The Antarctic Broadband program is being developed by a consortium of partners, each contributing a unique set of skills and experience.
- Aerospace Concepts
- ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
- University of Toronto Insitute for Aerospace Studies Space Flight Laboratory
- EM Solutions
- Environmental Systems & Services (ES&S)
- The Tauri Group
Aerospace Concepts is building on its complex system definition and management experience to take the lead on consortium governance, project management and systems engineering.
Aerospace Concepts is different from many companies in the systems engineering and aerospace consultancy field. It has a proven track record of transitioning research and development activities into prototypes, and then moving those prototypes into a commercial and operational environment. This has been proven through the development of several software-intensive systems over the past five years, including Systems Capability Assessment Model (Systems CAM), Range Safety Template.
ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics
ANU will expand their capacity and capability outside astronomy, leading two major work packages to support satellite payload development for this project and beyond.
ANU will establish a rapid prototyping, assembly integration and test facility for small-satellite payloads, along with a ground station and operations facility for small satellites. Both facilities with be located at Mt Stromlo and coordinated with educational activities at the University.
University of Toronto Institute for
Aerospace Studies Space Flight Laboratory
The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) is conducting the detailed design of the Demonstrator System Nanosatellite Bus, which is based on their flight-proven CanX technologies and Generic Nanosatellite Bus (GNB) platform architecture.
SFL is also contributing the major hardware components (on-board computer, radios, power system), as well as assisting with the transfer of these to the rapid prototyping R&D facility located at ANU Mt Stromlo.
EM Solutions is leading on the development of a prototype communications payload, from waveguides, electronics and antenna systems through to evaluation testing at the rapid prototyping facility being built at ANU Mt Stromlo.
Environmental Systems & Services (ES&S)
ES&S have vast experience in satellite ground station development, including Antarctic installations. They will provide the consortium with a set of ground terminal systems with a locally-developed precision tracking mount, modem and software-defined radio integrated at ANU Mt Stromlo.
With expertise in creative design, public relations, branding and online engagement, Josephmark will tell the story of Antarctic Broadband and communicate the achievements of the consortium.
The Tauri Group
The Tauri Group will represent the interests of the Antarctic Broadband consortium in the United States – building relationships with future customers, partners and suppliers.
These relationships will help inform the design of the system and business case for later commercial operations.