Provides a High-Level Overview of the complete Direct Contact Ground Station Established at Harper McCaughan Elementary School
Details the requirements for the ground station, as determined from SAREX Direct Contact experience, Amateur Satellite Communications Practice, as well as the physical installation requirements determined by a survey of the school site.
Detailed engineering description of the primary and backup radio communications elements of the ground station, including power amplification and monitoring, primary/backup radio switching, and antenna performance monitoring.
Describes the primary and backup antennas employed in the ground station design, the primary antenna pedastal design and construction, backup antenna and pedastal design and construction, primary antenna rotor and circular polarization sense switching, and cable harnesses
Detailed design of the computer control system for primary antenna tracking, along with the software and integration required.
Details on the power supplies and backup systems, and power distribution to the ground station components.
Design of the subsystem to record the contact audio, in both analog and digital formats, plus distrubition of the contact audio to the audience and media
Full details about the Lindenblad Antenna Experiment, including data capture, software, and analog voice data recording.
Description of the unit testing of subsystem components, integration testing of the entire ground station, and on-site, as-built design changes introduced during final installation and checkout. Testing, tools, supplies, and maintenance checklists.
Describes the team required, and the operation of the ground station at school during the Contact Phase. Provides Contact Phase timelines.
Telebridge SAREX Station details
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