November 02, 2005

Synth Vision


OK, so it takes a little spit chewing gum and bailing wire... But HOT DIGGITY DOG - It works! I have my uNAV sensor from Crossbow talking to my Linux box which runs the Kalman filtering algorithm stuff to output honest to goodness inertial data. I currently have the software writting a binary file in a Flightgear compatible format; then I feed the file into Flightgear to play it back and voila - the view from the house (which isn't all that interesting) so we artificially modified the altitude by adding 500 meters and presto... For your viewing enjoyment: The view from about 1500 feet above the house... And this is all with off the shelf technology!

Now, to get all this stuff working in a mobile package...