Hardware

Tracking mechanism
Printable, parametric

Our tracking mechanism is designed from scratch, parametric by default, 3D printed in under 8 hours. Utilizing two NEMA14 stepper motors or DC motors we have unconstrained movement in Altitude and Azimuth.

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1477541411218062055Driving electronics
Open-source, accurate

Two Stepper motor drivers and an Arduino controlling them, are our driving electronics. Simple yet accurate.

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SatNOGS #1Antennas
Custom, modular

Lightweight antennas designed to meet satellite communication specifications. SatNOGS includes designs and how-tos for 70cm and 2m band Yagi and Helical antennas. Parabolic antenna design is in the works too.

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Single-board computer
Integrated, low power

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.

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dvbtReceiver
Versatile, affordable

Based on the versatile
RTL2832U chip
, 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).


4056311414017834614Tripod
Portable, easy to assemble

Designed and build with mobility in mind, this lightweight tripod is made of 3D-printed parts and aluminum profiles. Bolts to keep everything together.

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