wiki/ news/ 2004-10-10 - Comm system thoughts: End-to-end equipment lists, thoughts on testing

Our systems are:

GPS:

  1. plug it in and see if we can lock GPS.
  2. If so try all 6 attitudes wrt ECEF.
  3. Can we get lock on launch tower??
  4. Maybe get dBm(?) off of pseudorange using serial carrier w/jupiter.

ATV:

  1. Complete end to end test:
  2. FC software
  3. APS/ATV power switches
  4. Camera
  5. overlay board
  6. exciter
  7. power amp
  8. CPA
  9. 1.2 GHZ trackmaster antenna
  10. trackmaster 12V power cable
  11. . preamp
  12. . Sat receiver
  13. . VCR + tape
  14. ATV overlay must have call sign
  15. Test connectivity and signal quality
  16. Measure signal strength if possible
  17. Test effect of antenna orientation
  18. Test effect of mis-aligned trackmaster

Wifi:

  1. Complete end to end test:
  2. FC software
  3. Orinoco card
  4. APS/Wifi power switches
  5. Orinoco to power amp cable
  6. Wifi power amp
  7. Wifi power amp to CPA cable
  8. CPA
  9. 2.4 GHz trackmaster antenna
  10. trackmaster wifi poweramp
  11. . trackmaster 12V power cable
  12. . trackmaster to ground orinoco card cable
  13. . field server orinoco card
  14. . field server
  15. . 120V field server power cable
  16. . ad-hoc signal strength measuring software from binkley
  17. Test connectivity and bandwidth.
  18. Measure bandwidth
  19. Try all 6 attitudes wrt trackmaster

2m:

  1. simulation test
  2. 120V laptop power supply
  3. uplink laptop
  4. serial cable
  5. serial to yaesu adapter board
  6. 12V DV power cord for adapter board

    1. special yaesu cable from adapter board to data port
  7. 50W 2M transceiver
  8. 1/4 wave vertical mag mount antenna
  9. long wire antenna interface
  10. tim's receiver assy
  11. RSE monitor .5 -> 1V. Find connector, find meter, build this
  12. 2m recovery can node
  13. lithium battery
  14. cantalope node
  15. . bastard can buss
  16. . cantalope laptop
  17. . igniter simulators
  18. Test tone sequences, monitor LEDs

Equipment list

  1. Mobile Stations
  2. ground station
  3. 120V power
  4. 12V power
  5. trackmaster
  6. preamp
  7. preamp -> sat receiver cable
  8. sat receiver
  9. sat receiver -> VCR cable
  10. VCR and remote control
  11. VHS
  12. Video monitor
  13. field server power cable
  14. field server
  15. field server console (keyboard, monitor, mouse)
  16. field server orinoco card
  17. trackmaster to field server orinoco card cable
  18. trackmaster 12V power cable
  19. trackmaster wifi power amp
  20. trackmaster 2.4GHz antenna
  21. rocket station
  22. 120v power
  23. Shore power 19V blue box (12V blue box?)
  24. Completely assembled rocket (no chute, no motor)
  25. CPAs
  26. Airframe
  27. CPA to wifi power amp cable
  28. wifi power amp to CPA cable
  29. wifi power amp
  30. APS/Wifi power switches
  31. wifi power amp to orinoco cable
  32. orinoco card
  33. flight computer
  34. APS/FC power switches