The objective of TIGER is to demonstrate the transmission and reception of OQ Technology’s innovative Internet of Things (IoT) waveform using an existing satellite in space.
The mission will make use of a GOMX-4 satellite, which is part of a research and development mission by GomSpace. It includes two, 6U smallsats, each weighing 10 kg. that work together in formation to perform electronic surveillance in the arctic region. They were launched on February 3, 2018, and are still flying in LEO. The satellites carry Software-Defined Radio (SDR) payloads that can be programmed in space.
OQ Technology in collaboration with GomSpace will perform the experiment by uplinking the required pieces of the software to send and receive the signals. This will further reinforce the capability of OQ Technology’s proposed waveform to carry user IoT data over the satellite, as well as provide valuable information about the satellite channel that can be used to optimize OQ Technology’s product. Furthermore, it will pave the way and mitigate risks for OQ Technology’s final satellite IoT demonstration mission MACSAT. The mission will be implemented in a fast and agile way, which characterizes the business approach of NewSpace startups.
Omar Qaise, CEO of OQ Technology, said the company’s vision is to upload our software to any software-defined radio payload on any other satellite. Given the high level of scalability that the firm can integrates into this system once deployed, the firm may no longer need to build its own satellites and could simply transform any flying satellite into an OQ Technology payload host providing this service to the end customer. OQ Technology is grateful to GomSpace for allowing the company to use their satellite and their SDR for the TIGER mission.
For all involved in the satellite and space industry and the various market segments that add value to these dynamic environments, the 2020 SmallSat Symposium is truly worth your consideration for attendance.
The 2020 SmallSat Symposium starts on February 3, 2020, with workshops, then the Conference runs February 4 to 6 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley.
The SmallSat Symposium is hosted by Satnews Publishers which, since 1983, has been a provider of a satellite news, media and events. This information packed forum was created to enable you and your company to secure a larger portion of market share as well as to take part in the next stages of your company’s or organization’s growth.
The personal connections at the SmallSat Symposium enable attendees to network with established organizations, subject-matter experts as well as ‘New Space’ entrants.
The SmallSat Symposium will focus on new technologies and the business environment that is shaping the implementation of smallsat constellations, smallsat launchers, the challenges facing the smallsat developer and actors as well as the enormous benefits of these advanced technologies that will benefit our world.
This event assembles more than 100 diverse speakers, all of whom possess deep industry experience. Additionally, numerous opportunities exist to mingle and network with peers while enjoying exceptional, complimentary meals and refreshment breakfast.