Skydio Enterprise Controller-S software version 20.2.11

Integrating 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.

[caution]To access the Skydio ATAK offline integration, ensure that you use the correct Enterprise Controller-S. Look for the Model on the sticker located on the back of the Enterprise Controller the model number will have SBR or S at the end.[/caution]

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). Refer to your specific radio's user manual for configuration guidance."] 

Adding a TAK server

Step 1 - Save any required SSL Trust Certificates files onto a USB-C external storage device

Step 2 - Turn on the Enterprise Controller

Step 3 - Plug the external storage device into the USB-C port on the Enterprise Controller CS_X2D_hardware_controller_charge_port_ill.png

Step 4 -Select the device settings menu

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Step 5 - Select Start ATAK App and the Network Connections submenu Screenshot_20230609-092843_Skydio

Step 6 - Select Add a Server

  • Only RTSP servers will stream video
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Step 7 - Enter the Server Name, IP Address and Port information
    • Your TAK administrator will have the server name, IP address, or port

Step 8 - Select Advanced Options

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Step 9 - Select SSL and Configure Trust Store and Configure Trust Store (again)
    • Navigate to and select the Trust Certificate stored on the external drive
    • The Trust Certificate will be saved on the controller
    • Enter the Trust Certificate password if applicable and select Done
    • Select the back arrow
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Step 10 - Select the Configure Client Certificate and Configure Client Certificate (again)

    • Navigate to and select the Trust Certificate stored saved on the controller
    • Enter the Trust Certificate password if applicable and select Done
    • Select the back arrow twice
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Step 11 - Scroll to the bottom and select Add Server
Step 12 - Remove the external storage device

Step 13 - Connect to your network using a USB-C Ethernet cable ( WiFi connections are not supported)

Enable Live Streaming

Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) is a network protocol that coordinates media streaming between two devices. Before flying, you must enable streaming to view the live stream.

  • You must have an 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 device settings menu

Step 2 - Navigate to the ATAK menu tab and select Start ATAK App 

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Step 3 - Select Live Streaming CS_ATAK_media_UI_live-streaming1.png

Step 4 - Toggle on Stream Enabled

Step 5 - Enter the Stream Name, IP Address, and 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."]

Connecting to a TAK server

Step 1 - Connect your controller to the TAK network using a USB-C Ethernet cable (WiFi connections are not supported)

Step 2 - Select the Device Settings menu

    • Navigate to the ATAK menu tab
    • Select Start ATAK App 

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Step 3 - Select Network Connections

Step 4 - Select the name of the server

    • Server names will appear under Known ATAK Servers

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  • To switch between color and thermal camera feed, viewers of the stream must restart
  • When switching between a 30 FPS and 60 FPS stream, the stream will pause for viewers 
  • Superzoom is not supported
[note]Refer to the ATAK User Guide for more detailed information about adding or searching for a video stream. [/note] 

Removing a TAK server

Step 1 - Select the Device Settings menu

    • Navigate to the ATAK menu tab
    • Select Start ATAK App 

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Step 2 - Under Known ATAK Servers, select the name of the server you want to delete CS_ATAK_media_UI_remove-server1.png
Step 3 - Select Delete Server CS_ATAK_media_UI_remove-server2.png
Step 4 - Confirm you would like to permanently delete the selected server
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Publishing telemetry data

Step 1 - Select the Device Settings menu

    • Navigate to the ATAK menu tab
    • Select Start ATAK App 

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Step 2 - Select Publish Telemetry

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Step 3 - Toggle ON to enable Publish Telemetry

Step 4 (optional) - Enter the Vehicle Call Sign and Operator Call Sign

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[note text="the default Vehicle Call Sign will display the serial number of your drone. The default Operator Call Sign will display 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?"]

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, ensure you have Publish Telemetry enabled by navigating to the Device Settings menu> ATAK > Publish Telemetry. Toggle ON Publish Telemetry to enable. If enabled and you still do not see your telemetry information, toggle the Publish Telemetry off and then on again. Check your stream to see if the issue has been resolved.

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