Austin Suhler
  • Earlysville, VA
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Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Austin Suhler Jun 14. 9 Replies

     I wanted to ask if anyone knows of the best way to either tether a IRIS+ quadcopter so it will hover relatively stationary, or provide a system for indoor navigation for a room. I am currently…Continue

Tags: Indoor, navigation, tether, IRIS+, 3.x

Auto missions not landing, jumping, or progressing on takeoff

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Visser Jul 29, 2014. 4 Replies

I haven't seen anyone with a similar situation so far, but I have an SK-450 with an APM 2.5, and I'm having problems switching from "takeoff" to the rest of a mission and from the last waypoint to…Continue

Arducopter Fly-aways: A PSA

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas J Coyle III Dec 27, 2013. 8 Replies

I have seen recently a lot of threads about sudden fly-aways occurring on previously rock solid platforms, and I feel it necessary to share my experience. I have an SK-450 quad with Ardupilot 2.5+…Continue

Tags: Fly-away, 2.x, ArduPilotMega, Arduplane, Arducopter

AltHold Baro problems

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pablo Diaz Oct 31, 2013. 7 Replies

So, I have to assume there's some code that takes this into account, but I have a problem with the Barometer. I have an SK450 with an APM 2.5+ with 3.0.1. When I'm in alt hold and the copter is not…Continue

Tags: AUTO, loiter, AltHold, Barometer

 

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Austin Suhler replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"     For everyone interested, I have decided to use the PIXFlow with LIDAR as defined in the wiki for non-GPS loiter. As for navigation, I am setting up multiple RPi based access points with sort range wifi adapters in key locations…"
Jun 14
Austin Suhler replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"Thank you so much for the help!"
Jun 14
Stephen Dade replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"At the moment, the APM has built-in support for using the previously-listed items for accurate height control. For horizontal position control using those items, you would need to develop the software yourself."
Jun 12
Michael Visser replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"Start with a single sonar and work your way up @Stephen's list."
Jun 11
Laser Developer replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"LOL! No time and no budget? An interesting challenge! We'll have something available soon but I can't make any delivery promises so perhaps this isn't a solution for you on this project."
Jun 11
Austin Suhler replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"Laser Dev-     The timeframe is as soon as possible, and the IRIS+ is an accessory to the main cyber security project, so I do not have too much of a budget to play around with. I am not really actively looking to develop a full system for…"
Jun 11
Austin Suhler replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"Stephen-      I know I do, I was wondering if someone could recommend a specific system that would provide some benefit in my situation, and how I should go about applying that system. Any thoughts? Thanks!"
Jun 11
Laser Developer replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"@Austin: do you have a timeframe and budget for this project?"
Jun 11
Stephen Dade replied to Austin Suhler's discussion Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.
"First off, you're going to need a much more accurate positioning system for indoor flight. There's a few options here: optical flow, lidar, stereo cameras, sonar."
Jun 11
Austin Suhler posted a discussion

Indoor Navigation/tethering for research project- Help Needed.

     I wanted to ask if anyone knows of the best way to either tether a IRIS+ quadcopter so it will hover relatively stationary, or provide a system for indoor navigation for a room. I am currently working on a cyber security research project at a large university, and I have been tasked with having a quadcopter hover in the middle of a large room to provide an aerial vantage point. The building is a former nuclear reactor, so needless to say, GPS is not an option. I have experimented with…See More
Jun 10
Austin Suhler commented on CUAIR's blog post Test Flight - Autonomous Landing Attempt #1
"@Cornell: Glad to see you actually made the switch to Pixhawk as you planned, welcome to open source. I hate to admit it, but you're a step ahead of us on the auto-landing, at least as far as competition planes are concerned. I wanted to pass…"
Apr 23
Austin Suhler replied to Austin Suhler's discussion APM adaptive flying/video analysis waypoint help
"As it turns out, using Mavproxy is a much simpler option. I just created my own "module" (plugin) for Mavproxy, and use it to send any values that are sent through mavlink from my copter through to the network. Mavproxy also has a ton of…"
Dec 6, 2014
A. MS replied to Austin Suhler's discussion APM adaptive flying/video analysis waypoint help
"Hi, Thank you so much .. It was an useful discussion. But , what happened after that? Eere you able to retreive  and to send the GPS  values through the planner software??"
Dec 5, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to Kristian's discussion Almost got killed in the office today. Log file attached..
"I would be willing to bet that the cable cause a minor brownout and a "reboot" (or something rather similar) in flight. This has happened to me a few times with my quad, only this involved the telemetry radio. The telem cable had a tiny…"
Nov 4, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to Shane's discussion Arducopter just not reliable.
"Correct me if I am wrong, but when you change between copter and plane and rover, isn't the clear and reset done automatically? That's usually how I clear and reset, just change to a different platform, then back to the original one. Two…"
Nov 1, 2014
Austin Suhler replied to SILVERZORRA's discussion What is the best platform for mapping around 300km of highway?
"It's funny, I have a skywalker X-8 based on a Pixhawk that is roughly the same size, lighter, gets around those flight times, and even carries a similar camera system (minus the IR). In fact, fully loaded, it even cruises at the same speed, but…"
Oct 31, 2014

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About Me:
I am an 18 year old student studying Computer science and Computer Engineering at Christopher Newport University. I'm picking up the senior capstone project from last year, an Arducopter quadcopter, as well as working with an autonomous plane. I have over 9 years of RC experience, beginning with a 1/5 scale Great Planes Piper Cub balsa kit I started building when I was 9. Since then, I have built 2 more nitro models, a PT40 and a 2M wood powered glider, and my hanger includes 3 micro and ultra-micro planes, as well as an MCX2 and MX400 3D helicopters.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I am currently just entering the field of UAV's, head first. I have been around computers all my life, and have a significant amount of programming and micro-controller experience. I currently am doing an unofficial project with Christopher Newport University using Arducopter and Arduplane, and hope to continue to aerial photography, and live video processing to identify objects of interest and investigate them autonomously. The options are limitless, and projects such as 3D mapping rooms using Xbox Kinect are possible.
Hometown:
Earlysville

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