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Feature requests & suggestions / Re: AIS input and Google Earth?
« Last post by Laro88 on December 03, 2018, 08:34:54 AM »
AIS input would be fun - NMEA input handling for some of the online AIS sources would be interesting.
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Feature requests & suggestions / Autopilot feature
« Last post by Laro88 on December 03, 2018, 08:32:57 AM »
BridgeControl looks great.

I am in the need of an autopilot feature - basically just a way to handle incoming bearing and thrust. I have an NMEA output from a control scenario that I can pipe out to ethernet. Basically I would like to use BridgeControl to simulate some track / waypoint behavior.

So - does this seem feasible?
1. Adding the capability to handle NMEA inputs to NMEA.cpp (we need to add the listening capability to handle the incoming data)
2. Create a simple PI(D) loop that performs the turn and has the current bearing as feedback - it seems to me like I need to put the autopilot into OwnShip to get periodic recalculations.
3. I might need a PI(D) loop for the thrust control as well

I have been looking through the code, but I still don't have a complete picture of how everything is put together.

Cheers
Laro



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Bridge Command General Support / Re: Multi-Screen in a single computer
« Last post by forum_admin on November 27, 2018, 07:40:39 AM »
Hi, I've just released version 5.4, which has multiple updates to allow multiple sessions of Bridge Command running on a single computer. The tutorial in the documentation has also been updated to describe this.

Please could you let me know how you get on with this.
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Development / Software Modification Start
« Last post by attilio10 on November 23, 2018, 03:38:02 PM »
Hi,
I'd like to start some modifications of software.
What are you suggestion for files editor?

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Development / Re: Changes in Networking (current version of Bridgecommand)
« Last post by forum_admin on September 20, 2018, 03:46:34 PM »
Hello, in the 5.x versions I'm using the ENet networking library (http://enet.bespin.org/) which has its own lightweight layer on top of UDP, so that is probably why the raw UDP data is looking mangled.

I see that there's a python wrapper for ENet (https://pypi.org/project/pyenet), so this may be useful> Their git repository includes an example of usage: https://github.com/piqueserver/pyenet/blob/master/test_client.py
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Bridge Command General Support / Re: Multi-Screen in a single computer
« Last post by forum_admin on September 20, 2018, 03:39:23 PM »
Hi, yes, it's something I'm looking into.
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Development / Changes in Networking (current version of Bridgecommand)
« Last post by sam on September 19, 2018, 01:15:14 PM »
Firstly this is a thoroughly impressive (and comprehensive) simulator. I was playing around with its interface and hoping to make my own controller for it, when I noticed a forum member named Huckleberry had tried something similar and seemingly got it working really easily.

I opened up a listening port in Python (UDP on port 18304) and started the newest BC (ver 5.3 as of this writing) looking for the message described in the networking page. What I receive on there is fairly indecipherable, however it does look consistent between restarts of BC.

For instance - here is one such received string

b'\x8f\xff\x13\xe4\x82\xff\x00\x01\x00\x00\xff\xff\x00\x00\x05x\x00\x00\x10\x00\x00\x00\x00\x02\x00\x00\x1c \x00\x00\x07\x08\x00\x00\x13\x88\x00\x00\x00\x02\x00\x00\x00\x02\x9f4R\xd3\x00\x00\x00\x00'

I assumed it was some encoding/decoding error on my end - but I cant seem to find a codec which would change any of those byte to BC.

I tried running netcat on the same port and got essentially the same string (without seeing the hex representations of course)

I then downloaded an older version (4.6) and the strings immediately looked like what I expected from the documentation.
(  BC1289041152,0.0,1289041152#1369.59,4314.28,180.0,0.0,etc...) - essentially integer followed by the BC string.

Is there another encoding or perhaps something I've overlooked in the new version to get the right string there ?

Thanks very much for developing such an amazing piece of software and for all your help !
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Bridge Command General Support / Re: Multi-Screen in a single computer
« Last post by Dietz on September 07, 2018, 11:24:07 AM »
Are you planning to allow more sessions of bridge command on a single computer at some point btw? I think that'd be awesome if possible.
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General Discussion / Re: Enhancements (Was: Compiling under Linux Fedora 28)
« Last post by elir71 on August 08, 2018, 05:21:46 PM »
Great, thank you for accepting the suggestion

I've been working on an AIS aspect to this.  I've got as far as writing a Message type 1 module and am part of the way through Message type 5 (name, destination , etc etc).  I've not started ammending the existing code to push this data to these modules (and thence to OpenCPN over network), though I think that would be the easy bit.  The aim being a realistic display on openCPN of other vessels so you can get AIS derived CPA TCPA etc (still a debated subject in practice)

I'm off to sea for about 6 months shortly, so I shall have to put it on hold for that time

David
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Environment models / Re: Real World Problem SOLVED
« Last post by lila on August 08, 2018, 02:59:00 AM »
https://youtu.be/NkrP42DezuI
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