On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM, Maikel Punie <address@hidden
> maybe i should have a look at those boards then,
> any sugestion on what board? since i have no idea what board to use.
> about the gps: it supports nmea or SirfBinary format, but it seems that the
> sirf binary format is not supported,
> What about the imu on i2c should it be possible to integrate that one?
> On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 16:38, Felix Ruess <address@hidden
>> Hi Maikel,
>>>> What limitations do you see? Any hw/technical limitations or is this
>>>> more concerned with availability?\
>>> buying another board an all new hardware,
>>> we already have all the hardware (except the failsafe rc part)
>>> so if we are going with a paparazzi board we will need to drop all out
>>> hardware and start over, or is there a possibility to integrate our own
>>> modem, gps servo controller and stuff with the paparazzi boards?
>> Of course you can integrate your modem and GPS with paparazzi.
>> - Modem should be trivial (probably nothing to be done here at all as long
>> as your modems can provide a transparent, serial-like, link and don't need
>> any fancy in-the-air configuration).
>> - GPS should not be a really big deal either (although the paparazzi NMEA
>> parser is not really good and nobody uses it afaik). So you would probably
>> want to have a look at the parser and make sure it works always and does not
>> hang up on unexpected packets. NMEA is not really nice in my (and a lot of
>> other peoples) opinion anyway.... but that is not the point here of course.
>> - Your servo controller you would very likely not need at all, since that
>> is already directly on the paparazzi boards.
>> Nevertheless, personally I think it would be nice to have support to run
>> all the paparazzi stuff in linux userland. That being said, I don't think
>> this is a very good idea in a lot of cases. (You loose tight control over
>> timing, you should probably use a RT linux, etc.)
>> Imho it often makes more sense do do the sensor interfacing and fast
>> estimation/control loops directly on a dedicated board and only do higher
>> level (navigation, payload, perception, etc.) on a (especially when it is a
>> non-realtime) linux board.
>> Cheers, Felix
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