ARConfiguration: Added toggle for ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.fixedPowerCost.
ARConfiguration: Added toggle for ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.fixedPowerCost.

--- a/ARConfiguration.cs
+++ b/ARConfiguration.cs
@@ -69,6 +69,7 @@
 				AntennaRelay.requireLineOfSight = this.LoadConfigValue("requireLineOfSight", false);
 				ARFlightController.requireConnectionForControl =
 					this.LoadConfigValue("requireConnectionForControl", false);
+				ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.fixedPowerCost = this.LoadConfigValue("fixedPowerCost", false);
 
 				Debug.Log(string.Format("{0} v{1} - ARonfiguration loaded!", this.GetType().Name, this.runningVersion));
 			}
@@ -123,6 +124,17 @@
 
 			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
 
+			GUILayout.BeginHorizontal();
+
+			bool fixedPowerCost = GUILayout.Toggle(ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.fixedPowerCost, "Use fixed power cost");
+			if (fixedPowerCost != ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.fixedPowerCost)
+			{
+				ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.fixedPowerCost = fixedPowerCost;
+				this.SaveConfigValue("fixedPowerCost", fixedPowerCost);
+			}
+
+			GUILayout.EndHorizontal();
+
 			GUILayout.EndVertical();
 
 			GUI.DragWindow();

--- a/ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.cs
+++ b/ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter.cs
@@ -54,6 +54,10 @@
 	 * */
 	public class ModuleLimitedDataTransmitter : ModuleDataTransmitter, IScienceDataTransmitter, IAntennaRelay
 	{
+		// If true, use a fixed power cost at the configured value and degrade data rates instead of increasing power
+		// requirements.
+		public static bool fixedPowerCost;
+
 		// Stores the packetResourceCost as defined in the .cfg file.
 		protected float _basepacketResourceCost;
 
@@ -294,7 +298,7 @@
 		// transmission fails (see CanTransmit).
 		protected void PreTransmit_SetPacketResourceCost()
 		{
-			if (this.transmitDistance <= this.nominalRange)
+			if (fixedPowerCost || this.transmitDistance <= this.nominalRange)
 			{
 				base.packetResourceCost = this._basepacketResourceCost;
 			}
@@ -311,7 +315,7 @@
 		// distance.  packetSize maxes out at _basepacketSize * maxDataFactor.
 		protected void PreTransmit_SetPacketSize()
 		{
-			if (this.transmitDistance >= this.nominalRange)
+			if (!fixedPowerCost && this.transmitDistance >= this.nominalRange)
 			{
 				base.packetSize = this._basepacketSize;
 			}