Telemetry & Telecommand Baseband Equipment

Antwerp Space’s Integrated BaseBand system (IBB) is a key component in ground stations for satellite Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TT&C). The IBB ensures reliable and flexible communication between the Satellite Control Centre (SCC) and - via the station RF section - the satellite.


The main features are:

  • Supports multiple TM/TC and ranging boards, can integrate RF down-conversion and up-conversion in the equipment

  • Bitrates from 100bps to 4Mbps per TM/TC board

  • Carrier acquisition, tracking and demodulation of both residual and suppressed carrier signals:

  • PCM/PSK/PM

    • PCM/PSK/FM

    • PM/PCM

    • FM/PCM

    • BPSK

    • QPSK

    • OQPSK

  • Telemetry (TM) subcarrier demodulation and bit synchronization

  • Processing of Telecommand (TC) data

  • TC subcarrier generation and modulation

  • Uplink carrier generation and modulation of both residual and suppressed carrier signals:

    • PCM/PSK/PM

    • PCM/PSK/FM

    • PCM/PM

    • PCM/FM

    • BPSK

    • QPSK

    • OQPSK

  • Generation and reception of ranging tones and associated delay measurement

  • Processing of ranging data

  • Doppler and Doppler rate measurements

  • Data logging

  • Local and remote monitoring and control

  • Flexibility in interfaces, like SLE (Space Link Extension) and EDEN (EGSE Data Exchange Network)

  • Spectrum analyzer for real time analyses of the received input spectrum