getSingleTimeStateVectors: Retrieve all state vectors received at a given time point

Description Usage Arguments Value References Examples

View source: R/openSkies_getStateVectorsFunctions.R

Description

Retrieves the list of all state vectors received from any or specified aircrafts at a single time point. A state vector is a collection of data elements that characterize the status of an aircraft at a given point during a flight (such as latitude, longitude, altitude, etc.)

The time point must be specified as a date-time string in any format that can be unambiguously converted to POSIXct (such as YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS). Results can be filtered to specific ranges of latitudes and/or longitudes. The extent of the data than can be accessed varies depending on if login details are provided: * For anonymous users: + If no aircraft is specified or multiple aircrafts are specified: historical data cannot be retrieved. If a time point was specified, it will be ignored, and data for current time will be returned. + If a single aircraft is specified, historical data can be retrieved. * For registered users: + If no aircraft is specified or multiple aircrafts are specified: historical data of up to 1 hour ago from current time can be retrieved. + If a single aircraft is specified, historical data can be retrieved.

Usage

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getSingleTimeStateVectors(aircraft=NULL, time=NULL, timeZone=Sys.timezone(),
                          minLatitude=NULL, maxLatitude=NULL, minLongitude=NULL,
                          maxLongitude=NULL, username=NULL, password=NULL,
                          useImpalaShell=FALSE)

Arguments

aircraft

string with the ICAO 24-bit address of an aircraft (for example, \"346190\" for Air Nostrum EC-NCD (ATR 72-600), or a character vector with multiple ICAO 24-bit addresses. In the default behavior, data is retrieved for any aircraft.

time

date-time string indicating the time point for which state vectors should be retrieved. Must be in a format that can be unambiguously converted into POSIXct time. Valid examples are \"2011-03-28 01:30:00\" and \"2011/03/28 01:30:00\". If no time point is specified, data is retrieved for current time.

timeZone

string with the name of the time zone for time. For details on supported time zones, see help(timezones). By default, the system time zone is used.

minLatitude

minimum latitude to filter the retrieved state vectors. Must be a value between -180 and 180. Negative values denote south latitudes, and positive values denote north latitudes. By default, no filtering based on location is performed.

maxLatitude

maximum latitude to filter the retrieved state vectors. Must be a value between -180 and 180. Negative values denote south latitudes, and positive values denote north latitudes. By default, no filtering based on location is performed.

minLongitude

minimum longitude to filter the retrieved state vectors. Must be a value between -180 and 180. Negative values denote west longitudes, and positive values denote east longitudes. By default, no filtering based on location is performed.

maxLongitude

maximum longitude to filter the retrieved state vectors. Must be a value between -180 and 180. Negative values denote west longitudes, and positive values denote east longitudes. By default, no filtering based on location is performed.

username

optional string with the username to use for authentication for the OpenSky API. By default, no authentication is performed.

password

optional string with the password to use for authentication for the OpenSky API. By default, no authentication is performed.

useImpalaShell

logical indicating whether or not to use the OpenSky impala shell instead of the API to retrieve state vectors. If used, the provided username and password are used for the ssh connection. By default, the impala shell is not used.

Value

If a single state vector matching the query conditions is found, an openSkiesStateVector object. If multiple state vectors matching the query conditions are found, an openSkiesStateVectorSet object with field time_series=FALSE. For details on the information stored in state vectors, see the documentation for openSkiesStateVector and openSkiesStateVectorSet.

References

https://opensky-network.org/apidoc/rest.html

Examples

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# Obtain a list with the state vectors for all aircrafts currently flying over
# an area covering Switzerland.

getSingleTimeStateVectors(minLatitude=45.8389, maxLatitude=47.8229, 
minLongitude=5.9962, maxLongitude=10.5226)

# Obtain the state vector for aircraft with ICAO 24-bit address 403003 for
# the 8th of October, 2020 at 16:50 London time.

if(interactive()){
getSingleTimeStateVectors(aircraft="403003", time="2020-10-08 16:50:00", 
timeZone="Europe/London")
}

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