Thanks for the reply! So I have already done the piaware image and it worked great for feeding the data to flightaware and I was able to see it on my flight aware map. I work at a place that builds optical sensors, our facility is located at an airport, in development of the sensors we watch the planes come and go but have no way of knowing how large they are or how far away they are. We collect the time stamped optical data and it would be handy to be able to go back in in the log and look at what plane was in the air in the direction we were looking and can calculate how far it was from us using the lat/lon/alt data. And even google the tail number to find out what kind of plane it was.
It’s fine if it only writes to the SD card, I just thought a USB stick would be physically easier to deal with. I can always get a bigger SD card so the file size is not an issue. I would just like it to close the file and start a new one each day if possible.
So they gave me authorization to purchase more hardware so I got the high gain 1090 antenna and bandpass filter and even purchased the “flightbox plus” from open flight solutions, but this just sends the data via Bluetooth to a tablet or phone to be displayed on a map in the app. I assumed one of these apps would have logging capability but I can’t find one that does. Thank you for any help and I will be more than happy to shoot you some money for any work you do!