The Satlab A/S QubeAIS Receiver is a flight proven SDR based Automatic Identification System receiver (AIS) designed for LEO satellite missions. The receiver is software configurable for simultaneous reception of either AIS channels 1 & 2 (162 MHz) or the long-range channels 3 & 4 (156.8 MHz). It uses a low-IF frontend in conjunction with a 16-bit fixed point DSP to maximize performance at low power consumption.

Key features

  • Easy to configure stand-alone AIS receiver
  • In-orbit configurable for 162 MHz or 156.8 MHz long-range AIS channels
  • Possible to download raw IF spectrum samples
  • Flight heritage from multiple CubeSat and micro-satellite missions
  • 1 GB of onboard data storage

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Last updated: 2022-05-03

QubeAIS software-defined AIS receiver for CubeSats



data interface
mechanical vibration
14.1 Grms
lead time1
8 wk
data storage
1 GB
< 55 g
power consumption2
< 1 W

1. Standard lead time

2. during full load


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