Develop standard, re-usable inexpensive solutions for IP-enabled always-on UAVs over cellular IP networks such as GPRS, 3G, 4G etc.

Primary goal: Telemetry over low cost cellular [achieved in testing]

Secondary goal: Bi-directional GCS/Telemetry over cellular IP [achieved in testing]

Tertiary goal: High speed IP for streaming IP video over cellular 3G/4G

STATUS: Bi-directional telemetry over cellular IP (UDP or TCP) is now working. It has been flown successfully while logging live telemetry to a GCS at home, several miles away [distance is really unlimited]. Currently working on improving code, more testing and broader hardware support.

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  • My idea us getting a Raspberry Pi(On the next batch unfortunately) with a USB 3G modem working. It's running Linux so getting an internet connection to work shouldn't be much of a problem. The Raspberry Pi would be connected to the Arduino and a camera(Using a small USB hub). The Arduino would keep the aircraft flying(Flight controller) and control the camera gimbals. While the Raspberry Pi is sending commands to the Arduino, streaming video or even analyze the video using OpenCV.

    I think it's a great opportunity to add computing power and reducing the costs. The Raspberry Pi costs $25, a modem costs about $50(You could probably get it for free from your ISP, here you can anyway).

    Another option is using an Android based device with Android v3+ which allows you to connect it to the Arduino easily. However it'd be very expensive.

  • Mission planner is just .net for the most part, so yes, and drone cell is suppose to come with AVR libary's, so likely yes as well.


    I honestly haven't worked with drone cell, but by the link, it should do what is needed.


    It should stream the serial from APM, and we just need an interface for mission planner. Was going to do it someday, but atm I'm more interested in the DCM stuff then telemetry.





  • We already have this


    The question is improvement?


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