Whether you are an established satellite operator or you just joined the space game - yet to launch a satellite, looking for ground solution options? We’ve got you covered!
Whatever the size of your enterprise, you should be aware of this cost-effective software-based ground solution. Low-cost software defined radios and demodulators, combined with parallel processing powers of modern computers are arriving to the market and are planning to stay.
How can you harness this power?
1. You can use it as a separate telemetry management application
Blink delivers unprecedented ad hoc data management and analysis capabilities during ground station verification and validation, satellite construction or after transmission issues appear during operations.
The tool works on-site or off-site, on a server or a laptop. Operators can query, filter, convert and analyze data once it is acquired, making data management much easier. Identifying files, finding key stream sections, generating detailed reports, displaying raw content for extremely low-level analysis - operators won’t know how they managed to work without it before. When extreme performance is combined with intelligent heuristics, operators will find they get work done without having to specify every single detail of what they want to do with the data - that's what this tool is used for.
2. You can use it for nominal data acquisition, on top of a conventional hardware demodulator or software-defined radio demodulator
Blink makes it possible to substitute much more expensive technology with the goal of reducing ground station costs otherwise based on expensive hardware solutions.
Hardware-based solutions are often licensed per “module”. Instead of paying a premium for certain hardware modules, clients can replace them with our less expensive and much more flexible software solution. Blink simply reads partially processed input as produced by the modem, performs any required downstream processing and produces expected value-added output.
This approach can be taken to the extreme using very “thin”, Software Defined Radio (SDR) or similar hardware to handle raw analogue-to-digital conversion, leaving 90% of the work to software.