An exciting update from the Swiftnav team, whose successful Kickstarter project is bringing high-precision (cm-level) RTK GPS to an affordable level (sub $1,000). First up: ArduPilot support!
From today's update:
The complete signal processing chain, from the GPS radio waves that arrive at Piksi's antenna, to the centimeter-accurate relative positions that are the system's output, has now been fully implemented and verified.Ian says these are the covariance plots of the ambiguity resolution engine, but all I see are some cool circles.
There is still work to be done to port that code to the Piksi hardware. This is a decent chunk of software development, but we're now in the homestretch. Software development timelines are always difficult to estimate, so we want to make sure we avoid pushing the delivery date again by being too optimistic about the schedule. With this in mind, we're promising you a ship-by date of April 15th for the Production RTK Kits.A sunny San Francisco afternoon, our dual antenna setup taking in the rays
We've added a new member to our team, one Niels Joubert of Stanford's computer science department. He's an amazing software developer and engineer, and we're very lucky to have him making contributions to the product. Some of you will be pleased to hear that his first project is adding support for Piksi to the Ardupilot system. This support is an utmost priority for us, and now we can finally give it the resources it deserves.Niels Joubert / Piksi / 3DR Pixhawk
We've now finished shipping all the SUPPORT and T SHIRT rewards, so if you haven't received yours yet, it should be arriving soon.
Thank you for your continued support and patience!
Colin and Fergus