NSS GPS Receiver

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The NewSpace GPS Receiver is a 12 channel hardware-based receiver utilising a well-established GPS chipset. This GPS chipset has been successfully own by a number of organisations over many years. It has been adapted for space altitude and velocity through the use of custom software modications; the unit is targeted towards small, low cost satellites. The NewSpace GPS Receiver includes an unregulated, isolated 28V power input and dierential interfaces. It employs latch-up detection/ protection and a watchdog timer for increased reliability and robustness. If required by the client, NewSpace can also supply an active GPS patch antenna with the receiver. Additionally, the GPS circuitry at the heart of the receiver can also be deployed as a mezzanine board to accompany the CubeSat ACS board.

  • Features
  • Performance
  • Applications
  • Qualification
  • Documents
  • Hardware receiver
  • 12 channel L1 receiver
  • Small size and low mass
  • Radiation tolerant COTS
  • Simple to interface
Functional characteristics
Position accuracy
Velocity accuracy < 1m/s (3D rms)
Update rate 1 Hz
Operating frequency L1 (1575.42 MHz)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions: 155mm x 76mm x 34mm
Mass: 490 grams
Power: 1.3W (including active antenna)
Environmental characteristics
Thermal (operational) -10°C to +50°C
Vibration (qualification) 14g rms (qualification levels)
Radiation (TID) 10krad (component level)
Power supply 24 to 36V unregulated (isolated)
Data: RS422 UART
Connector: SMA female (antenna), D-Sub standard density 9 pin (power) and D-Sub high density 26 pin (communication)
Mechanical: 4 x M4 mounting holes
  • Accurate determination of orbital position
  • Accurate knowledge of time
  • Orbit maneuvers
  • Time and/or position stamping of payload data

The COTS chipset utilised in the NewSpace GPS Receiver has been flying for more than a decade. Fifteen flight model units have been commissioned for build and launch in 2016/17.