If I understand the screenshots correctly, you are simulating data rate and file size?
So that we know if a specific transmission was successful?
Another thing: can we create a network freely by placing Deltagliders (since everybody has them) at the appropriate places?
Will there be some kind of API to let add-on vessels receive messages? And maybe send messages by themselves?
yep that's exactly in the plan: the plugin will be for general usage and will open the network to everyone. In addition to that there will be an SDK with an interface class that will allow customize usage of it, such as automatic telemetry transmission, commands delivery etc.
As mentioned in the previous post also the network elements module will be free to choose, so if instead of the default one somebody wants to create its own TDRS satellite which broadcasts messages in a different way he will be able to do it.
Sounds good. I am still in early design for a "Medium size vessel middleware project" here, if there is already an communication API around, I just need to provide a factory to generate components for it.
Right now its just some doodles in my sketch book, at least since today I also have a nice reference vessel design around to play with. :lol:
Please note that the target is to get the messages sent around the sim realistically, so it's not an instantaneous system but it will be linked to radio signals timing and lags, and to planet/moon shadows.
Are there actual "messages" to send now?
cmd: BeginningMJD Duration[secs] command_tag prm1[number] prm2[number] prm3[number] prm4[letters] cmd: 52020.9877 100 defap 3 starting at 52020.9877 mjd, for 100 seconds the prograde autopilot will be engaged cmd: 52020.9877 60 tgt 0 0 0 Earth starting from mjd 52020.9877 for 60 seconds the vessel will turn and point towards Earth cmd: 52020.9877 150 Engine 0.5 starting from mjd 52020.9877 for 150 seconds the Main engine will be fired at 50% power cmd: 52020.9877 200 prh 15 0 270 starting from mjd 52020.9877 fpr 200 seconds the vessel will turn to have pitch = 15 degress, roll = 0 and heading = 270