[aprssig] APRN (Automatic Picture Relay Network) revival?

Eric Grumling egrumling at gmail.com
Sun Aug 9 14:07:17 EDT 2015

http://www.agri-vision.nl/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54 <http://www.agri-vision.nl/CMS/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=54> is a Raspberry Pi based SSTV capture and transmission device. With the FM transmitter software developed by Oliver Mattos and Oskar Weigl (and filtering and likely a bandpass filter it could be a stand-alone transmitter.


From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu <mailto:bruninga at usna.edu>>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] APRN (Automatic Picture Relay Network) revival?
Date: August 8, 2015 at 3:06:33 PM MDT
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org <mailto:aprssig at tapr.org>>


Thanks.  I think you answered most of what I was after.  That is, there are presently no tiny cameras with direct to digital transmission over RF, but you did remind me that the existing APRN concepts are probably still valid.

That is, the transmission from the mobile robot camera may be SSTV (Greatest availabililty of cameras) , but as soon as it is received, then it is converted to a file and networked onward as needed in digital form.

So I guess then, my call is for a revitalization of a global APRN network that can receive these images from mobile robots (on RF) and seamlessly make them available to viewers (and robot drivers).

We're talking about the kind of driving that Mars rovers do.  THey get a fixed image, layout the path to be taken within that field of view, then execute the maneuvre and take anotehr picture.

Of course if you heard the news, dont drive your robot near Philly where vandals might bash it to pieces...

I envision a mobile robot mission across America driven by (and protected by)  Ham Radio Clubs across the county.  Driven completely by remote control and handed off from club to club with vision going to the APRM and position to APRS.
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