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 Horizon Developer’s Kit contains everything you need to start developing ARGOS satellite tags, trackers and custom devices.
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 ARGOS Horizon Module is the ARGOS ARTIC-R2 transmitter itself. Compatible with next generation ARGOS-4 satellites and the future KINEIS constellation of nanosatellites.
The two boards are easily connected together using the picoblade cable that comes with the set. The kit 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).
1x ARGOS Horizon GPS Dev Board (PCB)
1x ARGOS Horizon Module (PCB)
1x Picoblade cable to connect the two boards
A "MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE" FOR G7 LEADERS
Message in a bottle is a collaborative experiment between the University of Exeter, the University of Plymouth, #OneLess, OneOcean and the Zoological Society of London tracking the movement of plastic bottles in the ocean using the Horizon ARTIC R2 Developer’s Kit.
Emily M. Duncan, Alasdair Davies,Amy Brooks,Gawsia Wahidunnessa Chowdhury,Brendan J. Godley, Jenna Jambeck, Taylor Maddalene, Imogen Napper, Sarah E. Nelms, Craig Rackstraw and Heather Koldewey (2020) Message in a bottle: Open source technology to track the movement of plastic pollution. PLOS ONE