Draganflyer Helicopter * MoonBounce (EME) * Weak Signal * Astrophotography

Updated: June 12, 2007

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Main Topic Areas:

          Draganflyer for Aerial Video and Photos

          Amateur Radio Operation and Weak Signal Detection by FFTDSP Software

          Astrophotography and Image Processing


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Email: m w cook @ cris.com (remove spaces)

Draganflyer for Aerial Video and Photos
Flying the Draganflyer Brushless Conversion and Custom Camera Mount
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Example Inside Flight

Example Outside Flight


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Demo Video with 21oz Payload

Foam Camera Mount Rev 2


Aerial Videos Aerial Photos
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First Pouch Flight

All Foam Design Rev 1 Flight

All Foam Design Rev 2 Flight


DFPhotos.gif (25000 bytes) High Resolution Photos taken at 100+ feet


Amateur Radio Operation and Weak Signal Detection by FFTDSP software
FFTDSP Software FFTDSP Applications
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Software Features

Typical Displays of EME  Signals

Download Area

examples.gif (14388 bytes) Integrated WWV Example

Minimum Signal Detection Level

Lunar Prospector Detection

EME Channel Characteristics Tests

EME Diversity Tests


MoonBounce (EME) Operation Detection of Mars Global Surveyor
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EME Operation and Nets

Skd87 EME Scheduling Program & vhfsched.skd

Current EME Antenna Array

Typical EME Audio Recording

WIN $100 - Identify the WEAK EME station in the UNKN422 Audio File

mgsall.jpg (12742 bytes) Calculations for Expected Receive Signal Levels

Unique Helix Antenna Design

MGS Detected with Two 5 Foot Helix Antennas

FFTDSP Plots showing Spacecraft Rotation

Astrophotography and Image Processing
Astro Equipment Film Astrophotos
equip.jpg (13245 bytes) Astro-Physics 130mm EDFS F6 Starfire Telescope

Astro-Physics 600E GoTo  Mount & SBIG STV Autoguider

ST-10 CCD & CFW8 Color Wheel

Nikon F2 Camera & DW-2

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Star Clusters

Planetary Nebula

Early Barn Door Photos


Image Processing & Film Tests CCD Astrophotos
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Grain Reduction Processing

M31 Multi-Sectioned Composite

M13 Image Processing Example using Picture Window Software

Film Test Results using M27 as Test Reference 

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Related Links

Werfried's Radio Meteor Gallery (an excellent application of FFTDSP) (No longer active but hope to have a new site in the future)

N1BUG's EME info and MM Software

W9IP's Ultimate Satellite Tracking Program

GJ4ICD's Amateur Radio News Page


W6/PA0ZN's Weak Signal & SETI Page


N8VEA's VHF/UHF/EME Logging Program

AF9Y Mike Cook
501 E. Cedar Canyon Rd.
Huntertown, Indiana 46748
(260) 637-3399