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Postby Luckyfox7 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:04 am

Anyone know how to set up flightgear to have ads-b messages sent out of a network port? Just downloaded 2019.1.1 for Windows and Linux.

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Re: Ads-b

Postby Johan G » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:34 pm

I do not think there is ADS-B output specifically. But if you want FlightGear to output data like the one that is in ADS-B I think you will find the FlightGear wiki articles Logging properties (permalink) and Interfacing FlightGear (permalink) to be good starting points. If you want to output actual ADS-B Out packets you would likely enjoy a look at, specifically ADS-B Basics (unfortunately the actual standards are behind paywalls).
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Re: Ads-b

Postby Hooray » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:59 pm

You could probably try setting up a generic protocol (XML) and use a property that is Nasal driven, i.e. set up a really simple generic protocol to emit a static message first, then convert that into a message that is taken from a property. Once that is working, you can look at manipulating the static message, by writing a little script to create an ADS-B as needed, which will also require computing a CRC:

If in doubt, you could simply create a protocol by sending 112 distinct boolean properties, which can then be individually controlled: ... a_UDP_in_C

Basic concept outlined at:

Once you are running into restrictions, the generic protocol could be extended as needed and/or a dedicated protocol could be implemented in C++:

Speaking in general, for binary protocol handling, it would seem to make sense to hook up the property rule system to the generic protocol system, i.e. to have state machine support and to easily implement native helpers via XML (think CRC computation)
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