Propulsion Lead, Agile Space Industries
- Nov 17, 2015
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A new school year is coming up and that means a new project. This rocket is anticipated to be all carbon fiber, which is of course, RF opaque. It will also be going nearly five miles into the sky. This means that the avionics has to step up its game. I'm looking into externally mounted antennas. There are a lot of systems that will need external antennas. We have 2 GPS receivers (telemetrum and a custom computer) a 900 mHz telemetry transceiver and a telemetrum. We discussed putting things in the nosecone and making that from fiberglass, but then the wiring gets complicated. I'm wondering if anyone has any ingenious systems or tips on ways to get telemetry off of this vehicle. Any favorite antennas or mounting methods? Anybody found a way that just doesn't work?