TS-IRIDIUM AT Command set

From Technologic Systems Manuals

When interfacing with the Iridium 9602 SBD directly, the communication protocol is a serial AT command set. The commands supported by the Iridium 9602 are described here in brief. See the official IRIDIUM 9602 modem user's manual for full descriptions (The latest should be available from the satellite service provider).

A/ -- Repeat last AT command.
AT -- Command prefix used for all other commands. Returns "OK<CR><LF>"
En -- Echo characters to DTE. n=0 no echo n=1 echo.
In -- Indentification. Requests ISU to display information about itself.
n=0 2400
n=1 0000
n=2 OK
n=3 "XXXXXXXX" Software revision level (TA16005)
n=4 IRIDIUM 9600 Family
n=5 8816
n=6 "XXX" Factory Identity (1OK)
n=7 "XXXXXXXX" Hardware specification (BOOT07d2/9602NrvA-D/04/RAW0d)
Qn -- Quiet Mode
n=0 ISU responses are sent to the DTE. n=1 ISU resopnses are NOT sent to the DTE.
Vn -- Verbosity
n=0 Numeric responses n=1 Text responses.
Zn -- Soft Reset
n=0 restore config 0 n=1 restore config 1.
%R -- Displays all S registers
&Dn -- DTR Control
n=0 DTR off, n=1 DTR on (DTR not supported on TS-IRIDIUM)
&Fn -- Restore Default Configuration (n = 0 or 1)
&Kn -- Flow Control
n=0 Disable n=3 RTS/CTS N=4 XON/XOFF n=6 Both
&V -- View active and stored configurations.
&Wn -- Store Active Configuration in profile slot n (0 or 1)
&Yn -- Designate default reset profile (0 or 1)
*F -- Flush to Eeprom
Modem shutdown prep / save volatile buffer data.
*Rn -- Radio Enable
n=0 disable radio n=1 enable radio.
+CCLK -- Real-Time Clock
+CCLK=
+CCLK? -- Query RTC (see +cclk).
+CGMI -- Query Manufacturer Information
+CGMM -- Model Identification
+CGMR -- Query Revision Information
+CGSN -- Query IMEI
+CIER -- Unsolicited Event Reporting
Causes modem to actively report changes in status when changes are detected.
+CIER=[<mode>[,<sigind>[,<svcind>[,<antind>[,<sv_beam_coords_ind>]]]]]
mode 0=disable 1=enable. See IRIDIUM documentation for more detail.
+CRIS -- Ring Indication Status
+CRIS[X]:<tri>,<sri>,[X]<timestamp>
tri not used on 9602
sri: 0=no ring, 1=ring
timestamp = number of seconds since IRIDIUM epoch.
+CSQ -- Signal Quality
+CSQ: 0-5 signal quality rating. 0=none 5=best
+CULK=n-- Unlock.
n=unlock code given by network provider.
+CULK? -- Query if unlock is needed.
0 = not locked (all modems shipped from Technologic Systems are unlocked).
+GEMON -- Power Consumption Meter.
+GEMON function was removed by Iridium in firmware version TA16005.
+GMI -- Get Manufacturer Information. See +CGMI.
+GMM -- Get Model Information. See +CGMM
+GMR -- Get Revision Information. See +CGMR
+GSN -- Get IMEI. See +CGSN
+IPR=n -- ISU Data rate (default 19200 baud).
+IPR=<rate> rates from 0=600 baud to 7=38400 baud. 6 is default at 19200 baud.
+SBDAREG=n -- Short Burst Data Automatic Registration. +SBDAREG=<mode>
0=disable 1=automatic 2=ask 3=auto w/event report 4=ask w/event report
See IRIDIUM documentation.
+SBDC -- Clear MOMSN (Mobile Originated Message Sequence Number).
+SBDDn -- Short Burst Data Clear SBD Message Buffer(s) +SBDD[<type>]
n=0 clear MO buffer n=1 clear MT buffer n=2 clear both buffers
Caveats: See IRIDIUM documentation.
+SBDDET -- Detach ISU from Gateway. See docs for error list.
+SBDDSC -- Delivery Short Code.
IRIDIUM documentation.
+SBDI -- Initiate SBD session.
Connect ISU to ESS, download oldest message from ESS to MT buffer.
Transmit/upload MO buffer to ESS. ISU is modem, ESS is satellite service.
Detach automatically after operation complete.
See IRIDIUM documentation.
+SBDIX -- Extended SBDI.
Required if using SBD Ring Alerts. See IRIDIUM documentation
+SBDMTA -- Mobile-terminated alert
enable/disable ring alerts +sbdmta=0 disable =1 enable see docs.
+SBDRB -- Read binary data from ISU. outpts MT binary. Format is high order byte first
{2-byte length} + {binary message} + {2 byte checksum}
Caveats. See docs.
+SBDREG -- Force manual network registration. Optional include location data.
+sbdreg[=<location>] where <location> is [+|-] DDMM.MMM,[+|-]ddmm.mmm
DD deg lat (00-89) MM minutes lat (00-59) MMM 1/1000 min lat (000-999)
ddd deg lon (000-179) mm min lon (00-59) mmm 1/1000 min lon (000-999)
Resonse is +SBDREG:<status>,<err> 0=det 1=not reg 2=reg 3=denied, 0=no err
See below for error code list.
+SBDREG? -- Check for current registration.
0=detached 1=not reg'd 2=reg'd 3=reg denied
+SBDRT -- Read text from MT buffer.
Format: +SBDRT:<CR>{MT buffer}
+SBDS -- Checks state of MT and MO buffers.
Response +SBDS:<MO flag>,<MOMSN>,<MT flag>,<MTMSN>
Flags: 0=no message 1=message in buffer MTMSN=-1 means nothing in buffer.
+SBDST -- Set Session Timeout
+sbdst=<timeout> in seconds. See IRIDIUM documentation.
+SBDSX -- SBD Status Extended. It's +sbds with ring alert status and waiting msg count.
Note waiting msg count updated after every SBD session (sbdi/sbdix/sbdreg/sbddet).
+SBDTC -- Transfer MO buffer to MT buffer.
Mostly used to test software without using satellite network.
+SBDWB -- Write binary to ISU MO buffer.
+sbdwb=[<sbd msg len in bytes>] len does not inc checksum.
Modem will respond "READY<CR><LF>"
Send {binary sbd message} + {2 byte checksum}.
Checksum calculation is least significant 2 byte sum of whole message.
Send high order byte first.
example: "hello" in ascii would be sent as:
hex 68 65 6c 6c 6f 02 14
Modem will emit 0 on success, 1 on timeout of 60 seconds.
+SBDWT -- Write text message to ISU MO buffer.
Two usages:
  • +sbdwt alone will allow full length 340 bytes
Modem will emit "READY<CR><LF>" After <LF> send text message terminated by <CR>.
  • +sbdwt=[<text message>] <text message> maximum 120 bytes if sent this way.
Modem will emit "OK" on success or "ERROR" if something went wrong.
+SBDGW[n] -- Query what gateway this iridium is configured to use.
Responses are +SBDGW <gateway_text> either "EMSS" or "non-EMSS".
if 'n' version is used: +SBDGWN: <1 or 2>. n=1 default commercial gateway. n=2 some other gateway.
+SBDLOE -- Iridium Traffic Management Status.
Returns +SBDLOE:<status>,
If traffic management is NOT in effect,
-MSGEO -- Request Geolocation. Response -MSGEO
<x>,<y>,<z>,<stime_stamp>
x,y,z is geolocation grid code from a Cartesian coordinate system.
The axes are aligned suhch that at 0 lat and 0 lon, both y and z are 0 and x is +6376, representing the nominal earth radius in KM. Coords are minimum -6376, max +6376, with a resolution of 4.
-MSSTM -- Request System Time.
32 bit integer expressing number of seconds since the most recent Iridium Epoch Rollover. Should not be used to calculate current date and time. Use +cclk for current date and time.