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Microhard Data Link

Starting with Evaluation Kits shipped in March 2021, the Microhard radios will be pre-paired and can simply be plugged in and powered up. No further pairing procedure is needed.
After the ground station and Skynode Microhard radio modules have been configured as AIR and GROUND units respectively, they can be paired and then connected. Pairing and connecting are managed by Auterion Mission Control. Pairing is supported for the Microhard 2450 radios in the Skynode Evaluation Kit, as well as Silvus radios. More details on how to pair the Sivlus radios can be found on the page Silvus Data Link.
Pairing associates two radios so that they can subsequently be connected to set up a secure channel. Auterion Mission Control lets you pair multiple Microhard radios but you can only connect the ground station to one Skynode-powered vehicle at a time.
The pairing steps are:
  1. 1.
    To proceed with the Microhard pairing, ensure Skynode and GPS are connected as described in the GPS setup.
  2. 2.
    Power Skynode, the ground station, and the GROUND unit module. Wait until everything has fully booted.
  3. 3.
    Open Auterion Mission Control in Fly View (default).
  4. 4.
    Select the Pair Vehicle icon in the top status bar.
    Microhard Radio
    NOTE: If the Pair Vehicle icon is not present:
    • Select Menu > Settings > Microhard, and then select the checkbox: Enable Microhard.
    • Select Menu > Settings > General, and then select the checkbox: Use Vehicle Pairing. The button “Pair vehicle” should appear in the top application bar.
  5. 5.
    If no vehicles have previously been paired Mission Control will display the pairing dialog automatically.
    Microhard Radio
  6. 6.
    Press the ACTION button on the GPS three times to put the vehicle into pairing mode (this is the "pairing button" mentioned in the dialog above). The GPS green LED will flash on the third press.
  7. 7.
    After approximately one minute pairing should succeed and show a discovered vehicle. In the example image below the vehicle is called skynode.
  8. 8.
    Press Pair to configure the radio modules. The following dialog is shown while the two radio modules are being configured.
    Microhard Radio
  9. 9.
    Once the vehicle is connected, Auterion Mission Control will
    • display the following dialog, press Done to finish pairing.
    • display the Skynode as skynode in the top bar.
You should now be able to control the vehicle and view telemetry and video streaming in Auterion Mission Control through the Microhard connection.
The next time you want to connect Auterion Mission Control to the vehicle, you can avoid most of these steps. Pressing the pairing icon and then selecting the pre-existing paired vehicle will initiate the connection. More information about pairing can be found in: Auterion Mission Control/Connecting Microhard Radios.