Compagnon Computer

AWuAV 3015E the Revolutionary Open Source drone

Companion Computer

Companion Computer can be used to interface and communicate with ArduPilot on a flight controller using the MAVLink protocol. By doing this your companion computer gets all the MAVLink data produced by the autopilot (including GPS data) and can use it to make intelligent decisions during flight. For example:

  • objets traking
  • take photos when the vehicle is at these GPS co-ordinates
  • GPS Follow me
  • visual servoing
  • create your own custom App

Companion  computers avaible list:

Automatic Real-time, Identification, Acquisition and Tracking of Targets

Built upon the NVIDIA TK1 chip set which provides a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor and a dedicated GPU, embedded in the payload. The image processing capabilities provide the automatic identification and tracking of moving targets. Pilots can also maintain a fixed hold on stationary objects while the aircraft is repositioned.

As well, the tracking algorithm adapts in real-time to changes in target shape and maintains a hold on the target even when its position changes or another object obstructs the view.