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histo_toxic  ·  1684 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you working on today?

That is ultimately the goal. Having a ubiquitous metric for evaluating pilot performance when subject to different airspace/approaches/airport environments.

Right now, I would be happy with reliable interpolation of spacial data. The broadcast packets are temporally inconsistent and the speed/altitude/heading are spread over more than one packet. So a simple interpolation only goes so far. I expect to have to write code to intelligently interpolate based on what aircraft can actually do. So no 3g turns in a transport airplane in the traffic pattern, etc. Once I have a functional model with the "tidy" ADS-B data, then the challenge will be making the process robust enough for mode S/C.

It's a plan subject to change...

histo_toxic  ·  1685 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you working on today?

The Asiana incident is the genesis for the project. If you go to the pprune forums, there is a lot of discussion of approach profiles related to this accident. Through some cute analysis, you can come up with scaled metrics on approach and departure quality. From there, you can do a statistical analysis. So I have a 1090 recorder parked at the local airport recording and sending to a database for further analysis. There is a mix of traffic, the majority of which have ADS-B out. Filtering the data is the tricky bit...

histo_toxic  ·  1686 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you working on today?

I concur. By appearances, there are a good number of folks here familiar with the academic process. #peerreview?

histo_toxic  ·  1686 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you working on today?

regular non-fun job punctuated by the discussion of a fun code project that I am working on. The code takes public broadcast aircraft position data from ADS-B and does some heuristic analysis of the pilots' handling of the aircraft.

histo_toxic  ·  1689 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can You Keep Perfect Time? Take This Test And Find Out!

sake is fine, but whiskey is better synchronized?

histo_toxic  ·  1690 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Can You Keep Perfect Time? Take This Test And Find Out!

754 with sake .

histo_toxic  ·  1697 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Donald Trump just gave a master class on how to get away with sexism

I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

histo_toxic  ·  1697 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Any other first-year PhD students out there?

As I near the end of my PhD, I would add the following advice. Don't undervalue your creative time or your sleep. By creative time, I mean hiking, dog walking, making a bird house, etc. Make time for our mind to wander. My research direction became clear to me while I was daydreaming on a family vacation. Subsequent dog walks have set me up for a good five years of material.

As far as advisors go, I quote Arthur C Clarke: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson has this very premise at its core. Its a good read, but as a first book it is slightly less polished than his others.

histo_toxic  ·  1704 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what do you want to learn?

I would like to continue to learn the Chinese written language (simplified). Being somewhat independent of the spoken language, the symbolic puzzle of it intrigues me. It is hugely rewarding to read a Chinese bag of coffee and realize it translates to "good to the last drop."

histo_toxic  ·  1709 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Exploit affecting Android 2.2-5.1.1 allows malicious MMS text to crack your phone.

Does anyone here have an insight as to determining if you have received such an MMS text?