Waypoint tracking is one of the most sought-out features in an autopilot. Essentially it allows the end-user to program (generally via a map or an aerial picture) a path (composed of waypoints) that the UAV is commanded to track. When we started working on SLUGS it was clear that this would be the first high-level feature we would add.Today I am happy to report that it is fully working in software simulation and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL). You can read a bit more about it here and watch a couple of movies showing results from a Simulink software simulation and a full Hardware-in-the-Loop test.
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  • Thanks! We don't have a firm date yet but we assume that it will be some time in late May or early June. The reson for this delay is because we are currently in the middle of an extensive hardware revision. We have dropped the gyros, accelerometers and magnetometers that we were using for new and better ones that output data in SPI or I2C instead of analog. This has saved us significant real state in the board for signal conditioning and filtering. We also changed from having the schematic/layout in Eagle to Orcad.
  • Looks great guys, how far off a public release are you now?
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