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* Interface to other applications
* Interface to other applications
** Integration with http://www.ki6amd.com/hamcentral/
** Integration with http://www.ki6amd.com/hamcentral/
** In such case, radio and rotator control should be separate apps allowing access via IPC avaialble on Maemo platform.
** In such case, radio and rotator control should be separate apps allowing access via IPC avaialble on Maemo platform: [http://wiki.maemo.org/Documentation/Maemo_5_Developer_Guide/DBus D-Bus].
== Static Architecture ==
== Static Architecture ==

Revision as of 15:28, 22 September 2009

Emsat is a real-time satellite tracking and orbit predictions application for the Maemo platform. The objective is to provide a full featured satellite tracking application that can support portable satellite communications.

User Interface

The user interface must be intuitive so that the user can use the basic functionality of the app without reading any manuals. The HIG[1] will be taken into account.

All function must be reachable using touchscreen only. Maemo 5 GUI design templates are available on the Maemo website[2].

Functional Requirements

  • Track objects in space
    • Earth orbiting satellites
    • Interplanetary spacecraft using data from JPL Horizon
    • Sun, Moon, other planets?
  • Uses location from built-in GPS via the Location API
  • User can specify a fixed location
    • Lat/Lon/Alt
    • Select a city (OVI map?)
    • Maidenhead grid square
  • Future passes can be saved to calendar with reminder option
  • Voice announcements
    • 5 minute before pass
    • At AOS, TCA, and LOS
    • Every minute while satellite is in range
  • Logging support
    • Text (TBC)
    • Voice record (TBC)
    • Video record (TBC)

Interface Requirements

  • Doppler tuning
    • Full duplex: IC-910, IC-9100, FT-847, TS-2000
    • Simplex: IC-706, IC-7000
    • Receiver: FT-817, FT-857, FT-897
  • Antenna rotator tracking
  • Electrical interface
    • USB
    • Bluetooth
    • WiFi
  • Interface to other applications

Static Architecture

Dynamic Architecture

Software Reuse

This section lists and describes existing software that is going to be reused by Emsat and provides the necessary rationale behind the reuse.


  1. Maemo 5 Developer Guide, Human Interface Guidelines
  2. Maemo 5 GUI Design Template