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Connect to AMC

Connect with Auterion Mission Control to Skynode via USB-C
Auterion Skynode Quickstart
The USB-C connection is the primary interface when developing with Skynode. It provides full access to Auterion Mission Control (AMC) for vehicle status and configuration, video streaming, software updates and debugging. Moreover you can deploy a custom application and SSH into its docker container.‌
Besides USB-C you can connect to Skynode via WiFi, LTE or the Microhard Radio. Setup of each option is covered in their respective section.

What you will need for this step

  • Skynode Enterprise, powered as described in the previous section
  • USB-C to USB-A cable
  • A computer with AMC installed
While a Laptop or desktop computer are suitable for initial development we recommend using a Skynav and the Microhard module (see Connecting Microhard Radios) for real-world flying and moving towards product. Contact us to get your own Skynav.
Laptop, Skynode and USB-C cable ready to go
When connecting via USB-C, Skynode shows up as a networking device and automatically assigns an IP address to the connected laptop or computer through its own DHCP server.
Device
IP
Netmask
Skynode
10.41.1.1
255.255.255.0
Ground Control Station
10.41.1.2
255.255.255.0

Connecting to AMC

  1. 1.
    Open Auterion Mission Control. The tab Fly View should display "Waiting for Vehicle": ​
  2. 2.
    Connect Skynode with your laptop or computer using the USB-C cable.
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  3. 3.
    Auterion Mission Control will automatically connect to Skynode and display it as Vehicle 1 in the application bar at the top of the screen.
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If Skynode is already mounted on a drone, you cannot fly the tethered vehicle due to safety reasons. You can however perform any other configuration and planning tasks.
On some computer systems you may need to modify or disable the firewall in order to get a MAVLink connection in AMC.
The USB connection is suitable for development. Use the included ground station link instead for flying.‌
During development you can also connect to Skynode via Wifi. Please refer to the WiFi instructions for the setup.