Hello everyone!  This product claims to create a reliable WiFi hotspot anywhere on the planet.  How hard would it be to relay telemetry over the Iridium satellite network to remotely pilot UAV's via WiFi Hotspot?

Iridium GO! video

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-you dont' really want wifi onboard

-Iriddium provide better/smaller devices for serial data connection

-read the prices, then verify the *actual* datarates you experience, not the advertised best-case rates.

Not hard at all meany examples raspberrypi, nothing wrong with wifi as long as you RC gear is interfarderd with. No cheap tunagy stuff.

Which Iridium devices do you think would work better?

I searched around but I couldn't find any similar projects on here.. Where did you happen to see them?


That model is a Short-Burst-Data modem..  I believe SBD's are limited to "data bursts" of 2kb or less, and the transmission speeds are usually very slow. I do not believe SBD could support the data size and latency requirements of FPV telemetry..   

no, not "FPV telemetry" whatever definition that is, but it's enough for command/control for BRLOS  missions.

By "FPV telemetry" I'm referring to streaming video and other sensor data from UAV to GCS and simultaneously remote piloting said UAV from said GCS... I don't know what "BRLOS", I assume something to do with Line-Of-Sight?  I just started my UAV engineering studies, thanks for your reply.

ok, forget streaming video over Iridium (any decent qualityat least)

Simple networking nothing hard.
Thing I wonder would be a challenge is that iridium is designed to work via mobile app, so I imagine it might not be so straight forward to rely telemetry from iridium->mobile phone->autopilot.. I fear the mobile device would be a weak link in the the chain...


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