This is designed to be outdoors. Part of an ongoing (and highly iterative) project to design an integrated radio+SBC for use in a “near the dish” mode in small-scale radio astornomy. Both for back-yard radio astronomers and smaller institutions like schools and small colleges, etc.
I’ve been working on software (GR-based) and hardware in parallel. The software is able to talk to various radios, with LimeSDR being one of them. Interaction with the gadget is via the Web, so no special software is needed on your host computer. All the “smarts” are in the SBC within the box.
Once I have a “proof of concept” that I like, I want to find a commercial concern that can finish commercializing it and bring it to market. With the idea that some part of the proceeds would go towards our little research outfit: http://www.ccera.ca