GroundStation

My Flash based ground station is now up and running. I'm using Serproxy to connect Flash to the Serial Port and the Xbee radios. I have a simple command parser on the plane integrated with the the GPS parser so I can have 2 way comm over the single serial port. I can send basic WP commands or PI tuning values. GPS is collected and output as KML values through Copy and Paste.


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Comment by Brian Wolfe on October 14, 2009 at 3:58pm
Oooh, Nice. I've been thinking about some graphical instruments myself, but trying to decide if I should code in C++Builder (most familiar) or jump into Flash or Python. Need a beta tester?

Brian
Comment by Jesus on October 14, 2009 at 4:19pm
Hello: Congratulations for your ground station!!! Is for the ardupilot? Or is for other autopilot?
Thanks
Jesús

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Comment by Jason Short on October 14, 2009 at 4:52pm
I'll post the source after I spend the weekend flight testing. You can easily change it to be compatible with ArduPilot, although it will only be 1 way communications. I'm jumping through a lot of hoops to do 2-way.
jason
Comment by Craig Palmer on October 14, 2009 at 4:58pm
does this run on a computer? If so windows machine and how beefy?

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Comment by Jason Short on October 14, 2009 at 5:09pm
It's Flash - what you normally see in a web browser. I can make executables with it so you could run it as a standalone app. You'll still need to run Serproxy in the background to connect to the XBee modules.
Should run fine on any PC or Mac less than 5 yrs old.
Comment by Jason Larocque on October 14, 2009 at 5:23pm
Very nice prog !!

I think there's alot of ground station code out there (see my VB HUD), yours has very beautiful graphics !!! And you have a nice feature with the uplink.

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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on June 22, 2010 at 3:47pm
Jason,

Is this compatible with 2.6 code? Is it available as a download?

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Comment by Jason Short on June 22, 2010 at 4:09pm
Hi Nathaniel,
This is compatible. It runs when you set the GCS protocol to 5 "Jason's GCS"

I use a piece of software to connect Adobe Flash to the serial port called Serproxy. That's the tricky part. It also does not record the telemetry to a file. You need to copy paste to do that.

When I get home tonight, I'll post the latest as an exe.
Jason

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Comment by Nathaniel Caner on June 22, 2010 at 4:53pm
Jason,

Thanks, I love the interface, very sleek!
Comment by Chris McNair on June 22, 2010 at 6:36pm
Very elegant looking!

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