Skydio Enterprise Controller-S software version 20.2.11

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.

Getting Started 

To access the Skydio ATAK offline integration, ensure that you are using the correct Enterprise Controller model.

  • Look for Model on the sticker located on the back of the Enterprise Controller
  • Compatible units will have SBR or S at the end of the model number

Radios that have been tested with Skydio ATAK offline integration include:

  • Silvus
  • TrellisWare
  • Persistent Systems

[info text="Your radio must include Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)"] 

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

How to add a TAK server

You must connect to your network using a USB-C Ethernet cable. WiFi connections are not available.

Step 1 - Select the device settings menu 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
  • TCP/SSL certificates 
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[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."]

While the operator can switch between the color camera feed and the thermal camera feed, viewers of the stream will only see the color camera feed.

[note text="Superzoom and the ability to switch between a 30 FPS and 60 FPS stream are not supported when streaming to an ATAK server."]

How to configure Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP)

Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a network protocol used to coordinate media streaming between two devices. Before flying, you must enable streaming within the Camera Settings to view your drone's live stream.

[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 - Select the camera settings menu on the left side of the FLY screen CS_ATAK_media_UI_configure-RTSP1_anno.png
Step 2 - Select the RTSP tab CS_ATAK_media_UI_configure-RTSP1_anno2.png

Step 3 - Toggle on Stream Enabled and complete the required fields

  • Stream Name
  • IP Address
  • Port
CS_ATAK_media_UI_configure-RTSP2.png
[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

Step 1 - Select the Device Settings menu 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

Step 4 - Select the name of the server you wish to connect with

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How to remove 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 - 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 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 - Navigate to the ATAK menu tab and select Start ATAK App 

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Step 3 - Select Publish Telemetry

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Step 4 - Toggle ON to enable Publish Telemetry
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Step 5 (optional) - Enter the Vehicle Call Sign and Operator Call Sign

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[note text="By default, the Vehicle Call Sign will display the serial number of your drone which can be found by selecting the INFO menu and the name of your drone located under Devices. By default, the Operator Call Sign will display the unique ID of your Enterprise Controller. Call Signs with special characters and spaces are not supported."]

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.

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 the Device Settings menu> ATAK > Publish Telemetry. Toggle ON 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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