Electromagnetics and Antennas (EMA) group

ENAC / TELECOM laboratory

TET-X Ground Station

TET-X Antenna

  • Reflector type: Cassegrain
  • Diameter: 3.4 m
  • Bandwidth: 8.0 – 8.4 GHz
  • Aiming speed (2 axes) : 3°/s
  • Aiming accuracy: <0.15°
  • Beamwidth (θ 3dB): 0.7°
  • G/T: >24.5 dB/K
    • @ 15° of elevation
    • @ 8.25 GHz
  • Downconverter: 7533MHz

CORTEX Receiver

  • Demodulator
  • Descrambler
  • Error correction code
  • Filter

Microcontroller

  • Real-time control of the antenna
  • Real-time monitoring
  • GPS-synchronized

Computer

  • HMI for antenna control
    • visualization of antenna state
    • visualization of current/future tasks
    • translation of signals from control center for antenna piloting
  • Selection of missions
  • Processing of received raw
  • Saving of the received data
  • I/O of ENAC via an FTP server