Month: January 2011

Satellite Tracking Camera – Progress Update

Regular readers of my blog will know that I’ve been working on building a satellite tracking system. The plan is to end up with a fully automatic Pan/Tilt positioning system with a high sensitivity video camera, millisecond accuracy video time

Adding Custom Characters to the MAX7456 Video Overlay Generator

I’m playing with the Maxim MAX7456 Video On-Screen Display Generator for my Satellite Tracking Camera project. I’m wanting to use it to overlay accurate (GPS locked) time stamps onto each individual field of a PAL or NTSC video signal. The

AVR Pulse Per Second & NMEA simulator

As part of building my Satellite Tracking Camera, I’m building a GPS time inserter to insert accurate time stamps on a video feed. I’m unable to get GPS reception in my test/development area, so I decided it would be easier

ASCOM and Communications protocols

I hope you all had a great New Year and have big plans for 2011. I don’t have much new to report on the Satellite tracking platform. I’ve been looking into equipment for the system and at communications protocols.