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Expanding Global Internet Connectivity with Low-Cost Antenna Control Design

Mangata Networks is a startup founded in 2020, on a mission to create a new paradigm for satellite communications that improves broadband connectivity across the globe. By leveraging the newest technology available to the satellite industry in one seamless system, Mangata Networks is working to become a socially responsible global broadband network services provider that delivers the lowest cost and best connectivity experience to anyone, anywhere, anytime.

The SCOPE Mangata Networks team designed and prototyped a rugged, cost-effective antenna control unit (ACU) that tracks satellites via multiple modes of operation with minimal user input. Over the course of the year, the team researched satellite tracking methods, designed mechanical and electrical components, developed and tested versions of an integrated prototype ACU, and demonstrated the ability to locate and track satellites in a unified, economical system.  

Faculty Advisor

Scott Hersey

 

Team Members

Sebastian Calvo

Kyle Emmi

Jillian MacGregor

Victoria Wyatt

Brandon Zhang