From the recent study, scientists from the USA and Korea have moved the satellite world a few steps forward. Why not, after a university team from Pusan National University came up with an antenna design that is useful for CubeSat nanosatellites. This design uses state-of-the-art communication instruments such as the 6G Communication systems. The study follows CubeSat satellites after research with an inspiration to create a low-cost satellite that still performs its purpose. And with the latest innovative design, the minisatellite can solve the communication dispute by creating an excellent communication system.
These researchers blended different theoretical facts. Some of the fields include origami theory, antenna array principles, and mechanical dynamics. From various studies and research, the team came up with a lightweight, reconfigurable antenna of a CubeSat with different operation modes. Experts claim that this work will put the CubeSat in a new and better era.
Since the study of space came to life in the 1950s, many things have become better, with the latest things creating better opportunities and making life easier. Modern telecommunications systems are one of the techniques that rely entirely on satellites for signal transmission around the ground. The process is quick and reliable. With these details, users can comfortably relay messages worldwide, watch TV and hold conference meeting with global partners at the comfort of your home.
Communication satellites rely on frequency radio waves for data transmission, and antennas help in the process by acting as a two-way interface. Their central role is to convert the transmitters’ electric current to radio waves. Its vice-versa is also true. From the details, you can tell antennas are the core of good communication, and without them, satellites are useless instruments.
However, despite the intelligent innovation in the satellite world, antennas remain stagnant instruments. And this feature is a limiting factor for the coming generation of 6G communication. Engineers have been straining to make antennas to match with the next-generation satellites without compromising their performance. The whole process is challenging and expensive.
Dr. Kim and his team have come up with great antennas for CubeSats. The dimensions are excellent. Not to mention, it is a low-cost product with an exemplary performance. Also, the team went ahead to set up different modes depending on the satellite and its operation.
With the promising future for small satellites, scientists hope to be a source of inspiration for other expects in the nanosatellite antenna technology. Also, the team can improve the results of the next-generation satellites. Origami technology has opened doors for CubeSats shedding light in the communication world.