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Paparazzi - The free autopilot : build your own UAV

Antoine Drouin 1 Martin Muller 1
1 DRONES - ENAC - Programme transverse Drones
ENAC - Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile
Abstract : Paparazzi is a free and open-source hardware and software project intended to create an exceptionally powerful and versatile autopilot system by allowing and encouraging input from the community. The project includes not only the airborne hardware and software, from voltage regulators and GPS receivers to Kalman filtering code, but also a powerful and ever-expanding array of ground hardware and software including modems, antennas, and a highly evolved user-friendly ground control software interface. All hardware and software is open-source and freely available to anyone under the GPL. The key feature of the Paparazzi autopilot is its unique combination of infrared thermopiles and inertial measurement for attitude sensing, providing a robust and accurate attitude estimate that requires no ground calibration and can recover from any launch attitude.
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Antoine Drouin, Martin Muller. Paparazzi - The free autopilot : build your own UAV. CCC 2007, 24th Chaos Communication Congress, Dec 2007, Berlin, Germany. ⟨hal-00938858⟩

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