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RFTSat: Radio Frequency Tag CubeSat

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Engineering

Abstract

Two teams of Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) undergraduate engineering students have been nationally selected to design and fly two CubeSat research missions in orbit around the Earth. RFTSat (Radio Frequency Tag Satellite) is a 3U CubeSat mission that will demonstrate the use of backscatter communication and radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting to collect data from sensors integrated into RF tags. Such passive sensors require no external power and could be used to provide in-orbit monitoring of a spacecraft’s structural health or in situ measurement of a communication antenna’s beam pattern.

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Poster #Th64

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RFTSat: Radio Frequency Tag CubeSat

Two teams of Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) undergraduate engineering students have been nationally selected to design and fly two CubeSat research missions in orbit around the Earth. RFTSat (Radio Frequency Tag Satellite) is a 3U CubeSat mission that will demonstrate the use of backscatter communication and radio frequency (RF) energy harvesting to collect data from sensors integrated into RF tags. Such passive sensors require no external power and could be used to provide in-orbit monitoring of a spacecraft’s structural health or in situ measurement of a communication antenna’s beam pattern.