[Space] DIY GPS Receiver

James Mulroy james.d.mulroy at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 22:01:56 UTC 2011

DIY Hey guys,

Thought you might be interested in this.  Very cheap...


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From: rwas <rbtwas at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM
Subject: [AR] gps: was - Re: Carmack Prize 1st Black Rock Report
To: Korey Kline <k2 at hybrids.com>, "arocket at exrocketry.net" <
arocket at exrocketry.net>

Korey Kline wrote:

>  Update on Qu8k........Chuck Rodgers is on site analyzing Derek's
>  accelerometer data.......he text + 121,000 Ft!!
> >>> Also if the vehicle exceeds 60Kft and 1K mph then no
> >>> non-munition GPS is going to give you data until it is
> >>> reset.<<<
> >>> You can exceed either one, but if you exceed both it is
> >>> supposed to shut off.<<<
>  Paul....is there a "pro-munition"  GPS available for sale?  I'm sure
>  Derek would be happy to fly your GPS project on the next flight since
>  he recovered all the rocket hardware!
>  K2

Interestingly enough, there are opensource projects for diy gps units.
Maxim has complete gps receiver front-ends for about ~$4.50. It provides
digitized data out:

There are a number of opensource gps libraries/projects available too. :)

Robert W.

aRocket at exrocketry.net

James Mulroy
Student Researcher
Freelance Writer <http://www.pcworld.com/author/James-Mulroy>
james.d.mulroy at gmail.com
(920) 470-3473
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