Finished Allspice Node GPS - Bottom
This node will provide tracking onboard the JPL funded drop probe that VAST will fly later this year. The node filters the NMEA sentances and transmits only the needed parameters in a single packet to a radio relay which forwards the commands to the ground during flight. The node can also be commanded from the ground for realtime parameter tweaking. The GPS node will also serve as on onboard time base for other nodes and as an altitude indicator for smart experiments.