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» 900HP 05: Get RSSI

This program shows how to get RSSI value from the last received packet. For this protocol, there is an API function which shows this information. Before running this example, make sure there is another emitter sending packets to this XBee module in order to receive information

Required Materials

1 x Waspmote
1 x Battery
1 x MicroUSB wire
1 x XBee-PRO 900HP

Notes

- The battery has to be connected.
- This example can be executed in Waspmote v15

Code

/*  
 *  ------ [900HP_05] - get RSSI from last received packet  -------- 
 *  
 *  Explanation: This program shows how to get RSSI value from the 
 *  last received packet. For this protocol, there is an API function which
 *  shows this information. Before running this example, make sure there 
 *  is another emitter sending packets to this XBee module in order to 
 *  receive information.
 *
 *  Copyright (C) 2016 Libelium Comunicaciones Distribuidas S.L. 
 *  http://www.libelium.com 
 *  
 *  This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify 
 *  it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by 
 *  the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or 
 *  (at your option) any later version. 
 *  
 *  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, 
 *  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of 
 *  MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the 
 *  GNU General Public License for more details. 
 *  
 *  You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License 
 *  along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>. 
 *  
 *  Version:           3.0 
 *  Design:            David Gascón 
 *  Implementation:    Yuri Carmona
 */

#include <WaspXBee900HP.h>

// define variable
uint8_t error;

// variable to store RSSI
int rssi;


void setup()
{  
  // init USB port
  USB.ON();
  USB.println(F("Receiving example"));

  // init XBee 
  xbee900HP.ON();
}


void loop()
{ 
  // receive XBee packet
  error = xbee900HP.receivePacketTimeout(10000);

  // check answer  
  if( error == 0 ) 
  {
    
    USB.println(F("\n\n-- New packet received--"));  
    
    // Show data stored in '_payload' buffer indicated by '_length'
    USB.print(F("Data: "));  
    USB.println( xbee900HP._payload, xbee900HP._length);

    // Show data stored in '_payload' buffer indicated by '_length'
    USB.print(F("Length: "));  
    USB.println( xbee900HP._length,DEC);

    // get RSSI signal and make conversion to -dBm
    xbee900HP.getRSSI();  
    
    if( xbee900HP.error_AT == 0 )
    {
      rssi = xbee900HP.valueRSSI[0];
      rssi *= -1;
      USB.print(F("RSSI(dBm): "));
      USB.println(rssi,DEC);
    }
    else
    {
      USB.println(F("Error getting RSSI")); 
    }
  }
  else
  {
    // Print error message:
    /*
     * '7' : Buffer full. Not enough memory space
     * '6' : Error escaping character within payload bytes
     * '5' : Error escaping character in checksum byte
     * '4' : Checksum is not correct	  
     * '3' : Checksum byte is not available	
     * '2' : Frame Type is not valid
     * '1' : Timeout when receiving answer   
     */
    USB.print(F("Error receiving a packet:"));
    USB.println(error,DEC);     
  }

} 

Output

H#
Receiving example


-- New packet received--
Data: <=>#5068530E695B4A99#node_01#2#STR:new_sensor_frame#BAT:68#
Length: 61
RSSI(dBm): -78


-- New packet received--
Data: <=>#5068530E695B4A99#node_01#3#STR:new_sensor_frame#BAT:65#
Length: 61
RSSI(dBm): -78


-- New packet received--
Data: <=>#5068530E695B4A99#node_01#4#STR:new_sensor_frame#BAT:68#
Length: 61
RSSI(dBm): -73

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