One of the most fun projects that I’ve gotten to work on recently was the SolarSurfer project. A unique aspect of that project which I hadn’t done before was remote control via a satellite connection. The project is extensively documented on Hackaday; check out the logs on satellite comm overview, real-time tracking, and mission simulation.
Here is a short summary of the different project aspects:
- Developed end-to-end, real-time satellite communication using Rock Seven API, Heroku, and MongoLab (github)
- Developed a real-time mission monitoring website including Google Maps integration, live telemetry plots, and vehicle control (github)