I am currently working on a hexacopter powered with the Pixhawk Mini FCS. It is currently using the 915MHz telemetry radio to communicate with my ground station. I am mounting a thermal camera (FLIR Vue Pro R) which has a port to accept Mavlink for tagging geospatial data in the thermal images. Unfortunately the Mini only has a single telemetry port. Is there any way I can run telemetry to/from the radio AND to the FLIR at the same time?
I understand that telemetry is a serial connection so this may not be easy to do. I have a limited understanding of comm protocols, but is there any way to "split" the telemetry to send GPS data to the FLIR and the radio? If not, could I get data to the FLIR using I2C (converted to serial through some other device)?
I was even wondering if I could just stick the telemetry radio on the Mini's micro-USB port to act as a "wireless USB" connection to the ground station. Is this even a realistic option or am I just getting desperate?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and I'd be glad to provide additional info if needed.