Java program to display reception of a USB mobile broadband dongle.
Ok so to introduce myself, I am 3rd year physics student.
I am currently part of a group project to boost mobile broadband reception using an inductively coupled antenna.
One of the things I am interested in finding out is how viable it would be for us to make a program which used AT commands to communicate with the USB dongle to display the reception.
We are familiar with java after taking a module last term, the thing which I am unsure of with this is how we acquire the data from the dongle.
All I need is for someone to point me in the right direction, do I have to look into communication with USB devices? (I read id need an external API for this)
I believe somewhere I saw mentioned that this could be handled by InputStream/OutputStream, is that the case?
The programming aspect of this project is entirely our idea and isnt part of the requirements of the project so currently im just trying to assess whether or not its worth going down this path or if the challenge is too great considering we have other things to focus on.
Any information would be hugely appreciated :D