The Satlab Polaris ADS-B is a fully self-contained software-defined radio receiver for 1090 MHz ADS-B messages, with integrated demodulator and storage.
This versatile SDR offers excellent performance given the typical size, weight and power constraints of a CubeSat - or as an additional payload on larger LEO satellites.
The Polaris ADS-B receiver is based on Satlabs second generation SDR platform, based on the in-orbit experience gained from the QubeAIS receiver, which has flown on several missions since 2013.
|Frequency band||1090 MHz|
|ADS-B message types||DF 17 & 18|
|Sensitivity||-102 dBm (80% reception rate)||Noise figure||<2 dB|
|Maximum message rate||8333 messages/second|
|Frame store capacity||1048576 frames|
|Input voltage||4.5 - 40 V|
|Typical power consumption||1500 mW (5 V input, 25℃)|
|Operating temperature||-40℃ to +85℃|
|CAN-bus||Up to 1 Mbit/s|
|RS-422||Full duplex, up to 3 Mbit/s|
|Ethernet||Full duplex, 100 Mbit/s|
|Primary storage||128 MB NOR-flash|
|Secondary storage||1 GB SLC SD card|
|Dimensions||93.0 x 87.2 x 12.5 mm|
|Thermal soak||-40 to +85℃|
|Vibration testing||14.1 Grms|
|TID||20 krad(Si) board level|
Custom hardware and software requests can often be accommodated. Please see the R&D section