COMPATIBLE HARDWARE

  • RockAir
  • RockFLEET
  • Others (applies only for Method 3)


BACKGROUND


 Automated Mission Reports enhances our customer's business offerings. Mission Reports offer detailed post-flight analysis for training purposes or contractual reporting obligations. 

Benefits

At the end of each mission, a Mission Report can be automatically generated and emailed to the recipients of choice.

  • Automatic hands-free creation of multi-leg mission reports
  • Automatically emailed to chosen recipients
  • Support for custom forms
  • Support for crew, cargo and role equipment identification systems


How it works

At the start of a mission, your crew enters a mission number or presses a button to indicate the start of a mission. At the end of a mission, your crew presses a button to indicate the end of a mission.

At the completion of a mission, a mission summary report PDF document is automatically generated and emailed as required.


HOW TO

Below you will find the specifics regarding Mission Reports:

  • Methods to generate mission reports
  • Mission Report Recipients
  • Custom Forms

Methods to generate mission reports

There are three ways you can generate mission reports. These three methods require the mandatory input of a mission start and a mission stop input. In addition, for the latter two methods, you can input more information (eg crew, cargo, mission number, etc) by using forms which will be reflected in the generated report.

  1. RockAIR + Switch Mapping (only for the RockAIR)*: 
    • Hardware/Software required: RockAIR (with switch mapping configured).
    • TracPlus input: You will need to ask TracPlus to setup Switch Mapping for two buttons within TP Manager; one for EVT_MISSION_START and one for EVT_MISSION_STOP. As long as they're not used for any other purposes/events, the color doesn't matter.
    • User input: 
      • Turn ON RockAIR
      • Mission Start: The pilot/user will need to start the mission by pressing the Mark button (i.e. blue button). The LEDs corresponding to the green, yellow, blue and red buttons flash simultaneously for + - 3 seconds) Meanwhile the LEDs are flashing, press the button that was mapped for EVT_MISSION_START.
      • Mission Stop: The pilot/user will need to stop the mission by pressing the Mark button (i.e. blue button). The LEDs corresponding to the green, yellow, blue and red buttons flash simultaneously for + - 3 seconds) Meanwhile the LEDs are flashing, press the button that was mapped for EVT_MISSION_STOP.
    • Result: A report will be automatically generated, and sent to the Mission Report Recipients, containing:
      • Mission start date and time
      • Mission stop date and time
      • Duration of the mission
      • Route
      • Distance travelled
      • Altitude & Terrain graph
      • Speed & Heading graph
      • Report list
  2. RockAIR + TP Connect (only for the RockAIR + RockFLEET)**
    • Hardware/Software required: RockAIR or RockFLEET + mobile device (e.g. iPad/iPhone) with TP Connect installed in it.
    • TracPlus input: NA (unless you requires a Custom Form)
    • User input: 
      • Initial Setup:
        • Turn ON RockAIR
        • Connect mobile device to RockAIR/RockFLEET using TP Connect.
        • Go to the Forms Tab
        • Select the wrench icon on the top right corner and click on Add/Update Forms.
        • Select/click the Mission Start form that best applies and Mission Stop, then click on Forms to go back
      • Day-to-day use:
        • Turn ON RockAIR
        • Connect mobile device to RockAIR/RockFLEET using TP Connect.
        • Go to the Forms Tab
        • Mission Start: Click on the Mission Startform that was previously selected
          • Form: a form will pop-up; input the required information.
          • Start: Click on Start (upper-right hand side corner) 
        • Mission Stop: Click on Mission Stop
    • Result: A report will be automatically generated, and sent to the Mission Report Recipients, containing:
      • Form information
      • Mission start date and time
      • Mission stop date and time
      • Duration of the mission
      • Route
      • Distance travelled
      • Altitude & Terrain graph
      • Speed & Heading graph
      • Report list
  3. TracPlus Pro 3 (post-mission - all hardware/devices)***
    • Hardware/Software required: TracPlus Pro3. Any device will work since this report is done post-mission within TPP3.
    • TracPlus input: NA (unless customer requires a Custom Form)
    • User input: 
      • Select an asset (from the watchlist) and then the date of interest (from the calendar). 
      • Select Mission Start and Stop: 
        • Start Mission: Within the Messages tab, right-click on a report (e.g. EVT_STARTUP) and select Start Mission. A pop-up window will appear; we won't interact with this window yet.
        • Mission Stop: Right-click on the desired report (e.g. EVT_SHUTDOWN) and select Stop Mission.
        • Form: Go back to the pop-up window that previously appeared. Select the desired form from Create using form: and input the required information. 
        • Save: Click on Save to generate the report.
    • Result: A report will be automatically generated, and sent to the Mission Report Recipients, containing:
      • Form information
      • Mission start date and time
      • Mission stop date and time
      • Duration of the mission
      • Route
      • Distance travelled
      • Altitude & Terrain graph
      • Speed & Heading graph
      • Report list
    • You may also view a list of your missions by selecting the 'Missions' tab on the bottom right of the details window.


* Notes method 1: i) If you press the mission start mapped button meanwhile a mission is already in progress, it will close the original mission and start a new one, ii) pressing the mission stop mapped button if there's no mission in progress will do nothing, and iii) in-progress missions will auto-close after 24 hours of inactivity (ie no reports) or 7 days maximum.

** Notes method 2:

*** Notes method 3: i) You can't create overlapping missions


Mission Report Recipients

In order to define who will receive, via email, the automatically generated reports you will need to setup the Mission Report Recipientes:

  1. Log in to mytracplus.com
  2. Click on My Contacts from menu.
  3. Scroll to the bottom
  4. Click on Edit Mission Report Contacts
  5. Drag and drop the contact/s from the available list; if you need a new contact, go back to My Contacts and add it by clicking Add New Contact.


Note: Can anyone that has viewing rights to the asset can view the reports created by the owner?


Custom Forms

There are some generic and custom forms that can be used at the moment from within TP Connect and TPP3. If the customer requires a different type of form, it will have to be evaluated and/or quoted.