This page describes the general procedures of getting things ready for the field trial on site. Note that some of these can be done in parallel.

  • Unlock the trailer compartment, slide out the power generator and get that going.
  • Take the UAV out and plug in the battery packs, so the GPS unit on the UAV can start acquire satellite signals
  • Set up the antenna: make sure to tape it if placing it on top of the trailer
  • Set up the Comm Box: plug in power and the serial-to-serial cable
  • Set up the Remote Control: plug in power and plug it into Comm Box
  • Set up the control laptop running Phairwell: boot it up, plug in Comm Box, video, external monitor, and start Phairwell
  • Set up the video receiver: power it and then plug in control laptop and wonderbox
  • Set up the network hub/switch: plug in power
  • Set up the Wonderbox Server: plug in everything (power, mouse/keyboard, monitor), and configure network.
  • Set up the viewer laptops (running WonderClient): plug in power and network cable (and video?)
  • Set up phairwell:
    • Put plane on ground
    • Wait till we have good GPS signals
    • Click “Zero Pressure” button (also automatically set home base location)
    • Perform sensor check
    • Set take off point
    • Set take off mode
  • Launch UAV into the air
  • Fly UAV using Phairwell (might have to turn antenna toward the UAV manually)
  • Set landing point in Phairwell
  • Once UAV is on the ground
    • Stop the prop-motor on UAV immediately.
    • Turn off UAV at the landing spot.
wisar/general-procedures.txt · Last modified: 2014/08/11 18:47 by tmburdge
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