"And what's incredible is that almost 20 years before all this, they sent a remote control lander to the moon which functioned through multiple lunar day/night cycles and sent video data back to earth. Not an AUAV, but a UAV nevertheless.
I had my own troubles with the DNT900. I find the problem is the power supply. I don't use the SDK boards and have designed my own boards. On one of them, I sometimes have trouble when I hit 1W but on the other I don't so I'm guessing it…"
"Thanks Ron. I can't wait either, but we have to take it slowly. The reason we didn't make the challenge was because we were all burning out and decided that it was not going to be sustainable to work at that pace (considering we all have a million…"
The lack of updates on the Project Andromeda blog has been mainly due to the amount of work we've been trying to do coming up to the Outback Challenge competition. Unfortunately, we didn't quite make it this year but we've made a lot of progress on…
"Thank you Irvin. My main concern is that my time is very limited and I don't think I'd be able to push this forward on top of Project Andromeda all by myself. What I am willing to do however is provide the opportunity for people interested in the…"
"How far apart are your cameras placed? I am looking at a system that would eventually match/be close to a Pilot's eyes. To get a usable disparity map at 1nm you'd need cameras placed quite far apart to resolve disparity bigger than a pixel.
So I think we can all agree that a reliable detect-and-avoid system would indeed be the holy grail of the UAV world. The current debacle of UAV regulation hinges on the fact that UAVs indeed would not be able to avoid collisions as they would not be…
"John, it must be something the US has done to decrease the GPS vertical accuracy outside of their country. I'm presuming this is to give other countries and terrorist organizations a military disadvantage? I could be wrong though, but in any case I…"
"The videos appear very immature to me, but as Patrick said, maybe that's the audience they're trying to reach? To be honest, marketing this thing as a toy to kids makes much more business sense than marketing it to UAV enthusiasts. The numbers just…"
"Wow, that's such good performance. You should see how the same module performs in Australia. I don't know if it's the satellite coverage or what, but I basically disregard the short term performance of GPS altitude because it's all over the place.…"