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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    All the info is here. Follow the wires.

  • Hi

    We are trying to use the Seedstudio GPRS Shield v1.0 (SIM900), but we are unsure which pins to connect.

    The Telemetry port on our APM2.5 has 5 wires, but from the spec of the GPRS shield we only need four TX(D8), RX(D7), 5V, GND.

    How do we know which wire does what?

  • I use very early on, and China Taobao sell.

  • 我很早就使用上了,中国淘宝有卖。

  • Looking nice Tony :) Welcome to the "Mobile Telemetry Club" :-)

  • Here's my Telemetry solution , a variation of all before . Works seamlessly , very light and robust . Thanks to Toby Mills for assistance. 

    Also streaming HD video from Go Pro 3 over 4g (slow) and integrated to Mission Planner HUD 


    APM 2.5 Flight Controller

    USR RS232 to Wifi Adapter (Client)  10 grams

    Tiny Dovado 4G Modem / Router  (Server) 120grams

    Telstra ( Sierra 320U 4G modem) 15 grams

    APM  Mission Planner (TCP Connection to Dovado IP with Dynamic DNS)

    Only difficulty was getting Telstra to modify my account to allow  access to telstra.extranet  APN which gives me a non fire walled IP address . ( Toby Mills alerted me to this)


  • Hi

    For those of you that hasn't seen my solution, take a look here

  • Dear Vierola,

    i ve been sucessfully tested a telemetry over 3G tcp-link with an android smartphone (onboard) and andropilot and droidplanner on a tablet (GCS). I ve also used the android smartphone as for a video over 3G. If you have an old android handset, you just need a cheap BT-Modul (arduino) and you could start ...

  • @MrLudving, thank you for sharing the video, very informative.

  • Hi

    This video is showing my configuration.

    Using 2.9.1 software.




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need help understanding if we can rin it on a 2560 multiwii?

hi guys might have a project that require telemetry especially tracking and logging . how do I get about setting up an multiwii 2560 drone to communicate to GSM module and what would be on the server side if it uses 3G 4G systems im looking for people to collabthe idea is to run it off a web browser and serversuggested links pertaining to hardwares and codes on both aircraft side and server side would be helpfulthanks

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