The Phase 4 Ground project, founded with the aim of producing open-source hardware and software for both satellite and terrestrial amateur radio communications, has provided selected developers LimeSDR Mini hardware courtesy of the European Space Agency (ESA).
“Open Research Institute and Phase 4 Ground are honoured to be given the chance to put advanced software defined radio hardware like the LimeSDR Mini into the hands of active developers across the world,” says ORI’s Michelle Thompson, who has been coordinating the distribution work. “We are ready to help make the most of this very generous donation to open source space communications work.”
Confirmed hardware recipients are Virginia Tech researcher Sahana Raghunandan, New Zealand-based education expert Jeremy Reeve, Brazil-based Phase 4 Ground maintainer Edson W. R. Pereira, project volunteer David Fannin, and Argentina-based ground station operator Matias Damian.
We’re delighted to see the LimeSDR hardware reaching the Phase 4 Ground project members, and those interested in the field of amateur satellite communications should also keep their eyes peeled for some more exciting news in the near future.
More information on the Phase 4 Ground project can be found on the official website.