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MOSCAD decoding

Postby nmfire10 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:33 pm

Hey y'all, long time no see. I'm looking for some information on decoding MOSCAD. I can hook whatever i need up to a scanner or radio and I have an old computer if needed. I just want to see the stuff coming though so I can pick out my station alerts and use that to control audio in my home. I've googled this left and right, and just found a lot of commercial stuff. Couldn't find anything here either.
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Re: MOSCAD decoding

Postby nmfire10 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:56 am

Anyone? Anyone? Beuler?
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Re: MOSCAD decoding

Postby Al » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:35 pm

I think that I've got information on the various packet types and formats, but I've never seen any readily available software that will decode packets. With MOSCAD, the packet contents are pretty much unique to each system. How good are you at writing C/C++ code?

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Re: MOSCAD decoding

Postby nmfire10 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:30 am

Never touched it before in my life, so probably really bad...
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Re: MOSCAD decoding

Postby Tishers » Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:22 pm

I have been working as a SCADA comms engineer for +20 years and a good part of that time has been interfacing to MOSCAD SCADA RTU's. Normally we get the data converted back into serial (EIA-232) at 9600 baud and run it into an HMI (Human-Machine-Interface) software package where we map the I/O into graphical screens.

One of the expenses of most HMI's is in the software driver for communications (sometimes $20K for the software driver). One package you can try that has the drivers for MOSCAD would be Citect (www.citect.com). You can install the software and do a 15 minute runtime w/o a license so you can work out the SCADA messaging (RTU addressing, Digital I/O, Analog I/O, etc...

Unless you want to fork out real money you will be stuck with a limited runtime package (uses a USB key for a full blown software package) but this will give you a chance to look at the message structures of the RTU.

If you want more details, PM me.
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