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(BB_TRACKER V4.6   21 March 2013)
 

                                       DRIVER & HARDWARE FOR ORBITRON TO COMMAND TWO ROTORS FOR SATELLITE TRACKING
                                                                                                  

    INDEX

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 PAGE OF PROTOTYPE  DEVELOPMENT.

- Page of diagrams and printed circuit boards

- Page of information about the kit and assembly

 


 installation of the  Driver      

 

This  Beta driver is only for testing and simulates the time that Azimuth and Elevation rotors take to complete the movement.

 

To install the driver on the Orbitron you must perform the following steps

 

1 DownLoad the Driver V4.6 and install it here.

( To uninstall the driver use the normal procedures of the windows)

Note: Software only will work when it receives data from microcontroller indicating end of Rotors movement

 

Open Config. Directory where Orbitron is installed

 

 

 

3 Open the Setup file

 

 

 

4 - Write the path directory in the  Driver section as shown in the image.

 

 

 

 

5 - Run the Driver and choose a sattellite. The rotors will move to center of the sectors where the angles are.

The antenna will always point to the center of a sector of + - 3
It only changes to the next sector, when the azimuth or elevation values are different from the values within the
actual sector .

 


 

There are 60 sectors of 6 each in the Azimuth range and 15 sectors of 6 also, in the Elevation range

 

Center of the Sector 1 = 3 ; Center of the Sector 2 = 9 ; Center of the Sector 3 = 15 ; Center of the Sector 4 = 21 ; Center of the Sector 5 = 27 ; Center of the Sector 6 = 33 ; Center of the Sector 7 = 39 ; Center of the Sector 8 = 45 ; Center of the Sector 9 = 51 ; Center of the Sector 10 = 57 ; Center of the Sector 11 = 63 ; Center of the Sector 12 = 69 ; Center of the Sector 13 = 75 ; Center of the Sector 14 = 81 ; Center of the Sector 15 = 87 ; Center of the Sector 16 = 93 ; Center of the Sector 17= 99 ; Center of the Sector 18 = 105 ; Center of the Sector 19 = 111 ; Center of the Sector 20 = 117 ; Center of the Sector 21 = 123 ; Center of the Sector 22 = 129 ; Center of the Sector 23 = 135 ; Center of the Sector 24 = 141 ; Center of the Sector 25 = 147 ; Center of the Sector 26 = 153 ; Center of the Sector 27 = 159 ; Center of the Sector 28 = 165 ; Center of the Sector 29 = 171 ; Center of the Sector 30 = 177 ; Center of the Sector 31 = 183 ; Center of the Sector 32 = 189 ; Center of the Sector 33 = 195 ; Center of the Sector 34= 201 ; Center of the Sector 35 = 207 ; Center of the Sector 36 = 213 ; Center of the Sector 37 = 219 ; Center of the Sector 38 = 225 ; Center of the Sector 39 = 231 ; Center of the Sector 40 = 237 ; Center of the Sector 41 = 243 ; Center of the Sector 42 = 249 ; Center of the Sector 43 = 255 ; Center of the Sector 44 = 261 ; Center of the Sector 45 = 267 ; Center of the Sector 46 = 273 ; Center of the Sector 47 = 279 ; Center of the Sector 48 = 285 ; Center of the Sector 49 = 291 ; Center of the Sector 50 = 297 ; Center of the Sector 51 = 303 ; Center of the Sector 52 = 309 ; Center of the Sector 53 = 315 ; Center of the Sector 54 = 321 ; Center of the Sector 55 = 327 ; Center of the Sector 56= 333 ; Center of the Sector 57 = 339 ; Center of the Sector 58 = 345 ; Center of the Sector 59 = 351 ; Center of the Sector 60 = 357 ;

 

So:

0  of azimuth or elevation will be pointed to 3 (Sector 1=   3 +-3)

90  of azimuth or elevation will bee at 93 ( Sector 16=   93 +-3)

180  of azimuth will point to 183 (Sector 31= 183 +-3)

 

 

When the difference between the CW and CCW directions is approaching 60, the driver turns orange the button RESET to recommend a manual reset.
If the
manual reset is not performed, the driver
will automatically makes it.
This action prevents the antenna and rotors cables to curl up in support.
 In the RESET action the antenna rotates 360 degrees in the opposite direction and stops at the same azimuth.

With this type of rotors motion of 360 takes about 78 seconds
In the case of
elevation movements this action is not
necessary.

 

 

To enter data manually is necessary to stop the automatic tracking and insert the data in azimuth and elevation manual windows and do the start.

 

 

 

 

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