Practical Space Communication

Introduction

Overview of equipment needed Something about software defined radio, mostly on RTL-SDR. Information about the types of data

Location Information

Automatic identification system

Automatic identification system (AIS) is used to track ship locations at sea.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is used to broadcast a plane’s location to prevent a collision.

GPS

GPS is used for location based systems, and can be picked up using simple equipment. Even mobile phones can do so.

Images of the earth

Automatic Picture Transmission

Automatic Picture Transmission (APT) …

Low Rate Picture Transmission

Low Rate Picture Transmission (LRPT) …

High Resolution Picture Transmission

High Resolution Picture Transmission (HRPT) …

Needs a high gain antenna, such as a small satellite dish.

Misc

Automatic Packet Reporting System

Delay Tolerant Networking

Delay Tolerant Networking (DTN) is designed to be used as a space capible internet.