OSH Field Node

Setup Tethered Internet Connection (hotspot)

  • Power on Field Node and Phone designated for tethering internet connection.
  • Plug the phone used for tethering internet into the USB port of Field Node.
  • Change / Check setting on Phone to have Wifi turned off and tethering turned on.
  • Be sure that the wired connection is working on the Field Node and that all other Wifi are disconnected
  • Check that the Field Node is now connected by visiting a webpage not in your local network.

Start the Field Node’s OSH Hub

In Terminal run the following commands:

cd OSH-NYS/osh-nys-groundstation
./launch.sh

Now open a browser window and access the OSH admin panel by going to: localhost:8181/sensorhub/admin

Connect Drone to the OSH Hub

  • Power on the Drone and Controller
  • If using Nexus tablet to fly drone, connect the tablet’s Wifi to SoloLink_botts01 and open Solo app.
  • Open the Field Node’s wifi settings in the top menu bar and connect wifi to SoloLink_botts01

At this point you should recheck the Field Node’s internet connection by visiting a website that is not in your local network. If you are having trouble loading a page you need to be sure that the SoloLink_botts01 Wifi is not your primary connection and that the wifi is turned off on the phone that is tethered to the OSH Field Node. Once the connection is confirmed continue to the next step.

  • Allow drone to acquire a GPS connection
  • Go to the OSH admin panel, in the Sensor menu right click on the SoloLink Location sensor and Start Sensor.
  • check that data is feeding into the OSH Hub by refreshing the data box at the bottom of the page. If data is coming in then stop the refresh.
  • Select SoloLink Video in the Sensor menu and Start Sensor.
  • check that data is feeding into the OSH Hub by refreshing the data box at the bottom of the page. If data is coming in then stop the refresh.

Now the drone data is being stored locally in the Field Node.

Push Drone data to NYS OSH Hub

  • Navigate to the SOS panel in the Field Node’s OSH Hub
  • Select SoloLink Location and Start SOS Client
  • Select SoloLink Video and Start SOS Client

Now the Drone data is being pushed to the NYS OSH Hub. You can verify this by logging into the NYS OSH admin page (https://nys.georobotix.com/ sensorhub/admin) and refreshing the data in the SoloLink Location and Video sensors.