Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
3479
Title:
Space Based Tracking of Aircraft on CubeSats
Supervisor:
Ediz Cetin
Research Area:
Algorithms, Hardware design, Embedded Systems
Associated Staff
Assessor:
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
R & D
Programs:
CS CE
Group Suitable:
Yes
Industrial:
No
Pre-requisites:
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Description:
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is a system in which aircraft continually transmit their ID and GPS derived navigational information e.g. precise position. The open access ADS-B signal is used for air traffic control in areas around the world covered by ground stations without the need for radar. There is currently limited coverage across the oceans and in the Arctic, leaving coverage gap for trans-oceanic flights and high-altitude airspace. This gap in the coverage may be alleviated by using space-based ADS-B receivers on CubeSats. This project is concerned with the investigation into and design of prototype Software-Defined-Radio (SDR) CubeSat payload for receiving and decoding ADS-B signals from space. SDR will be initially modeled using Matlab/Simulink then implemented on Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) platform and operation validated via the use of Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) front-end.

References:
[1] Airservices Australia- How ADS-B works. Available at: http://bit.ly/117b69a

[2] Airservices Australia - Upper Airspace mandate 2013. Available at: http://bit.ly/117b1SP
Comments:
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