I am getting started on developing an IMU for the paparazzi system. Anyone that would like to throw in their comments and ideas would be appreciated. In the end I can read the tech docs and come up with a lot of the values myself but I might need an electronics genius to help me out eventually.
I am looking at developing around a few sensors here.
Triple-Axis Digital-Output Gyro ITG-3200
MicroMag 3-Axis Magnetometer
Analog Devices ADXL325
The guys and gals over at vector Nav hae done a great job with their Sensors http://www.vectornav.com/vn-100-features
However, I am interested in learning for myself and prototyping rather than having someone do the work for me. Yes I might just buy their sensor to get myself up and running but I am more interested in the learning process of the hardware itself and the programming.
Eventually, all of this will be placed into a higher speed UAV that I am trying to design at the moment. Jet engine based system with thrust vectoring and quick control surfaces. I know that I am merely skimming the surface of the art of IMUs but I am wondering what I can accomplish with my own two hands and what we can accomplish as a community.