The ground segment of the CSUM is equipped with a complete set of components to monitor and operate our satellites.
The ground segment has two UHF radio stations, one of which was wholly developed by the CSUM team and can transmit signals at more than 100 W transmission power. It also includes VHF downlink and uplink capabilities.
Recently, CSUM has also installed a fully operational S-band ground station with the most up-to-date equipment used to track and communicate with satellites at over 5 Mbps.
• ICOM-9100 VHF/UHF (amateur radio bands)
• SDR (Software Define Radio) UHF (amateur radio bands)
• Commercial S-band
ASSEMBLY, INTEGRATION AND FUNCTION TESTING SUITE
The clean room of the CSUM allows AIT (assembly, integration and testing) activities to be conducted on CubeSats in a controlled environment. Three flight models have been assembled and tested in recent years in the clean room.
Surface area : 200 m2
Classification: ISO 8 equivalent
• Digital Binocular
• Spectrum analyser
• Network Analyser
• Programmable DC power supply
• UV lamp
• Exhaust hood
CONCURRENT DESIGN FACILITY
Capacity: up to 10-12 people
Dedicated software: IDM-CIC, VTS
Professional software: STELA, THERMICA, Solid Works, MatLab Simulink, Eagle, LabVIEW, Fastrad in partnership with TRAD, TID4NS, SEU4NS, SEL4NS, DRAMA, STELA, DEBRISK
3D ABS PLA printer, SMD card prototyping machine, reflow furnace,Other resources available onsite: HERMES platform, Climatic chamber (LIRMM), Sources (IES-TRAD), 3D metal printing machine (Pro3D platform), etc.