"It looks like the Pixhawk team has made some more improvements
to their ground control software. Most importantly some progress is
being made towards interoperability so that various aircraft can use the ground control. MAVLink
provides a telemetry interface that can be implemented on a microcontroller to enable autopilots and IMUs to connect to the ground control.
for the project is looking pretty good, which is how I found out that the software supports exporting data to MATLAB