Hardware/Pixhawk Dev Call: Oct 29, 2019

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UAVCAN Conversion Board

Author NXP @Gerald_Peklar @igalloway

20191029_PX4_HW_call.pdf (573.5 KB)


Suburban Electronics BMS Design

Author @jschloss

Ark Electronics BMS Design

Author @AlexKlimaj

NXP Semiconductors BMS Design

Presented @igalloway

  • Automotive Grade Battery Management for small systems
  • This is a dev kit.
  • Low cost ~$20
  • Pixhawk connector

AMF-AUT-T3828-RDDRONE-BMS772_rev.pdf (2.5 MB)

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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.

Action: Define WG Lead.
Action: Define time to meet and frequency
Action: Define goals for WG
Action: Define timeline

List of companies on the Work Group

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

: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

Action : Define time to meet and frequency
Action : Define and Agree on goals for WG
Action : Define timeline

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