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Dissertation Survey - low cost autonomous sat tracking



Hi All,

 

I am an MSc. student starting work on my final dissertation. My dissertation
topic is: "A low cost autonomous satellite tracking system". The intention
is to build a tracking system with roughly the following specifications:

 

-         PC independent

-         microcontroller based

-         (car) battery powered

-         SGP/SDP tracking algorithms

-         Time and position acquisition possible via serial port from GPS
receiver

-         Transceiver control over serial port

-         Tracking HW control loop for Azimuth and Elevation

-         Ethernet connection to acquire TLE's - the idea here is to collect
TLE's and store them for later mobile/portable use.

 

To complete my understanding on what is out there I have the following
questions:

 

Which PC based tracking SW are you using?

 

Which non-PC based tracking SW are you using?

 

Which PC connected tracking HW are you using?

 

Which non-PC connected tracking SW/HW are you using?

 

Are the above specifications sufficient? What else would you suggest?

 

 

 

Thanks for all and any input,

 

Best 73

 

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/\/\arc

ON4AMV

Amsat LM2304

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