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Sonar for obstacle detection and avoidance?

Discussion in 'Phantom 2 Discussion' started by stevet, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. stevet

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    With the ipad ground station using way points it would be pretty awesome if it could use sonar http://www.maxbotix.com/articles/067.htm to avoid obstacles. Has anyone thought about doing this, I guess its not that easy since well you would need to have the firmware to support this. Just wondering what people think on this forum for the Phantom 2
     
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    I suppose you could use the sonar system from a Parrot Drone and connect it some how..
     
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    The NAZA M is a black box, locked bootloader. I use Maxbotix sensors for some other projects. They don't have much range unless you go with their more advanced units which are expensive. I also find them very hard to filter out erroneous signals. If you notice in the LiDAR example I posted before, they use a signature in their outgoing pulse to filter out anything that isn't a true echo.