Custom Data Link
Other than Microhard and Silvus, also other radio links can be used with Skynode. You won't be able to leverage functionalities of the Auterion Pairing Manager but you can still get telemetry, control
To use a custom radio link, you will need to disable the Pairing Manager in AuterionOS and configure a few environment variables depending on the network configuration required from your radio. You can either override environment variables locally on your Skynode or you can inject them into the AuterionOS image such that all Skynode devices will have the same configuration.
To do this you will need to create a file in the
override.env. You will then need to add your environment variables to this file and reboot your Skynode. From this point these new settings will persist both reboots and updates. To disable them you have to manually remove the
override.envfile and reboot your Skynode. More details can be found on the following page:
This is required because the Pairing Manager only supports the radio links described in the previous sections.
By default Skynode is configured to be a DHCP client on the Ethernet port. This is because the default radio link is Microhard, which contains a DHCP server that will assign Skynode it's Ethernet IP. If you want to give your Skynode a static IP then you can use the following configuration.
The IP prefix is not the bit mask (eg. 255.255.255.0) but it's an integer value (eg. 24). For example:
255.0.0.0 = 8
255.255.0.0 = 16
255.255.255.0 = 24
This section is necessary because the pairing manager is not running so you need to tell Skynode what is the IP and PORT that Auterion Mission Control is listening to. This should of course be an IP in the same subnet as the settings from the previous section.
The default port that AMC listens to is
14550. So the following would be an example configuration to send MAVLink to AMC running on the
192.168.1.2node in the network and on the default port:
This section is necessary because the pairing manager is not running so you need to tell AMC at which IP it can find the video server to start the video streaming. To do this you need to define the network that should be used by putting the first numbers of the IP address. For example if your Skynode ethernet IP is
192.168.1.10and your netmask is
24(255.255.255.0), then you will need to put
192.168.1in your environment variable.