SatComms Lab

The Satcomms lab provides individuals and companies with the ability to develop and test satellite-based technologies across a range of different satellite hardware. Situated on the roof of Catapult is an antenna farm that feeds back into the lab environment.

The lab consists of eight workstations that connect to the antennas and allow for various configurations to be set up and tested.

Hardware available includes:

  • Sailor Fleetband 250
  • Sailor 6080A
  • Intellian FB250
  • Thrane &Thrane  Explorer 300
  • Thrane &Thrane  Explorer 500
  • Thrane &Thrane  Explorer  700
  • Hughes 9202
  • Hughes 9350-C10
  • JRC251
  • Iridium Pilot
  • Skywave IDP690
  • Avanti

Workstations comprise of:

  • I7-3740QM Mobile Processor, running windows 7 pro 64bit with 1Tb hard drives and 16GB ram
  • HP ZR30w 30 inch LCD Monitors

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