Flying Squirrels #6 – FS#1 Mission and goals, What’s the point?

The Mission Before I can describe the flight software I need to make clear what the specific mission goals of Flying Squirrel #1 (FS#1) are. The software design is based upon these goals and an understanding of the goals will make the software easier to understand. In a nutshell the goal of FS#1 is to […]

Flying Squirrels #5 – The Flight controller

The flight controller of Flying Squirrel #1 is the brains of the flight. The controller will measure the environment around the balloon, format the data into a Telemetry message and transmit the telemetry signal back to the ground using the chosen protocol (FSQ) for the flight.  The flight controller will also manage the power to […]

Flying Squirrels #3 – Can you hear me now? – Building a transmitter

Now that I have a list of protocols and a general plan to transmit telemetry on the 20 meter Ham bands, how do I get “on the air”?  This post will describe the transmitter hardware for the telemetry system. Generating Radio Frequency – There is a board for that. After a lot of searching an […]