Lisa/S: Autopilot System with Open Source Hardware and Software

Lisa/S is a very small general purpose drone autopilot system, which has open source hardware and software. The Lisa/S is the latest project from the Micro Aerial Vehicle Laboratory (MAV Laboratory) of Netherlands based Tu Delft University.

The chip’s software is based on an open source drone autopilot system known as Paparazzi. The Lisa/S can be used with any type of drone, from quad-copters to fixed wing systems.

The Lisa/S has 72MHz 32bit ARM Cortex M3 micro controller with 16KB RAM and 512KB Flash memory. It carries a combined 3 Axis Gyroscope, 3 Axis Accelerometer, 3 Axis Magnetometer, Barometer (Altimeter) and an Onboard U-Blox GPS.

image: Lisa/S Autopilot

[advt]The project’s leader Mr.Bart Remes said that the main reason behind choosing open source ware for both the hardware and software was aimed at making such systems available for the society for useful civilian drone apps from agriculture to search and rescue.

The limitation of Lisa/S is that at present it is unable to provide a continuous data link to its operators. [via wired]

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