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Auterion Mission Control 1.10 Release Notes

Before installing the latest Android version of the Auterion Mission Control, uninstall and remove the old version.

Auterion Mission Contol 1.10.1

Use AEPX4 2.1.1 version or newer.

New Features

New features targeting a more intuitive mission planning and flying:
  • A new tool that enables distance and area measurements with the use of map pins has been added.
  • When a mission is loaded the takeoff position is automatically adjusted to match vehicle's actual position.
  • The change flight speed waypoint is also available for users running the non developer mode.
  • The clear mission button is now enabled even without an active vehicle connection.
  • The radius length is now visible on the screen when an orbit action is planned.
  • The orbit action radius cannot be smaller than a vehicle defined minimum value.
  • A more mobile friendly slider is now used to give the input for various numerical fields.
  • A new set of info and warning messages have been added in order to handle smart batteries more effectively.
New features related with the Herelink ground-station controller:
  • A mixed architecture that uses direct SBUS and MAVLink messages for the communication with the vehicle has been added.
  • The ability to map custom actions transferred though MAVLink on specific Herelink buttons have been added.
Optimisation features for mobile devices with limited resources:
  • Map tile caching is only enabled when Offline Map UI is active.
  • An option to enable/disable the camera on map projection has been added.
  • A camera setting to clear photo icons from the map has been added.
  • The 3D scene information is only updated when it is visible.
  • The photo gallery is now downloading thumbnails of the captured images. Full sized images are downloaded only on demand to handle bandwidth issues caused by large high resolution images.

Improvements / Resolved issues

  • A new status code indicating that Skynode has currently no LTE or WiFi capability has been added.
  • Camera pitch and yaw are made configurable for surveys.
  • The MAVLink console has been made more user friendly.
  • The snapshot sound is played only when a camera command is successful.
The following issues have been resolved:
  • At specific cases a false "in-air fault" message was showing.
  • At specific cases after mission load the terrain violation indication was not updated.
  • The map panning behaviour on Herelink was not responsive at some cases during corridor scans and surveys.

Auterion Mission Contol 1.10.0

Use AEPX4 2.1.0 version or newer.

New Features

  • The gimbal heading and the camera coverage is now indicated on the fly view with an overlay drawing over the area that the camera covers.
  • A USB notification icon is added to the camera controls to indicate when a USB drive is plugged into Skynode. The presence of a USB enables the "quick" survey workflow with survey images saved directly on the USB. (Compatible only with AEPX4 2.1 and newer)
  • A visual way to preview and load the recently saved missions has been added along with a quick load button for the most recent saved mission.
  • The full support of the A7R IV Camera has been added and the list of the officially supported cameras has been updated. (Compatible only with AEPX4 2.1 and newer)
  • A Quick Switch button between Thermal and Normal video streaming in Trillium HD40-LV camera has been added. (Compatible only with AEPX4 2.1 and a Trillium HD40-LV Camera)

Improvements / Resolved issues

  • MAVLink gimbal v2 protocol has been fully integrated in Auterion Mission Control.
  • Additional survey workflow improvements have been implemented:
    • The Gimbal points 90 deg down by default when a survey mission is executed.
    • During Mission planning the survey green overlay is easily selectable by just clicking on the green overlay.
    • During Mission planning the survey is automatically selected for adaptation after it is added.
    • An issue blocking the Circular survey option has been resolved.
  • The Camera control UI has been adapted to the Herelink screen for maximum usability.
  • The AuterionOS update and the WiFi menu settings are now made visible in basic user settings.
  • At the Wifi settings menu the "Show password" option was added.
  • Auterion Mission Control is now notifying the user when a Microhard radio was used but not connected.
  • The following issues have been resolved:
    • During Mission planning the flight path prediction was not updated when a loiter point was moved.
    • Auterion Mission Control was blocking the AuterionOS update after a failure during update process.
    • A video related issue after a camera re-connection was leading the program to not respond.
    • The icon that represented the COT used to be inaccurate.