[amsat-bb] Re: 2.4GHz broadband router on satellite?

Lee Maisel maisel at lobo.net
Thu Feb 21 16:58:20 PST 2013

James French wrote:
> What are the possibilities of building a satellite that uses a Linksys
> WRT54GL router with a modified DD-wrt or HSMM-Mesh software as a store
> and forward BBS, to route a received request from one station to another
> station, or even to connect to a on board networked camera to receive
> images?
> What kind of uplink power would be needed from the home station?
> How fast could the speed(s) get theoretically?
> How big would the antenna have to be on the craft and for the ground
> station to even be able to do this adequately?
> Would the doppler be too much to even consider this?
> Would the space environment be too harsh for something like this?
> This is just something I was thinking about this morning and thought I
> would toss it out.
> James W8ISS
> _______________________________________________
THAT is an AWESOME Idea!

I don't see why it wouldn't work, I don't know if doppler is an issue 
though, it may not be if the modulation is FM.
The antenna would not have to be big, it's 2.4Ghz

Why don't you post this on the HSMM-MESH.org web forums and get ideas?




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