Polaris ADS-B Receiver

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.

Features

Key Parameters

ParameterSpecification
Frequency band1090 MHz
ADS-B message typesDF 17 & 18
Sensitivity-102 dBm (80% reception rate)
Noise figure<2 dB
Maximum message rate8333 messages/second
Frame store capacity1048576 frames
Input voltage4.5 - 40 V
Typical power consumption1500 mW (5 V input, 25℃)
Operating temperature-40℃ to +85℃
CAN-busUp to 1 Mbit/s
RS-422Full duplex, up to 3 Mbit/s
EthernetFull duplex, 100 Mbit/s
Primary storage128 MB NOR-flash
Secondary storage1 GB SLC SD card
Dimensions93.0 x 87.2 x 12.5 mm
Mass185 g

Qualification status

ParameterSpecification
Thermal soak-40 to +85℃
Vibration testing14.1 Grms
TID20 krad(Si) board level

Additional resources

Customization

Custom hardware and software requests can often be accommodated. Please see the R&D section


Standard lead time: 8 weeks
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