Space Technology


Project Overview

ProjectnamePiNaSys – Development and Ex­per­i­men­tal Tes­ting of Minia­tur­ized Com­po­nents for Dis­trib­uted Pico- and Nano­satel­lite Sys­tems
Contact PersonDipl.-Ing. Frank Baumann
Funded byFederal Ministry for Economy and Technology
Grant No.50 RU 1304

In satel­lite tech­nol­ogy a grow­ing trend to­wards minia­tur­iza­tion can be ob­served. The PiNaSys project en­com­passes the de­vel­op­ment, man­u­fac­tur­ing and demon­stra­tion of minia­tur­ized com­po­nents for dis­trib­uted pico- and nano­satel­lite sys­tems:

  1. Inter-satel­lite com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the UHF band
  2. GPS re­ceiver in the L1 band

These two com­po­nents pro­vide an im­por­tant con­tri­bu­tion to ad­vanc­ing pico- and nano­satel­lite tech­nol­ogy and com­plet­ing the sys­tem stan­dard in­tro­duced at TU Berlin for fu­ture pico- and nano­satel­lites.

The quad-channel UHF transceiver will be used on satellites TechnoSat (launched in 2017) and TUBIN (launched in 2021).


  • Baumann, F.; Brieß, K. (2015). A Quad-channel UHF Transceiver for TUBiX20. 10th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, 20–24 April.