Founding developers Alasdair Davies, Robin Freeman and Rachael Kemp
Horizon is an open source plug-and-play solution to develop or deploy your own satellite telemetry solution.
The ARGOS Horizon GPS Dev Board includes GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, a 9-axis accelerometer and supports an external 3G cellular board (also open source). It is a GPS logger and an ARGOS satellite communication control board, suitable for tracking wildlife, environmental assets or embedded into custom devices (UAVs, buoys, marine equipment). It is programmable over USB or bluetooth using a free Python command line tool to configure GPS and ARGOS transmitter settings.
The Dev Board connects easily to the ARGOS Horizon Module (containing the ARGOS ARTIC R2 satellite transmitter). Using the picoblade cable gets you up and running quickly. It is compatible with the next generation ARGOS-4 satellites and the future KINEIS constellation of nanosatellites.
Power should come from a 3.7V lithium-ion or lithium polymer battery with a standard JST header (NOT included).
You can easily configure and modify settings over USB using straight forward Python tools, or use the built-in Bluetooth 5.0 to communicate with the tag wirelessly.
CONTENTS OF THE SET
1x ARGOS Horizon GPS Dev Board (PCB)
1x picoblade cable to connect to the ARGOS Horizon Module
1x Micro USB cable
Weight: 18.8 grams
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