Satellite Communications

We foster hands-on satellite communications training and active research project using a 4.5-meter mesh dish antenna on the USC main campus.  The antenna is a fully Azimuth/Elevation tracking-capable system with computer control able to track LEO/MEO/GEO satellites at a variety of frequencies.  The SERC ground control station has ability to provide spectrum analysis and spectrograph output for various RF signals, and provides students and researchers a lab level environment to test algorithms for orbital ephemeris updates, satellite communications research, and orbital track analysis.

Finished Antenna   

Check out the course being taught using the antenna out of Department of Astronautical Engineering,