Speaker Hugo Vincent, John Stowers
Time 2007-01-17 11:00
Conference LCA2007

http://www.albatross-uav.org/

UAV - unpiloted aerial vehicle

non-military applications

navigation easy

control loop difficult - 20Hz

Hardware v1.0

200 grmaes

FPGA unideal

  • Magnetic field (compass)
  • Gravity (accelerometer)

Sensors

  • Accelerometers * 3
  • Pressure sensors - altitude and airspeed
  • GPS
  • radio (serial data modem)

4 Layer PCB

  • hand soldered SMC

single process model = reduced kernel overheads

C++

FPU important

Hardware v2.0

1/2 size

30 grams

Satellite radio 10 grams

Future

Fly to NZ

less then 5kg (customs legal requirements)