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What is IOTA-VTI by Tony Barry and Dave Gault presented at (1) The 5 th Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations 26 th -27 th May 2011 (2) The IOTA AGM (2)

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1 What is IOTA-VTI by Tony Barry and Dave Gault presented at (1) The 5 th Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations 26 th -27 th May 2011 (2) The IOTA AGM (2) The IOTA AGM 23 rd -25 th July 2011

2 Tony and Dave initial conspirators on project IOTA-VTI TTSO5 notes…We regret we cant attend this 5 th Trans-Tasman Symposium on Occultations and present IOTA-VTI to the occultation community and would hitherto wish to thank Dave Herald and Stephen Russell for stepping up to present the device on our behalf, and Im sure both gentlemen will do a splendid job and aid in the continuing refinement of IOTA-VTI. IOTA AGM notes…We regret we cant attend this IOTA Annual General Meeting and present IOTA-VTI to the occultation community and would hitherto wish to thank Sandy Bumgarner and Walter Morgan for turning the project into a saleable item. Tony and Dave

3 IOTA-VTI Key Features Powered by USB or 12vDC (centre positive) Powered by USB or 12vDC (centre positive) CCIR (PAL) or EIA (NTSC) compatible CCIR (PAL) or EIA (NTSC) compatible Will work without a camera connected Will work without a camera connected LED to confirm that a camera is connected. LED to confirm that a camera is connected. Internal sensitive GPS Internal sensitive GPS Characters have a drop-shadow – viewable against say, the lunar bright limb Characters have a drop-shadow – viewable against say, the lunar bright limb Comprehensive Data Quality Assurance system Comprehensive Data Quality Assurance system GPS Almanac Management System GPS Almanac Management System Licensed to IOTA to prevent untimely withdrawl Licensed to IOTA to prevent untimely withdrawl Price us$249 + shipping ect… Price us$249 + shipping ect… Can be ordered now! Can be ordered now!

4 Block Diagram

5 Prototype #1 to Demo #1 to Production in less than 8 months Author and Contributors Tony Barry, Dave Gault, Walter Morgan Sandy Bumgarner, Stephen Russell, Dave Herald and David Dunham

6 QA Tests – Comparison with Existing Devices Test equipment; -KIWI-PC and Trimble SV6 GPS -KIWI-OSD and Garmin 18x LVC GPS -IOTA-VTI and USglobalSAT EM406A GPS Result; IOTA-VTI can timestamp video fields and frames consistent with the other two devices More Independent tests regimes underway

7 Position Screen

8 Time Screen Full screen mode – NTSC 8 Satellite fix

9 Full Screen and TVsafe Modes Full Screen mode on a digital monitor

10 GPS Almanac Management System (GPS-AMS)

11 IOTA-VTI Data Quality Assurance (DQA) Live On Timer Screen IOTA-VTI samples the serial data and the 1pps from the GPS every second 5 tests every second + 1 test sequentially over an hour Overall policy is to squawk loudly on error Reports on status of satellite fix

12 Questions…?

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