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Functional Analysis of Software-Defined Radio Baseband for Satellite Ground Operations

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This paper presents functional analysis and system specifications of a baseband system using software-defined radio (SDR) technology. The analysis is primarily based on the latest blue-book standards from the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS). It covers telemetry, telecommand, and ranging, as well as some specifications of the associated physical layers. The SDR-based baseband system is envisioned to support ground operations in the form of a software-as-a-Service (SaaS) private cloud.