Sirius Pro: UAS Preparation (Part 1 of 2)

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Connecting to the WLAN Connector

  • Remove the WLAN Connector from the transport case. 
  • Attach the LiPo battery cable and wireless antenna to the WLAN Connector.
  • To power on the WLAN Connector, connect a charged LiPo battery to the LiPo battery cable. Confirm the Power LED turns on.
  • After 30-60 seconds, the Status LED on the WLAN Connector should start blinking rapidly.

Connecting to the WLAN Connector (continued)

  • On the user’s PC, search for available wireless networks. Connect to the MAVinci Connector.
  • Enter the network password as mavinciconnector
  • Open MAVinci Desktop. Create/Open a session. 
  • In the Session Panel in the upper left part of the screen, select the Unconnected option.
  • Confirm under the Available Devices tab that the MAVinci Connector appears. 

Connecting to the UAV

  • Remove the UAV fuselage from the transport case. 
  • Remove the plastic sleeve and motor security lock band from the fuselage.
  • Rotate the UAV engine slightly so the cockpit canopy is unobstructed by the propellers.
  • Remove the cockpit canopy from the fuselage.
  • Place a charged LiPo battery into the cockpit and secure with the battery strap located in the cockpit. 
  • Connect the LiPo battery cable to the corresponding connector in the UAV cockpit. 
  • Replace the cockpit canopy and motor security lock band.
  • After approximately 30 - 60 seconds, confirm the UAV has initialized by checking the onboard display screen, which includes:
    • UAV battery status
    • GNSS Satellite status
    • UAV status messages, including:
      • “Waiting for GPS Time”
      • “Send Flightplan”​

 

Connecting to the UAV (continued)

  • In the MAVinci Desktop session, on the Session Panel, select the Unconnected option.
  • Confirm under the Available Devices tab that the Sirius PRO appears. 
  • Select the Sirius PRO on the Available Devices tab.
  • Select Connect UAV to this session
  • Please note that in order for the user to connect to the UAV, the connection to the WLAN Connector must be completed first. 

Connecting to the UAV (continued)

  • Confirm that UAS status information is updating in real time on the Map View, including:
    • UAV and Connector battery status
    • GNSS Satellite Status
    • Current Altitude
    • Compass status
    • Any error/warning messages
  • Confirm that the Altimeter graph below the Session Panel is updating in real time (requires a GNSS position solution).
  • Confirm that the Unconnected option in the Session Panel now reads Plane: SiriusPRO

Updating UAV/Connector Firmware

  • Open MAVinci Desktop. Create/Open a session. 
  • Connect to the WLAN Connector and UAV. 
  • For the WLAN Connector, Select Other – Update firmware – Online Connector update.
  • If a firmware update is available, follow the onscreen instructions to update. 
  • The firmware update will take several minutes to complete. Once finished, the Status LED on the WLAN Connector will blink rapidly again. 
  • For the UAV, Select Other – Update firmware – Online airplane update. 
  • If a firmware update is available for the UAV, follow the onscreen instructions to update.
  • The firmware update will take several minutes to complete. Once finished, confirm the UAV has initialized via the onboard display. 
  • Reconnect to the UAV in MAVinci Desktop. 

Internal Base RTK Setup

  • Connect an external GNSS antenna to the GNSS antenna port of the WLAN Connector.
  • Place both the UAV and the WLAN Connector under open sky GNSS conditions. 
  • Open MAVinci Desktop. Create/Open a session. 
  • Connect to the WLAN Connector and UAV in MAVinci Desktop.
  • Allow both the WLAN Connector and UAV to track GNSS satellites for approximately 10-15 minutes. 

Internal Base RTK Setup (continued)

  • On the Session Panel, select Internal Base Station.
  • Select the base station antenna type connected to the WLAN Connector from the pull down menu.
  • Select the Raw data recording interval from the pull down menu. 
  • Select Start Internal Base Station.
  • Note the Internal base station will start automatically if placed on a previously used position.

Internal Base RTK Setup (continued)

  • Return to the Map View.
  • Confirm in the UAS status information that the UAV reports an RTK Fixed solution.
  • Connect an external GNSS antenna to the GNSS antenna port of the WLAN Connector.
  • Place both the UAV and the WLAN Connector under open sky GNSS conditions. 
  • Open MAVinci Desktop. Create/Open a session. 
  • Connect to the WLAN Connector and UAV in MAVinci Desktop.
  • Allow both the WLAN Connector and UAV to track GNSS satellites for approximately 10-15 minutes. 

Transmitting a Flight Plan

  • Create a new flight plan (i.e. basic polygon, terrain, etc.) near where the UAV and WLAN Connector are currently located on the Map View. 
  • Select Edit – Recalculate Flight Plan
  • Don’t split the flight plan if prompted and acknowledge any warning messages that appear. 
  • Select Flight Plan – Transmit Flight Plan to plane.
  • Select Ok to the Check Wing Connection window that appears. 

Transmitting a Flight Plan (continued)

  • Confirm that the flight plan has been transmitted to the UAV by checking the following:
  • On the Detail Panel, confirm the metrics for the created flight plan are identical to the metrics of the on air flight plan.
  • The flight lines for the on air flight plan will display on the Map View in pink.