MAAT is an open-source MAVLink based Automatic Antenna Tracking system. It read MAVLink messages from the UAV, calculates the direction of the aircraft, and spins the antenna to that direction to maximize the RF signal strength. It can run as a standalone device, or as a repeater between the UAV and the Ground Station. We also add some extra function (e.g. fly mode changing, data logging), hope it can be a lightweight replacement of the ground station in the leisure flights.
The features of MAAT include:
Antenna tracking (in cooperation with APM and wireless data transmission module)
Aircraft status monitoring
MAVLink message relay
Fly mode setup during flying
Data logging (to micro-sd card)
The source code of MAAT is placed at http://code.google.com/p/mega-tracker. The MAAT project uses some code in the Ardupilot Mega project and the ArduStation project. We'd like to thank them for their contribution to the open source community.
Yes. He has gyroscopes and magnetometers
MCU: Atmega 2560
160 * 128 LCD
MCU: ATMEGA 16A
USB controller chip: FT232RQ
Very nice indeed. Do you have any details on the hardware componentry too?
Does it have it's own GPS and magnetometers/gyros? Or does it assume e.g. that it's on the UAV's home position, pointing north when switched on?
I would also interested in getting one.
Sorry i've read fast and not see the link :) A must have !
Great to see a project acknowledge their source of base code, great job guys I will be keeping an eye on this one.
Of course, it is open source.
Will it be open source ?
Are you planning on selling it? If so send me a private IM when this is available.