Tracking of Low Earth Orbit Satellites with the RTL-SDR

Over on, Travis shows us an interesting project where he set up a satellite dish that automatically tracks and receives moving satellites, such as those in low earth orbit. Travis uses an old satellite dish salvaged from a maritime vessel as the receiving dish, a RTL-SDR for receiving the signal, and a BeagleBone for motor control and running rtl_tcp. The dish motors use satellite positional data from to automatically track a desired currently visible moving satellite.


Post a comment

You may use the following HTML:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>