Asterix is Python module and standalone application used for reading and parsing of EUROCONTROL ASTERIX protocol data from stdin, file or network multicast stream.
ASTERIX stands for All Purpose STructured EUROCONTROL SuRveillance Information EXchange. It is an ATM Surveillance Data Binary Messaging Format which allows transmission of harmonised information between any surveillance and automation system. ASTERIX defines the structure of the data to be exchanged over a communication medium, from the encoding of every bit of information up to the organisation of the data within a block of data - without any loss of information during the whole process. More about ASTERIX protocol you can find here: http://www.eurocontrol.int/services/asterix
Asterix application was developed by Croatia Control Ltd.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See COPYING file for details.
It can be installed in Linux, Windows or MAC iOS environments. Windows is supported only if you use cygwin tools (make and gcc) for compilation.
To install python module run:
pip install asterix_decoder
To compile python module from source run:
python setup.py install
Then include it in python as:
To install executable (c/c++) version run:
cd asterix/src make install
or if you have CMake installed, run:
cmake . make
Then run it from asterix/install folder:
If you are using Windows install it through Cygwin terminal.
Install following cygwin packages: binutils cygwin-devel gcc-core gcc-g++ make libexpat-devel
For asterix specification handling, see asterix-specs-converter directory.
For more information about the tool or Asterix protocol feel free to contact the author: