24C3 - 1.01

24th Chaos Communication Congress
Volldampf voraus!

Speakers
Martin Müller
Antoine Drouin
Schedule
Day Day 1 (2007-12-27)
Room Saal 2
Start time 12:45
Duration 01:00
Info
ID 2225
Event type lecture
Track Making
Language en
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Paparazzi - The Free Autopilot

Build your own UAV

Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming more and more popular as suitable electronics and sensors are available and affordable. This talk will describe Paparazzi, a complete system enabling you to build and control your own UAV.

Paparazzi is a free and open-source hardware and software project intended to create an exceptionally powerful and versatile autopilot system by allowing and encouraging input from the community. The project includes not only the airborne hardware and software, from voltage regulators and GPS receivers to Kalman filtering code, but also a powerful and ever-expanding array of ground hardware and software including modems, antennas, and a highly evolved user-friendly ground control software interface. All hardware and software is open-source and freely available to anyone under the GPL. The key feature of the Paparazzi autopilot is its unique combination of infrared thermopiles and inertial measurement for attitude sensing, providing a robust and accurate attitude estimate that requires no ground calibration and can recover from any launch attitude.