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Table 1 Results of a SWaP (Size, Weight (Mass), and Power) analysis, including contingency

From: Nanobob: a CubeSat mission concept for quantum communication experiments in an uplink configuration

Item Size (ml) Mass (g) Peak power (mW) TRL Margin Size margin Mass margin Power margin
Payload 5045 2680 14,500    1160 819 6850
Quantum Optical Module (808 nm) 125 200 4000 4 50% 63 100 2000
Beacon Receiver Module (1530 nm) 145 360 6000 3 50% 73 180 3000
LCO-QKD 4050 830 0 4 20% 810 166 0
Beacon Transmitter Module (1565 nm) 200 350 1500 2 50% 100 175 750
Retro-reflector 125 340 0 7 20% 25 68 0
Detector cooling 100 300 0 2 20% 20 60 0
Time Tagging Module 100 100 \( 2 000 \) 2 50% 50 50 1000
Beacon Signal Processing 100 100 500 7 10% 10 10 50
Data storage 100 100 500 7 10% 10 10 50
Platform 5425 5148 12,060    403 443 617
OBC 110 94 500 9 5% 6 5 25
ADCS 750 \( 1 225 \) \( 2 470 \) 9 5% 38 61 124
GPS 35 24 1200 9 5% 2 1 60
UHF/VHF module 110 75 4000 9 5% 6 4 200
S-Band module 130 62 3800 9 5% 7 3 190
Antennes 110 128 0 9 5% 6 6 0
PMU & batteries 680 840 90 9 20% 136 168 18
Mechanical structure 3000 2000 0 9 5% 150 100 0
Detector radiators 200 400 0 5 20% 40 80 0
Solar panels 300 300 0 9 5% 15 15 0
Total payload & platform 10,470 7828 26,560    1563 1262 7467