Unmanned systems interoperability in military maritime operations: MAVLink to STANAG 4586 bridge

Alexandre Valerio Rodrigues, Rodolfo Santos Carapau, Mario Monteiro Marques, Victor Lobo, Fernando Coito

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Abstract

The growing interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) led to the boom development of these systems. Nowadays, these systems can be introduced in almost any task, either for civilian or military purposes. In fact, there are several communication protocols for these vehicles, in order to control the vehicle and to enable the exchange of information between the UAV and Ground Control Station (GCS). Interoperability among systems is a key factor in any military operation. This paper describes a system that creates a translation between two communication protocols for UAVs and GCSs: Micro Aerial Vehicle Communication Protocol (MAVLink) and STANAG 4586. MAVLink is a communication protocol used by several UAVs, whereas STANAG 4485 is a complete standard that was created in order to have NATO interoperability between these vehicles. The bridge will be connected to a Raspberry Pi computer, in order to be easily introduced in any UAV. This project will allow STANAG 4586 compliant GCSs to operate with MAVLink protocol UAVs, in order to achieve interoperability between NATO members' UAVs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
Volume2017-October
ISBN (Electronic)9781509052783
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2017
EventOCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Jun 201722 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameOCEANS-IEEE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2017-October
ISSN (Print)0197-7385

Conference

ConferenceOCEANS 2017 - Aberdeen
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period19/06/1722/06/17

Keywords

  • Interoperability
  • MAVLink
  • STANAG4586
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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