Software Defined Radio Enables Flexible Communications for NASA

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-19824
Published February 01, 2014 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Communication is key to just about any endeavor. NASA’s ability to update and modify communication capabilities to reflect the latest upgrades without impacts to mission time or a trip back to Earth ensures optimal communication continues. In-orbit reconfiguration for spacecraft radios and systems, including those on the International Space Station, is the goal behind NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Testbed.