Hi everyone, @JustFineD I am also working with an Intel Aero drone and have designed an external algorithm that provides drone’s position and orientation in the “room” coordinate system.
The final purpose of my project is to be able to inject this position to the drone and the send position (or if that’s not possible even attitude) targets to it.
Do you think you can help me, at least with a high level list of steps (actual implementation would be of great help) I should take in order to achieve this (which is basically what you have achieved so far)?
I have tried to use the VISION_POSITION_ESTIMATE message but the folks from the gitter channel of ArduPilot have told me that that is only possible in the latest 3.6 version of ArduCopter and for some reason when I flash that to my Aero it doesn’t work anymore. Maybe you have encountered this problem too and have a solution for this as well.
I am struggling with this for a few weeks now.
Any kind of help is highly appreciated.
Thank you very much.
I’m using VISION_POSITION_DELTA in my tiny local positioning system:
See https://github.com/kazkojima/pmlps for its implementation if you are interested in.
The recent ArduCopter can handle VICON_POSITION_ESTIMATE too, though there was a clock skew issue when my system used it instead of VISION_POSITION_DELTA.
Hi @JustFineD, I would be interested. I’m currently trying to use GPS_INPUT (AC 3.5.5) but it seems liek Arducopter does not accepts the altitude. How did you manage the injection of position data?