Meteor Detection with the RTL-SDR
YouTube user Tim Havens has uploaded two videos showing his meteor detection results with an RTL-SDR dongle. Tim uses a stock R820T dongle, and a 6 element yagi antenna with LNA.
For the software he uses Spectrum Lab and SDRSharp.
Update: Tehrasha from the comments section has found a page by Tim Havens showing a little information on his meteor detection setup.
RTL SDR R820T and Meteor Detection
RTL ms detection
I need to find out how to “Use in conjunction with a general purpose SDR receiver and pipe the audio output”…
On Windows use virtual audio cable software like “Virtual Audio Cable” or “VBCable” (Google to download them), or use the built in Windows Stereo Mix.
On Linux, you can easy load a sound loopback module, using:
“sudo modprobe snd-aloop”
You may have to install it first. Then, you can use PulseAudio to graphically put streams into and out of the loopback.
Details of how he does it… https://code.google.com/p/cdar/wiki/SimpleMeteorDetection
Thanks, nice find.