MAV Downlink

MAV Downlink


This is an app that allows you to use your Android smartphone to provide Internet telemetry to your MAVLink-compatible autopilot.

This grants you the ability to talk to your UAV via the standard telemetry interface no matter where it is, as long as it is within range of a 4G or 3G cellular network. You can fly a UAV in California from New York; or just fly in your field without buying expensive Telemetry hardware.

This has been tested on APM 2.6 but should be compatible with all autopilots and mission planning software that:
1) Uses MAVLink
2) Has an onboard USB to serial port communicating at 115200 Baud
3) Mission planner software that supports connectivity over TCP/IP

A manual for usage of the app can be found here:
http://www.applieduas.com/mav_downlink_advanced_manual.pdf

This app is currently a proof of concept. It's feature set is intentionally minimal to see if there is any interest in continued development/refinement on the concept. Please let me know if you are interested in continued development of the app via e-mail or by posting a comment here

Recent changes:
Adds Settings menu
Adds ability to control Serial Baud Rate
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5.0
User ratings
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Installs
100+
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File size
238 kb
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About MAV Downlink
This is an app that allows you to use your Android smartphone to provide Internet telemetry to your MAVLink-compatible autopilot.

This grants you the ability to talk to your UAV via the standard telemetry interface no matter where it is, as long as it is within range of a 4G or 3G cellular network. You can fly a UAV in California from New York; or just fly in your field without buying expensive Telemetry hardware.

This has been tested on APM 2.6 but should be compatible with all autopilots and mission planning software that:
1) Uses MAVLink
2) Has an onboard USB to serial port communicating at 115200 Baud
3) Mission planner software that supports connectivity over TCP/IP

A manual for usage of the app can be found here:
http://www.applieduas.com/mav_downlink_advanced_manual.pdf

This app is currently a proof of concept. It's feature set is intentionally minimal to see if there is any interest in continued development/refinement on the concept. Please let me know if you are interested in continued development of the app via e-mail or by posting a comment here

Recent changes:
Adds Settings menu
Adds ability to control Serial Baud Rate

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A Google User
Sep 1, 2014
Great app Very succesful, udp connection option would be even better. In nexus 5, app crashes sometimes..