Following the recent test of the Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) APRS/GPS telemetry transmitter, designed to allow us to track the Vulture 1 space plane as it glides into the history books, we had a couple of emails asking just what electronic wizardry went into this neat piece of kit. In fact, we have two compact …
GPS Good to go
From BeeLine GPS User’s Guide:
17 GPS Module Limitations
The GPS Receiver firmware contains an algorithm that allows either the speed limit (515 m/s) or altitude limit (18,000 m) to be exceeded, but not both. This allows the receiver to be used, for example, in high altitude (research balloon) applications.
So as long as the speed stays below 515m/s you should get good high altitude readings.
Isn't that around mach 1.5 ?
No problem there then.
Check out DIY drones for electronics
There is a lot of electronics subsystems that may have use for the PARIS project. See diydrones.com. The store section is a veritable aladdin's cave of sensors, GPS, autopilots etc