How do I use the hardware test and validation firmware

This feature should generally only be used with the direction of tech support.  ALL HISTORICAL DATA AND CONFIGURATION SETTINGS WILL BE ERASED AND SET TO FACTORY DEFAULT DURING THIS PROCEDURE

Airbly provides a firmware for the validation of the Phoenix Aircraft Monitor hardware.  This piece of firmware can be installed the same way you would perform a firmware upgrade on a Phoenix and will be found in the firmware pull down list with the name Phoenix P200 : Reset & Test.  The validation firmware cycles through all of the device components and verifies that they function properly.  Human interaction is required during first few minutes of the test to validate the button, orientation and charging system.  

The process will occur in phases as described below immediately after the firmware is loaded or the Phoenix is powered on with the firmware loaded.

Phase 1 - Factory reset

The Phoenix will begin the factory reset procedure.  This will wipe the contents of the device's memory and return the configuration to the factory default.  This phase is indicated by a rapidly flash red status indicator (right).  The device will remain in this state for approximately 40 seconds and cannot be interrupted.

When this phase concludes, the device will perform it's power on initialization.  You will see the indicator lights flash the power on sequence before Phase 2 begins.

Phase 2 - Hardware test

The start of Phase 2 will be indicated by the status indicator (right) lighting solid purple for 3 seconds.  After which the hardware test phase will be indicated by the status indicator (right) flashing purple, on for 1 second and then off for 1 second.  During this phase, you should perform the following actions:

At this point, the status indicator (right) will begin flashing blue, on for 1 second and then off for 1 second.  At this point, the Phoenix should be placed outside, on a level surface with a good view of the sky. 

The Phoenix will automatically enter Phase 3 after 60 seconds if the above actions are not taken or they fail.

Phase 3 - Radio test

The Phoenix will indicate it is in Phase 3 by flashing the status indicator (right) blue on a 1 second on, 1 second off interval.  The device will continue in this phase for the next 4 minutes while it tests the Bluetooth, GPS and Globalstar satellite radios.  The Phoenix must be outside on a level surface with a clear view of the sky during this phase of testing.

Phase 4 - Results

At the end of Phase 3, the status indicator (right) will flash a code to indicate if the test was successful or if there were errors:

Success = Blue, on 1 second, off 5 seconds
Failure = Red, on 1 second, off 5 seconds

This result however is only an overall indication of how well it's hardware is operating.  The Phoenix should be left outside for at least the next 90 minutes with a clear view of the sky.  It will continue to test the hardware and transmit the results of the tests in more detail to Airbly every 30 minutes.  You will need to contact Airbly for the complete and detailed results of the test.

The result of the test from Airbly will look something like this.  Airbly will interpret them for you.

pitch_roll_max : 0
vibration_trans_avg_max : 0
gps_satellites : 0
battery_mv : 3290
temperature_c : -4
ambient_mv : 28
stx3_xmit_count : 3
fault_ambient : 0
fault_accel_1 : 0
fault_accel_2 : 0
fault_magnetometer : 0
fault_accel_1_int : 0
fault_accel_2_int : 0
fault_gyro : 0
fault_pitchroll : 0
fault_eeprom_1 : 0
fault_eeprom_2 : 0
fault_stx3_serial : 0
fault_stx3_oc_int : 0
fault_power_supply : 0
fault_charging : 0
fault_button : 0
fault_gps : 0
fault_battery : 0
fault_ble_crew_tag : 0
fault_ble_hub : 0

Phase 5 - Stopping the test

The Phoenix will continue in Phase 4 indefinitely.  The test can be stopped by powering the device off by holding down the power button for 4 seconds.

The standard firmware must be loaded onto the device to continue standard operation.