GPSL2010_WB8ELK - Great Plains Super Launch

Report
Multi-Mode Transmitter for
Balloons
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Multi-Mode Transmitter
MODES
• Hellscreiber
• RTTY
• DominoEX
• SSTV
• CW
• APRS (soon)
• Onboard GPS
• In/Out Temp
• Battery monitor
• 1 W on HF
• 0.3 W on VHF (FM or SSB)
Frequency Agile from 3.5 MHz to 148 MHz
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MMT schematic
A
B
C
+1 2V
J3
1
1
2
1
2
E
+5 V
+3 .3
U6
D3
U7
Vin
C9
J4
D
Vout
Vin
GND
C10
1
Vout
GND
C11
C12 C13 C14 C15
D4
+3 .3
2
J7
R12
1
R9
C6
0.1
1
TP1TP2
RXA
4.7k
RXB
ANT 1 is PASSIVE (REMOVE if active)
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17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
C17
ANT1
In ve ntek GPS
C18
J6
1
2
3
4
U8
+3 .3
L5
C19
27p
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
to Garmin GPS
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R14
JP2
0
33nH
3
Jump if TTL GPS
+3 .3
R10
TXB
33
R11
1
C7
0.1
A
2
R13
(REMOVE R14 for p ass ive)
4
1
2
3
B
TP3
JP3
1
2-A2
2
TXA
33
C8
27p
GPS232
2-A2
GPSINV
2-A2
GPSTTL
3
C16
27p
C
4
D
E
3
MMT schematic
A
B
C
ASDX015A24R
+3 .3
J1
5
6
7
8
2
1
2
3
U2
+3 .3
R7
R5
U1
6
5
4
16.386M VCXO
+3 .3
+3 .3
LM61
3
20
21
23
5
6
GPS
18
8
16
1
2
3
4
5
R3 R4
7
10
11
12
15
13
19
U5
CY22393
2
C4
16
15
12
13
R6
1
22
+1 2V
14
J2
R1 R2
4
3
11
1
2
3
2
U4
2
14
CY8C29466
27
26
25
24
GPS232
1-E3
GPSINV
1-E3
GPSTTL
1-E3
1
2
3
+3 .3
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+3 .3
R8
1
U3
3
1
2
3
4
1
E
1JP1
+1 2V
+5 V
D
3
3
L1
L3
L4
J5
1
2
Q1
C1
C2
L2
4
A
B
C3
C5
2N3866A
C
4
D
E
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Multi-Mode Transmitter
Inventek GPS
- Built-in helical
antenna
- Battery backup
-For hot starts <1s
- TTL or RS-232
outputs
MMT-XMT
-Multi Mode XMT
-Can be used with
any GPS (TTL or
RS-232)
- Serial output for
Zigbee or
Maxstream 9Xtend
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MMT Hellscreiber transmission
• On/Off keyed mode
• 8.163 msec per pixel
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DominoEX mode
• MFSK mode
• 18 tones
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dl-Fldigi
•UKHAS mod called dl-FLdigi for uploading data to SpaceNear.us server
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Spacenear.us/tracker
website
Displays positions decoded by
dl-FLdigi onto a Google Map with
chart and telemetry display box
- Designed by members of the
UKHAS group
- Ground stations
receiving telemetry are
shown as towers
- Parachute comes out
during descent
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Spacenear.us/tracker website
- Shows landing
prediction in realtime (light blue
target)
-- Can also upload
chase car position
directly to server
via a wireless
cellular link
Telemetry must be uploaded in the following format:
$$callsign, sequence, time(UTC), lat, lon, alt(m), sats, batt, temp*<cksum>
$$WB8ELK,128,17:25:00,3441.03,-08554.20,26771,08,8.52,-9*7F
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Camcorders for balloons
•Hobbypartz $59 thumbdrive camcorder
Tachyon XC helmetcam
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915 MHz telemetry
Maxstream (Digi)
9Xtend
- 1 Watt output
- 9600 baud or 115k baud
- Long range with yagi on
ground
Digi XBee Pro XSC
- Up to 100 mW out
-900 and 2400 MHz versions
-Great for wireless comms
between payloads
- With a high-gain yagi it’s
possible to directly link up to
the balloon during flight
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915 MHz telemetry
Digi XBee Pro
- Serial data from the MMTXMT is sent to the XBee Pro
for payload to payload
comms or directly to the
ground
- Ground station end showing
XBee Pro mounted to the back
of an 8 dB patch antenna
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915 MHz telemetry
-For improved range and
better pattern directly below
the balloon you can use a
“Nanowheel” antenna by
Olde Antenna Labs (sold by
www.hamtv.com)
-900 MHz rubber duck
shown for size comparison
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Remote control your ground station
•Logmein.com
Remotely log
Onto your
Computer via
Logmein
Control your radio with:
Fldigi
Ham Radio Deluxe
MixW
MultiPSK
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Hardware control – Iobridge.com
•Controls relays and sensors via Ethernet/Web connection
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Hardware control – Iobridge.com
•Internet-controlled AZ/EL Rotor via the Iobridge interface
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Field Day Balloon 2010
- Predicted a landing on
top of the Huntsville
Amateur Radio Club’s
Field Day site
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Field Day Balloon 2010
Huntsville Amateur
Radio Club members
watch as the balloon
parachutes down directly
across their field day site
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Field Day Balloon 2010
Missed landing on the
HARC Field Day site
by 0.75 miles
Landed right in the
middle of Lady Ann
Lake
Field Day
location
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Field Day Balloon 2010
A
conveniently
placed kayak
saves the day
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