I’ve been building an autonomous quadcopter than can fly indoors. Till now I’ve been using using an Arduino(Teensy 4.0) based FC as a low level flight controller and been sending commands from an Xavier NX via Serial to make the drone follow a trajectory.
I’ve been designing a HAT which takes care of all the Low Level Flight Stabilisation and acts based on the input from a companion computer(Jetson, Pi). I’ll be adding support for ArduPilot(GPS based navigation) and BetaFlight(Indoor Flight with a Companion Computer). Currently ArduPilot uses mavlink and mavros for communication. I’ll be directly integrating ROSserial into ArduPilot and Betaflight so that the FC can be directly controlled by sending desired Throttle, Roll, Pitch and Yaw commands.
Modified Flight Software(ArduPilot, Betaflight) and hardware schematics will be made open source
- Built in MCU for Flight Software
- IMU + MAG - 9DOF orientation
- Built it in GPS
- BARO - Outdoor Altitude(10cm resolution)
- External Lidar - Accurate Indoor Altitude(5mm Resolution)
- BEC for powering companion computers
- ArduPilot and Betaflight support
- Can be used as a Standalone Flight Controller
More Features like Arduino Support(Stm32duino) Not finalised
How many of you would be Interested in buying such a product ? I’m trying to design something that the community wants. Leave any thoughts or suggestions below. Any Feedback regarding this is appreciated.
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