Thank you for your reply,
What about for the best single board computer that will connect to pixhawk 2.1?
What the computer will do? not sure about your question.
You mean to run like Mission planner? Any PC I suppose.
If you mean for programming? Raspberry Pi is a good option. People have used all kinds of boards.
Note: PixHawk 2 is not same as Pixhawk 2.1 check this link Pixhawk 2
I have personally have not used Pixhawk 2 yet, but looks good on the paper. I have used Pixhawk 2.4.6 flawlessly so far.,
If you are looking for flight stabilizer, Eagle Tree is good choice so are the Chinese cheap ones, the benefit with Eagle Tree you can get support when needed.
For ultra long haul control (40+ KM), Dragon Lin V3 (But you wont find it, out of stock at this point), it provides telemetry as well.
For FPV, head Play headset is good choice.
What is your over all objective here if price is not a concern.
Companion boards for PixHawk Boards
Image processing is a very broad word. If you can tell us your entire over all objective (Unless its secret) than I and others can suggest few things that will be worth your time.
companion boards are a tricky subject. hardware limitations, programming choices list goes on. So many choices that you will eventually get confused. Feel free to share what you can :)
Yes the one with Cube is just new hardware design. Go read the description and then compare it with the other.
We can do like this work in the folowing link
Here is a link to the companion computers developers page for ArduPilot:
I make an autonomous car by camera and Raspberry Pi
See this link
I want to use Pixhawk with Raspberry Pi for fixed wing UAV
(It is the first time to use autopilot and still not familiar with it "I am aircraft engineer not electrical")
Great piece of theoretical concept. I would take the following approach before spending money into drone hardware cameras, gears etc.
1. The entire detection concept outlined in the document first have to be written, tested on a local computer to fully determine the processing power needed to make the algorithms to work.
2. Once everything is iron out, that will determine what kind of on board processing would be required with PixHawk or any other flight controller.
3. Also the programming languages used will also drive the on board computer type needed.
4. Weight of the camera, computer, batteries everything else has to be taken into consideration in deciding on aircraft type, and other fail safe mechanisms that would be required.
5. If Military grade GPS, and other sensors can be used, than I would combine GPS coordinates along with vision to provide an ultimate take off and landing solution.
If you like we can talk off line to discuss this idea further.
I'm using the Pixhawk 2.1 with Intel Edison. I don't think there are better options regardless of cost. Open-source, Ardupilot or Copter, Intel easy programming approach...