douglas E. Alsdorf, Diego G. Miralles, Remko Uijlenhoet, Wolfgang Wagner, Arko Lucieer, Rasmus Houborg, Niko E. C. Verhoest, Trenton E. Franz, Jiancheng Shi, Huilin Gao (+1 others)
2017 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences  
Such global access will enable real-time collection of data from billions of smartphones or from remote research platforms.  ...  by CubeSats, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and smartphone technologies that are being embraced by both for-profit companies and individual researchers.  ...  Now, this multi-sensor capability is already available for UAV platforms, providing unprecedented information for remote sensing applications.  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-21-3879-2017 pmid:30233123 pmcid:PMC6140349 fatcat:woeidzemrbbohao3r5tug37x4a

The Future of Earth Observation in Hydrology

Matthew F. McCabe, Matthew Rodell, Douglas E. Alsdorf, Diego G. Miralles, Remko Uijlenhoet, Wolfgang Wagner, Arko Lucieer, Rasmus Houborg, Niko E. C. Verhoest, Trenton E. Franz, Jiancheng Shi, Huilin Gao (+1 others)
2017 Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions  
Such global access will enable real-time collection of data from billions of smartphones or from remote research platforms.  ...  In just the past five years, the field of Earth observation has evolved from the relatively staid approaches of government space agencies into a plethora of sensing opportunities afforded by CubeSats,  ...  Now, this multi-sensor capability is already available for UAV platforms, providing unprecedented information for remote sensing applications.  ... 
doi:10.5194/hess-2017-54 fatcat:c7wtq6ytjnfzhppbcetvzz7dk4

Advanced Antennas for Small Satellites

Steven Gao, Yahya Rahmat-Samii, Richard E. Hodges, Xue-Xia Yang
2018 Proceedings of the IEEE  
This paper presents a review of recent development in advanced antennas for small satellites (MiniSat, MicroSat, NanoSat, CubeSat, etc.).  ...  performance of all the wireless systems including telemetry, tracking and control, high-speed data downlink, navigation, intersatellite communications, intrasatellite communications, wireless power transfer, radars  ...  Rahmat-Samii would like to thank the JPL CubeSat team, Tendeg, LLC, and his students V. Manohar and J. Kovitz for fruitful collaboration.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2018.2804664 fatcat:pjsbgm6tbbh6jgjdalbnyiqwxu

RainCube: the first ever radar measurements from a CubeSat in space

Eva Peral, Simone Tanelli, Shannon Statham, Shivani Joshi, Travis Imken, Douglas Price, Jonathan Sauder, Nacer Chahat, Austin Williams
2019 Journal of Applied Remote Sensing  
RainCube (Radar in a CubeSat) is a technology demonstration mission to enable Ka-band precipitation radar technologies on a low-cost, quick-turnaround platform.  ...  The 6U CubeSat, currently in orbit, features a radar payload built by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a spacecraft bus and operations provided by Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems.  ...  Acknowledgments The research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.jrs.13.032504 fatcat:cu267fwnanhzppru4ftd7qf34e

Utility and constraints of PocketQubes

J. Bouwmeester, S. Radu, M. S. Uludag, N. Chronas, S. Speretta, A. Menicucci, E. K. A. Gill
2020 CEAS Space Journal  
Still, they can act as low-cost training and technology demonstration platforms.  ...  To make PocketQubes an attractive platform for other types of missions, not only the launch cost, but also the development, production and operations cost should be significantly lower than CubeSats.  ...  As there are already many CubeSat developers active in the field of Earth imagery and plans are being developed for large constellation for Earth observation, using PocketQubes only makes sense for those  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12567-020-00300-0 fatcat:wowo7afsuvehvkykso3xoqf3ni

Space Debris Removal Mechanism Using CubeSat with Gun Shot Facilities

Shankar Bhattarai, Jie-Rou Shang
2018 American Journal of Applied Sciences  
In this research, a new concept to remove small space junks of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is proposed which functions by using CubeSat with Gunshot equipment.  ...  CubeSat is loaded five bullets of 0.1 kg with strong thruster gunshot technology and after the first shot, reaction force will help to change the orbit of the satellite to find out the second space debris  ...  The rest are split roughly equally between navigation, military surveillance, Earth observation and remote sensing, astrophysics and space physics and Earth science and meteorology (Wheeler, 2007) .  ... 
doi:10.3844/ajassp.2018.456.463 fatcat:fqmaq6c56bb45np7jxbond4ype
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