Avionics Anonymous DroneCAN LIDAR Interface¶
The Avionics Anonymous DroneCAN LIDAR Interface is a tiny interface for several common laser rangefinders that allows connection to Pixhawk and other similar autopilots via DroneCAN - A nice robust interface, which provides high reliability connections to peripherals over greater distances than I2C.
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_MINbased on your connected laser’s datasheet
RNGFNDx_MAXbased on your connected laser’s datasheet
If the rangefinder attached is NOT a
Lightware SF11/c, then the DroneCAN 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.