Do you plan to Launch a Satellite into space and need a SatNav Equipment Onboard? Each GPS receiver subsystem requires a High Quality Antenna with low noise, RF filters, high gain and appropriate radiation pattern capturing all available signals from the GPS constellation.
The microPATCH-L1 is a long-term optimised CubeSat GPS Antenna specially designed for modern satellites, CubeSats and majority of University projects, where the satellite development team requires a module with limited size, to be incorporated into already "fully occupied" satellite wall. Note: The module requires to be incorporated into RF conductive panel such as PCB with fully flooded copper plane or aluminum solar panel wall. The conductive surface acts as a groundplane which naturally equalize the antenna radation pattern. Optimal performance is achieved once the microPATCH-L1 is fixed using countersunk screws.
Connect the RF Coaxial cable with DC power from 2.7 to 5.5V and start to receive first signals from GPS constellation with your GPS Receiver in minutes!
Part Number: microPATCH-L1/FM (Flight Model)
Recommended microPATCH-L1 Installation position (depicted for XY sides):
Qty. Unit Price Ext. Price 1: 2290 € 2290 € 3: 2060 € 6180 € 5: 2010 € 10050 € 10+: 1790 € 17900 €
Each GPS receiver is extremelly sensitive to EMI/EMC environment on the satellite. Check that the GPS functionality is not disturbed by the satellite subsystems (Power Supplies, MPPT Controllers, Magnetorquers, Reaction Wheels, transmitters, receivers with local oscillators, all the PWM driven electronics,...) well before the spaceflight. The Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) Test can be performed easily with the fully functional Engineering Model of the antenna anytime during the whole satellite development and testing campaign.
It is also ready to be connected to the Flight Model of the GPS Receiver. Red Remove Before Flight finish will remind you to replace it with the Flight Model of the antenna before the launch.
Part Number: microPATCH-L1/EM (Engineering Model)