SatNOGS project is a complete platform of an Open Source Networked Ground Station. The scope of the project is to create a full stack of open technologies based on open standards. SatNOGS is a modular and scalable platform designed as a basis of a global network of ground stations. For the first phase of the project we designed, built, coded, documented and successfully tested the hardware and software parts of the platform, that enabled us to real-time track and communicate with satellites.
The soldering side does not need any additional shielding since the PCB has a ground copper pour which protects the components from EMI.
The component side can be shielded using aluminum tape or aluminum foil and glue stick (photo #1). I used a small spring, taken from and old battery case, to achieve electrical connectivity between the foil and the PCB ground. The spring was soldered in such a way that it touches the aluminum tape when the casing is closed.
For extra shielding against EMI from the computer itself, I used a USB extension cord on which I added a proper ferrite bead.
(26th of March – 1st of April 2012, Athens, Greece)
The next ‘Wireless Battle of the Mesh’ will take place from Mon 26th till Sun 1st of April in the center of Athens (close to the Acropolis), Greece. The event aims to bring together people from across the Globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, and OLSR.
If you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks you have to check this out!
The (optional) WBMv5 Warmup event takes place in Sarantaporo (rural area in range of the Olympus mountain). The main event happens at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in the very center of Athens.
Registrations will be available at different hackerspaces (Fusolab, HSBXL, /tmp/lab, metalab, CCC, …) and on the official website for the event at: