The integration of the Skydio Enterprise Controller and the Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK) app allows you to seamlessly monitor your Skydio fleet. ATAK provides geospatial information about your drones and Controllers for increased situational awareness in the field.

Follow the steps below to set up your Skydio and ATAK integration.

Getting Started 

When switching between the color and thermal camera feed, viewers of the stream must restart streaming
Superzoom is not supported when streaming to an ATAK server.
The operator maintains the ability to switch between a 30 FPS and 60 FPS stream, but the stream will pause for viewers. 
You must have a TAK server or RTSP server running on your network to stream video. Without this, you will only receive COT data.

[note]Refer to the ATAK user guide for more detailed information, such as how to add or search for a video stream. [/note] 

How to add a TAK server

Step 1 - Navigate to Device Settings Settings_gear__black__copy.png
Step 2 - Navigate to the ATAK menu tab and select Start ATAK App 

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Step 3 - Select Network Connections CS_ATAK_media_UI_add-server1.png
Step 4 - Select Add Server
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Step 5 - Enter the required fields

  • Server name
  • IP address
  • Port
CS_ATAK_media_UI_add-server2.png

[note text="If you do not know the server name, IP address, or port, reach out to your TAK administrator."]

Step 6 - Once connected, the server will appear under Known ATAK Servers

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[note text="To view the servers you are currently connected to, select the Connection Status icon."]

How to enable Live Streaming

Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a network protocol used to coordinate media streaming between two devices. Before flying, you must enable streaming to be able to view the live-stream of your drone.

[note text="You must have a TAK server or RTSP server running on your network to stream video. Without this, you will only receive COT data."]

To configure your RTSP settings:

Step 1 - Navigate to the ATAK menu tab and select Start ATAK App 

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Step 2 - Select Live Streaming CS_ATAK_media_UI_live-streaming1.png

Step 3 - Toggle on Stream Enabled and fill out the required fields

  • Stream Name
  • IP Address
  • Port
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[note text="The Stream Name is unique to you and cannot be duplicated. Stream Names with special characters and spaces are not supported. Choose an alphanumeric name, such as the name of your drone, when creating your stream. You may edit your Stream Name at any time."]

How to connect to a TAK server

  1. Navigate to Device Settings
  2. Select the ATAK tab
  3. Select Network Connections
  4. Select the name of the server you wish to connect with

How to remove a TAK server

Step 1 - Navigate to Device Settings Settings_gear__black__copy.png
Step 2 - Select the ATAK menu tab

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Step 3 - Under Known ATAK Servers, select the name of the server you want to delete CS_ATAK_media_UI_remove-server1.png
Step 4 - Select Delete Server CS_ATAK_media_UI_remove-server2.png
Step 5 - Confirm you would like to permanently delete the selected server
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How to publish telemetry data

When Publish Telemetry is enabled, this means that telemetry data will be published to any configured and enabled TAK servers.

Step 1 - Navigate to Device Settings Settings_gear__black__copy.png
Step 2 - Select the ATAK menu tab

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Step 3 - Select Publish Telemetry

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Step 4 - Select the toggle at the top to enable Publish Telemetry
CS_ATAK_media_UI_publish-telemetry1.png

Step 5 - Enter the Vehicle Call Sign and Operator Call Sign

  • this is an optional step
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[note text="By default, the Vehicle Call Sign will show the serial number of your drone which can be found by navigating to INFO and selecting the name of your drone under Devices. By default, the Operator Call Sign will show the unique ID of your Enterprise Controller. Call Signs with special characters and spaces are not supported."]

 

[accordion heading="What should I do if my stream isn't working?"]

If your stream is not working, navigate back to the RTSP menu. Toggle Stream Enabled off then on again and retry streaming.

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[accordion heading="What should I do if I can't see the telemetry information?"]

If your telemetry information is not publishing to your connected TAK server, first ensure you have Publish Telemetry enabled by navigating to Device Settings > ATAK > Publish Telemetry. Select the toggle next to Publish Telemetry to enable.

If it has been enabled and you still do not see your telemetry information, try toggling the Publish Telemetry off and then on again. Check your stream to see if the issue has been resolved.

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 Skydio, Inc. A0255

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