HiSPiCO - Pico-sat High data rate S-band transmitter

HiSPiCO is a transmitter system for S band communication links from small satellites in LEO environment. Due to its miniaturized dimensions and power consumptions, the transmitter is suitable for nano satellites as well as for pico satellites with an edge length of 10 cm. It is a cost-effective solution for Cubesats with TRL 9 achieved. The transmitter operates in S band and allows a data rate of up to 1.6 Mbps by occupying an RF bandwidth of 1.3 MHz. A suitable planar antenna with circular polarization is available in addition to the transmitter.

This transmission technology is prototypically qualified for a life expectancy of 2 years in LEO. A specific cost-effective receiver for ground stations is available to go with the transmitter. It contains a down converter, demodulator and decoder and outputs the usage data on an Ethernet interface.

HiSPiCO uses an optimized proprietary downlink protocol and needs an appropriate ground modem.

100 g
95 x 46 x 15 mm^3
Frequency Range:
2.1 to 2.5 GHz
Data Rate:
Up to 1.6 Mbps
Operational Mode:
Power Consumption:
<5 W
Supply Voltage:
3.3 V to 5 V