Sistema Embebido para el Comando de un Pedestal de Seguimiento de Vehículos Aeroespaciales mediante Coordenadas GPS (Embedded System for the Command of a High-Gain Antenna Pedestal with GPS Coordinates)

Leandro Alem (alem.leandro@gmail.com), Hugo Passini (hpassini@iua.edu.ar), Rubén Minutta (ruben852@gmail.com)


Instituto Universitario Aeronaútico
This paper appears in: Revista IEEE América Latina

Publication Date: Feb. 2013
Volume: 11,   Issue: 1 
ISSN: 1548-0992


Abstract:
This paper develops and implements an embedded system for the command of a high-gain antenna pedestal. It is based on the use of GPS parameters transmitted by an aerospace vehicle via an RF link. These directional antennas allow to optimize the reception of high frequency radio link, increasing the scope and reducing the weight requirements of the onboard batteries. Equations are implemented by the system to transform GPS coordinates in pedestal commands.

Index Terms:
GPS, pedestal, high-gain link, tracking, aerospace vehicle   


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