Field Station Operator : Installation Procedure

  • Download and install version of Code Composer Studio 6
    • During installation, select “MSP Ultra Low Power MCUs” and “32-bit ARM MCUs”
    • Make sure to add “GCC ARM Compiler” for both (not checked by default!)
  • Download and install version of TI-RTOS for MSP43x for your operating system here
  • Download and install Git
  • Clone repository and its submodules :
git clone https://github.com/Octanis1/Octanis1-Mainboard-Firmware_MSP_EXP432P401RLP.git
cd Octanis1-Mainboard-Firmware_MSP_EXP432P401RLP
git submodule init
git submodule update --recursive
  • Import project in CCStudio
  • Before building it, follow these steps and adapt path to driverlib.

This option is plug-and-play. Connect the MSP432 launchpad with the launchpad via the 8-pin DIN connector

Open APM planner. If not done already, check File→Advanced mode. Click Communication → Add Link → Serial and configure the settings as below (Your serial port may have a different name, just try all of them if you're not sure). Click on Connect.

APM planner should now receive Mavlink Messages from the mainboard. Play with the menu items to visualize them (Tool Widgets → Mavlink Inspector and Primary Flight Display are a good start)

To be able to communicate via Ethernet, your computer must be setup to have a static IP address on its Ethernet port (or on the USB-Ethernet adapter).

  • IP Address:
  • Subnet mask:
  • (leave other parameters blank)

Once connected via Ethernet, you will be able to use APM planner. Please note that the Rover has the static IP and the Field Station has

The Octanis build of APM planner has a switch in the upper right corner. This switch allows the operator to toggle the sending of commands to either Field Station (Net+Radio) or to the Rover (Net), which is important to note when sending waypoints.

  • orb/config_fpspc.txt
  • Last modified: 8 years ago
  • by raffael