[Chugalug] Who's looking for embedded programmers in 'nooga?

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 20:14:48 UTC 2013


TCAS isn't going anywhere, that is for sure. ADS-B is currently not
acceptable because their data transmissions buck the international
standards, whereas TCAS can fully integrate with ADS-B

On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:47 PM, Lynn Dixon <boodaddy at gmail.com> wrote:

> Well,  I am a new student pilot.  I have a little over 3 hours in my log,
> so this is all extremely new to me.  I was under the impression that ADS-B
> is replacing TCAS because TCAS is an active interrogation system, and very
> expensive to outfit.  I do understand that the "chattiness" of an ADS-B
> transponder has been seen as a hinderence, but for under a grand you can
> equip your GA aircraft with an ADS-B receiver and use your tablet for
> awareness (as well as dash mounted instrumentation).
>
> I am doing my instruction with Crystal Air and have moved over to the new
> Cleveland Regional Jetport (KRZR) as my "home" airport last weekend.  That
> place is beautiful, and will Cleveland will be shutting down HDI soon.  Of
> course right now I am strictly VFR, but I have been reading up on some of
> this stuff as time allows.  I actually live about 1 mile south of Chilhowee
> right on Highway 411.  I see sail planes all day long, and grew up watching
> the old Cessna AgWagon towing those things up!
>
> How often are you up in Chilhowee?  I would love to bounce a few questions
> off you about flying in general!
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:38 PM, kitepilot at kitepilot.com <
> kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:
>
>> Lynn, are you a pilot?
>> The FAA "NextGen" is "vaporware".
>> I has only been partially used in Alaska, and I believe that it has been
>> painfully and slowly (VERY slowly) implemented in *VERY* few areas of the
>> lower 48.
>> As an airplane owner, I can affirm you that "relatively cheap" is a
>> "relatively unheard of" proposition in aviation.
>> It will be *YEARS* (and billions of $$$$$ to airplane owners) before
>> "NextGen" happens.
>> If ever...   :(
>> ET
>>
>>
>> Lynn Dixon writes:
>>
>>> The FAA has mandated alot of awareness programs in their "NextGen"
>>> Airspace
>>> plans.
>>> http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/
>>> More specifically ADS-B technology (
>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Automatic_dependent_**
>>> surveillance-broadcast<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_dependent_surveillance-broadcast>)
>>> allows General Aviation pilots the same access to up-to-the minute
>>> awareness as major airlines at a relatively low cost.  Heck, you can even
>>> use your tablet coupled with a low cost ADS-B GPS/Transponder over
>>> bluetooth to have a very powerful in cockpit situational awareness suite
>>> that includes weather, mapping, traffic, collision avoidance, terrain,
>>> flight planning, NOTAMS, TFR's,  the kitchen sink, etc.
>>> Not to mention, alot of engine monitoring devices can be bought pretty
>>> cheaply (even for the Rotax 912) that allows you to shift your engine
>>> management to your tablet and go in conjunction with your other
>>> services.
>>> I give the FAA props for their NextGen program, and allowing some of the
>>> new technologies to be legal to use in a cockpit.
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM, kitepilot at kitepilot.com <
>>> kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> required all trains to have an awareness system similar
>>>>
>>>>> to what airlines are using.
>>>>>
>>>> Hmmmmmm...
>>>> What 'awareness system' are the airlines using?
>>>> Aware of what?
>>>> Just wondering...
>>>> ET
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Lynn Dixon writes:
>>>>
>>>>> Not sure if this is related or not, but when I was at Red Hat Summit
>>>>> this
>>>>> year, there was a speaker from one of the major rail lines.  His
>>>>> company
>>>>> used Red Hat to power their tracking switching and train awareness
>>>>> programs.  There was a mandate by the DOT that required all trains to
>>>>> have
>>>>> an awareness system similar to what airlines are using.  I cant recall
>>>>> 100%, but I was impressed with just how much the rail industry relied
>>>>> on
>>>>> open source.
>>>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM, wes <wes at the-wes.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> google says:
>>>>>> http://www.southern-tech.com/
>>>>>> http://www.stb.dot.gov/ect1/****ecorrespondence.nsf/UNID/**<http://www.stb.dot.gov/ect1/**ecorrespondence.nsf/UNID/**>
>>>>>> 0BF566C2B16FA5C1852574890046C8****EF/$file/04059.070908.MENCH.****
>>>>>> BUS.37422.S.N.LTR.PDF<http://**www.stb.dot.gov/ect1/**
>>>>>> ecorrespondence.nsf/UNID/**0BF566C2B16FA5C1852574890046C8**
>>>>>> EF/$file/04059.070908.MENCH.**BUS.37422.S.N.LTR.PDF<http://www.stb.dot.gov/ect1/ecorrespondence.nsf/UNID/0BF566C2B16FA5C1852574890046C8EF/$file/04059.070908.MENCH.BUS.37422.S.N.LTR.PDF>
>>>>>> >
>>>>>> http://www.industrynet.com/****listing/1673604/southern-**<http://www.industrynet.com/**listing/1673604/southern-**>
>>>>>> technologies-corp<http://www.**industrynet.com/listing/**
>>>>>> 1673604/southern-technologies-**corp<http://www.industrynet.com/listing/1673604/southern-technologies-corp>
>>>>>> >
>>>>>>
>>>>>> soooooo..... firmware for trains maybe?
>>>>>> -wes
>>>>>> On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 6:57 AM, kitepilot at kitepilot.com <
>>>>>> kitepilot at kitepilot.com> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> There is an add in Sunday's Times Free Press looking for embedded
>>>>>>> programmers (http://kitepilot.com/N74375/******add.jpg<http://kitepilot.com/N74375/****add.jpg>
>>>>>>> <http://kitepilot.**com/N74375/**add.jpg<http://kitepilot.com/N74375/**add.jpg>
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>  <http://kitepilot.com/****N74375/add.jpg<http://kitepilot.com/**N74375/add.jpg>
>>>>>>> <http://**kitepilot.com/N74375/add.jpg<http://kitepilot.com/N74375/add.jpg>
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> ).
>>>>>>> No WEB site, phone number or email, just a PO Box.
>>>>>>> Weird...
>>>>>>> ET
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