UiTM amateur satellite ground station: installation and performance / S. N. Mohamad Rahim … [et al.]

Mohamad Rahim, S. N. and Azami, M. H. and Hamidi, Z. S. and Ab Rahim, S. A. Enche and Jusoh, M. H. (2019) UiTM amateur satellite ground station: installation and performance / S. N. Mohamad Rahim … [et al.]. Journal of Electrical and Electronic Systems Research (JEESR), 15. pp. 66-74. ISSN 1985-5389

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This paper describes the installation of UiTM's Ground Station. UiTM’s ground station is a part of BIRDS Ground Station Networks, established to support BIRDS-2 nanosatellite's monitoring. The ground station has been installed with two (2) Yagi antennas which operate in Amateur bands respectively at very-high-frequency (VHF) at 144 MHz - 148 MHz ranges and ultra-high-frequency (UHF) at 430 MHz - 438 MHz ranges. Additionally, a KX-137 antenna, which functions as the APT receiving system also has been installed. As a precaution, a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) testing was conducted at the perimeter of the ground station to identify the interference sources available within the range of 1 – 2000 MHz. The installation completed and tested with several satellites to ensure the functionality of the station system (amateur radio frequency satellite for Yagi antenna and NOAA satellite for KX-137 antenna). As a result, the hardware and software the ground station system are confirmed to be working as expected with the successful reception of satellite signal from NOAA, UiTMSAT-1 and other satellites.

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Mohamad Rahim, S. N.
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Azami, M. H.
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Hamidi, Z. S.
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Ab Rahim, S. A. Enche
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Jusoh, M. H.
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Applications of electric power
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Electrical and Electronic Systems Research (JEESR)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Electrical and Electronic Systems Research (JEESR)
ISSN: 1985-5389
Volume: 15
Page Range: pp. 66-74
Official URL: https://jeesr.uitm.edu.my
Item ID: 48861
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ground station, radio frequency scanning, hardware
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/48861

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