TCP Aircraft Server
The tcp aircraft server (in sw/tools/tcp_aircraft_server/) is an agent that re-broadcasts the ivy telemetry stream from a specified vehicle over tcp to a specified remote ip which hosts its own local ground segment ivy network. This allows the broadcast of a vehicle telemetry stream over the internet to a remote party without the need for VPNs.
Broadcast Ground Station
If you have not done so already, set your Paparazzi src and home directories:
export PAPARAZZI_SRC=~/path/to/paparazzi export PAPARAZZI_HOME=~/path/to/paparazzi
Then, from your Paparazzi directory, run:
./sw/ground_segment/tmtc/ivy_tcp_aircraft -id <ac_id_number> -h <remote IP>
Recipient Computer, option #1
The recipient side of the setup broadcasts locally over the default Paparazzi ivy bus 127.255.255.255:2010
Recipient Computer, option #2
This allows for a multiple tier control architecture.
Designate one computer as the server and run these 2 programs. First one communicates with remote controllers and second one with ground stations.
./sw/ground_segment/tmtc/broadcaster -f TM -t DL -p 4243 ./sw/ground_segment/tmtc/broadcaster
Designate the same or another or several other computers as remote controller and run:
./sw/ground_segment/tmtc/ivy_tcp_controller -h <ip address of server computer>
You can connect multiple ground stations to the same server.
All of these programs accept a --help argument and will show more options.
NOTE: For this to work it is necessary to synchronize the compiled code in the aircraft, the controller and the ground station.