This menu is used to establish a telemetry communication between two autopilots. The autopilot being configured will “listen” the variables indicated in the window Enabled, from another autopilot whose address is indicated in Address. The sniffer is commonly used to make the aircraft listen the position of the ground station and the link quality.
Sniffer Configuration Menu
The source UAV, in this case, is the ground station (1085), which communicates to the Air UAV its position and some variables related to link quality (Rx and Tx Packet Error Rates). In Mapping Variables (Select Configure), the ones send by the ground UAV are indicated in the columm IN, and they are stored in the variables indicated in Out for its later use by the air autopilot.
The sniffer is configured so that the air autopilot has information about the state of the communications, and it could perform an action when the link is lost. The aerial platform also receives information about the ground station position, so it can perform a mission in relation to that point.
The Veronte Unit that sends the data has to be configured as well, in the Telemetry Panel. That unit will send telemetry through a Data Link.