The module provides vehicle identification and isolation in multi-vehicle configurations.
The vehicle is seen by the GCS through some interface, which is usually a radio or some wireless device with limited bandwidth. This, the data transmitted to the GCS must be optimized and filtered. This module filters the node data by allowing only certain mandala IDs to be transmitted to the external interface:
- telemetry stream;
- network management responses;
- VCP data (when configured);
The module has
mode parameter, which sets the external interface for the GCS datalink, and which has different set of options for each node.
F.ex., the onboard radio modem (
com node) can have the
mode parameter set to
radio, and the ground modem will have the
mode set to
usb. Then the GCS with the connected ground modem via USB, will recognize two vehicles (identities) - ground and onboard.
The human readable vehicle name is used in GCS for display only.
Used by GCS for vehicle display styles only.
Virtual Comm Ports forwarding
Enables the VCP forwarding feature to the external interface.
Selects the VCP IDs to be forwarded. The VCP data should be traslated to LAN if the port is located on different node.