SLCP Sat Tracker

Article + Publication

This page describes a Simple Low Cost Portable Low Earth Orbit Satellite Tracking System. This System was first proposed in a presentation at the AMSAT Convention in October 2010 in Chicago. A subsequent article was published in the 2011 Annual SVHFS Conference Proceedings. Unfortunately the Conference was cancelled due to a major tornado that swept through northern Alabama the night before the start of the Confernce.

A copy of the article is here.

This is an ongoing and developing project. Since the publication of of the SVHFS article, many new design changes have been implemented in both the hardware and software. Below are some pictures:

SLCP with Arrow Antenna

SLCP with Arrow Antenna

SLCP with Elk Antenna

SLCP with Elk Antenna

New Controlller - Front View

New Controlller - Front View

New Controller - Top View

New Controlller - Top View

New Connector Board

New Connector Board