Electronic Distance Device For Recovery

Electronic Distance Device For Recovery

Post by Frank Gan » Sun, 05 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Just wondering if anyone knows of an electronic device that could be placed
in the payload section of a rocket that would send out a signal to a
hand-held reciever telling the reciever the approx. distance between them?
If anyone has seen or heard of such a device please let me know.  If not,
and anyone is interested in building one, let me know.
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Frank Gant

Oklahoma High Power Rocketry Launch Pad:
http://www.flash.net/~gantfl

 
 
 

Electronic Distance Device For Recovery

Post by Chop » Sat, 11 Oct 1997 04:00:00


    Just wondering if anyone knows of an electronic device that could be placed
    in the payload section of a rocket that would send out a signal to a
    hand-held reciever telling the reciever the approx. distance between them?
    If anyone has seen or heard of such a device please let me know.  If not,
    and anyone is interested in building one, let me know.

It's getting "close" to the time where you'll be able to put in a GPS
receiver with data interface, and a data transmitter, and have the rocket
tell you exactly where it is.  You could probably do it now for well under
$500.  When it gets to be about $200 it should be reasonably popular for HPR
rockets (ie comparable with altimiter, accelerometer, video, etc.)

BillW

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Electronic Distance Device For Recovery

Post by Frank Gan » Tue, 14 Oct 1997 04:00:00


I would like more info on GPS if anyone happens to have it.  I have
continually heard about it but have seen nothing on it.
--
Frank Gant
ICQ #3827688

Oklahoma High Power Rocketry Launch Pad:
http://www.flash.net/~gantfl



Quote:
>     Just wondering if anyone knows of an electronic device that could be
placed
>     in the payload section of a rocket that would send out a signal to a
>     hand-held reciever telling the reciever the approx. distance between
them?
>     If anyone has seen or heard of such a device please let me know.  If
not,
>     and anyone is interested in building one, let me know.

> It's getting "close" to the time where you'll be able to put in a GPS
> receiver with data interface, and a data transmitter, and have the rocket
> tell you exactly where it is.  You could probably do it now for well
under
> $500.  When it gets to be about $200 it should be reasonably popular for
HPR
> rockets (ie comparable with altimiter, accelerometer, video, etc.)

> BillW

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