I’m using the file_meta_sink to record time-stamped data, and I have a
question about the implementation of this block. I currently call it in
Python as follows:
self.blocks_file_meta_sink_0 = blocks.file_meta_sink(gr.sizeof_short2,
self.dat_filename, samp_rate, 1, blocks.GR_FILE_SHORT, False,
2int(samp_rate), “”, False)
If I understand the parameters right, I have configured this block so as
to not include extra header information.
If I also understand correctly, there are (by default, if no extras)
eight fields provided in the header.
However, when I run my Python flowgraph and read the header information
from the created file using gr_read_file_metadata.py, I get the
Version Number: 0
Sample Rate: 10000000.00 sps
Item size: 4
Data Type: short (1)
Header Length: 171 bytes
Extra Length: 22
Extra Header? True
Size of Data: 80000000 bytes
As you can see, a ninth field is returned as an extra header, rx_freq.
As far as I can tell in my flowgraph, I’m not doing anything myself that
would cause this field to be added. I’d like to know where this field
is added since I’d like to add more. Specifically I’d like to add a GPS
string or two to tag location and velocity. I’m using a USRP N210 with
GPSDO and querying the GPGGA, GPRMC, and XYZSP strings to get this
information. I can currently parse these strings and write what I want
from them to another file, but if I can contain it all in one file it
would be easier for me to deal with off-line.