Ground station

The ground station software is responsible of receiving, decoding and displaying data sent by the rocket service module during the flight. Data is decoded in The ground station was first implemented using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible to decode the received serial data  fast enough to show smooth graphs. During spring we found out that we cannot fix this issue so we implemented a new version using MATLAB. Using MATLAB we can now reach a graph speed of >20 redraws a second without loosing any data.

Ground station

Ground station screenshot

The Source code is available on GitLab.

During tests we found out that our software is working so good, so that we don’t need to watch it our self any more:

Outsourcing the ground station monitoring to an alien

Outsourcing the ground station monitoring to an alien

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