My radio-controlled transmits real-time airspeed, groundspeed, heading, bearing and other data through a radio modem and also live video from the cockpit through a 2nd transmitter.
I need a ground-based PC to render the ASCII telemetry (received through serial port) in real time to a jetfighter video game heads up display (on a black background only).
It will be used for video overlay using separate video overlay box. Both rendered VGA out and the cockpit video signals plug into a video overlay box where the VGA signal is converted to standard video on top of the cockpit video image where it can be viewed on normal TV as one image.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) Exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site).
I’m building a radio controlled RC jet with a cockpit-mounted video camera, on-board GPS, gyro and airspeed sensors for personal hobby purposes. The plane uses a radio modem to send real-time airspeed, groundspeed, heading, bearing and other telemetry to a ground-based PC as well as live video through a second radio signal. The on-board telemetry is provided from a device called the eGyro which is a practically plug-and-play on-board electronic flight instrument system designed for full scale (real) airplanes. The eGyro interfaces a radio modem and transmit real-time flight telemetry to a ground-based laptop or PC in ASCII. (All of the GPS and sensor information interfaces the eGyro directly which sends ASCII strings).
More information about the eGyro can be seen at the following link. (See page 2 picture outlining eGyro data as rendered on a handheld).
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The eGyro is not actually pictured. It’s a small on-board gyro which integrates on-board GPS data for radio modem output. The GPS interfaces the eGyro directly, all information sent in ASCII. Please reference attached document **[url removed, login to view] (will email this)** for a description of the communications protocols. *Their company will write custom software so their products data output will properly interface the on-board radio modem (as their product’s stock software is meant to interface a handheld “palm pilot?? type computer for real pilots in full scale aircraft).
Here is another description of the video and HUD are combined using the video overlay box:
The jet is transmitting 2 radio signals. One signal is the video from a cockpit-mounted video camera and the other is ASCII data from an on-board radio modem (transmitting GPS, gyro and telemetry data in ASCII). The HUD is achieved by receiving the telemetry through a receiving radio modem plugged into the serial port on a laptop or pc (on the ground). The computer renders the real-time data as a green HUD over a black background (as seen in [url removed, login to view] and [url removed, login to view]).
Both the computer’s VGA out and video receivers video out plug into the video overlay box where the VGA signal is converted to standard video and real-time overlayed onto the real-time cockpit video feed. *The HUD must be rendered against a black background because anything in black does not overlay onto the cockpit video image which allows the cockpit video to be viewed “behind?? the HUD. The plane is flown with or without video glasses using standard RC transmitter.
My wish list includes everything as depicted in [url removed, login to view] but first model should resemble [url removed, login to view] for testing purposes-will email this .gif file; it's a simpler version.
Please let me know if you have any direct experience in airplane simulation HUD’s or similar areas. Thanks again for your time.