The GPS simulator project gps-sdr-sim now supports ADALM-Pluto SDR for playing IQ data.
In upgrade 1 I described how to add a GPS to the ADSB receiver for a precise clock in the Raspberry Pi. Here is another description how to add a graph in the the ADSB receiver portal for monitoring clock performance.
The ADSB receiver OS image that I use provides several performance graphs including the CPU temperature. For receivers installed on a remote location that is maybe not enough to monitor what´s going on inside and outside the box. For that reason I decided to install additional temperature sensors in my ADSB receiver box. My choice was the the Dallas DS1820 1-wire temperature sensor. It´s easy to interface to an Raspberry Pi and the kernel comes already with drivers. Perfect for that purpose.
This upgrade is divided into two steps: 1. Connect the DS1820 to the Raspberry Pi and configure the kernel drivers – 2. Reconfiguring the collectd service and the shell script that is creating the performance graph so that the additional temperatures will be logged and plotted as well.
Here is a first upgrade for my ADSB receiver box – GPS precision time. The MLAT position calculation for aircrafts depends on a precise time. While there is already a time synchronization between MLAT receivers in a specific area it is also possible to add a precise time source to improve the calculation result. A GPS receiver is such source when equipped with a PPS (pulse per second) output. The PPS is a signal with a width of less than one second and a sharply rising or abruptly falling edge that accurately repeats once per second with low jitter. The GPS time and PPS signal are then used to sync the internal ntp time service and keep a low offset and jitter.