OpenReliefNEWS RELEASE — OPENRELIEFFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESUMMARY: Launch of a new crowd-sourced robot aircraft project, OpenRelief, announced at LinuxCon Japan 2012. Project to initially develop a sub-$1000 autonomous small aircraft to collect and deliver information for disaster relief efforts. First prototype robot aircraft and radiation detector to be shown…See More
"Hi sandgropers from a canetoad on the otherside of our island.
Background is 30 plus years in IT and a couple of years in Aircraft maintenance. Now semi retired and working on the below project as a volunteer
We are creating a robot…"
"apart from the absolute position, which we know will lag by a small amount, i think it is important to send as much data as possible along the lines of heading, ground speed, vertical speed (imagine tracking a mountain bike downhill). this…"
"Also we are currently working on small "belt size" box that will have MCU, GPS, RadioModem and few buttons inside for doing same thing what we can do with Mission Planner. As we all know that it's not so convenient to carry laptop…"
"I started experimenting with a system this year that may be a bit too elaborate: My idea is to follow a commercial ($150) GPS tracking unit that sends it location over the GSM network at a set interval. It can be set to as little as 5 sec.
"The 20 second delay is from using the tracking device, the device is a small tracker used in vehicles that receives a constant GPS signal then transmits the current location data signal via a Cell / Mobile phone every 20 seconds or…"
"Why do you say there would be a 20 second delay. GPS delay 1 to 2 secand max. You could transmit new data at 4 Hz easily. GPS tracker is infinitely easier with DIYdrones parts. How are you going to sense an infrared becon, with a camera? You will…"
"what about following an IR signal , for example getting a quad to loiter around a moving car , or following a snow boarder going down a hill??, if this is possible the photography potentials are endless"
""make a smaller version of this without sticking a laptop"
AKA: iPhone/Android device.... and you get the benefit of A-GPS if you near some wifi AP's and all day battery life. Heck, if someone can write an Android…"