Sadly we have no documentation and, as far as I know, nobody except Tridge has used it. Still given Tridge's track record on building great software I suspect it works well and if it doesn't, I'm sure we can fix it. So to not let this piece of code go to waste, I'd like some help from people who are interested to give it a try and help me figure out how it works.
Here's the little that I know:
So if you want to give it a try please do and stick any findings, questions or issues below. Alternatively Issues can go into the issues list.
I'll start sticking things into the wiki as they become clear.
Awesome! Thank you.
Greg Covey said:
Here you are...
I abandoned the antenna tracker in favor of the Mission Planner tracker which works very well. It's simple and needs no GPS or compass. My setup includes a 5.8ghz dish antenna, and a modified version of Mission Planner that tunes the tracker to peak the signal using RSSI. If anybody is interested in this setup as an alternative, I can post a blog.
Actually, the AT with version 0.8 is working very fine.
I'm working on a heavy duty version, all 3D printer parts and the first prototype is already in action.
It is super accurate, simple to build and very few components are needed.
@Jean-Marie, I will post instructions for the updated tracker here : http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/how-to-build-an-fpv-antenna-tra...
The newer setup is similar, but uses a digital connection to the drone instead of analog as described in the blog.
Wow, that's some serious tracking gain! What distances are you planning for? Is it a commercial tracker design?
Anthony Verloop said:
There are still some modifications to be done, but the concept is working very fine.
Once it is finished, I will make the STL files available for download. Everything is printed in ABS to make it temperature resistant. PLA will get soft during summer in direct sunlight.
Patrick, That would be great if you could post the STL files.