Polaris AIS

Overview

This 4-channel AIS Receiver “Polaris” is designed by NanoAvionics’ partner Satlab. Polaris is a fully self-contained software-defined radio receiver for the maritime VHF band, with integrated demodulators for reception of standard and long-range AIS messages. This versatile SDR offers excellent performance given the typical size, weight and power constraints of a CubeSat – or as an additional payload on larger LEO satellites.

Polaris is Satlab’s second generation Satellite-AIS receiver, based on the in-orbit experience gained from the QubeAIS receiver, which has flown on several missions since 2013.

Specifications

Component Type
Receiver
Form Factor
CubeSat
Vendor
Satlab
Dry Mass
0.185 kg
Average Power
1.35 W
Heritage
Yes
Status
In Production