GAMALINK is an FP7 space collaborative project aiming at developing an innovative solution for both space communications and attitude determination, based on multiple promising terrestrial technologies. GAMALINK will use Software-Defined Radio technology as the common hardware platform, on top of which several features will be implemented, like GPS receiving capabilities, mobile ad hoc networking algorithms and attitude determination, using the VOR concept. The target system application will be the nano- and pico-satellite platforms and therefore the entire design will be made taking into account the CubeSat constraints and general requirements. Such an integration and miniaturization level will be one of the major challenges of the project.
GAMALINK will bring four different state of the art terrestrial technologies to space: SDR, ad hoc networking, antenna design & integration techniques and beam forming electronics.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 312830; duration: 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2014