AmbaSat Inspired Sensors for Open Source Amateur Radio

AmbaSat provides space enthusiasts with DIY satellite development kit for a sprite class satellite. This satellite currently comes embedded with a LoRaWAN RFM 95 transceiver for transmitting data from the sensors. Our project is to piggyback or upgrade the sensor section with X- band beacon. Link budget analysis provides a communication system designer with very useful information that is required for a successful communication. During this presentation, we will elaborate up on the link budget analysis that will be performed when the satellite uses LORAWAN transceiver. Then, we will conduct the same analysis using the X-band beacon. We shall then compare the results between the two-way communication system listing the pros and cons. Finally, we shall talk a little bit about what we intend to use as a possible X-band beacon for this satellite.