Phew! Been a while since I have posted something on my blog. Well, that does not mean that I have been too busy or idling around. Just that my work-life balance was heavily tilted towards the work side. Excuses aside, for a past few years I have been dabbling with the ADS-B setup that I have with me.
While the setup has worked beyond my wildest expectations, what I wanted next was design some aid to help guide me towards the direction of the plane. So the next thing I did was was to code a small script to do the same. What does it do? Outputs the slant range, bearing and elevation angle of the plane track dumped by my ADS-B receiver. The code has been written in C.
The next step: Maybe integrate it with gpsd daemon and a pan-tilt camera mount.
Source Code: polarplot.c
To Compile use : gcc -o polarplot polarplot.c -lm