[amsat-bb] Re: A0 40 replacement

Bryce Salmi bstguitarist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 08:31:04 PDT 2013

Yea but increasing frequency helps with that. With directional antennas the satellite would need attitude control which would benefit greatly from miniaturization. For the most part, miniaturization would come from incorporating systems on chips. Most op amps and microcontrollers are much smaller than their packages so including those systems on a single die in a single package are capable of massive savings in space. This is what made smart phones even possible .

Gus <8p6sm at anjo.com> wrote:
>On 09/04/2013 02:26 AM, Brenton Salmi wrote:
>> Let's put it in another possible context:
>> Create an extremely dense and reliable LEO platform in cube-sat form
>> weigh's a fraction of AO-40's weight using today's high-density
>> components/systems and create a reliable and feature rich HEO
>The only problem with this, is that certain components can't be 
>miniaturized.  Example: Antennas.  And HEO satellites need more 
>sophisticated antennas.
>Pity the cube-sat idea didn't finish up with a ten INCH cube...
>73, de Gus 8P6SM
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