Default Header Format Obj.

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Default header formatter for PDU formatting. Used to handle the default packet header.

See the parent class header_format_base for details of how these classes operate.

The default header created in this base class consists of an access code and the packet length. The length is encoded as a 16-bit value repeated twice:

 | access code | hdr | payload |

Where the access code is <= 64 bits and hdr is:

 |  0 -- 15 | 16 -- 31 |
 | pkt len  | pkt len  |

The access code and header are formatted for network byte order.

This header generator does not calculate or append a CRC to the packet. Use the CRC32 Async block for that before adding the header. The header's length will then measure the payload plus the CRC length (4 bytes for a CRC32).

The default header parser produces a PMT dictionary that contains the following keys. All formatter blocks MUST produce these two values in any dictionary.

See [1] for more info.

Parameters

Access Code
An access code that is used to find and synchronize the start of a packet. Used in the parser and in other blocks like a corr_est block that helps trigger the receiver. Can be up to 64-bits long.
Threshold
How many bits can be wrong in the access code and still count as correct.
Payload Bits per Symbol
The number of bits/second used in the payload's modulator.

Example Flowgraph

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Source Files

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