SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space

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SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space

Post by carcarjg » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:17 pm

So for my CiS project I plan on using a Nooelec nano 3 SDR to pick up radio waves. The last thing I need is some way to record it. I thought about using a Trinket M0 and hooking up a sd card to that. But I am wondering if there are any small recorders that can record SDR data and store it on a Micro SD card. Thanks!

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Re: SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space

Post by rtlsdrblog » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:54 am

You can just use the basic rtl_sdr software from the drivers to record an IQ file.

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Re: SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space

Post by carcarjg » Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 pm

Would this require a computer or can this be done with out one?

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Re: SDR recorder for NASA Cubes in Space

Post by rtlsdrblog » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:12 am

You'll definitely need a computer, USB SDRs are not standalone, and they must have some sort of compatible computing device to work.

The cheapest thing that could be probably be used is a Raspberry Pi Zero, or similar low cost single board computer.

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