7 November 2012 Low cost amateur rotators for student's satellites and high altitude balloon application
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Proceedings Volume 8454, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012; 84540F (2012) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2000189
Event: Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012, 2012, Wilga, Poland
Abstract
The student activity related to aviation and space systems requires utilization of appropriate antenna systems and suitable tracking devices which are responsible for pointing the antennas in the required direction. There are employed various solutions from manual tracking (antenna in hand) to sophisticated computer systems. In this article are presented experiences which are the result of projects – building devices mentioned above – realized by students from Warsaw University of Technology. There are presented professional constructions and their equivalents built by students in order to reduce cost. The latter ones were used in ground stations for high altitude balloon missions, utilized for communication with amateur satellites as well as the essential part of ground communication systems for PW-Sat and YES2 satellite missions.
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Grzegorz Woźniak, Grzegorz Woźniak, Marcin Stolarski, Marcin Stolarski, } "Low cost amateur rotators for student's satellites and high altitude balloon application", Proc. SPIE 8454, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2012, 84540F (7 November 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2000189; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2000189
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