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Jesse commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Amazon is hiring drone pilots
"With regards to an autopilot system, it can't safely land a package for delivery at  someones home. Way too many things that would prevent that. Without being able to automatically see and detect every possible obstacle (humans, dogs,…"
Nov 15
Jesse commented on Gary Mortimer's blog post Hollywood given the green light
"Great! So we can finally use our PPL's for generating an income, AND without having to keep our medical current. :-) win-win!"
Sep 25
Jesse replied to AerospaceVlogger's discussion Supersonic, I'm going to do it.
"This is proof that simply having a "degree" in something doesn't mean you actually know anything. But carry on, I'm just here for the entertainment value."
Sep 19
Jesse commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Richard Branson invests in 3DR, drones invade Necker Island
"What an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing. Mr. Branson could have sought out any drone company in the world, and he chose 3DR. That certainly says something."
Sep 5
Jesse commented on Chris Anderson's blog post NASA working on air traffic control for drones
"I'd imagine any sort of ATC system for drones would be a fairly automated one. Having done ATC myself for the FAA, human occupied aircraft can keep you busy enough, I couldn't image adding a slew of drones to the mix. Pre-approved…"
Sep 4
Jesse commented on Thomas J Coyle III's blog post Bend boy’s drone among those cited as ‘emerging hazard’ for forest firefighters
"When you make a product available for anyone, at any age, and any IQ level and any skill level, you're going to have all sorts of things go wrong."
Aug 26
Jesse commented on Chris Anderson's blog post Drones in The November Man, new Pierce Brosnan film
"It looks like a good movie. Hasn't been many of those lately."
Aug 25
Jesse commented on Dan Murray's blog post Interest Groups Simultaneously File Three Lawsuits Challenging FAA's UAV Interpretation
"Stuff like this makes me glad I no longer work for the FAA (former ATC). Changes to rules and regs that just don't make sense. Very frustrating."
Aug 24

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At 6:55am on July 24, 2008, Achal Agrawal said…
I have almost finished the code for navigation calculations. I am finally working on PIC18F2685. The navigation algorithm uses floating point math which my C compiler supports. I am getting an accuracy of +-1deg for bearing calculation if compared to the Haversine method.

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About Me:
Lets see... I've got a professinoal and educational background in aviation, having spent a number of years with the FAA doing air traffic control. I'm a licensed pilot (PPL). I additionally have a background in Mechanical Engineering, which is where my professional interests currently are. My interests range greatly, from designing and programming digital electronics (such as INS and other navigational systems), rocketry, projects around the house, etc.
Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest
I joined DIYDrones back in 2008 when I first become interested in UAV's. I've since done a lot on the electronics/programming side of things. I've since designed my own "autopilot" from scratch using an Arduino and some sensors (as partially documented on my site below).
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A simple INS - the beginnings

Posted on June 16, 2011 at 11:28pm 5 Comments

I'm building my own inertial navigation system --- one that isn't super complex, doesn't involve fancy filters, yet will provide plenty of accuracy. It's all about purposeful building... designing and building for what it WILL do, not what it MIGHT or could possibly be able to do.





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