The GPS Simulator allows the testing of flight code and GPS tracking systems on the ground where errors can be detected and corrected without risking the loss of a near spacecraft or the failure of an onboard experiment.
Features of the GPS Simulator
The price for the GPS Simulator (GPS-Sim) is $26.00 plus $4.00 S&H.
- Operates from a single nine-volt battery
- Attaches to a flight computer like a GPS receiver (no modifications to the flight computer are necessary)
- Simulates the launch, ascent, float, descent, and landing of a near space mission
- Ascent rate, burst altitude, float altitude, and descent rate are adjustable in software
- Easy to program in BASIC
GPS Simulator Assembly Directions
GPS Simulator Code
To program the GPS Simulator's PICAXE-18M2, you'll need to download the PICAXE Programmer. It's free at this link