The CubeSat Radiometer Radio Frequency Interference Technology Validation (CubeRRT) Mission: Mission Status and Continuing Operations
Presenting Author: Joel Johnson
Organization: The Ohio State University
Co-Author(s): Christa McKelvey, Christopher Ball, Chi-Chih Chen, Andrew O'Brien, Graeme Smith, Mark Andrews, J. Landon Garry, Sidharth Misra, Shannon Brown, Robert Jarnot, Rudi Bendig , Jonathan Kocz, Kevin Horgan, Damon Bradley, Priscilla Mohammed, Jared Lucey, Kevin Horgan, Quenton Bonds, Carlos Duran-Aviles, Michael Solly, Jinzheng Peng, Jeffrey Piepmeier, Doug Laczkowski, Nick Monahan, Erwin Krauss
The CubeSat Radiometer Radio Frequency Interference Technology Validation (CubeRRT) mission deployed a 6U CubeSat system into orbit to demonstrate radio frequency interference (RFI) detection and filtering technologies for future microwave radiometer remote sensing missions. The spacecraft deployed from the international space station in July 2018, and satisfied mission requirements for validation of the on-board processor as of October 2018. The instrument is continuing to acquire additional datasets for longer term performance assessment. The presentation will review the mission goals, payload and spacecraft implementation, and on-orbit operations activities. Lessons learned and recommendations for future CubeSat missions will also be discussed, along with plans for transition of the CubeRRT on-board RFI processor into future missions.