I need to have wireless connection to Arducopter to receive and transmit commands and video with WI-Fi router. I have an OpenWRT compatible router and need to run OSLR (Optimized Link state routing protocol) on arducopter.
1) Is this possible, if so how can I achieve this?
2) What should I install/ hack on the arduino (ATMega board)?
Thanks for the upcoming answers;)
To gain a wifi link you could use this https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10822 reading the data-sheet it does not support OLSR.
I pretty sure the APM is not capable of running a routing protocol as well as the ArduPilot code. If you where to support t you would need an off-board device that can do the processing fro you and translate that to serial to the APM
Thanks for that answer. From your answer, this is my interpretation:
I send data from APM on its serial port and the Wi-Fi module receives it. Wi-Fi modules transmits it wirelessly. And the process goes vice-versa.
# I am new to routing protocols. Why can't I use it with APM? Are they heavy? In my project:
1. I need specifically supporting OSLR and I use an ArduCopter.
2. Which port of ArduCopter to use. USB Serial or Serial port for Xbee?
3. Are there other external modules I can use to achieve my goals, say on Windows.
4. Also, forgot to mention, I need to send VIDEO data from camera on ArduCopter on the downlink too;)
Too many restrictions, but hope that it could be possible and a cheap solution too. Thanks.
Bill Bonney, where do you connect this (RN-XV WiFly Module) on APM2.5 board?
Thanks a lot Bill! :)
Do you have any idea of how long the above wifi link is able to transmit wifi in open air ?
I am a bit confused. I do not mind having an external interface with the Wi-Fi module (i.e. external to APM). Do you mean you are not sure if you could find the module to run OSLR. My project requires esp. OSLR to run as that is the routing protocol they use throughout. I want the ArduCopter to run as one of the nodes.
No actually needs, just wonder.
look at http://www.openipcam.com the wins cam is able to run open wart as well running a web server porting video
Thank you for the nice explanation. This means my hunt must be for a Wi-Fi module that could run OSLR? I tried to search, not getting such a module. Seems, not many people have worked on this.
Any experts who can help find one?