IndexIndex of presentation :•Technical Specification.•Hardware Feature : ● Power Managment. ● Firmware Uploader and Bootloader available. ● Sensor port and digital bus channel. ● Control port and bus channel : Servo and Brushless controller.•Application Enviroment : ● Available IDE. ● Bootloader. ● Available library. ● ChbiOS and VROS distribution.•Project that could be supported by Multipilto32.•Developer Community.•Price and order info.
LASER NAVIGATION• LASER NAVIGATION was established in 1971 with the aim to implement solutions in the field of security and Building Automation. Laser Navigation since 1985, opted for the development of a localisation system applicable to any type of vehicle, initially with Loran, later with the use of the GPS system, developing as well mathematical algorithms for coordinates precision data process . The experience gained in the field of navigation, location and management of resources and also in the field of security and logistics on ground vehicles, ships and lately aircrafts has enabled Laser Navigation products and systems to become a standard reference. The systems include Command and Control Operations Stations, 2D GIS, 3D GIS as well Spherical, Localization Devices, U.A.S. equipments and more generally Unmanned Systems, so that LN has become one of the national reference points by creating an international community called VIRTUALROBOTIX (www.virtualrobotix.com). The Command and Control Operations Stations are still the most reliable and accurate at European level. LASER NAVIGATION also has great experience in the fields of Remote Reading and Remote Monitoring, Telemedicine and Environmental Safety. Certifications – Rina N.8360/03/S IQNET N. IT 29287 – ISO 9001 VISION 2000 – NATO Standard Software Security – Qualified Research Laboratory MIUR – TUV 05 ATEX 7190 / 7192 X – Certificate of Integration Integrity ProQA for EMS
Technical SpecificationThe MULTIPILOT 32 ST is the standard version of a family of boards for UAV systems developed by LASER NAVIGATIONThe characteristics of Multipilot 32 ST are:Hardware: -ARM7 Cortex-M3 processor STM32F103VET6. 72 Mhz -Flash 512 Kbytes RAM 64 Kbytes -16-bit Timer 4 -SPI 2 (ADC Interface, MicroSD connection) -I ² C 2 (First I2C (sensor), Second I2C control until ESC 12) -USART 5 (GPS, DEBUG Console, XBee Pro Telemetry) -USB 1 (Upload Firmware, Debug Console, Power Board for Debug) -CAN 1 (Interconnection with Professional ESC 1 Mbit update rate) -6 PWM Output Bit 16 (ESC / Servo Control) -8 PWM Input 16 Bit (RC Input Channel, accept PPM SUM) -8 Analog Input 12 Bit. -Professional 4 layers PCB. -DC: DC 30 V (6s Lipo): 5 volts and 3.3 volts
Power Managment• Three kind of power input : – From external Bec until 6v : normally is used when is available a standard ESC with classic Bec Output. – Directly from lipo using internal DC:DC converter our internal dc converter support until 6S lipo. (30 volt) – Directly from the usb connection : normally this configuration is used for debug of board. – We support on our standard power configuration the possibility to have a second BEC when you use Servo that need a lot of current for example. In this case you can use in first configuration 2 Bec one on PIN 1 of Channel input and the other BEC on another pin on output channel. The +5 volt are interconncted . Only the pins on channel 1 on Radio input is not connected to the other +5. If you want put the +5volt on other pin you need to interconect it by a jumper.
Hardware : Bootloader• On Multipilot 32 therere different kind of upload firmware : – Using ttl serial port one or two available on the board , normally is possible to upload the board using a serial bootloader software developed by ST. – Using JTAG Port . On the board is available a standard Jtag connector available for uploading , downloading and realtime debugger. – DFU bootloader available on USB port. The advantages is that with only one port is possilbe power up the board and upload and download firmware.
Sensor Port and Digital bus channelMultipilot 32 support 2 kind of different sensor : Digital and Analog.•Therere are available 4 kind of Digital bus. ● 2 I2C. ● 2 SPI. ● 1 CAN BUS. ● 4 Serial Port. ● 8 PPM input (capture and compare).•Therere available 8 12 bit Analog port where you can connect different kind of analogsensor with 12 bit you can have 4096 point of resolution.
Lot of sensor available :Multipilot 32 support a lot of sensor start from very low cost device as wii hack as nunchnunch or wmp to professional calibrate sensor from analog device or other professionalsource:•Gyro. , Accelerometer. ,Sonar. Proximity ir sensor. 3 axis Magnetometer , GPS ecc ecc
Sensor Port and Digital bus channelMultipilot 32 support 2 kind of different kind of Brushless Regulator and Servo.It is compatibile with :•Standard brushless controller that use PWM as input. The advantages is that he use a 16bit PWM as output instead of standard arduino PWM that use only 8 bit pwm so is possibleto have until 32767 step in 1000-2000 standard range of control.•Advanced bidirectional Brushless controll that use i2c or can bus. On bidirectional BL CTRis possible to have some feedback as temperature , current , rate of motor ecc.•The same is for Servo. The 16 Bit resolution is very good for appplication where you needa high resolution as variable pitch propeller used on hely or in advanced quadcopter as HG3project.•With MP32 you can controll also advanced servo used for robotic application that isnormally used for robot application.•For professional application is available a CAN bus interface . Normally this bus is used inautomotive application where need a lot of device on same bus with high speed and safetyconnection . The trasmission speed is unitll 1 mbit :)
Lot of ESC and Servo available :Multipilot 32 support a lot of Brushless controller and Servo . All standard available on themarket and special product as Mikrokopter I2c or compatible. Openservo i2c Servo andother kind of servo where the protocol is open and available.•PWM Brushless Controller from 10 – 200 Amp.•I2C Brushless Controller from 20 – 40 Amp.•PWM and I2C Servo. On the board is available a different power supply scheme for servothat need a lot of current.
Available IDE - ToolchainFor developing firmware on MP32 therere is lot of ide available , but the toolchain normalyused is only three or four.In my research and test i found three different kind of ide :Opensource IDE that support only native C code.Opensource IDE that support C++ code.Professional ide.In my test i check the compatibility of MP32 with :Opensource IDE:•CooCoax IDE : http://www.coocox.org/ good library multi processor no support C++•Eclipse + gcc toolchain tutorial found in ChibiOs site thanks Giovanni :) Support C++Lite version and professional product:•Ride7 : http://www.mcu-raisonance.com no support C++ only C good Jtag interface R-Link•Keil uVision : http://www.keil.com/ support C++I normally use on MP32 Eclipse + Gcc Toolchain.
Upload firmware on board.• For upload the firmware on board is possible to use: – Serial uploader. Work fine on serial 1 and 2 – Jtag interface. I use R-link Work fine. – DFU boot loader using usb. Work in progress.• Specific Thread on Forum : http://www.virtualrobotix.com/forum/topics/what-ide-do-you-prefer-for
Available LibraryMultipilot 32 support a lot of library available for STM32 Microcontroller :•ST standard library, supported by Coocox.•Xduino C++ wrapper a initial support to Arduino api.•Libmaple a custom library developed by leaflabs is a C++ library that iscompatible with arduino api , but isnt optimized•ChibiOS a free realtime operating system developed in italy that have aoptimized HAL . I love this RTOS :)•A lot of other api available on the net :)•Now Im working on a special revision of Ardu Pilot Mega library developed byDiydrones community. Main functionality available are :•Sensor control library. (gyro , acc , magnetometer ecc)•Radio Control lib.•PPM / I2C lib for brushless controller and servo.•PID library.•Telemetry lib. And other …•Ask me for complete list i have a xcel available with status .
ChibiOS and VROS Distribution Check the white paper :)http://www.virtualrobotix.com/forum/topics/vros-01-white-paper
Project Supported by Multipilot 32The Multipilot32 hardware architecture are the same of next generation projectavailable on the net :The main that i know opensource available on the net are :•OpenPilot.•AutoPilot.•Paparazzi.•ChibiOS Marko Quad. FoxTeam acutaly are working to port all the code developed on ArducopterProject on MP32 platform. We yet doing our first flight , but is only the firstresult :) With MP32 platform we can support better this functionality the performance isfrom 9x to 24x fast as standard Ardu Pilot Mega :••Gps Hold.•Altitude hold using barometer and sonar.•Waypoint navigation.•Position Hold using Randy video device.•And improve the quality of flight in hard condition.
Support and CommunityMultipilot 32 will be supported officialy by Virtual Robotix community and byother partner as Diydrones.Is available a Professional support doing by our qualify partner. If you areinterest to our professional version of product or if you are interest to becamea qualify partner or our distributor contact us. www.virtualrobotix.com Skype contact is : virtualrobotix Mail is : email@example.com
PRICE AND ORDER INFO Multipilot Price is : Worldwide 99 $ Europe 70 €Open Pre Order the products available from 1/3/2011
Thanks For your Attention : www.virtualrobotix.com Roberto NavoniSkype contact : virtualrobotix