On-Board Processing for Advanced Tactical Satellite Communications

Project Description

The project is identifying and developing technology for advanced tactical satellite communications as a long-term option to replace or augment current high mobility satellite communications services. The project proposes the use of Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology and On-Board Processing (OBP) of the communications waveform in space. So-called “regenerative payloads” offer significant performance benefits compared to “bent-pipe” payloads.

Project Funding

DST Group, Airbus

Project members

Prof. Stehen Hanly

Prof. Iain Collings

Dr. Hazer Inalketin

Philip Whiting

Swaroop Gopalam