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Re: [Mep-dev] Re: Re: BBsat Call for ideas



Timothy Salo wrote, 
>I am hopeful that at least some of the work on the MEP
>will be applicable to the ACP.
 
I'd like to thank Tim for bringing up the project on AMSAT-BB. 

One of the stated intentions of MEP is to continue the digital ground station work that was begun in support of ACP. While MEP is intended to be deployed as a terrestrial system, the model is based off of ACP. 

We preserve the idea of a multiple access payload in the "groundsat", which will be a mountaintop repeater instead of in orbit. We are using the same bands, with the only difference being a shift off the satellite sub-bands. We have taken advantage of a greatly improved link budget by orienting the system to high-definition video for terrestrial use.

For satellite use, we would be able to support some number of voice channels, depending on the payload. 

We are open invitation and welcome anyone at any level who would like to participate. 

Our current phase is exploratory. We're beginning to transition to analyzing requirements, and then we'll design, implement, test and verify. 
-Michelle W5NYV
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