[Space] Wireless Spycam option

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Wed Jan 20 13:28:51 PST 2010


Unless you're planning on it talking to something else in the payload, I
think it's safe to say that the range won't be long enough.  No
consumer-grade electronics are capable of transmitting the power needed to
reach very far.

We expect the only comms in and out of the payload during the interesting
part of the flight to be the APRS ham radio transmitter.  In theory, we
could get another radio transmitter for more in-flight data, but they are
quite expensive and it would require us to find a place for a second
antenna, etc...

It's best to just focus on capture and we'll try to keep a lock on position
so we can retrieve it.

Christie
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On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:35 PM, Samuel Coniglio <sam.coniglio at gmail.com>wrote:

> I've been researching camera options (in between work, drinkbot
> rennovation, and writing articles).
>
> Here is a link to a wireless spycam option for the balloon.  Not sure
> if the range is long enough.
>
>
> http://www.intelspy.com/224ghzhiwisp.html
>
> -- Samuel Coniglio
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> Lion Tamer
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