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Raycast & beacons for IFF

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Feedback' started by SilentShadow, Nov 23, 2016.

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  1. SilentShadow Apprentice Engineer

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    I'm on the stable branch, but the talk about raycast got me thinking. With the abilities and cost comparison antennas have left beacons with limited purpose. Discussions in other threads indicates friend or foe as part of the information returned.

    What about giving the existing beacon 2 new features?
    1) Transponder/IFF (Identify Friend or Foe). Only grid with friendly transponders can return as friendly. Otherwise "unknown ownership" or something.
    2) Raycast detector. Beacons should detect rays that hit the grid. Returns vague info about which quadrant (front right, high, it came from.

    obviously, a new option for "transponder mode" to only broadcast briefly when a ray is detected.

    Still new but just tossing the idea out there to see what you all think.
     
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