FUNCube Data Warehouse Ready

FUNcube-1 flight model - Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG

FUNcube-1 flight model – Image credit Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG

AMSAT-UK and AMSAT-NL are pleased to announce a new version of the FUNcube Data Warehouse which will collect, collate, deduplicate and display data from FUNcube Dashboards running on user PCs (see section at end).

The URL is: https://warehouse.funcube.org.uk/

The intention of the warehouse is to allow access to all the data received for the duration of the mission rather than from just one or a series of passes. This will enable educators and others to download mission telemetry for off-line analysis as part of our STEM outreach goal.

FUNcube Data Warehouse

FUNcube Data Warehouse

The warehouse will store information for the following satellites/devices:

• FUNcube Flight Model
• UKube-1 – FUNcube module
• FUNcube Engineering Model (which will be used for some demonstrations)
• FUNcube Software Test Stack (which is still be used for development but may become another demonstration model later)

Please note, that we are still adding functionality and that some features may not be enabled but it will give a flavour of what will be there.

The warehouse does allow registration for upload of data from the FUNcube Dashboard (see below) and we would like feedback on the process. You can register now as a user of the Warehouse and then, later, apply the settings, that you will be emailed to you, to the Dashboard software when it is available.

Final gluing of FUNcube-1 bolt by Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG – Image credit Gerard Aalbers

Final gluing of FUNcube-1 by Wouter Weggelaar PA3WEG – Image credit Gerard Aalbers

There is a new forum at http://forum.funcube.org.uk/ whose purpose is to provide support for FUNcube satellite users. Registration on this forum is separate from the warehouse registration.

The Data Warehouse source code will be released under a ‘Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License’ and available on GitHub shortly.

FUNcube Dashboard

A Windows PC application has been developed which will allow FUNcube Dongle (either model) users and those with other, SSB compatible, 2 metre radios to receive and display satellite telemetry in real time and upload the data to the  FUNcube Data Warehouse.

FUNcube Dongle Pro+ Software Defined Radio

FUNcube Dongle Pro+ Software Defined Radio

If using the FUNcube Dongle, the software will perform  doppler tracking on the received signal.

As well as real-time processing, the software can replay binary, IQ and sound files captured on earlier passes.

The Dashboard software is undergoing final testing and will be made available in about two weeks time.

We are looking forward to a late November launch. News updates can be found at http://funcube.org.uk/

FUNcube Yahoo Group https://amsat-uk.org/funcube/yahoo-group/