Satuav

  • Clients: UVigo
  • Time: 2015 - 2015
  • Funding: TACTICA

The aim of SATUAV project is the design and development of a mobile platform system that communicates with a groundstation via a satellite in medium earth orbit (MEO). Thephysical layer of both ends is based on the S-UMTS standard, and was implemented using Software DefinedRadio (SDR) technology.

The mobile terminal was boarded in both an unmanned aerial  vehicle (UAV) and a car for the field trials. The ultimate goal was to test the practical performance of different physical layer adaptive techniques in the return link as well as study the inclusion of the open loop signal to noise ratio (SNR) in the link adaptation algorithms.