Avionics Anonymous UAVCAN LIDAR Interface

The Avionics Anonymous UAVCAN LIDAR Interface is a tiny interface for several common laser rangefinders that allows connection to Pixhawk and other similar autopilots via UAVCAN - A nice robust interface, which provides high reliability connections to peripherals over greater distances than I2C.

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Avionics Anonymous UAVCAN LIDAR Interface

The following parameters should be set on the autopilot (and then reboot the autopilot):

  • CAN_P1_DRIVER = 1 (to enable the 1st CAN port)
  • RNGFNDx_TYPE = 24
  • RNGFNDx_MIN based on your connected laser’s datasheet
  • RNGFNDx_MAX based on your connected laser’s datasheet

If the device does not work please follow the instructions on enabling the CANBUS in the CAN Bus Setup page, followed by UAVCAN Setup steps and then set the RNGFNDx_TYPE parameter to 24.

Note

If the rangefinder attached is NOT a Lightware SF11/c, then the UAVCAN internal rangefinder_hw parameter of this unit must be set to the appropriate rangefinder type using the SLCAN instructions above.

The manufacturer’s product page is here for general information about the device.