Satellite Director 1.56
Finding a TV satellite or an antenna, in azimuth, can be prettydifficult. Before you can find it with a compass you have to dosome calculations using GPS location, magnetic variation, compassazimuth and satellite azimuth. Satellite Director replaces all ofthat. See tips to success below.Português: Telefones sem bússolanão pode baixar este aplicativo.WARNING: YOUR PHONE or TABLET MUSTHAVE A COMPASS !!!!WITHOUT COMPASS YOU CANNOT DOWNLOAD THIS APP.Check "Satellite Locator" which uses GPS locations to find asatellite.Some phone/tablet compass are really bad so compare yourphone/tablet compass with a real compass !! Unfortunatly you haveto calibrate the compass before using it. Metal covers/cases orcovers/cases with metal/magnetic closure will influence/disrupt thecompass of your phone or tablet. Do not use these covers !! Thecompass of your phone can also get inaccurate because itis affected by other electro - magnetic fields or because itis weakened by age. Calibrating the compass may not help anymore.PRECISION DEPENDS ON THE QUALITY OF YOUR PHONES HARDWARE.Warning:If you use Cyanogenmod / Cymod then you may run into Androidcompatibility issues and the app may not work. You should thencomplain to Cyanogenmod / Cymod and not to me.This app is add-free!Help me to continue the work on this app and watch some of myvideos on Youtube. The advertising in the videos provides somerequired money (houres of work, phones to test on, satelliteequipment, etc.). How does it work ?Just enable the GPS in yourphone or enter your GPS location, select the desired TV satelliteor antenna location and point your phone to the sky to target(find) the TV satellite. You have found the satellite when thewhite ball is in the white circle and the cyan ball is in the cyancircle. Align, in azimuth, the offset arm of the satellite dish tothe cyan arrow on the phones display and the satellite dish isaligned in azimuth with the satellite.Selectable audio tone, camerapreview, continuous mode (no pause), color pickers or a userdefined satellite position may make it easier for you to find thedesired TV satellite. The satellite list contains 280satellites.Optional you can take a photo (resized)/screenshot bytouching on the director tab. The photo/screenshot is ONLY storedon the phones memory card.Optional: you can get an indication whenyou are to close to iron (dish/pole) in the form of angreen/yellow/red bar.Satellite positions are derived from Agi'sdatabase. Some positions may seem not accurate (example: Hispasat30°w is at 29.96°w in the satellite list) but they are veryaccurate.New phones with Android 4: in case of a wrong compassreading the "Settings" screen has options to correct the compassreadings !!!!Previous versions are available from my website.If youhave any questions, requests or problems PLEASE write an email. Alllanguage translations by Google Translator.3 tips to success:1- doNOT go to close to the iron dish, iron lnb arm or iron pole (keepat least 30 cm distance)2- calibrate the compass of the phone bywaving it in a figure 8 before you start3- optional: calibrate thecompass of the phone by rolling your phone along its length axisabout 2-3 turns (works on some phones)
ErrorsBySensors (Beta) 1.2
While making Satellite Director I discovered that the sensors arenot as accurate as one might expect.This app measures the roll and pitch errors with respect to thescreen and camera in the horizontal and vertical plane. But is thecamera wrong or the roll and pitch (sensor orientation) or thescreen or the phones casing ? It probably adds all up to ...
Satellite Director NG 2.3.26
Before buying this app: have you tried the free version ?If youcannot install the free version your phone does not have a compass,which is required for the director or pointing function in thisapp. Check "Satellite Locator" which uses GPS locations to find asatellite.This app is simular to the free Satellite Director buthasadditional features, some may require the use of internet:-enter street and city to get your location coordinates- yourlocation coordinates via network and/or GPS- find the exactlocation with the help Google Maps- see in satellite view aboveyour location where to point the dish- create your own satellitesat-lists with only those satellites in it that you want using thebuild-in satellite list- reduce and sort the satellite list withoutrestarting the app- on-line help pages- 'simple' mode withoutbalancing the phone- export/import the satellite lists to SD card(backup)- overrule the build-in satellite list with your own list-vibrate- up to 6 satellites simultaniously displayed- display foryour location and all satellites the values for: azimuth, elevationand skew- the current location via the network- update thesatellite list from a website (sats.csv, Enigma satellites.xml,SatelliteCalculation) or a local file.- instead of finding asatellite find an antenna by gps location or address.Warning: metalcovers/cases or covers/cases with metal/magnetic closure willinfluence/disrupt the compass of your phone or tablet. Do not usethese covers !! Finding a TV satellite, in azimuth, can be prettydifficult. Before you can find it with a compass you have to dosome calculations using GPS location, magnetic variation, compassazimuth and satellite azimuth.Satellite Director replaces all ofthat.Just enable the GPS in your phone or enter your GPS locationor use the map to find your location, select the desired TVsatellite and point your phone to the sky to target (find) the TVsatellite. Balance your phone. You have found the satellite whenthe white ball is in the white circle and the cyan ball is in thecyan circle. Align the offset arm, in azimuth, of the satellitedish to the cyan arrow on the phones display and the satellite dishis aligned in azimuth with the satellite.Selectable audio tone,camera preview, continuous mode (no pause), color pickers or a userdefined satellite position may make it easier for you to find thedesired TV satellite. There are 2 satellite lists: an extended listwith 400+ satellites and a compact list with 220+ satellites or useyour own list (mailed to the phone or downloaded, see Youtube howeasy it is to use.).New phones with Android 4: remember that the"Settings" screen has options to correct the compass readings, ifneeded.
SensorFusion (demo) 1.0
Sensor Fusion as provided by Paul Lawitzki at thousand-thoughts.combut with some visual additions by me.Fuse accelerometer,magnetometer and gyroscope into one sensor. You will need a fastplatform (1 GHz+, maybe even multi core) to get a good impressionof what happens with azimuth, roll and pitch.It will run on deviceswithout gyroscope but the displayed values stay 0.The source codecan be downloaded from the above site or from my site.
Satellite Locator 0.6.1
Finding a TV satellite, in azimuth, can be pretty difficult. Withthis app you do not need a compass, just two (2) GPS locations,from the satellite dish and a target, is enough. Finding thesatellite depends on how accurate the GPS locations are (the phoneor from Google Earth/Maps) and how accurate and steady you can aimthe phone to the target. Read more about the WARNING and how itworks.WARNING: when you are close to or in between walls, roofs,sheds, trees, houses, flats or close to metal the phone's GPSlocation can be totally wrong which will result in a faultysatellite position !! Your satellite dish and target should bepreferably in an 'open space'.How does it work ? In 3 steps orscreens:1- Select the desired TV satellite2- The GPS location ofthe satellite dish and the GPS location of a target (or referencepoint) is needed. The target can be the GPS location of a house,tree, plant, etc. Just enable the GPS in your phone or enter theGPS locations with the help of Google Earth/Maps (satellite dishposition and a visible target position).To indicate how stable orgood the values are they get a color. RED = not good or not stable,YELLOW = better but not good, GREEN = good or stable, CYAN = don'tknow. To receive good GPS signals you should be in the 'open'. GPSsignals can be blocked by buildings, trees, etc and that willresult in false GPS locations with an error of several meters whilethe accuracy is good.3- Set the dish elevation and skew to thecalculated values, see screen 3. The satellite pole must beupright. With the GPS locations set, hold the phone steady abovethe satellite dish and aim the central arrow named 'target' at thetarget. Then aim the satellite arm to the arrow named 'satellite'.The success of finding the satellite depends on the accuracy of thephone's GPS and how steady your hands are. KEEP THE PHONE AIMEDSTEADY AT THE TARGET !!!Check my instruction movie onwww.youtube.com (https://youtu.be/o7t9cTVfr1A) or athttp://home.caiway.nl/~fnijhuis/satloc/index.html . When your phonecrashes: stop running app's like: Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp,Badoo, etc. Free up memory of the phone by removing apps you do notuse, remove photos and music.The satellite positions are derivedfrom Agi's database. Some positions may seem not accurate (example:Hispasat 30°w is at 29.96°w in the satellite list) but they arevery accurate.If you have any questions, requests or problemsPLEASE write an email. This app is add-free !Help me to continuethe work on this app and watch some of my videos on Youtube. Theadvertising in the videos provides some required money (hours ofwork, phones to test on, satellite equipment, etc.). All languagetranslations by Google Translator.