New Networked DFing software

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awdmesh
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by awdmesh » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:26 pm

Sorry I didn’t see this sooner - I ran with the software I had but now I have time to setup your fork and get knowledgeable on it before the next class. I’ll also check up on how to feed it tile map information. That’ll be great!

awdmesh
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by awdmesh » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:31 pm

To do the offline maps that’s assuming I’m running cesium on my own server, which I guess I’d have to change some of your code to look at my server versus the online commercial cesium server?

ckoval7
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by ckoval7 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:30 am

awdmesh wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:31 pm
To do the offline maps that’s assuming I’m running cesium on my own server, which I guess I’d have to change some of your code to look at my server versus the online commercial cesium server?
Yes, you'll just have to change some of the code around here: https://github.com/ckoval7/df-aggregato ... um.tpl#L19

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var viewer = new Cesium.Viewer('cesiumContainer', {
      terrainProvider: Cesium.createWorldTerrain(),
      homeButton: false,
      timeline: false
 });
They seem to have stuff pretty well documented.

In other news, my fork of the KSDR software now has gpsd integration!

awdmesh
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by awdmesh » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:26 pm

Minus the gpsd connection, I have it up and running with one KerberosSDr.

I’m running your extended 20.04 based software on a laptop with the IP manually set in the .run sh file.

I have a cesium token and your software running on the same laptop port 8083. A connection is made with the KerberosSDr software and I’ve been able to pull up the map. I’m assuming single bearing lines are not supposed to be drawn on the map but instead the shaded area like in your images is created by several KerberosSDr all working together.

This looks amazing. I’ll have to get more devices setup and also try the gpsd connection.

ckoval7
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by ckoval7 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:11 pm

awdmesh wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:26 pm
Minus the gpsd connection, I have it up and running with one KerberosSDr.

I’m running your extended 20.04 based software on a laptop with the IP manually set in the .run sh file.

I have a cesium token and your software running on the same laptop port 8083. A connection is made with the KerberosSDr software and I’ve been able to pull up the map. I’m assuming single bearing lines are not supposed to be drawn on the map but instead the shaded area like in your images is created by several KerberosSDr all working together.

This looks amazing. I’ll have to get more devices setup and also try the gpsd connection.
At the moment it doesn't draw LOBs from individual receivers. It's on the to-do list, but not very high on it. It only stores and displays computed intersections.

dinger
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by dinger » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:07 am

This is prob a noob question, but can this be done with two units or do you need at least 3?

ckoval7
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by ckoval7 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:47 pm

dinger wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:07 am
This is prob a noob question, but can this be done with two units or do you need at least 3?
It can work well with two if the target isn't too far away.

awdmesh
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by awdmesh » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:08 am

This thru I’ll have 3 drivers with 3 KerberosSDr units mobile with gps. They’ll all be remotely accessed via the df-aggrator server. I’ll most likely have to df a radio station with a large circular array.

I also plan to have RDFMapper running as well to see the lobs. Each person will also have the phone they can look at. I figure if I take your qt4 build and put it in place of the original code on the pi image along with all required packages and gpsd w/ scripts to start it - that should be about all I need to keep original functionality plus use your improvements.

Do you see anything I’m missing? Do you have any recommendations on how to get the most out of this opportunity? I’ll record it all and share.

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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by ckoval7 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:56 pm

awdmesh wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:08 am
This thru I’ll have 3 drivers with 3 KerberosSDr units mobile with gps. They’ll all be remotely accessed via the df-aggrator server. I’ll most likely have to df a radio station with a large circular array.

I also plan to have RDFMapper running as well to see the lobs. Each person will also have the phone they can look at. I figure if I take your qt4 build and put it in place of the original code on the pi image along with all required packages and gpsd w/ scripts to start it - that should be about all I need to keep original functionality plus use your improvements.

Do you see anything I’m missing? Do you have any recommendations on how to get the most out of this opportunity? I’ll record it all and share.
Asuming basic functionality checks for gpsd and a good connection back to the server, your setup should work well. One quirk, which I may fix tonight, is that if one of the receivers loses conenction for a moment the server will stop collecting LOBs. If someone is paying attention to it then it's not a huge deal. I'll think of a better way to handle that by the end of the evening.

awdmesh
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Re: New Networked DFing software

Post by awdmesh » Tue Dec 01, 2020 1:05 pm

Thank you, and is that something I’ll notice on my end sitting at the main server running df-aggregator?

I figured with each person having a phone set to send information from within the android app to RDFMapper that’d be a backup so that I can see it’s working. Everyone should have good cellular speeds too, so I think I’d quickly see if I lost connection.

I’ll check out any improvements you add before the final setup. I pick up the hardware today and start the process of setting each pi and KerberosSDr up.

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