Date of Award

12-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Departmental Honors

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Jacob Gunther

Second Advisor

Jacob Gunther

Third Advisor

Kristine Miller

Abstract

Software Defined Radios (SDR) are limited by their usable bandwidth, which restricts how quickly they can transmit or receive data. The High Speed CubeSat Radio (HSCR) is capable of transmitting and receiving higher bandwidth signals by combining the bandwidths of several individual SDR transceivers. The HSCR performs phase correction to seamlessly stitch the bandwidths of each individual SDR into a single larger bandwidth.

By increasing the number of SDRs inside the HSCR, the bandwidth of the overall system will increase. This increase in bandwidth is limited only by the speed of the processing unit in working with received or transmitting data.

The system developed in this document is a proof of concept design. It shows that bandwidth combination is feasible and can be performed in real time.

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