Hardware/Pixhawk Dev Call: Nov 12, 2019

Nov 12, 2019

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Agenda Items

BMS Discussion

Freefly shared their current BMS requirements, presented by Raul R. & @Cory_S (link in the BMS doc :point_down: )

Action: Homework assignment for the rest of the workgroup, share their requirements.

Payload Discussion

@Cory_S from Freefly presented their mechanical design for the interface. (link in the Payload doc :point_down: )

Action: Homework assignment for the rest of the group, share their requirements, questions can be found on the Payload document.

V5X Discussion

@MichaelSchaeuble from Auterion presented a simplified block diagram of the v5x design to the group. (link in the Pixhawk doc :point_down: )

Holiday Discussion

The groups have decided on the holiday schedule, we wonโ€™t be meeting on December 24th and December 31st.

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BMS Work Group

Group Goals

Standardize as much as possible the BMS hardware and software for the UAV industry, using open-source tools. The vendors attending have expressed interest and already have partly identified and solved common problems. The main goal is to define the basic system and interfaces, followed by the proper software protocol and subsequent implementation on PX4.

List of companies on the Work Group

  • Ark Electronics
  • Auterion
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Freefly
  • Suburban Embedded
  • Zubax Robotics
  • ModalAI

:point_down: Detailed minutes found on work doc. This doc is public. (please request edit access if you wish to contribute)

Payload Work Group

Group Goals

The payload working group is tasked with defining the needs of a cross-vendor MAVLink enabled payload interface using open-source. The goal is to define or augment the payload management sub-protocol in MAVLink and define the minimum requirements for a Hardware implementation.

List of companies on the Work Group

  • FLIR
  • Yuneec
  • Auterion
  • Freefly
  • NXP
  • Ark Electronics
  • Suburban Embedded
  • ModalAI
  • MMC
  • Wingtra
  • You can still join us!

:point_down: See doc for full info on wg, document is public. (please request access if you wish to contribute)

The Pixhawk Reference Standard document

In this document you will find the latest designs for the FMU standard, as well as any interfaces outlined.