CubeSat Communications Platform

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska Space Grant Program


The Advanced CubeSat Communications Platform is an ongoing project in the Space Systems Engineering Program. The goal of the project is to design a communications platform that meets the strict requirements of CubeSats while maximizing data throughput.

Thus far, the project has resulted in three Master's degrees, with another underway. The thesis have included variable coded modulation, steerable antenna arrays, and a software defined radio. The upcoming thesis is a retrodirective antenna array, and is being funded through a NASA Science Technology Research Fellowship.


Get in touch

Feel free to contact us for further information or collaboration oppurtunities.

  • Address

    Engineering Facility, Room 146
    1764 Tanana Loop
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
  • Email (Denise Thorsen, SSEP Faculty Advisor) (Justin Long, Senior Engineer)
  • Phone

    (907) 474-5978
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