Tweets from Space

http://www.projectedge.net/sentinel/

Tomorrow, two students from Imperial College, London, hope to launch a HAB flight from Cambridge with a Pi in the Sky radio tracker which will tweet.

The project payload will be transmitting on the following frequencies:

Payload ID IBMICLSentinel, RTTY, 434.250MHz, 850Hz shift, 300 baud, 8 N 2, SSDV and telemetry.

Payload ID Sky1LoRa, LoRa, 869.850MHz, “Mode 1” Implicit mode, Error coding 4:5, Bandwidth 20.8kHz, SF 6, Low data rate optimize off SSDV and telemetry.

Payload ID Sky2LoRa, LoRa, 434.750MHz, “Mode 1” Implicit mode, Error coding 4:5, Bandwidth 20.8kHz, SF 6, Low data rate optimize off SSDV and telemetry. Every 30 seconds Sky2LoRa listens for incoming transmissions for 10 seconds.

The payload will also display tweets. If you want your tweet to be displayed then you need to tweet your message to @IBMICLSentinel with #tospace followed by your message.

The HAB flight sits within a wider project in which IBM has collaborated with the Imperial College Electrical Engineering Department to incorporate its image recognition technology and cloud capabilities with low-cost, durable electronics,  in-order to build a groundbreaking cognitive probe which can identify potential hazards. The Sentinel will use its collected data to warn responsible authorities and first-responders in cases of emergency such as forest fires or flooding so that. The sentinel will also analyse social feeds on Twitter to draw a deeper insight into the nature of an unfolding event.

 

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