Two Stepper motor drivers and an Arduino controlling them, are our driving electronics. Simple yet accurate.
Our primary configuration includes the RaspberryPi 3 as a single-board computer. Running Fedora, exposes all ground station functionality (status, tracking, signal receiving and processing) over LAN or WiFi for extreme mobility or remote operation.
Based on the versatile
, SatNOGS is using R820T RTL-SDR as the default signal receiver and tuner. The R820T RTL-SDR
is currently the cheapest, most common, and most performing solution available in terms of general sensitivity having
a frequency range of 24 – 1766 MHz. The stack allows usage of other receivers too (like amateur
radio transceivers) through the usage of rigctld (part of
Ham Lib project).
Designed and build with mobility in mind, this lightweight tripod is made of 3D-printed parts and aluminum profiles. Bolts to keep everything together.