Telemetry involves any data that is received from the UAV in order to monitor the status of the mission.
Aside from position, which is always displayed, a typical operating workspace may include:
Example of telemetry setup with Veronte
- Attitude and heading: Allows to know the status of the aircraft in the air. In case of External pilot takeover out of line-of-sight, it can work as a reference for flying if no other references are available.
- Battery/Fuel/Flight time: Indication of the remaining energy resources. Indicates the operator the remaining operation time.
- GPS data: Includes GPS status (GPS Ok/No OK), accuracy and satellite coverage.
- Wind information: Wind direction and intensity.
- Speed information: Airspeed and grounspeed.
- Alarms & Warnings: Any alarms from the system that the operator should pay attention to.
- Altitude information: Including different reference systems such as MSL and AGL.
- Actuator information: Position of each of the system actuators.
Other relevant telemetry data could include:
- Link status
- Payload status
- Engine telemetry: RPM, temperature
Veronte Pipe workspace is fully configurable, and has a wide variety of widgets available to help the user build an operation screen that meets its requirements. For more information about how to build a workspace please visit the Workspace section.
It is recommended that the operating workspace includes only information relevant to the current mission, avoiding any irrelevant data on screen.
The fact that a certain variable is displayed on the workspace does not guarantee that the value is being received. Some widgets will warn you whenever the displayed variable is not being updated, but others may not.
Make sure to always verify that all relevant data is correctly included in the telemetry vector.
Different missions may require different workspaces. For instance, in the early stages of developement, the most common type of mission is a Tuning mission, where different parameters of the system are adjusted in order to find the propper values or validate a new set of parameters.
In this type of mission, it is common to have more crowded workspaces like the one displayed below:
Example of tuning setup with Veronte
Make sure to take advantage of the workspace CASES and GROUPS to hide an show certain widgets only when they are relevant. With the CASE feature, this can even be done automatically!