Ground Station

  Ground Station means all facilities in order to communicate with satellite in space. The major role of the ground station is to keep link the communication with satellite in space. It is also very important role. We have Ground Station at Funabashi campus in Nihon University. This page introduce the facilities and the software of our Ground Station.

Facilities / Software


Nihon University Ground Station

Formally name : Nihon University College of Sience and Technology
  Department of Aerospace Engineering Amateur Radio Station
Callsign : JQ1YGV
Location : Nihon University Funabashi Campus 3rd Building Room 345
  7-24-1 Narashino-dai Funabashi-city Chiba 274-8501 Japan
  Latitude:+35.725° Longitude:+140.056944°Altitude:about 50m

  Our ground station is located in Nihon University Funabashi Campus 3rd Building Room 345. We use 3 computers and other equipments to operate SEEDS. Missions of ground station are sending command data to SEEDS, receiving downlink date from SEEDS and analyzing SEEDS's data. We developed ground station software in order to achieve the missions.

  We setteld GP antenna and Yagi antenna the housetop of 3rd Building at Nihon University. We use these antennas to communicate with sattelite.

  And we have projector to see orbit analysis.

  Please contact us if you see our ground station.

Nihon University Ground Station
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4 computers to operate Ground Station. Transmitter and sattellite tracker is setteled in rack at right side.

Details of Communication Hardware
Transmitter TNC(Terminal Node Controler) Satellite Tracker
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IC-910D(ICOM) TNC-555(TASCO) RAC805(Creative Design Corp)
We use it to control antenna.

Direction controller Elevation controller Power supply
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RC5B-3(Creative Design Corp) ERC5A(Creative Design Corp) PS-304Ua(DAIWA)

Power supply controller
Remote Power Supply Controller (Produced by GSN Project *UNISON)

Details of Antennas
Yagi-Uta Antenna GP Antenna
八木・宇田アンテナ GPアンテナ
Oscar Hunter(Maspro Denkoh Corp.)
145MHz×2  430MHz×4
CA-712EF(Commet Corporation)
430MHz mono-band