Special Issue Article
Design and Development of a Real-Time Ground Station Software System and Small Satellite for Weather Monitoring Applications
In the current scenario, weather monitoring is playing a very significant role. Every day around 800 satellites (Radiosonde) are being launched for weather sampling globally. The objective of this project is to design and develop ground station software system along with a cost effective small satellite. The software will be developed using JAVA as front end and SQL as backend; small satellite will be designed and developed from off shelf-materials and open source on board computer. The small satellite will be launched by a rocket which will carry sensor array to transmit information about the atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, altitude, Global Position System (GPS) and wind speed by means of small sensors, and Transistor-Transistor Logic (TTL) wireless data transmission. The collected data are preprocessed used data mining techniques.