Integration Examples

Gimbal

The following diagram summarizes the “connection” and “elements” required to view video recording and/or command a generic gimbal in Veronte Ops:

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Gimbal connection diagram

Note

The configuration described in this section covers how to set up and control a generic gimbal with Veronte Ops.

To configure and control a gimbal from Veronte Ops, the following must be considered:

  • The gimbal must be configured in the Gimbal panel.

  • Use the Gimbal Buttons widget to command actions to the gimbal camera.

  • Use the Gimbal Setup widget to configure some options of the gimbal camera video.

  • To view the video recording and/or track directly with the displayed image, the Iframe widget is needed.

  • Finally, if the user wants to manage the gimbal with a Veronte Ops virtual stick or a USB joystick, the Stick widget must also be configured.

Furthermore, it is necessary to configure the following variables in the telemetry vector of the Autopilot 1x in order to establish a correct communication for commanding between Veronte Autopilot 1x \(\Rightarrow\) Veronte Ops \(\Rightarrow\) Gimbal:

  • GNSS2 Number of Satellites Used in Solution

  • GNSS1 Number of Satellites Used in Solution

  • Longitude

  • Latitude

  • MSL (Height Above Mean Sea Level) - Altitude

  • AGL (Above Ground Level) - Height

  • North Ground Velocity

  • East Ground Velocity

  • Down Ground Velocity

  • Heading

  • GS (Ground Speed)

  • p (Angular Velocity - X Body Axis)

  • q (Angular Velocity - Y Body Axis)

  • r (Angular Velocity - Z Body Axis)

  • Yaw

  • Pitch

  • Roll

The Data to Vapp telemetry vector in the Autopilot 1x configuration (using 1x PDI Builder software) should look like this:

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Gimbal - Telemetry configuration

Veronte Gimbal

The following diagram summarizes the “connection” and “elements” required to view video recording and/or command a Veronte Gimbal in Veronte Ops:

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Veronte Gimbal connection diagram

Note

The configuration described in this section covers how to set up and control a Veronte Gimbal with Veronte Ops.

To configure and control a Veronte Gimbal from Veronte Ops, the following must be considered:

  • The gimbal must be configured in the Gimbal panel. If the user has a Veronte Gimbal 10z, the configuration should look like this:

    ../_images/veronte_gimbal_gimbal_panel.png

    Veronte Gimbal configuration - Gimbal panel

  • Use the Gimbal Buttons widget to command actions to the gimbal camera. For the Veronte Gimbal 10z, the following actions are available:

    ../_images/veronte_gimbal_gimbal_button.png

    Veronte Gimbal configuration - Gimbal Buttons widget

    • Switch sensor IR/Day: Button to switch between IR and EO camera.

    • Tracking: Button to stop tracking.

  • Use the Gimbal Setup widget to configure some options of the gimbal camera video. For the Veronte Gimbal 10z, the following controls are available:

    ../_images/veronte_gimbal_gimbal_setup.png

    Veronte Gimbal configuration - Gimbal Setup widget

    • Zoom: Users can zoom from 0% to 100% with a slider.

    • Flip mode: Users can flip the camera as desired. The available options are Normal, Mirror, Flip and Mirror and flip.

  • To visualize the video recording and/or track directly with the displayed image, the Iframe widget is needed.

    ../_images/veronte_gimbal_iframe.png

    Veronte Gimbal configuration - Iframe widget

  • Finally, to control the gimbal with a Veronte Ops virtual stick or a USB joystick, the Stick widget must also be configured as shown in the figure below:

    ../_images/veronte_gimbal_stick.png

    Veronte Gimbal configuration - Stick widget

    Note

    In this case, it is controlled directly with the virtual stick (no USB joystick is being used).

    • Type: PLATFORM must be selected.

    • Port: Select the port configured in the Stick block in the 1x PDI Builder software.

    • Axis X/Y: Configure both channels X and Y.

Stick widget

Veronte Ops is able to detect USB devices such as joysticks. The buttons and axes of these devices can be read and configured to send stick information to Veronte Autopilot 1x.

Once the steps described in the Integration examples section of 1x PDI Builder manual (Integration examples -> USB joystick) have been performed, configure a Stick widget to be connected to a USB joystick. To do so, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Gamepad (Index) that corresponds with the USB joystick connected to the PC.

  2. And configure the Gamepad Axis X/Y ID so that the axes IDs of the virtual stick gamepad correspond to those of the physical joystick.

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Virtual stick - USB joystick

Below is an example of how the stick widget works with the previous configuration:

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Virtual stick - USB joystick movement

For more information on the configuration of the Stick widget, please refer to the Stick - Workspace section of this manual.