GNSS Satellite Technology
Under the guidance of engineering professors Dr. Weimin Huang, Dr. Oscar De Dilva and C-CORE's vice-president of remote sensing Desmond Power our team of engineering students will work until launch in 2020 - 2021 to design, build and test a 2U CubeSat space satellite. The satellite will be used to measure thickness of sheet ice, and will be capable of data transmission to a ground station.
The team consists of six main subsystems that span a variety of engineering disciplines. our student members will get to work on technologies that are both cutting edge, and relevant to engineering industries.
Radio technology to communicate commands, and retrieve information from the satellite
Battery and solar technologies to maintain function of all systems
Electromagnetic field technologies to orientate the satellite for both mission control connection, and positioning of payload
Mechanical structure to contain all systems with proper spacing, size, and fixtures
Sensing and imaging technologies for sheet ice research of Atlantic and Arctic waters
Control systems, command and data management and ground control operations
For information about sponsorship, inquiries about research uses, or to get involved with the team contact Desmond Power or Dr. Weimin Huang