Sunday, July 7, 2013

Radio Telescope Radar Tracking

 PART 4 - Tracking Radar Objects in Space
This blog describes more add on capability for the radio telescope which we recently put into operation. This uses the same equipment to track objects in space which reflect radar waves.

The radar transmitter puts out waves that originate from Earth as man-made transmitters owned by the Air Force and NASA, used to track the positions of space objects. The FM radio band will work as a receiver, more specifically try the VHF-UHF tuning bands. The radio's monopole antenna is acceptable and try repositioning it for best reception. The antenna with receiver works well on an alt-azimuth mount with a flex wire to feed the audio to the computer processors sound card for signal processing.

This link offers more information.