Yes, we were there on an NCL cruise of the Baltic Sea. Great time! We took several of the tours: Cathedrals, Hermitage, Peter Hauf (sp?), etc.
Alson in Holland took a look at some of the pulses a couple years ago. Go here to see his work. This is as much as we have to go on to date. We all realize that this is an academic question.
The CLS coded pulses must include channel, group and power level data at a minimum, and possibly more. Example: When the test button is pushed, the remote groups will fire sequentially, at one second intervals so the user can check to see if they are receiving the data. Firing all at once might be difficult with multiple groups spread over some distance.
You probably know that the PW people have announced two new products that convert the Canon and Nikon wireless speedlight technology to RF. They claim full TTL compatibility for the units. The Canon units are possibly shipping now, with the Nikon units scheduled for second quarter. I have been in touch with the PW people. As soon as I can get my hands on a set of the Nikon products, I will test them. As I understand it, they are picking the signals up with induction coils of some kind, not optical sensors. Interesting. If so, they have likely already decoded the pulses and know what is going on.
Stan, I am supposed to be retired. I'm busier now than I was when I was working! I threaten to get a real job so I can get some time off.
The school project is interesting. We have a DeVry Technology school here and I have given some thought to approaching them with such a project. My fear is that it would take more of my time than I have to spare.
Thanks for your interesting exchange. Let me know what you think of Alson's traces. Let's stay in touch.
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