Latest Project News
Auto Takeoff / Landing / 17.04.2013Recently SmartAP has became fully-autonomous autopilot, which includes automatic take off and landing functions. Check out the video here.
Autonomous Landing / 10.04.2013Autonomous Landing mode introduced and successfully tested in SmartAP. Demo video is here.
SmartAP + Android GCS / 05.04.2013Now SmartAP Autopilot is also compatible with DroidPlanner. This is amazing open-source GCS for Android phones/tablets. It can be download from Google.Play. Demo video is here.
What is UAV?An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known as a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard. A key feature of modern UAV is its autonomy, therefore, meaning that no pilot intervention after take off required.
Among the main applications of small UAVs are:
- Aerial photography
- Aerial Videography
- Landscape Monitoring
Why SmartAP?Contemporary market offers a number of autopilots for MAV in the budget price range. Rapid development of electronic technologies allows expanding functional capabilities of flight controllers, therefore making existing ones obsolete.
SmartAP Ė is an autopilot, developed using the latest electronic components at the moment, which allowed us to include maximum functionality in minimum dimensions.
For what?The hardware is universal in application for both fixed wing and multicopter MAVs, but the emphasis is made on multicopters. This autopilot is being developed for commercial use because of its competitive price, as well as for research applications due to its powerful ARM based processor and support of SD card for logging high volumes of flight data.
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The heart of UAV - Autopilot
|Along with ordinary functions such as stabilization, altitude hold, GPS position hold, and waypoint flight modes itís also planned to add a special simplified manual control mode. Implementation of automatic PID tweaking is also planned. One of the key features of the autopilotís hardware is MEMS integrated inertial measurement system from Invensense company, which enables to calculate MAV attitude without participation of main microcontroller. Also we are thinking about implementing some interesting features, which no one of existing autopilots has today.|
What's inside?Specifications of the autopilot:
How to communicate?QGroundControl station is primary GCS for SmartAP Autopilot.
How it works?
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