Posts Tagged ‘Programming’

Debugging ANSRTrack – Part 3

Unexplained Rotator Movement There is one final problem noted during the inaugural flight with the new ANSRTrack Ground Station program. At a point about 30 – 45 minutes into the flight, the ground station received an APRS beacon from the balloon, on its normal 30 second interval. The azimuth rotor suddenly rotated about 45 degrees […]

Leave a Comment

Debugging ANSRTrack Cont’

Continued Debugging effort The next anomoly to investigate concerned the slow climb rate observed during the ANSR-122 flight. Normally, we expect about 1200 – 1300 feet per minute climb rate, but a rate of 600 fpm was observed about a half hour into the flight. An analysis of the telemetry data from our two beacons […]

Leave a Comment

Debugging ANSRTrack

Tracking down some bugs As mentioned in my previous post, there were a few anomolies when I ran the new ANSRTrack program during a live flight. In this post, we will track down a couple of the issues: There was a consistent error showing up at the bottom of the screen mainwindow: Update call to […]

Leave a Comment

ANSRTrack – Deploy to Linux: Part 1

Identifying Critical Libraries As mentioned in our previous post, I have been developing a new version of our High Altitude Balloon Tracking System. This is being written on the Qt platform, a GUI-based development environment using C++ and its associated libraries. I will not be discussing the use of the Qt platform up to the […]

Leave a Comment