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Educational Satellite Tracking Station

Sebastião, P. ; Cercas, F.

Educational Satellite Tracking Station, Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. --, pp. -- - --, September, 2015.

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This article describes the setup of a new satellite communications station to help students in this research area. The station covers the VHF, UHF and Ku bands, it has transmitting and receiving capability in some bands, as well as motorized antennas which is an essential feature to track satellites in some orbits. This facility is a valuable tool for researchers and can be available worldwide since the station can also be accessed remotely and it can store and share all types of data received. This paper describes the main features and functionality of the station, as well as some data collected with it, namely meteorological images and telemetry signals.